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

Teaching Together

Teaching Together Chicago believes that people with disabilities can have great success in the labor market when they have the right supports and are given a chance!

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.

Become a TTC Intern

Do you want to apply for the internship program?

Faith-based School Personnel

Do you work for a Faith-based School?

Social Services Agencies

Do you want to participate in Teaching Together?

Become a TTC Mentor

We need volunteers to assist our interns.

ttc intern assisting students

We Need Your Support!

Please help make more success stories! We wouldn't be able to fulfill the dreams of so many talented people by offering them employment without your generous support. Explore the many ways you can contribute!

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

Interns Employed

Chicago Schools

Social Service Agencies

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
708-204-6856 or Email

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Teaching Together Chicago is a program of Center for Independence through Conductive Education Inc., an Illinois nonprofit under Section 501 C 3 of the Internal Revenue Code. The mission of the Center is to help people with disabilities achieve their highest level of potential.
Learn more about the Center.