Respect Ability


National Leadership Apprenticeship Program
The National Leadership Program is ideal for people with and without disabilities who want to go into careers in public policy, advocacy, communications and media, nonprofit management, philanthropy and faith inclusion while making a positive difference for people with disabilities. We now are accepting applications for the Fall 2022 cohort, which begins on July 18. The program is entirely virtual and can be done from anywhere in the United States. All Apprentices receive $15/hr, plus training, mentoring, and support in their job search.
Target Population : Adults with disabilities or interested in advancing opportunities for people with disabilities
Intake/Eligibility : Personal applications
Respect Ability Labs for Entertainment Professionals with Disabilities
The Entertainment Lab aims to help develop and elevate the talent pipeline of professionals with disabilities working behind-the-scenes in television, film, and streaming, while introducing them to studio executives and other decision makers who will advise Lab Fellows on various aspects of the industry and their craft. Lab alumni currently are working at Netflix, Paramount Pictures, Showtime, Nickelodeon, Disney, and more.
Target Population : People with disabilities who have experience in development, production and/or post-production, and careers as writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, animators, and other production roles. Not a program for actors.
Intake/Eligibility : Personal applications
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    American Job Center Locations


    Upcounty Regional Services Center*
    12900 Middlebrook Road, First Floor
    Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Phone: 240.406.5485
    Fax: 301.685.5569


    Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
    Friday: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm


    11510 Georgia Avenue, First Floor
    Wheaton, MD 20902
    Phone: 301.929.6880
    TTY: 301.962.4083


    Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
    Friday: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm