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City of Rochester

City of Rochester, NY, Lovely A. Warren, Mayor

Project SEARCH®

Project SEARCH® at the City of Rochester was launched in September 2010. The project operates in partnership between the Rochester City School District, Arc of Monroe, ACCES-VR, Finger Lakes DDSO, and is coordinated by the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities.

Interested in Participating?

For questions or more information on the application process, take a look at this brochure or contact:

Colleen Brind 'Amour
Rochester City School District
(585) 301-3534

A Typical Day

Time Activity
7:45 a.m. Students Arrive at City Hall
7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Morning Instruction
8:45 a.m. Students Depart for Internships
9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Internships (30 minutes for lunch)
1:30 p.m. Students Depart for City Hall
1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Afternoon Instruction, Journaling, and Problem Solving

Internship Opportunities

Participants have access to a wide variety of internship options in bureaus and departments throughout City government, including (but not limited to):

  • Animal Shelter (Verona St.)
  • Building Services
  • Bureau of Human Resources Management
  • Cemeteries
  • Communications
  • Inspection and Compliance
  • Library
  • Neighborhood Services Centers
  • Parking
  • Recreation and Youth Services
  • Street Maintenance
  • Water Bureau

Meet the Staff

Colleen Brind'Amour

Colleen Brind'Amour
Project SEARCH Instructor

Vanessa Peterson

Vanessa Peterson
Project SEARCH Teacher Assistant

Mike Jarquin

Mike Jarquin
Employment Specialist