The Kennedy Collective provides Support Services and builds Business Enterprises to show that people with disabilities bring tangible value.
At the beating heart of our organization, are four values – which instill pride, welcome others, and guide our decisions. We challenge the status quo, build community, create purpose and ensure inclusion, because when we unite as a collective – to empower and employ – our abilities have no bounds.
Courageously lead, advocate and innovate.
Find opportunities through tenacious perseverance.
Actively engage in diversified partnerships.
Champion people by celebrating their individuality.
Our Values In Action
In 1951, Evelyn Kennedy and a group of 12 parents went knocking on the doors of strangers – and started a revolution to make our society recognize people with disabilities. Their views became our core values, which serve as the guiding principles we continue to utilize. The Kennedy Center was recently renamed The Kennedy Collective to celebrate our values – those four founding views which remain the force behind the power of our collective impact.