What is #IWantToWork?
#IWantToWork is a social media self-advocacy campaign powered by young Pennsylvanians with disabilities. Our goal is to ensure people with disabilities have access to fully integrated employment opportunities and fair wages through policy, advocacy and education for all.
Meet the Team
Dr. Josie Badger
Dr. Josie Badger received her bachelor’s degree in Disability Law and Advocacy from Geneva College, a master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh, and a doctorate in Healthcare Ethics from Duquesne University. In 2014, Josie founded J Badger Consulting Inc., where she provides youth development and disability consulting services on transition and leadership development for organizations. She supports paid family leave as the Senior Field Organizer for the Family Care Act, and is the developer of TRAIL, a statewide advocacy and lobbying training program. Josie serves as a board member of United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, the Woodlands Foundation, the Mary Grace Hospice Foundation, and FISA Foundation. In 2012, Dr. Badger was crowned Ms. Wheelchair America.
Joe Maysky received a bachelor’s degree from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and is an avid freelance writer. A lifelong Pennsylvanian with cerebral palsy, Joe has worked as #IWantToWork’s social media manager since 2018 and has gained a passion for social media content creation and strategy as a vehicle for disability advocacy.
United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania
United Way of Southwestern PA is a change agent and efficient community fundraiser that improves lives by addressing critical community needs. By convening diverse partners and investing in programs and people to advance solutions, United Way creates long-lasting change and helps children and youth succeed, strengthens and supports families by promoting financial stability, ensures the safety and well-being of vulnerable seniors, and provides county-wide access to information and referral sources meeting basic needs.