Bridges from School to Work

Bridges from School to Work was established in 1989 by the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities to transform the lives of young adults with disabilities through the power of a job.

Supporting the Bridges mission are values that reflect Marriott’s culture, while uniquely defining what we believe:

•Ability First: Champion what young adults can do in the competitive workplace.
•Integrity: Uphold behavior that honors the communities we serve and the brands we support.
•Service: Commit to exceeding the expectations of young adults, employers and partners.
•Accountability: Hold ourselves responsible for the commitments we make.
•Collaboration: Relationships that build trust, respect differences and realize shared goals.

The Bridges staff works one-on-one with enthusiastic and capable young people upon exiting high school, helping them to successfully enter the workforce in a job that fits their interests and ability, while planning for long term vocational growth.

Concurrently, Bridges from School to Work provides businesses with customized job placement and workforce development solutions, which enhances both productivity and workforce diversification. With a strategic approach and two decades of experience, the program has a demonstrated record of success with more than 4,500 employers and over 15,000 youth served.

Driven by business needs and operating in multiple locations across the country, Bridges enriches lives, helps companies fill jobs and strengthens communities by creating and supporting employment opportunities for people with disabilities, while meeting the workforce needs of employers.

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