The 3rd Annual Project SEARCH Celebration honoring the Class of 2017 featured a dozen individuals who have completed internships in Howard County Government departments. Project SEARCH helps ready students with intellectual and developmental disabilities for paid employment.
The Class of 2017 includes Josh Adelegan, William Alexion, Keith Cranska, Meaghan Hyer, Chaz Kurtz, Matthew Martin-Swint, Kamau Mbugua, Zachary McKay, Colin Pierre, Becca Quintern, Joshua Sites and Julian Than.
Project SEARCH is a community partnership of Howard County Government, The Arc of Howard County, The Howard County Autism Society, the Howard County Public School System and the Maryland State Department of Education Division of Rehabilitation Services.
Barbara Moyer is Project SEARCH Howard program manager. Businesses that have hired Project SEARCH students include MOBERN Lighting, Turf Valley Resort, Little Lighthouse Childcare, Long Gate Safeway, Roger Carter Center, The Colosseum Gym, Patapsco Builders, Green Valley Marketplace, Impact Marketing, Win Kelly of Clarksville, DXL in Dobbin, Fulton Harris Teeter, Mom’s Organic Market, Rob’s Barber Shop, Shady Spring Pet Retreat, Ellicott City Giant, Jiffy Lube of Clarksville, Tino’s Italian Bistro and Zips of Scaggsville.