OneStar Foundation is committed to promoting inclusion within National Service, Faith-Based, and Nonprofit Communities. While OneStar's current projects focus on promoting inclusion mostly within National Service and Faith-Based Communities, we would be happy to assist any Texas nonprofit in learning about how to become a more inclusive organization.
As Texas' state service commission, OneStar Foundation promotes capacity building that allows our AmeriCorps Texas programs to be more inclusive for members and encourages people with disabilities to consider AmeriCorps Texas as a strategy towards employment and self-sufficiency. We also train the staff of our AmeriCorps Texas programs on ways to be more inclusive for all members in their national service programs. OneStar conducts research on the climate of inclusion within AmeriCorps*Texas programs in order to guide further trainings and resource development.
In this section of the OneStar Foundation website you will find connections to general resources on disabilities and inclusion as well as inclusion resources tailored to national service settings.
General Disability & Inclusion Resources
Inclusion in National Service
Below are specific resources focused on inclusion for a national service setting. Please check back often as we add more resources to our website. If there are resources you would like to comment on, believe we should add, or think we may have missed please contact the Senior Program Manager using the contact information provided at the bottom of this page.
Reasonable Accommodation Requests
As of August 1, 2014, CNCS has announced they have funds available to cover the costs of reasonable accommodations for AmeriCorps State and National members with disabilities. This funding is available to AmeriCorps programs currently enrolling members with disabilities who need or would benefit from an accommodation. Grantees are eligible to submit requests for costs of products and services connected to disability accommodations or for the reimbursement of the costs of reasonable accommodations that were provided within 90 days of the request – and for which you have the required documentation.
OneStar will submit your requests on your behalf. If your program would like to request reasonable accommodation funding, please review and complete the following request form at Accommodation Funds Request Form.
For additional questions on reasonable accommodation requests, please contact Miranda Spiro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Information & Assistance
If you or your organization has inclusion resources that you wish to contribute to this website please complete the short information form found here. A OneStar Foundation staff member will review your contribution and get back to you. For more information or assistance, please contact Miranda Spiro at email@example.com.