Project for Freedom

Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom

We focus on abilities resulting in success.

Colleen heard about Project for Freedom from a coordinator at Bethlehem Haven.  
Colleen was able to take advantage of the expertise in customer service, work
professionalism, and interview skills presented. She found employment at UPMC’s
POWRR Program and was recently promoted with an increase in her wage scale. 



Steve is a graphic designer and likes technology. He completed his International
Computer Drivers License (ICDL) technology certifications and is going to be able
to use his training in his new position at PNC. Steve is personable and was recently
promoted to full time at PNC operations. 


Kathy graduated from Project for Freedom following her referral by the Office of
Vocational Rehabilitation. Her position as intake photographer at the Penn Dot
Photo ID Center gives her more independence and the confidence to be productive,
despite the mobility challenges of Spina Bifida. 

The goal of the Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom is to provide a business directed training that results in competitive employment for people with disabilities.

Project for Freedom Adult Training

The program is a twelve week training program for individuals with disabilities. The classes prepare students for competitive employment. Students receive training in technology for the work place, professional skills development, interview preparation, customer service for all industries and job search. Placement services are provided and students are connected with various business partners. Learn Valuable Skills.

Project for Freedom Summer Youth Program

Project for Freedom offers a four week summer program for high school students with disabilities 16-21 that focuses on employment goals, job readiness, communication, interviewing and skills for success in the workplace. Build Confidence.

Project for Freedom Employer Education

Project for Freedom partners with employers, the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and local organizations to provide an annual seminar “Focus on Abilities” to promote the value and best practices for employment of people with disabilities. Discover Long-term Employment Success

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