Chicago Bridges Office

Office Address

850 W. Jackson Blvd, Suite 260
Chicago, IL 60607

Contact Information

Ken Upshaw
Director
Ph: 312-432-6240
Fax: 312-432-0230
TTY: 312-432-6248
kenneth.upshaw@marriott.com

Hours of Operation

Monday–Friday
9:00am–5:00pm

The Chicago office of Bridges from School to Work matches youth with disabilities between the ages of 17 and 22 with entry-level job positions in local Chicago area businesses that are seeking workforce diversification solutions. Our site is designed to help you learn more about what we do and how we’re funded.

Who We Serve

The Chicago Bridges office serves:

  • Employers in the Chicago metropolitan area
  • Youth participants from the school districts listed below on this page

We also work closely with parents,guardians and local schools.

Age & Residency Requirements

  • Are between the ages of 17-22
  • Have a documented disability (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

School District Served

Chicago Public School System

Partners

Chicago Department of Family and Support Services
Mayor's Office for Workforce Development
Board of Education of the City of Chicago
Ticket to Work

We also enjoy a wonderful partnership with Roosevelt University who not only provide mentors for our youth, but host a successful fundraiser on our behalf each year - they raised $5,700 in 2013! View the mentors and students hard at work.

How To Donate to the Chicago Office

Bridges relies on various sources for funding that includes financial support from foundations, institutions and individuals. We invite you to learn more about how to donate to the Chicago Bridges office by contacting Ken Upshaw at 312-432-6240, ext 30.