This issue of MassWorks highlights an innovative approach to enhancing services for individuals from diverse communities. The high unemployment rate and barriers to employment experienced by people with disabilities are well documented. For people from diverse communities, these barriers are compounded by factors such as language, cultural norms regarding work and disability, and difficulty accessing services. Community partnerships can provide a unique opportunity to improve services for individuals from diverse racial, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds.
Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston, "MassWorks: Developing Community Partnerships to Reach Underserved Diverse Populations" (2005). MassWorks Series, Institute for Community Inclusion. 5.