Community Partnerships Breakfast

School to Work: Celebrating Community Partnerships
Posted on 10/23/2017

Ivymount celebrated "School to Work" at an annual breakfast, honoring the community businesses that work with our program. 

The program included moving speeches - beginning with Paula Parsons, President of the Ivymount School Board of Directors and a former Ivymount parent, who made those in attendance laugh and cry with her thoughtful, inclusive and funny stories about School to Work.

Ken Karbeling, GM from American Reprographics, Inc (last year's Ivymount Business of the Year) spoke and presented The Ivymount 2017-18 School to Work Business Partner of the Year Award to David Vismara, Division Chief at Montgomery Parks.

Maureen Lexner, Director of Operations at KID Museum, spoke and presented The Ivymount 2017-18 School to Work New Business Partner of the Year Award to Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC.

Each of the award winners was presented with a canvas created by Ivymount artists.

Ivymount's School to Work programs provide community focused life skills that prepare our students for a successful transition from school to employment. Our School to Work programs emphasize building vocational, social, community, and recreational skills.

Thanks to Our School to Work Community Partners:

American Reprographics, Inc.

Autism Speaks

Bel Pre Family Dental

Beverly Farms Children’s Center

Brookdale Senior Living Solutions

Café Sunflower & Bakery

California Tortilla

CVS Health

Development Alternatives, Inc.

Dogfish Head Alehouse

Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Fitness for Health


Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland

Kensington Park Library

Kensington Park Senior Living

KID Museum

Little Leaves Behavioral Services

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue

ManTech International Corporation

Merrick Design and Build, Inc.

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services

Montgomery County Government

Montgomery Parks:

      Black Hill Regional Park

      Brookside Nature Center

      Locust Grove Nature Center

      Wheaton Park Stables


National Institutes of Health

Nourish Now

Old Navy

Pan American Health Organization



Project Reboot

Rebuilding Together

Rockville Memorial Library

Smithsonian Institute

Smithsonian National Zoo

The Village at Rockville


October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) campaign began 73 years ago. NDEAM’s celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates others about the important role disability plays in contributing to a diverse workforce.
To learn more about NDEAM, please visit the Office of Disability Employment Policy Website at

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2020 Intrado Corporation. All rights reserved.