What People Say

Bank of America
“For more than a decade, Marriott Bridges has been a great partner for Support Services as we build our pipeline of talent. The Bridges team has helped connect us to young people with a variety of different disabilities who are moving from school into the workforce and in particular was instrumental in helping us launch our Dallas team seven years ago.
Mark Feinour
SVP, Support Services Executive

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

“Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center is a proud partner of the Bridges From School to Work program. Through this program we have been able to hire passionate, hard-working individuals that have become a crucial part of the Gaylord family.

Gracie Vega
Director of Human Resources
The Claremont Club and Spa, a Fairmont Hotel

“The Claremont Club and Spa, a Fairmont Hotel is thrilled about how our relationship with Bridges has evolved over the few short years we have partnered with the organization. We are ecstatic to be able to open our doors to such passionate, responsible and caring individuals. The hard work and diligence from Bridges in preparing and supporting each student for success, shows consistently through the performance of Bridges participants. We are so happy to see that our partnership has not only made a positive impact for not only Bridges’ students, but also on the Claremont Hotel as a whole. The Claremont Club and Spa, a Fairmont Hotel looks forward to the continued success of the eight students we employee today and the overall future of the partnership with Bridges!

Helen Hooton
Assistant Director, Talent and Culture
Fort Worth Independent School District

“The FWISD Special Education Transition Services Program has enjoyed both a collaborative as well as a productive working relationship with Bridges From School to Work for almost three years. Through their efforts, scores of students have been placed in competitive employment and received follow-up supports and services to the extent that many have advanced beyond entry level jobs into careers. We are delighted to partner with Bridges From School to Work and welcome their presence west of the Trinity River.

Dianne Kendrick Hawkins
Director/Special Education Services

Berkeley High School

“Bridges from School to Work is an amazing organization. Throughout the years I have sent many young adults through their program, and I have never once been disappointed. The counselors teach my students more than just how to get a job; they teach them how to retain and thrive in a job. The Bridges counselors go above and beyond–from picking students up for interviews, to purchasing clothes for interviews; there isn’t much they won’t do. My experience with Bridges has been excellent. Their organization is an irreplaceable component of our transition program at Berkeley High School.

Phil Provost
Coordinator WorkAbility
Bayhill High School

“Learning does not just happen in the classroom, learning happens when academics and instruction merge with real life experiences; this is what the partnership with the BRIDGES from School to Work Program offers Bayhill students. This community partnership, allows our students the opportunity to be engaged in real life experiences while earning REAL money. In addition to the traditional post- secondary higher education route, BRIDGES offer our students an alternative, the opportunity to secure gainful employment. Some essential ingredients for the successful transition, from adolescence to adulthood, are learning that one is competent and learning that one is capable of working. Therefore, partnerships with programs such as BRIDGES are critical in helping our students continue to make strides towards equal opportunities in education and employment.

Vanessa N. Brown, M.Ed.
Transition Coordinator
Bridges Alumni

“My journey with the Bridges program began in 2016 right after I graduated high school. My first job that Bridges helped me get was the work at Dylan Candy Bar. Eventually I left and started working at Accenture. Being at Accenture has led me to publish a book and grow as a person, without being involved with the Bridges program I would have not being giving this opportunity.

Aisha Buford-Morrison