Francisco Gonzalez simply needed to assist college students who deserved a serving to hand.
Gonzalez is the supervisor of hospitality and concierge companies at Texas Well being Dallas and he oversees the hospital’s Challenge SEARCH program. It’s a 1-year unpaid internship offering highschool seniors with disabilities a possibility to be taught life abilities and hands-on coaching.
“Whenever you meet these college students, you completely perceive why I’ve the guts and dedication that do,” Gonzalez stated.
Gonzalez has been working to enhance the lives of these with disabilities for the final 40 years, beginning along with his volunteer work with the Particular Olympics. He stated it was his mission to supply a voice for this group of succesful and deserving people.
Since 2017, this system has been a crew effort with Texas Well being Dallas, Richardson ISD, Challenge SEARCH and Quest Employment Providers.
“Earlier than acceptance into this system, college students should apply and move an interview course of. From there, they work three, 10-week rotations. There are greater than 25 departments dedicated to this system at Texas Well being Dallas, college students have the choice of interning in a variety of areas, from Environmental Providers to surgical procedure,” Chandra Caradine with Texas Well being Assets stated.