Individuals age 18 & up with Intellectual Differences, this is your track to meaningful employment and learning job skills!
Be a part of MJA ~ Apply NOW for weekly sessions!
Adults 21 yrs and up! Looking for a fun experience this summer? The Mingus Job Accelerator offers on-the-job training in a variety of positions from restaurant server to coffee bar barista to lawn and garden maintenance. Come get real work experience in a fun environment! Sessions are Monday through Friday.
Transportation options are available from Fort Worth, Aledo and Weatherford.
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MJA is supported by Austin's Underdawgs, the Each & Everyone Foundation, the Riley Charitable Trust and public/private donations.
At the Mingus Job Accelerator, we strive to exceed your expectations by breaking barriers and changing the game. If you are an Adult age 21 and over with a developmental intellectual difference keeping you from gaining meaningful employment, we are here to provide on-the-job training and assist you in finding employment in your community. We offer training in several job settings including a restaurant, boutique, coffee bar and animal rescue care. Program options include year round Daily Training Sessions. Sessions can be a one to four weeks in succession. We not only provide valuable training, we pay an hourly wage for up to four hours of training each day depending on your session and job set. If you are 18 to 20 years of age, come experience your first taste of being in the work place! Do a little bit of all the job skills we offer, summer 2020 only for ages 18 to 20 years.
Our Daily Session is a Monday to Thursday, 7:30am to 3pm program. The Cost is $250 per week. Transportation is provided for a nominal charge from a central location in Fort Worth, Aledo and Weatherford.
The future Residential Session will begin on Sundays at 3pm and end on Saturdays at 11am. Residents live in our tiny houses and must be capable of attending to their basic daily needs including the ability to awaken to an alarm and do their own laundry independently. The Residential Session is $500 per week. Residential participants will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the session.
Participants are allowed to sign up for a minimum of one week to a maximum of four weeks in succession. A $150.00 one time Annual Application Interview and Vocational Assessment Fee is charged for all participants.
From a single Italian immigrant to a Mother with a dream, a family property, now owned by a non-profit is set to become the most unique on-the-job vocational training concept for adults with IDD (Intellectual developmental differences) in Texas.
The Mingus Job Accelerator (MJA) is a vocational training business created by Stand Up, LLC and a non-profit organization, The Each & Everyone Foundation. These two entities have joined forces to create an environment for vocational on-the-job training for adults with IDD (Intellectual Developmental Differences) and other learning or physical differences. These differences often make entering the job market more challenging. MJA is an environment where specialized training gives individuals practical work experience in the real world.
Within the 2.2 acre setting of eight tiny houses, vegetable gardens, a boutique, a farm-to-table restaurant and coffee bar, and a community-run animal shelter, MJA will teach a wide variety of job skills targeted towards the needs and abilities of its participants. AND, with pay for up to four hours daily!
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Coffee, espresso, breakfast sandwiches and Donuts served daily!
Chef Hailee has arrived! Great food and service is coming to Mingus! My family served up some really good Italian dishes back in the day. We are bringing those days back for you!
Generous people helping those who need extra support is how Mingus Job Accelerator will make positive changes in our society. Our program is designed for quick results for those adults with an Intellectual disability who want a job to earn a living wage and be more independent.
We need additional funds to complete our Phase 2, Tiny House and Gardens!
Please help today, tomorrow or next month or in the new year, but help. Our first Daily Session begins June 8, 2020!