In the fall of 2017, The Bridges from School to Work program began a collaboration with the Ruderman Family Foundation (RFF) to serve young adults with disabilities in Boston Public Schools. Guided by Jewish values, the Ruderman Family Foundation believes that inclusion and understanding of all people is essential to a fair and flourishing community. The RFF mission is to develop effective programs, innovative partnerships and a dynamic approach to philanthropy in the following areas: advocating for and advancing the inclusion of people with disabilities throughout the Jewish community, Israel, and beyond; fostering a more nuanced understanding of the American Jewish community among Israeli leaders; and modeling the practice of strategic philanthropy worldwide.

Boston Bridges Office

Office Address and Phone Number

745 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 848-0505

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday
9:00am-5:00pm

Staff Contact Information

Andrew Selby
Team Lead
andrew.selby@marriott.com

Gennifer Durham
Employer Representative
gennifer.durham@marriott.com

Bersabell Yashitla
Employer Representative
bersabell.yeshitla@marriott.com

The Boston office of Bridges from School to Work matches youth with disabilities between the ages of 17 and 22, with competitive, paid positions in local Boston area businesses that are seeking workforce diversification solutions. Learn more about what we do and how we're funded.

Who We Serve

The Boston Bridges office serves:

  • Employers in the Boston MA area
  • Youth participants from the Boston Public Schools

We also work closely with parents and/or guardians.

Age & Residency Requirements

  • Are between the ages of 17-22
  • Have a documented disability (i.e. psychiatric evaluation by a medical professional or IEP)
  • Have a valid social security card (or other U.S. citizenship document)
  • Are interested in employment
  • Have reached a level of independence to work without intensive on the job coaching