Summer Leadership


CIL’s Summer Leadership camp is nearing the end of its second cycle. Most recently, participating students have participated in career exploration, job skills training, and most recently practical on the job training in participation with Publix Supermarkets. On the job, Leadership Camp participants explored different career options within Publix and how the business model of … Continue reading Summer Leadership

High School High Tech’s Excellent Adventure


On Friday, May 5th, CIL’s High School High Tech students from Polk County celebrated the successful completion of the school year with a field trip to Universal Studios in Orlando. The trip was made possible thanks to a grant by the Harper Family Foundation as well as the GiveWell Community Foundation for funding the program. … Continue reading High School High Tech’s Excellent Adventure

Project SEARCH Participants Achieve Success


The first Project SEARCH program in Polk County has seen success in meeting its goals for acquiring employment opportunities for its participants. Prior to graduation in May, 75% of participants have already been hired by Lakeland Regional Health and other organizations such as FitLife Foods, Cracker Barrel, and Cardinal Health. Once hired, students continue their … Continue reading Project SEARCH Participants Achieve Success