Club Meeting Gateway Hall 352

Date: April 18, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm  to  1:30 pm

Gateway Hall 352

6600 196th Street SW

Lynnwood, WA 98036


Ban Hammond and Raegan Fisher will share about Project SEARCH. They are excited to let us know about this initiative, the partners involved, who it serves, and the community impact. In particular they will reveal how they are creating a Business Advisory Council to help Project SEARCH participants achieve employment.

About Project SEARCH

Founded in 1996, Project SEARCH is an international one-year internship program for individuals with developmental disabilities who desire sustainable, competitive employment. Its proven training and employment model is currently used in more than 200 licensed programs spanning 42 states, four countries and multiple industries. Project SEARCH provides real-life work experiences combined with training in employability and independent living skills. The Project SEARCH model was developed at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Together, the Edmonds School District, Swedish Hospital, The Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Developmental Disabilities Administration, Snohomish County, and Work Opportunities bring this innovative program to Snohomish County. Program participants take part in three internships at Swedish Edmonds Hospital during a year. The goal is to help participants build competitive, marketable and transferable skills to enable them to apply for a related job. Upon completion of the program, Swedish Edmonds Project SEARCH graduates receive follow-along services to help with job placement.

Our presenters:

Ben Hammond
Swedish Edmonds
Project SEARCH Certificated Teacher

Raegan Fisher
Manager Volunteer & Retail Services
Swedish Edmonds