Cambridge Works

Cambridge Works participant preparing food at his job

Cambridge Works serves Cambridge residents between the ages of 18-35 who have difficulty finding full-time jobs due to limited work experience, a gap in their work history, legal challenges, or personal issues. Cambridge Works is offered twice a year, in the spring and fall. 

The program provides participants with:

  • A 3-month, paid temporary job placement at a local organization 
  • Professional development classes focusing on resume and cover letting writing, interview preparation, financial literacy, communication skills, and goal setting 
  • Support from a case manager 
  • Job search support to find full-time employment 

Cambridge Works_DPW job site

Testimonials from Cambridge Works Graduates

"... Before starting Cambridge Works, I felt lost, after going through many job interviews that unfortunately didn’t go any further. The Cambridge Works program got me out of the rut I was stuck in and gave me purpose and motivation again. My time with Cambridge Works will reside with me for the rest of my life." – Jaelyn

"Cambridge Works was such an amazing experience. I met the most positive, down-to-earth people. Everyone at the worksite was helpful and supportive. It was such a different feeling for me. It felt good to work with so many patient and professional people." – Jasmaly

"I didn’t know was how much I would change and grow from being a part of the program. Aside from working at a great worksite, Cambridge Works provided me with case management meetings and professional development classes." – Xavier

Read about the experience of past Cambridge Works graduates

Questions? Contact Michael Merullo at or 617-349-7743.