EMBARK Program Northshore Education Consortium

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Contact Information

Northshore Education Consortium
Contact: Ellen Heald, Program Director
Email Address: eheald@nsedu.org
Phone: 978-740-5913

121 Loring Avenue Salem, MA 01970
Area Served: Northeast

Map Location EMBARK Program


EMBARK serves post-secondary young adults age 18 to 22 with learning delays and/or intellectual disabilities who have a desire to continue their education beyond high school. The goals of EMBARK are to enable young adults to be independent in living and traveling in the community, while assisting them in career development and internships or employment in local businesses and organizations.

EMBARK students are motivated to develop vocational goals and have committed to working 20 hours per week. Eligible students have a documented disability and are eligible to apply for services from Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. Each student agrees that work, using public transportation and independent living are primary goals they will strive to attain. Some students may have earned a high school diploma, but this is not a prerequisite for admission to the program.

Located at the Enterprise Center at Salem State University in Salem, MA, the students use the college campus resources to enhance their academic, vocational and physical education. College resources include:

  • Library
  • Bookstore
  • Wellness Center
  • Theater
  • Student Center
  • Food Court
Northshore Education Consortium 14 - 18, 19 – 22, 23 – 59 Salem Ellen Heald eheald@nsedu.org 978-740-5913 15103 EMBARK Program Education, Transition 3) Northeast Job Skills, Skills Training 121 Loring Avenue Program Director https://www.nsedu.org/schools/transition-programs/embark/ 01970 Personal Funds Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities Local Area Program Director BEVERLY, DANVERS, GLOUCESTER, HAMILTON, WENHAM, LYNN, LYNNFIEND, MANCHESTER, MARBLEHEAD, NAHANT, NORTH READING, PEABODY, READING, SALEM, SWAMPSCOTT

Service Types

  • Job Skills
  • Skills Training

Program Type

  • Education
  • Transition

Populations Served

  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities

Ages Served

  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59

Additional Information

  • Fees: Personal Funds