The DC Bridges program began in 1991. The DC Bridges office serves young adults that are residents of the District of Columbia attending high school between the ages of 17-24 or who are clients of the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work program.
Bridges staff members, known as Employer Representatives, work with young adults individually and in groups to identify career goals, develop interviewing skills, connect with employers, create a résumé, apply for jobs, get a job, and succeed in a job. Employer Representatives work closely with each young person, providing instruction, guidance, and mentoring that increases confidence, builds character, and enhances professionalism.
If you are a high school student between the ages of 17-24, contact the local Bridges office to determine if you qualify for Bridges’ services.
To learn if you qualify for the Ticket to Work program, please visit https://www.ssa.gov/work/ and then contact the DC Bridges office for additional support.
School Districts Served
The Bridges program serves students from the following District of Columbia public high schools:
- Ballou High School
- Dunbar High School
- Woodrow Wilson High School
- H.D. Woodson High School
Hours of Operation