7.1 Project SEARCH in the News 2018-02-09T14:05:48+00:00

News

These stories celebrate the achievements of program participants and partners throughout the network of Project SEARCH sites. We are inspired and motivated by these examples of young people finding fulfillment, learning new skills, and getting good jobs; new programs starting up; and awards received for innovative approaches and excellent outcomes.

Project SEARCH in the News

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Nov 18

Project SEARCH Serves Students

Read this editorial by the CEO of an important Project SEARCH founding partner: Great Oaks Career Campuses.

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Nov 18

Opportunities for Young People with Disabilities, Grand Rapids, MI

In West Michigan, Project SEARCH partners with Hope Network, Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Fifth Third Bank, and Grand Rapids Public School.

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Oct 18

Project SEARCH Takes to the Water, Fort Loramie, OH

Thanks to a partnership with Wilderness Inquiry, these Ohio interns, alumni, and family members experienced team building and outdoor adventure.

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Oct 18

A First in the Upper Peninsula, Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Project SEARCH and War Memorial Hospital have teamed up to help Upper Peninsula students this school year, and after a year and a half of planning they held a ribbon cutting Monday, October 1.

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Sep 18

Story Man Brings Joy to Sick Children, Omaha, NE

This 2017 graduate of the Project SEARCH program at Children’s Hospital, Omaha has a job that’s a perfect match for his skills and interests. What’s more–he’s making a difference every day!

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Jul 18

Burlington, NC Interns Volunteer at Hospice

Interns from Alamance Regional Medical Center Project SEARCH and Allstate insurance agents volunteered with Hospice of Alamance-Caswell shopping for supplies and food,  and organizing and relabeling the supply closets.

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Jul 18

Project SEARCH Grad Gets Dream Job

This program grad learned barista skills as an intern and then used those skills to get the job he wanted.

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Jun 18

Twin Brothers Graduate Together, Baltimore, MD

On a day of singular celebration, a Baltimore mom had reason to be doubly proud as she watched not one, but two sons graduate with the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s Project SEARCH Class of 2018.

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Jun 18

Wedding Bells for Project SEARCH Interns, Guntersville, AL

All six Project SEARCH interns at Marshall Medical Center have been hired to work in the hospitals or by local businesses. And two of the teens found love in the program and have tied the knot!

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May 18

Interns Learn Workplace Skills, Greenville, NC

Six Greenville, NC seniors were the stars of the show at the Project SEARCH Vidant graduation held at Vidant Medical Center’s Monroe Conference Center.

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May 18

Job Preparation for Young People with Autism, Seattle, WA

Project SEARCH at the University of Washington is operated in partnership with the university and Seattle Public Schools. The program helps young people with autism gain skills vital to workplaces — and, by the end of the school year, to find jobs.

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May 18

Intern Surprised with a Job Offer, Aurora, CO

A Project SEARCH intern at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora was offered a job in the Transplant Unit because of her hard work and great attitude.

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Apr 18

APSE Award for Project SEARCH Host Business, Summit, NJ

Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center received the Employer of the Year Award from the New Jersey chapter of the Association of People Supporting Employment First (NJ APSE) during the Facing the Future 26 Conference on transition and employment.

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Apr 18

Pilot Study of Autism-focused Program, Seattle, WA

Project SEARCH, which is designed to improve the job prospects of people with developmental disabilities, launched a pilot study of an autism-focused approach at three sites on the East Coast in 2016 and expanded to the University of Washington in 2017.

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Apr 18

Connecticut Senator Calls for Project SEARCH Expansion, Farmington, CT

The leader of a group serving people with intellectual disabilities in Connecticut’s Farmington Valley told Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr. and other legislators about their internship program that, so far, has developed about 20 motivated workers, all of whom have gotten jobs at competitive wages.

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Mar 18

Project SEARCH Graduate Achieves Childhood Dream, Cherry Hill, NJ

This program graduate found that his dream of working in the train industry came true after his year-long participation in Project SEARCH.

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Jan 18

Transition to Work for Students with Intellectual Disabilities, Green Bay, WI

Since the Project SEARCH internship program started three years ago in Green Bay, instructors say they’ve seen leaps and bounds of improvement from their students with intellectual disabilities.

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Dec 17

Project SEARCH Graduate on National TV, Los Angeles, CA

Ben Sunderman joined Steve Harvey to talk about the great success he’s had through Project SEARCH.  Ben started out as a Project SEARCH intern at Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco. After the internship, he then became an employee!

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Dec 17

Training in the Real World Makes a Difference, La Grange, IL

Students who are chosen to participate in Project SEARCH by Leyden special education teachers complete three internships at AMITA Health Center LaGrange. They are also supported by other community partners: the LaGrange Area Department of Special Education, the Helping Hand Center and Chicago Cook Workforce.

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Oct 17

Tee Off for Project SEARCH Benefits Young Adults with Disabilities, Cincinnati, OH

Fifth Third Bank hosted its 12th annual Tee Off for Project SEARCH golf outing at the City of Mason Golf Center. Over the last 12 years, the golf outing has raised $1.2M for Project SEARCH. This year,2017,  more than 155 golfers participated in the outing and it raised more than $155,000 for the program.

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Jun 17

Drexel Autism Institute Celebrates First Graduating Class, Philadelphia, PA

For the students, the day marked a major step toward independence. For their parents and families, it was a moment to be proud. And for the Drexel University staff and their community partners, the June 15 celebration in the SkyView Lounge was a chance to reflect on a successful first year for the Project SEARCH program.

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Jun 17

Celebration of 2017 Graduating Class, Fort Bend, TX

UnitedHealthcare hosted a graduation ceremony recognizing the 2017 Project SEARCH cohorts and marking the successful completion of the students’ 2016-17 internships. The program works in partnership with Fort Bend ISD, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, Texas Workforce Solutions, Texana, and Social Motion Skills.

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