We Turn Aspirations
Into Achievement

Competitive Employment Opportunities (CEO) Program Academies provide professional development, mentoring, and paid internships for students with disabilities.

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Our students will engage in instructional activities that provide a foundation of skills needed to be successful in the workforce.


We pair our Mentoring Academy interns with mentors in their career fields of interest so our interns can learn job specific skills and requirements.


Students engage in professional development sessions and real life application designed to teach them how to navigate and manage the expectations of a post-secondary opportunities.

“CEO has expanded my learning experience. It has helped me understand the job I want to do, and has given me the confidence that I can actually do it."

‐ Demiko Mays, 2016 CEO Intern at Hoar Construction

Join the CEO Program

Here are the different ways to get involved:

Become a Mentor

Help DC students realize their potential by working with them on a project in your career field. Read More

Become an Intern

Earn money while receiving valuable skills and work experience. Read More

Support the CEO Program

Learn more about how to support our program and our Interns. Read More