Cambridge Works Graduates Eighth Class
Cambridge Works, the City’s transitional jobs program for younger residents who haven’t been able to get or keep jobs, celebrated its eighth graduating class May 31 at Cambridge City Hall.
The program provides a temporary job with the City, and/or other partner employers, while also offering intensive care management, soft skills development and job search assistance to help participants secure an unsubsidized job upon program completion. Cambridge Works is coordinated through the Office of Workforce Development for the Dept. of Human Services Program.
Throughout the graduation ceremony, program participants who each faced various obstacles in life, praised and thanked the caring and dedicated city staff who believed in them and help prepare them and learn the skills they needed to help them gain meaningful and steady employment.
The May 2012 Cambridge Works participants included David Cohen, Paul Henry, Timothy Jenkins, Billy Georges, Antwan Gonsalves, Jimmy Pierre, Douglas Pinto and Severo Rodriguez.
A special thanks to Worksite supervisors Robert Cooper, Cambridge Police Department; Frank Dziemian and Steve Foster of Spaulding Hospital; Patrick Folan, Cambridge Municipal Golf Course; Julie King, Cambridge Citywide Senior Center, Jeanne Lappas and Tom Demederios, TAGS Hardware; George McLaughlin, The Inn at Harvard; Cathy Mitrano, Cambridge Public Works; and Vincenzo Pileggi, Clover Fast Foods.
Photo: City officials and Cambridge Works participants.