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With the help of Communities In Schools, 1.3 million students are achieving in school and in life.

Home Start on Success
Start on Success

Start on Success was launched in 1994 in response to the high unemployment and underemployment statistics among people with disabilities. The program offers students an early introduction to the workplace and enables them to learn skills that will allow for a future of independence and self sufficiency. It also demonstrates to employers that these young people can become a highly valued resource in the workplace.


This program is a year-round initiative funded by the Philadelphia Youth Network.The program creates a partnership between Communities In Schools of Philadelphia, Inc., the School District of Philadelphia, the National Organization on Disability and the Marriott Foundation’s “Bridges from School to Work Program.”


This program operates at the following schools: 

  • Edison High School
  • Overbrook High School
  • Rhodes High School
  • University City High School
  • West Philadelphia High School

To learn more about any of our programs, please call 267.386.4600 or