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Project Search Recruiting Students for 2023 - 2024

(March 15, 2023) The Rochester City School District is proud to celebrate the Project SEARCH program that benefits students with developmental disabilities. 

Project SEARCH is a community-based, school-to-work transition program that includes classroom instruction and meaningful internship experiences, with the goal of employment.  

This program is a partnership between the Rochester City School District, the City of Rochester, Job Path, Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (Acces-VR), the Office for People with Development Disabilities (OPWDD), and the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Some of the internships include experiences within the City of Rochester’s animal shelters, building services, the water bureau, and city libraries. 

Graduates of the program are currently working at companies and organizations like Wegmans, the City of Rochester, the YMCA, and Rochester General Hospital.  

Colleen Brind’Amour, the Instructor for Project SEARCH for the Rochester City School District said, “Project SEARCH is a fantastic opportunity for students with disabilities to get on-the-job experience, learn employability skills, and be supported in their job search.”

Any special education student who is over the age of 18 is eligible to apply.  For more information, please click here