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Cambridge Works, the City’s transitional jobs program, celebrated its 27th graduating class during a special ceremony on June 17, held at Cambridge City Hall and livestreamed through Zoom.
The program supports Cambridge residents, ages 18-35, who have not been able to get or keep jobs for a variety of reasons. Coordinated through the Department of Human Service Programs’ (DHSP) Office of Workforce Development, Cambridge Works prepares participants to enter the workforce through a 3-month, paid temporary job placement, one-on-one case management, professional development classes, and job development.
“By graduating today, you join the ranks of 27 other Cambridge Works cohorts. However, you’re one of only a few cohorts to not only complete your internships successfully, but do so during a global pandemic,” said Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui in her opening remarks. “I know this unique experience has made you even more resilient and prepared you to meet any challenges that come your way … Cambridge is stronger because of your experiences and your stories.”
Seven Cambridge Works participants graduated from the Spring 2022 program cycle. To gain work experience, participants were placed in a variety of paid internships at organizations throughout the city. The program’s employer partners, which provide participants with a paid internship, mentorship, job skills development, and other growth opportunities, included the Cambridge Housing Authority, DHSP’s Preschool division, New England Development / CambridgeSide, Salvation Army, Spaulding Hospital Cambridge, and the YWCA.