The Project Forward Program
Project Forward is a nationally renowned program that provides students with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to gain and maintain vocational skills, keys to independent living, and pathways to social success.
Housed at 4Cs, Project Forward has been nationally recognized by the United States Department of Education and The School-to-Work Outreach Project as an exemplary school-to-work model serving students with intellectual disabilities since 1988. Project Forward has also been cited by 4H/University of Massachusetts-Amherst for its Peer Leadership program which empowers college students with disabilities to communicate effectively with peers and community agencies concerning disability awareness and advocacy.
Experience the Difference
Students in the program receive hands-on experience in multiple different fields, including Agriculture and Facilities, Hospitality and Culinary Arts, Mass Communications and Retail Operations Management. With a dedication to helping those with intellectual disabilities thrive in their everyday lives, the program has an employment rate of more than 87 percent for graduates.
Due to COVID-19, Financial Aid has been suspended for the Project Forward program for 2020-21. Aid will be available once Project Forward students are permitted to return to campus for classes.
In 2019, the Federal Government has approved the Project Forward program at Cape Cod Community College (4Cs) as Massachusetts’ first “Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP),” making the College the first to offer financial aid to eligible students with intellectual disabilities.
With the CTP designation, Project Forward students are now eligible to apply for Federal Pell Grant dollars via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process.
Contact Project Forward
COVID-19 Update: Project Forward staff will be working remotely but will answer e-mail during normal business hours.
Applications are still being accepted! Please see: Application Forms