As part of our ongoing mission to improve the health and well-being of the Bronx community, Montefiore Einstein proudly graduated 12 students from its 2021–2022 Project SEARCH class last month. Project SEARCH is a “pipeline” skills training program designed to prepare young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities for the workforce.
In 2014 Montefiore Einstein became the first health system in New York City to partner with Project SEARCH. Since then, 100 students have completed Montefiore Einstein’s program, with an average 75% employment rate each year. Project SEARCH employment outcomes far exceed the national average rate of employment for people with disabilities, with a 68% success rate in transitioning students from high school into competitive employment.