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Member Agency of the Year 'Cleans Up'
November 1, 2022

Member Agency of the Year 'Cleans Up'

The Member Agency of the Year is selected for dedication to job creation for individuals with disabilities through the Preferred Source Program. This award also reflects an organization going above and beyond when the unexpected arises.  

Arc of Onondaga accomplished both throughout the past year, building on its 30-year NYSID employment collaboration. Its robust custodial business allows each individual to realize their potential, whether it be a team opportunity or the sole responsibility for cleaning a customer site.  

In 2022, the Arc’s NYSID contracts provided 41 jobs for individuals with disabilities who earned more than $450,000 in competitive wages. Most recently, these workers cleaned the NYS Department of Health COVID-19 testing and vaccination site at the NYS Fairgrounds.

The NYSID Employee of the Year, Akeem Allen, has grown from working on a custodial team to promoting to his own site. No matter where Akeem is needed, customers appreciate his incredible work ethic and positive attitude.

Click to watch the Arc of Onondaga award video.