Project SEARCH is a highly successful employment training experience operated jointly with our partners. The program utilizes intensive internships and classroom instruction to facilitate job readiness for transitioning age youth with disabilities. Project SEARCH operates across four sites located in DC and Montgomery County. SEEC is pleased to announce we will be streamlining our portion of the Project SEARCH organizational structure to more efficiently meet the needs of participants, staff, and host sites as the program grows to meet the needs of today’s young adults with disabilities entering the workforce. Nancy Eaby, a long time Project SEARCH lead for SEEC, has accepted the position as Program Director and will be overseeing all four service locations. In the past, the program leadership was divided between DC and Montgomery County. Additionally, each service location will now utilize one on-site lead who will also manage a caseload to ensure consistency and facilitate the best learning environment for the interns and post-hires.
“Project SEARCH’s new structure allows our program to not only streamline, but also provides a more strategic approach to services. The reorganization will facilitate enhanced collaboration and team work which is the key to success as the demand for Project SEARCH services is only on the rise”, said Nancy Eaby who has been working with the Project SEARCH programs for the past seven years in several different capacities. As Nancy has grown in her role, she still finds Project SEARCH the most rewarding work in her long career of supporting people with disabilities. Nancy looks forward to helping expand SEEC’s partnerships, improve systems to provide consistency across the programs, and empower the amazing teams that support people every day in their desire to #LiveWorkThrive.
Meet the Site Leads:
Brandon Williams, Project SEARCH Embassy Suites/Capital Hilton
I began working for SEEC in March of 2016 as a Post Hire Job Coach for Project Search Smithsonian Institution. After approximately one year, I moved to Project Search Hilton/ Embassy Suites as an Employment Consultant. I really enjoy working with transitioning young adults and find it very rewarding. Seeing how much growth the interns make in such a short period of time is amazing. It is truly a pleasure to have the opportunity to be part of the process and I look forward to the challenges and rewards I will experience in my new role.
Curtis John, Project SEARCH Smithsonian Institution
I’ve been at SEEC for 5 years and with Project SEARCH for four years. The reason I love working for Project SEARCH and SEEC is because I get to influence change within the culture at the Smithsonian and within the community by facilitating those we support to illustrate just how much they can truly contribute in the workplace.
Jillian Fisher-Bouchelle, Project SEARCH Montgomery County Government
I’ve been with Project SEARCH Montgomery County since 2015, where I was working with the Post Project SEARCH team, assisting individuals in maintaining employment and advancing their professional development. I am very excited to get to know this incoming class of interns and I am looking forward to my new role!
Meghan Dworschak, Project SEARCH National Institutes of Health
I am brand new to SEEC/Project SEARCH, starting in June of this year. I spent the last nine years of my life working in Special Education, mostly working with individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders between the ages of 14-22 in specialized programs. Last year, I graduated with my Master’s degree from The George Washington University in Secondary Special Education and Transition Services, focusing on interdisciplinary transition services. So far, my favorite part about working at SEEC/Project SEARCH NIH is getting to collaborate with so many amazing people in a positive work environment. I am very excited to dive in and work together with everyone towards the great mission of the organization.