The Post-Secondary Community Immersion Program is a 100% community based post-secondary program for young adults, ages 18-22.  The program teaches lifeskills such as travel training, job readiness, cooking and social skills in an inclusive and age – appropriate environment.

Recently, the Board of Trustees acknowledged Los Gatos Classic Car Wash for providing job opportunities to our Post Secondary students. The managers immediately saw potential in our students and recognized their individual passion for working with cars. Classic Car Wash treats our students as part of their own team. We are proud to have such an ideal partnership with this business. With their support and advocacy, our students are actively and meaningfully contributing their community. The Post-Secondary program staff, students and their families would like to express gratitude for their support. Thank you!

There are many other examples of the power and impact of this program.  This year:

  • One student spoke at the TASH National Conference for teachers and advocates of people with disabilities 
  • One student served on the ICC board at West Valley College as president of the Chess Club 
  • Students raised money by selling baked goods and hoopathonmason jar cookies.Students continue to be creative to raise additional funds to supplement the program: raising over $1,000 during their first annual Hoop-a-Thon; one student using her artistic abilities to create cards to sell to family and friends, passing on 20% of her earnings to the program.

The new and improved Post Secondary Bistro continues its tradition of creative, delicious food, putting together a tour of local cuisine - from cobb salad, mac and cheese and shepherd's pie - planning menus and budgets, shopping, and prepping/serving.

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