This Month’s Newsletter:
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Pictured above: Two of our staff members, Ally and Victoria, recently dropped off 20 Chromebooks to clients enrolled in our programs, to facilitate online learning. Thank you to our partner, Tech Goes Home, for providing our clients access to technology free of cost. Clients who received these Chromebooks recently started in our evening computer skills class, being held via Zoom.
Featured Story: Project Place COVID-19 Update
As we leave summer and transition to fall, our leadership and staff have taken the opportunity to reflect on the past several unpredictable months, step back with perspective, and develop a thoughtful plan for the future. The safety of our clients, staff, and community has been at the forefront of our minds as we continue to navigate life with COVID-19. We remain grateful to Mayor Marty Walsh and Governor Charlie Baker for their continued efforts to keep all residents of the Commonwealth safe. Their guidance has been instrumental in informing our response to the pandemic.
Project Place is proud to report success in the profound efforts of our staff this spring to create and implement virtual stabilization, workforce development, and career service programming. This resulted in a lifeline to our clients, connecting them to critical resources to address their immediate needs. Over the past five months, our remote programming model has improved with practice and presented new avenues to reach community members in need. Project Place served over 400 more individuals during this period than in previous years. We have been able to engage individuals who are isolated due to COVID-19, who would ordinarily have attended in-person classes at our building in the South End. We have also connected with individuals who may have faced obstacles from attending in-person classes in the past, such as mothers with children at home and individuals living a bit further away. We have gotten creative, adding a rolling admissions model and night classes to increase access to our programs during these especially difficult times…