Cambridge Works Program
Cambridge Works is a transitional jobs program designed to serve residents (age 18-35) who, for a variety of reasons, have not been able to get or keep jobs. The centerpiece of the transitional jobs model is learning to work by going to work.
The City and a limited number of private sector partners provide a 3-month temporary job as a vehicle for participants to learn basic job-readiness skills: punctuality, attendance, responding to supervision, working with co-workers, etc. The work experience is coupled with intense case management, and participants attend weekly workshops to identify and address personal barriers that have prevented success.
Participants start to develop realistic career objectives and work closely with the program coordinator to prepare for the next step, which is unsubsidized private sector employment.
The next program cycle will run from September - December 2022. To apply to the program, fill out the Cambridge Works online application. Applications will be accepted through August, and the program will begin in early September.
Read about the experience of past Cambridge Works graduates