Hello all. Happy November! September and October have brought changes to the weather and also to the Community Based Transition Program at Vanderbilt. Students were very excited to begin non-paid internships at the Criminal Justice Center in downtown Nashville. This partnership with Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools has been made possible through a grant from the Arc and Walmart. The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families (from www.thearc.org). We appreciate your support and passion for helping to integrate individuals with disabilities into the community through employment. The Metropolitan Nashville Government and Police Department share this vision and have played an integral role in making this happen. My students thank you!
Students perform several jobs at the Criminal Justice Center in the supply room. These tasks include stocking shelves, filling orders for various departments in the building and helping to maintain a clean work space. Below are several pictures from our new job site. Check them out!
Students have continued working at the Holiday Inn Vanderbilt throughout the week. Below are some updated pictures from this job site.
Fridays continue to serve as great opportunities for students to explore the community. Below are pictures documenting our many community outings!
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