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Note from Project Place: As a recipient of a $100K for 100 grant from Cummings Foundation, Project Place has benefited not only from substantial financial resources but also from the publicity and enhanced standing that comes with Cummings Foundation’s support. This grant for $100,000 confirms for potential donors and volunteers that we are making a…

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Photo: From left to right, top row: Gilbert Costen, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Lorrie Higgins, Jack Connors, Eileen Connors, Mary Kelleher, Heather Wells, Governor Baker; bottom row: Amefika Desir, Suzanne Kenney, Angela Menino and Lauren Baker.   Boston, Mass. ― More than 250 friends of Project Place gathered last night to celebrate the dedication of clients…

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Sandy Madero, WOW manager, and Alan Lehmann, director of finance and social enterprise, pose with the check.  Project Place’s Working Opportunities for Women (WOW) social enterprise may be our newest trainee business, but it’s already helped COOP’s MicroCreamery increase sales! Sandy Madero, WOW manager, and Alan Lehmann, director of finance and social enterprise, recently received…

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On March 2, 29 students graduated from Project Place’s Work-Ready class, Practicum and Industry Internship Program (IIP). Students and staff celebrated the achievement with a short ceremony and cake. All of the Work-Ready students will now become trainees in Project Place’s social enterprises, and one practicum student will become Project Place’s first instructor intern in…

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On February 28, more than twenty students in Project Place’s Work-Ready Class went to the State House to make their voices heard as part of an effort organized by the Coalition for Homeless Individuals (CHI). Nearly a third of the state’s homeless population are individuals, and that number is growing while state funding has remained…

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On January 23, the Community Reentry for Women (CREW) program celebrated the graduation of its 62nd class of women at the Suffolk County House of Correction. Nine women completed the eight-week program, which was led by Claire Daley and Heather Hayes of Project Place and focused on life skills and job readiness training. The partnership…

Thanks to the generosity of the Timothy Smith Network (TSN), men and women have access to a leading edge computer lab at Project Place that they can use to search for jobs and improve their computer skills. TSN provides comprehensive technology education services to residents of the greater Roxbury community in partnership with various community organizations, such as Project…

Moving on up! George, a current trainee with Project Place’s social enterprise Project Pepsi, recently obtained a new position as a seasonal sortation associate at Amazon in the delivery station department. Congratulations, George, on the new job! Project Pepsi is a vending machine service business that gives trainees the chance to learn modern logistics and customer service skills….

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Looking to pursue higher education or training? Apply now for the Peter Callaway Scholarship! The Peter Callaway Scholarship, named in honor of the founder of Project Place, is given annually to one or two Project Place graduates to help them pursue higher education and further training. In 2018, up to two applicants will receive a…

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