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.
ABOUT ONE SUMMER CHICAGO
One Summer Chicago brings together government institutions, community-based organizations and companies to offer over 24,000 employment and internship opportunities to youth and young adults ages 14 to 24.