Our Impact

The Long-Lasting Impact of Thomas P. Golden

The impact that former Yang-Tan Institute Executive Director Thomas P. Golden made is felt every day in communities across the United States through the lives of his former students.

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Open Doors partnership assists with message against gun violence

Open Doors gives voice to its members, allowing them to tell their embodied stories to spread awareness of how gun violence can impact lives.

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Related Project: Credit Internship Collaboration
Andres Alvarado, ILR credit intern, with Open Doors members

PROMISE program delivers to students with disabilities

After participating in PROMISE, Capri is applying to college and planning a career.

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Related Project: NYS PROMISE
student and her case manager smiling

ILR grad and legislator makes disability a priority

A disability-related class taught by YTI faculty inspired Josh Lafazan to make accessibility improvements on Long Island.

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Related Course: ILR 4023: Disability and Employment Policy
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WIP-C™ credentialing program impacts thousands of lives

As a trained work incentive practitioner, Milton Johnson assists people with disabilities with managing benefits while returning to work and gaining financial independence.

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Related Course: WIP-C™ Credentialing Program
Milton Johnson sitting at a computer