Project SEARCH Application

Now Accepting Applications for 2018-19 Program Year

Project SEARCH is a 10 month program for young adults that takes place completely immersed in the workplace. It will provide people living with disabilities with tuition-free job training, educational and developmental opportunities at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center located in Russellville, Arkansas. The total workplace immersion will facilitate a combination of classroom instruction, career exploration and hands-on training through three 10-week work-site rotations.

Developed in 1996 at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Project SEARCH has grown from a single program to over 300 programs throughout the U.S. and around the world.

On June 29, Saint Mary’s hosted a launch at the hospital for the 2017-18 school term. Interns are welcomed by leaders of sponsoring organizations as well as the Honorable Randy Horton, mayor of Russellville.

From August-May, Saint Mary’s in Russellville will provide internship positions for these young adults. The collaboration between Friendship Community Care, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services and Saint Mary’s will allow program participants to develop skills for competitive employment, thus providing a more successful transition into adult life.

Program SEARCH is an internationally trademarked and copyrighted program assuring model deity and best practices by adherence to critical core model components taught in an integrated business environment. For further questions, please contact Ashley Thaxton at (479) 223-9674 or thaxtona@fccare.org

The program is an internationally trademarked and copyrighted program assuring model delity and best practices by adherence to critical core model components taught in an integrated business environment.