Career Readiness

PYD’s Career Readiness Program is an inclusive job-readiness program that addresses barriers to employment for youth and young adults with disabilities. This program has existed for over 25 years and impacts the lives of over 200 youth annually.

Our Career Readiness Program addresses barriers to employment via a three-tiered curriculum involving academic learning, real-world experiences, and mentoring. The curriculum is based upon the principles of Universal Design for Learning and includes flexible goals, methods, materials, assessments, and accommodations for learning differences.

We are currently teaching our career readiness curriculum in over 20 schools within the Greater Boston Area. We also provide additional CR opportunities, which consist of workshops, job shadows, internships and career exploration activities. Sign up today to take part!

Youth Requirements

  • Resident of the Greater Boston Area
  • Between the ages of 14-22 with a documented disability
  • Must attend high school or post-secondary programming

Program Details

  • Enrollment is rolling, so sign up anytime
  • Monthly calendars are available with days and times for each workshop and event
  • Meetings occur at community locations in Somerville, Cambridge, and Boston

Program Contacts

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Rachel Rubin

Career Readiness Program Manager
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Phone: 617-556-4075 x144

Email: rrubin@pyd.org

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Kristin Sullivan

Career Readiness Program Coordinator
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Phone: 617-556-4075 x156

Email: ksullivan@pyd.org

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Ryan Kell

Career Readiness Program Coordinator
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Phone: 617-556-4075 x133

Email: rkell@pyd.org

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Cristian Martipena

Career Readiness Program Coordinator
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Phone: 617-556-4075 x158

Email: cmartipena@pyd.org

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Jules Lilienfeld

Program Coordinator – Internships
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Phone: 617-556-4075 x148

Email: jlilienfeld@pyd.org