There’s been a lot of chatter about groups with similar goals and programs partnering up. As a result, the Better Together Fund was created on June 7, 2017, to assist in nonprofits coming together.
On Monday, January 15, such a merger officially took place between My Possibilities and LaunchAbility. Made perfect sense. My Possibilities has been “a pioneer in vocational learning for adults with Intellectual and Development Disabilities (IDD).” Founded in 1963 LaunchAbility “supported employment and job placement for adults with IDD.”
While it didn’t take place overnight, the two organization’s boards reviewed the prospects of merging for “a greater impact on this under-served community by combining the resources of both organizations.”
Moving ahead, the combined effort will “retain the name My Possibilities, and the programs of both organizations focused on the vocational training, placement and supported employment will combine and function as the LaunchAbility Career Center at My Possibilities Campus for Higher Learning.”
According to LaunchAbility Board President Bill Murray, “Throughout our discussions with My Possibilities, we were gratified to learn that the services of both organizations were highly complementary. We clearly believe that the combined organization offers more resources to our clients and leads to greater independence.”
The new My Possibilities University Campus in Plano is currently under construction with plans to open in April including the LaunchAbility Career Center.
According to My Possibilities Board Chair Charmaine Solomon, “My Possibilities is extremely excited to have LaunchAbility join our team. LaunchAbility’s reputation, along with their highly-regarded staff, will create more possibilities for our Hugely Important People (HIPsters) and the IDD community in North Texas. The alignment of our missions and desire to serve this extraordinary population made this decision incredibly easy.”