"I enjoy working as a team with my cleaning staff and knowing that I have made a difference that day whether it's big or small."
Gary Rao, Associate Director, Jawonio Cleaning Company
Program Spotlight: Commercial Cleaning Company
Did you know that Jawonio has a cleaning company? Well if you didn’t then let’s learn about it right now!!
What is the Jawonio Cleaning Company:
Jawonio Cleaning Company is a unique business venture within Jawonio organization.
How many cleaners are employed by the Jawonio Cleaning Company?
Unlike typical cleaning companies, Jawonio Cleaning employs over 160 individuals with disabilities, offering them meaningful employment opportunities, valuable job training, and a path towards personal growth and independence.
What is the Mission?
To provide janitorial services in Rockland and Westchester Counties in New York while promoting the social inclusion and economic empowerment of individuals with disabilities.
How many sites is the Jawonio Cleaning Company responsible for?
Jawonio has over 30 sites throughout the Hudson Valley, including commercial buildings, military bases, and government offices. Sites are secured by NYSID, which is the New York State Industries for the Disabled.
How many employees does the Jawonio Cleaning Company have?
We employ over 160 individuals with disabilities, offering competitive wages, benefits, and career development opportunities. Training is a core component for this very important service.
How does the Jawonio Cleaning Company Make an Impact?
We contribute significantly to Jawonio’s mission of supporting individuals with disabilities by providing them with stable employment, paying prevailing wages and fostering a sense of belonging and achievement.
What are some of the Awards and Recognition that the Cleaning Company has received?
- Rockland County Department of Social Services Spirit Award (2016): Honored for their exemplary service and positive impact on staff morale at the DSS building.
- Numerous media features: Highlighted in local media outlets, the NYSID Annual Report, and social media as well as being recognized for their innovative approach to social enterprise and disability inclusion.
Finally, there is an attitude of excellence in the Jawonio Cleaning Company, could you describe what the phrase "cleaning for good" means to the team?
The Jawonio Cleaning Company goes beyond just cleaning surfaces. It provides a platform for individuals with disabilities to showcase their skills and talents, contribute to their communities, and build fulfilling careers. Through their dedicated workforce and commitment to social impact, they exemplify the power of inclusive business practices and pave the way for a more equitable and empowered future for individuals with disabilities.