Daniella praises her training with Transitions to Work as “priceless” and “a perfect environment with skills training and support” and is glad she now knows “exactly how to provide customer service.” Daniella is also a graduate of Mitchell College and took courses in the liberal arts and early childhood education. She regularly made the Dean’s List, graduated Magna Cum Laude, and was a member of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society.
Transitions to Work is a collaboration among Combined Jewish Philanthropies, The Ruderman Family Foundation and Jewish Vocational Service, is a high quality, supported employment program for young adults with disabilities, based on an intensive 12-week training and internship. Transitions to Work enables young adults with disabilities to develop the skills needed for employment and places them into jobs that provide earnings and a sense of purpose. The program builds relationships with employers to raise awareness about inclusive hiring practices and engages not-for-profit and corporate partners to consider young adults with disabilities as qualified, committed candidates for employment opportunities.