UCLA Extension

Project SEARCH

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Project SEARCH is a business-led collaboration that enables young adults with disabilities to gain and maintain employment through training and career exploration. The goal for each participant is to obtain competitive employment somewhere in the community using the skills they have acquired throughout the duration of this year-long internship. Pathway at UCLA Extension has partnered with PathPoint for a variety of Project SEARCH sites throughout Southern California. The PathPoint Project SEARCH model provides participants with real-life work experiences combined with training in employability and independent living skills to support successful transitions to the workforce. For more information on Project SEARCH, please visit the website at: www.projectsearch.us.


Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be an active consumer of the CA regional center system
  • Have independent personal hygiene, grooming, and daily living skills
  • Be able to communicate effectively
  • Be able to utilize public transportation when applicable, and participate in travel training to ensure success in using the bus independently
  • Desire and plan to work competitively, in an individual setting in the community at the conclusion of the Project SEARCH program


Pathway at UCLA Extension is the educational partner to PathPoint’s Project SEARCH sites at the following locations:

  • Ronald Reagan Medical Center at UCLA
    Contact: Erika Garcilazo, PathPoint Program Coordinator
    Phone: (310) 267-4574
    Email: Erika.Garcilazo@pathpoint.org
  • Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield
    Contact: Elisa Garcia, PathPoint Program Coordinator
    Phone: (661) 617-6170 x1702
    Email: Elisa.Garcia@pathpoint.org
  • St. John’s Hospital/Dignity Health in Oxnard & Camarillo
    Contact: Brianna Berry, PathPoint Program Coordinator
    Phone: (805) 413-0790 x1440
    Email: Brianna.Berry@pathpoint.org
  • Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village
    Contact: Brianna Berry, PathPoint Program Coordinator
    Phone: (805) 413-0790 x1440
    Email: Brianna.Berry@pathpoint.org
  • Henry Mayo Hospital in Santa Clarita
    Contact: Stephanie Godoy, PathPoint Program Coordinator
    Phone: (818) 773-9570 x3239
    Email: Stephanie.Godoy@pathpoint.org
  • Embassy Suites in San Luis Obispo
    Contact: Parker Hall, PathPoint Program Coordinator
    Phone: (805) 782-8890 x1518
    Email: Parker.Hall@pathpoint.org



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