Bridges From School to Work

Marriot Foundation

UPDATED: May 24, 2021

Bridges from School to Work, simply known as Bridges, has spent 30 years making an impact in some of our nation’s largest cities, and we’re just hitting our stride. We are a recognized leader in youth opportunity programs. Our intensive hands-on approach helps young adults with disabilities find meaningful jobs during and after they complete high school. We match youth with businesses seeking capable entry-level workers and provide the training, mentoring, and long-term support they need to thrive. We have connected over 20,000 young adults with disabilities to jobs with 5,200 employers in 12 cities.

In 1989, the descendants of J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott, the founders of Marriott International, established Bridges from School to Work (Bridges). Since then, we have continued to help youth exiting U.S. special education programs prepare for and connect to their first jobs. These jobs enhance their employment and career prospects through their 20s and 30s. Our organization is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity that operates with a mission of transforming lives of youth with disabilities through the power of a job.

  • Languages:
  • English
  • Insurances Accepted:
  • No Cost
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10400 Fernwood Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
United States



(301) 380-7771



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