APS News Release

Organizations Honored for Providing Internships to APS Students with Disabilities

Organizations Honored for Providing Internships to APS Students with Disabilities On June 8, APS invited business and community leaders, student interns, teachers, assistants, and transition coordinators to gather together for the Third Annual Employer Appreciation Celebration. Organizations were recognized for hosting student interns who are enrolled in Stratford, Life Skills Programs at each Arlington High School, and the Program for Employment. Each organization provided an internship experience for students where they learned skills that will help them increase the likelihood of obtaining employment when they leave their secondary programs as young adults. Each employer received a certificate of appreciation thanking them for opening doors of opportunity to APS students, providing internship training prospects, creating invaluable learning experiences and offering authentic preparation to enter the workforce as productive citizens. Five employers received a special recognition plaque for their steadfast employment training support. This year’s recipients are: Marymount University Sports Medicine, Cherrydale United Methodist Church, Brown’s Arlington Honda, Photo Scope and Arlington Food Assistance Center. APS is also looking for opportunities to expand internships. If your organization is interested in partnering with the school division, please contact the Department of Student Services and Special Education at 703-228-6040. APS gratefully acknowledges our current partners: Arlington Extended Day Arlington Food Assistance Center Arlington Public Schools Office of Planning and Evaluation Arlington Public Schools Transportation Army Navy County Club Ballston Sport and Health Better Business Bureau Brown’s Arlington Honda Central Library Cherrydale Baptist Church Cherrydale Library Claremont Immersion Elementary School – Cafeteria, Art and Reading Buddies Columbia Pike Animal Hospital Columbia Pike Library Conklyn’s Florist Culpepper Garden ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia Fort Myer – Commissary, Officer’s Club, Bowling Alley, Fitness Center Giant Food Great Harvest Bread Heidelberg Bakery Langston H.S. Continuation – Office Marymount University – WOW Café, Dish Room, Sport Medicine Nottingham Elementary School – Cafeteria Our Lady Queen of Peace Thrift Store Oz Restaurant Photo Scope Reevesland Rental Works Silver Diner The Carlin The Muddy Mutt Virginia Hospital Center