Integrate for Good is an exciting new initiative designed to expand opportunities for individuals of all abilities to contribute their time and talent within non-profit organizations in Montgomery County.

We are looking for individuals with developmental disabilities who want to discover their unique strengths and connect to their communities!  Integrate for Good offers FREE workshops, technology training, leadership opportunities, and community-building events for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities.

Nonprofit organizations who are interested in connecting to new supporters and volunteers are invited to partner with us. We offer non-profit organizations FREE publicity opportunities, training and support, inclusion in our Montgomery County volunteer directory and fun networking opportunities.

We look forward to connecting with you!

Contact Beverly Weinberg, DOT, MS, OTR/L
Project Director
Phone: 215-317-9945
Email: BWeinberg@accessservices.org

 

Meet Our Team

Jenny Levy

Jenny brings a wide variety of experience to the Integrate for Good Leadership Team. She has worked at Chuck E. Cheese, Giant, McDonald’s, and the Widener Memorial School. She is passionate about making a difference in her community and volunteers each week at nonprofits such as Meals on Wheels and Mitzvah Circle. She was recently recognized for her generous spirit with a Personal Achievement Award by the Montgomery County Office of Developmental Disabilities. Jenny loves talking on the phone and socializing with friends. She is an active member of the Association for Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Jenkintown. Jenny’s empathy, positive energy, and passion for making a difference in her community are just a few of the many assets she brings to this work.

 

John Serrano

John loves finding creative ways to give back to his community! He especially enjoys his volunteer work weaving recycled grocery bags to make sleeping mats for homeless individuals in our community. John also loves making jewelry, especially bracelets and necklaces, which he generously donates for special events. He was recently recognized for his volunteer work with a Personal Achievement Award by the Montgomery County Office of Developmental Disabilities. John’s work experience includes positions in restaurants, a school, and a bowling alley. When he’s not working or volunteering John enjoys Zumba, watching Western movies, and painting. John’s great sense of humor, positive spirit, and creative thinking make him an excellent partner in this work.

 

Bev Weinberg

Bev is an Occupational Therapist with a passion for enhancing community engagement for individuals of all abilities, with a special focus on partnering with individuals with developmental disabilities. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, and her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Temple University. Bev returned to Temple and received her Clinical Doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy in May of 2016, along with a Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the Temple University Fox School of Business.
Bev has over two decades of experience in service delivery, research, training, and program development. Bev is passionate about helping individuals who are often the recipients of assistance assume leadership roles as providers of service to their communities. She has partnered with corporations and local, national, and international non-profit organizations to create innovative opportunities for individuals of all abilities to build social capital and community connection. Bev received the Pediatric Therapeutic Services Therapist 5000 Award in 2014 for “Staying Power,” an innovative school-based program designed to enhance interdisciplinary collaboration. She received the Temple University Helen Hopkins Scholarship Award in 2015 and the Child Development Foundation Dr. Thomas J. Natoli Award in 2018.
Bev created Integrate for Good, an innovative initiative designed to expand opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities to contribute their time and talent through civic engagement, and became the founding Project Director in July, 2017. Bev’s current work focuses on building strategic partnerships to enhance authentic community engagement for individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism through collaboration with individuals and families, school districts, agencies, government entities and nonprofit organizations. To learn more, please visit www.sites.google.com/a/temple.edu/bev-weinberg-ms-otr-l/

Hannah Merschen

Hannah brings an excellent background in communications and event management to our team. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at Cairn University. During this time she began her work with Access Services as an intern, and is now a full time Communications and Events Manager. In her current role, Hannah has a wide variety of roles including coordinating and producing internal and external communications, assisting with managing and organizing agency events, managing social media, and supporting resource development and human resources.
Hannah has a passion for giving back to her community. As a volunteer, she helps research and write grant proposals for Kids Alley, a local nonprofit reaching out to inner-city children and their families. Hannah’s expertise in technology, outstanding organizational skills, and passion for using her time and talent to effect social change make her an excellent partner in this work

 

Upcoming Events

Integrate for Good is excited to offer weekly events for people of all abilities to join together in strengthening our community and making a difference!  Check out where we’ll be near you!  RSVPs are encouraged so we can notify you of any cancellations.  Looking forward to meeting you!

Integrate for Good – Event Calendar (November)

Integrate for Good – Event Calendar (December)

Expanding Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities – The Pathway School in Jeffersonville, PA
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 – 6:30PM – 8:00PM

Volunteer Fair – Lower Providence Community Library
Saturday, November 3 from 1:00-3:00PM
Find out about meaningful volunteer opportunities in the community.

MCIU Resource Expo – Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Cafeteria
November 7, 2018 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Volunteers in Action

Senior Adult Activities Center of Montgomery County

 

The “Why” Behind Our Work

Integrate for Good is an evidence-based initiative based on interdisciplinary research. We know that individuals of all abilities are more likely to experience positive outcomes when they are connected to their communities.  Research teaches us that individuals who are connected with other people are more likely to be housed, healthy, hired and happy.  Social capital matters.  We believe one of the best ways to conquer loneliness and social isolation is to connect people through volunteerism and civic engagement.  We invite you to click on the links below to learn more about the power of volunteering:

Check Out Our Video!

Download our brochures for more information:

Brochure for Interested Individuals         Brochure for Interested Nonprofits
Flyer for Interested Individuals         Flyer for Interested Nonprofits

 

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