Greenleaf Job Training Services is a social enterprise serving individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment in the Central Ohio area. Our clients are veterans, individuals with developmental and learning disabilities, those who’ve had traumatic brain injuries, people with physical, visual, and hearing impairments, and others who face significant barriers to employment.
Our clients are NOT, however, victims. They are individuals with valuable work skills who are looking for an opportunity. Our job is simply to open doors for them.
For more information, check out the video to the right where attorney Logan Philipps interviews our CEO, Kristin Schaub.Contact Us
All too often individuals with disabilities are talked about as if they aren’t even there, and decisions are made for them rather than with them.
We do things differently.
We ask job seekers what they want to do. Each person is deeply involved in every step of their vocational program. And we expect every one to take personal responsibility. We provide many tools for finding a job, but getting and keeping that job is ultimately up to the job seeker.Frequently Asked Questions
Greenleaf Job Training Services was founded in March 1995 by Jennifer Kuntz. At the time Jennifer was working as a job coach in the special education department at Worthington City Schools of Columbus Ohio. She helped students obtain employment as part of their curriculum, but worried because many of those students struggled to retain their jobs over the summer break.
Trying to bridge the gap, Jennifer spent one summer working as an independent youth job coach for the Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Agency (OOD). The following March she started Greenleaf. Since then we have helped thousands of job seekers of all ages make progress toward their employment goals.
The majority of our services are paid for by the Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Agency (OOD), a state and federally funded organization. Additionally, we provide Medicaid waiver services, administered and funded by local county boards of Developmental Disabilities. Large private entities including local hospitals also use our services. Previous partners include organizations such as Community Refugee and Immigration Services (CRIS), local school districts, and Community Properties of Ohio (a non-profit organization) for a United Way workforce development project.
The result of our many partnerships is that our services are highly accessible both to qualified job candidates and employers seeking a well-trained, diverse workforce.