YOUTH EMPLOYMENT

This year, MOPD in partnership with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and One Summer Chicago implemented a pilot program that provided paid summer internships to 25 high school students with disabilities. The program was supplemented by an enrichment program for students that focusing on money management, understanding the impact of their disability benefits on employment wages and disability resources. In 2016 MOPD intends to double the program to place 50 students into paid internships.