Become a TTC Intern

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Faith-based School Personnel

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Social Services Agencies

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Become a TTC Mentor

We need volunteers to assist our interns.

"I have something, you have another, and together we have something bigger and more beautiful." — Pope Francis

Teaching Together

The Center for Independence believes that people with disabilities can have great success in the workforce when they have the right supports and are given a chance! Teaching Together Chicago gives them that opportunity by opening doors to employment in Chicagoland faith-based schools.

Teaching Together facilitates on-the-job experience and training for adults with disabilities so they can work as paid interns in faith-based schools where their gifts and contributions are greatly needed!

How It Works

Through partnerships with social services agencies who are experts in vocational training and placement, interns are screened, trained, and coached. Ongoing support is provided before, during and after the internship to ensure successful outcomes for all.

Research shows hiring individuals with disabilities:

  • Improves work culture and increases job morale.
  • Does not increase insurance liability or workman’s compensation insurance rates.
  • Expands employment opportunities for those with disabilities.

Teaching Together Chicago introduction featuring Cardinal Cupich. Transcript for this video

Interns Employed

Chicago Schools

Social Service Agencies


Help Support Our Next Success Story

Your tax-deductible donation helps young adults with disabilities become active members of the workforce and their communities by providing on-the-job training. You’ll help open doors to future employment that have been previously closed.

Let's Teach Together!

Teaching Together has successfully (and proudly) helped young adults gain skills they are now using as paid employees. We’d love to talk to you about how we can work together to improve the lives of those living with daily challenges!


Joanne Callahan
312-995-3302 or Email

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