The Massachusetts Port Authority [Massport] launches its Community Summer Jobs Program for the 30th year in 2021 with grants to 25 organizations to support nearly 300 seasonal jobs. Since 1991, close to 8,000 local students have gained valuable work experience in various jobs, such as camp counselor, office assistant, maintenance worker and lifeguard, paid for by the grant.
The annual program is designed to help civic and social service agencies by providing funds to hire youth workers in Worcester and Massport’s other neighboring communities: Bedford, Charlestown, Chelsea, Concord, East Boston, Lexington, Lincoln, Revere, South Boston and Winthrop.
The Worcester Neighborhood Summer Park Steward Program was one of the 25 selected by Massport for a summer grant.
The Worcester Park Stewards program hires youth from low income communities for the summer to help maintain and improve Worcester’s public parks. The program works with Newton Hill, Crompton Park, Castle Park, Crystal Park, Green Hill and Coes Pond.
The other Massachusetts organizations selected for summer program grants include: