Project SEARCH interns graduate from BCBSRI school-to-work transition program

PROJECT SEARCH interns and Sen. Hanna Gallo, D-Cranston, gather for a celebratory picture at the interns’ June 12 graduation ceremony. Pictured, from left, back row, Sebastian Bencosme, Zidane Antunes, Francisco Frias and Chris Zimmerly; from left, front row, Haley Howard, Nick Ruzzo, Gallo and Carlos Velasquez. /COURTESY BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF RHODE ISLAND
PROJECT SEARCH interns and Sen. Hanna Gallo, D-Cranston, gather for a celebratory picture at the interns’ June 12 graduation ceremony. Pictured, from left, back row, Sebastian Bencosme, Zidane Antunes, Francisco Frias and Chris Zimmerly; from left, front row, Haley Howard, Nick Ruzzo, Gallo and Carlos Velasquez. /COURTESY BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF RHODE ISLAND
PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island honored its class of 2017 Project SEARCH interns at a June 12 graduation ceremony with friends, family and BCBSRI colleagues. Seven 18- to 21- year-old postsecondary Cranston students with disabilities gained experience in different job areas during their one-year internship. Their school-to-work transition included rotations…

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