Worcester Non-Profit Selected for Massport Summer Jobs Grant

 by TWIW StaffJuly 16, 2021

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:

  • Charlestown Boys & Girls Club
  • Charlestown Community Center
  • Chelsea Boys & Girls Club
  • Chelsea Department of Public Works
  • Community Action for Safe Alternatives (CASA)
  • Condon Community Center
  • Curley Community Center
  • East Boston Social Centers
  • East Boston YMCA
  • Harborside Community Center
  • John F. Kennedy Center
  • La Colaborativa
  • Martin Pino Community Center
  • Maverick Landing Community Services
  • McDonough Sailing Center
  • Piers Park Sailing Center
  • Revere Recreation Department
  • Salesian Boys & Girls Club
  • South Boston Boys & Girls Club
  • South Boston Neighborhood House
  • Swift Waters After School Program
  • Town of Lincoln
  • Tynan Community Center
  • Winthrop Parks & Recreation Department

 

Image Credit: "Green Hill Park" by Thom C is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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