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Best Buddies Jobs & Brightstar Corporation Forge Partnership for Success


Written by Andrea Schonenberg
Edited by Lazara Ballester

At City Hall in Hialeah, Florida, a special program known as Project SEARCH is helping individuals with intellectual disabilities transition from school to competitive employment.  Project SEARCH, a partnership between the City of Hialeah, Best Buddies Jobs, and Miami-Dade County Public Schools, provides strategically designed internships in a business-led environment to a dozen young men and women each school year.

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Jose Gonzalez, Logistics Accounting Assistant at Brightstar Corporation.

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Hineni, One Job at a Time


By: Judith Anderson and Andrea Schonenberg

The Ruderman Family Foundation and Best Buddies Jobs are proud to announce another year of continued support to raise awareness and improve the lives of individuals with disabilities within the Jewish community in Miami-Dade and Broward County. To welcome all is a Jewish tradition. Read More…

Best Buddies Jobs and Whole Foods Market Make a Perfect Pairing


If you have ever shopped at Whole Foods Market in Pinecrest, Florida, chances are you have seen Aaron working hard behind the Prepared Foods counter.  After ten years at the store, Aaron has helped countless customers looking for a tasty, hot meal.  But don’t worry if you haven’t met him yet – Aaron intends to stick around for many years to come.

Travis and Aaron at Whole Foods Market

Aaron, right, and Travis, another member of the Prepared Foods team,
make fresh-baked pizza for Whole Foods Market customers.

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Best Buddies Participant Joins “The Insider” As Special Guest Correspondent At Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere


The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 grossed $141.3 million dollars over the weekend. As you can imagine, the Los Angeles premiere of the film was a hot ticket with hundreds of twi-hard fans camping out for a week just to get a glimpse of stars like Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner. Read More…

Best Buddies Jobs, Los Angeles: It’s Not Just A Job, It’s A Future!


I want to work.”

“I don’t want an internship…I want a paying job.”

“I want to make money.”

“I don’t want to rely on SSI.”

“I want to be independent.”

As the Supervisor for the Best Buddies Jobs program in Los Angeles, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard these phrases uttered over the past four years. Read More…

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