January 25, 2015
USBLN Member Marriott: Marriott Foundation's Crossing Bridges from School to Work
Garrett Jones
Garrett Jones, center, of Atlanta, Ga., was recognized in July as the inaugural recipient of the Stephen G. Marriott Youth Achievement Award during the Marriott Foundation’s Bridges from School to Work annual gala in Washington, D.C. Jones was hired in 2012 at the Atlanta Northwest Marriott as a laundry attendant. Today he works in the kitchen where Executive Chef Jeff Caruso is mentoring and training him for a career in food service.

Marriott Foundation’s job-placement program has helped 20,000 young people over 25 years…

Despite the ballyhooed recovery in the U.S. economy, job growth remains stagnant. It is hard enough for a grownup to find employment these days, but it is even more difficult for teenagers and nearly impossible for teens with developmental disabilities.

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