The Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development supports many organizations through a variety of funding sources, each with its own purpose. Below are two lists of OWD-funded organizations and the services they provide. One is organized by funding source and type of services. The other is organized by neighborhood.

Please note that these lists are not comprehensive. Adult basic education organizations funded through OWD can be found on the Boston Adult Literacy Initiative programs webpage.

By Grant/Type of Services

Alternative Education Initiative (youth education programs)

The Alternative Education Initiative (AEI) supports alternative education programs that provide young Boston residents, ages 16-21, with help pursuing their high school diploma or its equivalent, workforce readiness skills, and various wrap-around services.

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) supports at-risk high school students to earn a Boston Public Schools diploma at University High School.

Bridge over Troubled Waters provides a HiSET program for youth experiencing homeless and housing instability.

College Bound Dorchester helps students who dropped out or were pushed out of traditional school settings to pass the HiSET.

Ecumenical Social Action Committee provides HiSET preparation at four locations throughout Boston.

EDCO Youth Alternative is an alternative high school program which offers a supportive environment for students to earn their Boston Public Schools diploma.

El Centro del Cardenal, a program of Catholic Charities, provides bilingual alternative education and employment services for at-risk, primarily Latin@, youth.

Mujeres Unidas Avanzando prepares low-income Latina youth to take the HiSET exam in Spanish.

Notre Dame Education Center runs an alternative high school diploma program in partnership with Cathedral High School, which includes a weekly college and career readiness class.

American Apprenticeship Initiative (apprenticeship programs)

Through a federal American Apprenticeship Initiative grant, the Greater Boston American Apprenticeship Initiative supports pre-apprenticeship training and apprenticeship placement in the construction and hospitality industries.

BEST provides 6-week pre-apprenticeship training and apprenticeship placement in housekeeping.

Building Pathways offers 6-week pre-apprenticeship training and apprenticeship placement in the building trades.

YouthBuild Boston provides young people, 18-27, with a 12-week pre-apprenticeship training program and apprenticeship placement in the building trades.

Community Development Block Grant (anti-poverty programs)

Community Development Block Grants, from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, are intended to help youth and adults access the support services and educational and job training opportunities they need to move out of poverty.

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), through its South Side Head Start Adult ESOL Program, provides four levels of ESOL instruction to immigrant students in the communities of Hyde Park and West Roxbury.

Allston-Brighton APAC helps residents gain benefits, education, and employment through its Moving-Up Program.

Artists for Humanity provides Boston teens and young adults, ages 14-20, with hands-on training in the arts that promotes business business, entrepreneurial, and career skills.

Asian American Civic Association, through its Connection Center, provides job readiness, job placement, ESOL, financial literacy, as well as assistance for public benefits such as SNAP, EITC, etc.  The program is contracted to serve 200 Boston adults in FY16.

Bay Cove Human Services provides low-income Boston residents with career exploration and planning, skills training, job placement, job development, on-site job coaching and case management services.

Bird Street Community Center provides young people, ages 12-22, with academic support, job readiness skills, and hands-on experience in arts and entrepreneurship activities and trades.

Boston Asian Youth Essential Service provides residents, ages 16-24, with academic support, college readiness and job readiness skills, employment/internship placement, case management and assistance to obtain such essential benefits as health insurance, EBT cards, and food stamps.

Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) provides three ESOL and HiSET classes to low- income clients between the ages of 21 and 44 living in North Dorchester and Mattapan.

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, through its ESL and Early Childcare Education Program, provides job readiness training, ESOL education, and job placement, and helps participants enroll in the Professional Qualifications Registry with the Department of Early Education and Care.

Boston HERC provides college preparation training for first-generation college students that are failing or have been placed in underperforming schools.

Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester provides students with a college road map that guides them through the end of high school and into their first year of college.

Casa Myrna Vazquez assists low-income residents and domestic violence survivors, ages 18-50, with financial planning, CORI and credit report reviews, referrals to ESOL and other classes, and job-related counseling.

Catholic Charities provides low-income youth and adults with education support and employment readiness training services.

Crossroads Family Center helps homeless shelter clients optimize qualified benefits, complete an economic security plan, and engage in education and employment programs.

DEAF, Inc. provides deaf, deaf-blind, hard-of-hearing, and late-deafened Boston residents with assessments for assistive technology and overall needs, assistance with applications for financial and health benefits, and job readiness and literacy skills development.

East Boston Social Centers serves Boston youth, ages 15-19, with academic support, college preparation, college tours, career planning, job readiness skills, internship placement, budgeting skills and bank account help.

Economic Mobility Pathways teaches low-income women (single mothers), ages 18-65, personal financial management skills to prepare them to enroll in adult education and/or workforce training programs.

Ecumenical Social Action Committee provides low-income Boston youth with educational training for the HiSET exam, as well as job training and placement.

Elizabeth Stone House supports low-income Bostonians in their efforts toward financial stability by teaching personal financial management skills, assisting with applications for adult education or workforce development programs, and providing substantial wrap-around services.

Ethos runs the Boston Money Management Program, which assists low-to-moderate income elderly and disabled adults with routine tasks of money management.

Fenway CDC serves residents of the Fenway and Mission Hill neighborhoods with assistance and education related to employment and housing-maintenance needs.

Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center provides case management services tailored to the needs of Chinese-speaking elders. Services focus on assistance with health insurance, Medicaid, housing application, supplementary security income, food stamps, and other benefits to help clients maintain their financial independence.

Greater Boston Legal Services, through its Economic Security Advocacy Project, helps low-income parents with minor children and/or pregnant women obtain, increase, keep and regain cash benefits, nutrient benefits, child care or transportation benefits, and housing benefits.

Haitian-American Public Health Initiatives helps low-income high school juniors and seniors complete high school, learn about job fields available to them, and obtain a full- or part-time job.

Hyde Square Task Force provides youth with academic support, college preparation, leadership/life-skills, career knowledge, and case management support through its Jovenes en Accion program.

International Institute of New England provides foreign-born low-income residents with job readiness skills, employment training and placement, ESOL education for employment, financial literacy, and assistance with public benefits.

Irish International Immigrant Center provides low-income Boston residents with training in ESOL classes as well as home care skills.

Jackson Mann Community Center provides academic support, college readiness and job readiness skills, employment/internship placement, and case management services to low-income Boston residents, ages 14-21.

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, through its Family Prosperity Initiative, provides job readiness, ESOL/education, job training, job search support, and public benefits assistance to low-income Boston residents, ages 18-60.

Jewish Vocational Service, through its Hyde Park ESOL program, provides ESOL classes to immigrants living in Hyde Park and surrounding Boston neighborhoods who need to improve their English language skills.

La Alianza Hispana serves low-income elders with work readiness support, life skills training, and access to socialization activities.

MAB Community Services provides visually impaired seniors with in-home rehabilitation services, peer support groups, a telephone support network, adaptive aids and materials, and specially trained volunteer assistance.

Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers provides skills training, case management, education and access to benefits to mostly Brazilian and Cape Verdean clients.

Mujeres Unidas Avanzando provides ESOL classes, education for Hi-SET certification, career exploration, computer and occupational skills training, job placement and apprenticeship opportunities, financial literacy training, and assistance with income maximization. The Adult Literacy Program provided Spanish HiSET programs to Latina single parents who possess few or no job skills.

New England Center for Arts & Technology (NECAT) is a culinary training and job placement program for low-income Boston residents.

North Suffolk Mental Health Association offers counseling to help clients better cope with poverty-related stress and decrease emotional dysfunction.

Notre Dame Education Center, through its Workforce Readiness Program, provides job counseling, job training, internship, and employment services to Boston residents, ages 25 and over.

Operation ABLE serves low-income residents, ages 45+, with computers training, job search skills instruction, case management, career counseling, internship development, placement and post-placement support.

Partners for Youth with Disabilities provides entrepreneurial job skills training and job readiness activities to low-income Boston resident students with and without learning or physical disabilities.

Project Hope supports low-income residents with resume writing, interviewing skills, and applying for new jobs.

Project Place is a transitional employment program that provides low-income clients with job training and job placement services as well as individual career counseling and case management support.

Roca provides basic transitional employment, workforce readiness training, pre-vocational training and alternative education to low-income young men.

Somali Development Center provides support services and case management to Somali- Americans, ages 16-22, living in Boston to help them acquire employment and become self-sufficient.

St. Francis House helps low-income Boston residents – many of whom face homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse, or incarceration history – prepare for employment and long term economic security.

STRIVE Boston supports the re-entry of court-involved, out-of-school and underemployed youth into training and job placement activities.

Tobin Community Center provides low-income Boston youth with educational support outside of school and employment readiness training through a series of workshops and partner referrals.

United South End Settlements offers a Microsoft Digital Literacy Certificate course that provides job training, job readiness skills, and internship placement in the field of computers.

Veronica B. Smith Senior Center in Brighton helps seniors obtain benefits and address financial, social, educational, health, and nutritional issues through individual case management and program activities.

VietAID provides low-income Boston youth with academic support, college readiness and job readiness skills, as well as employment/internship placement.

West End House gives young people, ages 17-24, academic support, college preparation, leadership and career development, and employment services.

YMCA Training, Inc. provides job readiness and computer skills, basic financial literacy, employment training, internship placement, and job seeking support to low-income residents, ages 20 and above.

ZUMIX engages youth, ages 7-18, in activities involving music and technology to improve their communication and interpersonal skills and provide them with valuable job training.

Neighborhood Jobs Trust (job training programs)

Drawing on fees from large-scale commercial developers in the City of Boston, the Neighborhood Jobs Trust funds jobs and job training programs for low- and moderate-income Boston residents.

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) provides skills training to young adults, primarily 18-24, for employment in the field of early education care as assistant teachers or lead teachers.

Asian American Civic Association trains workers for entry-level positions in retail banking through its Careers in Banking & Finance Program. The 15-week course teaches business English for banking, computer skills, and banking regulations, and includes job placement services.

BEST, through its Mel King Empowerment Program, offers a 5-week Intro to Hospitality class that prepares students for front-of-the-house housekeeping positions.

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, in cooperation with the Chinese Progressive Association, offers a 10-week ESL for Customer Service program, which prepares English language learners for retail positions.

Community Servings, Inc. trains individuals interested in the food service industry in food safety and sanitation, menu planning, food preparation, nutrition, packaging, and delivery over the course of its 12-week program.

International Institute of New England prepares immigrants, including refugees and asylees, for jobs in their service industry through a 12-week training that focuses on the hotel, hospitality, and banking sectors.

Jewish Vocational Service offers a 10-week class, Caring for Our Seniors, which prepares participants to become certified nursing assistants (CNAs) in eldercare. The class is followed by a 3-week CNA certification course and a one-week clinical practicum providing hands-on care to senior citizens.

Project Hope trains low-income individuals, typically single mothers, for administrative, customer service, and healthcare positions in its 12-week Community Partners in Health Professions program.

Maverick Landing Community Services, in partnership with Resilient Coders, is offering 8-week bootcamps in web coding to young adults, 18-24, particularly those from Maverick Landing and Orient Heights in East Boston.

Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries offers the Human Services Career Ladder program to train recipients of Transitional Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) for the human services industry.

New England Center & Home for Veterans provides protection officer training and a commercial driver's license (CDL) class to veterans who are at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness.

New England Center for Arts & Technology (NECAT) provides a 16-week culinary training course composed of classroom and hands-on instruction. All graduates are also offered a 6-week practicum in the kitchens of professional chefs.

North Bennet Street School offers 9-month courses in carpentry, focused on the construction and renovation of residential and commercial buildings, and locksmithing/security technology, which includes service and repair of  door-locking devices and lock installation.

Operation ABLE, through its Medical Office Skills Training program, provides 12-week instruction in relevant computer, customer service, communication, and administrative skills, followed by a 6-week internship. The program, though all ages, is designed for older workers.

WORK, Inc. trains workers with disabilities for custodial careers in a 6-week janitorial program, culminating in a Clean Cost Analysis Program certificate.

YMCA Training, Inc., in a 20-week program designed to replicate the professional office environment, trains participants for administrative and customer service positions in insurance, banking, and medical offices.

Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act - Youth (youth education and workforce programs)

The youth portion of the federal Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) provides for alternative education, career exploration, and training programs for young people.

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) supports at-risk high school students to earn their Boston Public Schools diploma at University High School. Through its Career Explorations program, ABCD exposes young people to career tracks in the building trades, criminal justice, culinary arts, early education and care, and health care and helps them acquire the necessary work experience or credential to enter one of those fields.

College Bound Dorchester prepares high-risk, out-of-school youth for the HiSET exam, provides coaching in the college application and completion process, and offers apprenticeship opportunities in boat-building.

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center provides holders of high school (or equivalent) diplomas with certified nursing assistant (CNA) training, including college credit-bearing classes and internship opportunities.

EDCO Youth Alternative is an alternative high school program which offers a supportive environment for students to earn their Boston Public Schools diploma.

El Centro del Cardenal offers a HiSET and internship placement program, along with tutoring in ESOL.

More Than Words employs youth in paid shifts at a warehouse bookstore, where they can learn technical, entrepreneurial and work readiness skills as they process online orders, set inventory goals, run the register, and provide customer service.

Notre Dame Education Center runs an alternative high school diploma program in partnership with Cathedral High School, which includes a weekly college and career readiness class.

Sociedad Latina provides academic support for high school completion and a transition to college, a work readiness curriculum, and apprenticeship placement with local hospitals – tailored for Latino and English-learning youth.

X-Cel Education offers HiSET classes, college and career planning, and internship opportunities with community partners.

YouthBuild Boston provides young people with opportunities to explore various building trades and earn industry certifications, while receiving academic support with completing their HiSET.

YouthWorks (youth jobs)

YouthWorks provides summer and year-round job opportunities to youth ages 14-21.

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) provides job placement in day care, camps, health, building trades, library/science, office work, food service, and outdoor/maintenance primarily to youth who are court-involved, in foster care or homeless.

BCYF Youth Engagement & Employment places youth in child care, museum, city and community organizing summer jobs.

Boston Private Industry Council connects BPS students and recovered dropouts or those who are at risk of dropping out with employment in churches, child care centers, boys and girls clubs and similar venues.

YOU Boston supports court-involved and/or gang-affiliated youth in jobs in construction, facilities maintenance, retail, landscaping, and residential and commercial painting.

 

By Neighborhood

Allston

Allston-Brighton APAC (143 Harvard Ave.) helps residents gain benefits, education, and employment through its Moving-Up Program.

DEAF, Inc. (215 Brighton Ave.) provides deaf, deaf-blind, hard-of-hearing, and late-deafened Boston residents with assessments for assistive technology and overall needs, assistance with applications for financial and health benefits, and job readiness and literacy skills development.

West End House (105 Allston St.) gives young people, ages 17-24, academic support, college preparation, leadership and career development, and employment services.

Brighton

Economic Mobility Pathways (10 Perthshire Rd.) teaches low-income women (single mothers), ages 18-65, personal financial management skills to prepare them to enroll in adult education and/or workforce training programs.

Jackson Mann Community Center (500 Cambridge St.) provides academic support, college readiness and job readiness skills, employment/internship placement, and case management services to low-income Boston residents, ages 14-21.

Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (697 Cambridge St. Suite 203) provides skills training, case management, education and access to benefits to mostly Brazilian and Cape Verdean clients.

Veronica B. Smith Senior Center (20 Chestnut Hill Ave.) helps seniors obtain benefits and address financial, social, educational, health, and nutritional issues through individual case management and program activities.

Chinatown

Asian American Civic Association (87 Tyler St. 5th Floor) trains workers for entry-level positions in retail banking through its Careers in Banking & Finance Program. The 15-week course teaches business English for banking, computer skills, and banking regulations, and includes job placement services.

BEST (33 Harrison Ave. 3rd Floor), through its Mel King Empowerment Program, offers a 5-week Intro to Hospitality class that prepares students for front-of-the-house housekeeping positions. BEST also offers 6-week pre-apprenticeship training and apprenticeship placement in housekeeping.

Boston Asian Youth Essential Service (199 Harrison Ave.) provides residents, ages 16-24, with academic support, college readiness and job readiness skills, employment/internship placement, case management and assistance to obtain such essential benefits as health insurance, EBT cards, and food stamps.

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (38 Ash St.), through its ESL and Early Childcare Education Program, provides job readiness training, ESOL education, and job placement, and helps participants enroll in the Professional Qualifications Registry with the Department of Early Education and Care. In cooperation with the Chinese Progressive Association, BCNC also offers a 10-week ESL for Customer Service program, which prepares English language learners for retail positions.

Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center (75 Kneeland St. Suite 204) provides case management services tailored to the needs of Chinese-speaking elders. Services focus on assistance with health insurance, Medicaid, housing application, supplementary security income, food stamps, and other benefits to help clients maintain their financial independence.

Dorchester

Bird Street Community Center (500 Columbia Rd.) provides young people, ages 12-22, with academic support, job readiness skills, and hands-on experience in arts and entrepreneurship activities and trades.

Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) - Perkins Center (155 Talbot Ave.) provides three ESOL and HiSET classes to low- income clients between the ages of 21 and 44 living in North Dorchester and Mattapan.

Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester provides students with a college road map that guides them through the end of high school and into their first year of college. Locations include the Paul R. McLaughlin Youth Center (1135 Dorchester Ave.), Colonel Daniel Marr Boys & Girls Clubhouse (35 Deer St.), and Walter Denney Youth Center at the Harbor Point Apartment Complex (270 Mt. Vernon St.).

Catholic Charities provides low-income youth and adults with education support and employment readiness training services. Locations include the Yawkey Center (185 Columbia Rd.) and the Teen Center at St. Peter's (278 Bowdoin St.).

College Bound Dorchester (18 Samoset St.) prepares high-risk, out-of-school youth for the HiSET exam, provides coaching in the college application and completion process, and offers apprenticeship opportunities in boat-building.

El Centro del Cardenal (185 Columbia Rd.) provides a bilingual HiSET and internship placement program, employment services, and ESOL tutoring for at-risk, primarily Latin@, youth.

La Alianza Hispana (1000 Massachusetts Ave.) serves low-income elders with work readiness support, life skills training, and access to socialization activities.

Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (1 Stoughton St.) provides skills training, case management, education and access to benefits to mostly Brazilian and Cape Verdean clients.

Mujeres Unidas Avanzando (54 Clayton St.) provides ESOL classes, education for Hi-SET certification, career exploration, computer and occupational skills training, job placement and apprenticeship opportunities, financial literacy training, and assistance with income maximization. The Adult Literacy Program provided Spanish HiSET programs to Latina single parents who possess few or no job skills.

New England Center for Arts & Technology (NECAT) (23 Bradston St.) provides a 16-week culinary training course composed of classroom and hands-on instruction. All graduates are also offered a 6-week practicum in the kitchens of professional chefs.

STRIVE Boston (651 Washington St.) supports the re-entry of court-involved, out-of-school and underemployed youth into training and job placement activities.

VietAID (42 Charles St.) provides low-income Boston youth with academic support, college readiness and job readiness skills, as well as employment/internship placement.

WORK, Inc. (25 Beach St.) trains workers with disabilities for custodial careers in a 6-week janitorial program, culminating in a Clean Cost Analysis Program certificate.

Downtown-Financial District

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) Central Offices (178 Tremont St.) provides skills training to young adults, primarily 18-24, for employment in the field of early education care as assistant teachers or lead teachers.

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) Youth Services (200 Tremont St.) provides job placement in day care, camps, health, building trades, library/science, office work, food service, and outdoor/maintenance primarily to youth who are court-involved, in foster care or homeless.

Bridge over Troubled Waters (47 West St.) provides a HiSET program for youth experiencing homeless and housing instability.

Building Pathways (19 Temple Place) offers 6-week pre-apprenticeship training and apprenticeship placement in the building trades.

International Institute of New England (2 Boylston St. 3rd Floor)  provides foreign-born low-income residents with job readiness skills, employment training and placement, ESOL education for employment, financial literacy, and assistance with public benefits. IINE also offers a 12-week training for immigrants that focuses on the hotel, hospitality, and banking sectors.

Irish International Immigrant Center (1 State St. Suite 800) provides low-income Boston residents with training in ESOL classes as well as home care skills.

Jewish Vocational Service (75 Federal St. 3rd Floor) offers a 10-week class, Caring for Our Seniors, which prepares participants to become certified nursing assistants (CNAs) in eldercare. The class is followed by a 3-week CNA certification course and a one-week clinical practicum providing hands-on care to senior citizens.

New England Center & Home for Veterans (17 Court St.) provides protection officer training and a commercial driver's license (CDL) class to veterans who are at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness.

St. Francis House (39 Boylston St.) helps low-income Boston residents – many of whom face homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse, or incarceration history – prepare for employment and long term economic security.

YMCA Training, Inc. (18 Tremont St. Suite 400) provides job readiness and computer skills, basic financial literacy, employment training, internship placement, and job seeking support to low-income residents, ages 20 and above. In a 20-week program designed to replicate the professional office environment, YMCA Training Inc. also trains participants for administrative and customer service positions in insurance, banking, and medical offices.

East Boston

Crossroads Family Center (56 Havre St.) helps homeless shelter clients optimize qualified benefits, complete an economic security plan, and engage in education and employment programs.

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Education & Training Institute (250 Sumner St.) provides holders of high school (or equivalent) diplomas with certified nursing assistant (CNA) training, including college credit-bearing classes and internship opportunities.

East Boston Social Centers (68 Central Sq) serves Boston youth, ages 15-19, with academic support, college preparation, college tours, career planning, job readiness skills, internship placement, budgeting skills and bank account help.

Maverick Landing Community Services (31 Liverpool St.), in partnership with Resilient Coders, is offering 8-week bootcamps in web coding to young adults, 18-24, particularly those from Maverick Landing and Orient Heights in East Boston.

North Suffolk Mental Health Association (14 Porter St.) offers counseling to help clients better cope with poverty-related stress and decrease emotional dysfunction.

ZUMIX (260 Sumner St.) engages youth, ages 7-18, in activities involving music and technology to improve their communication and interpersonal skills and provide them with valuable job training.

Fenway-Kenmore

EDCO Youth Alternative (650 Beacon St.) is an alternative high school program which offers a supportive environment for students to earn their Boston Public Schools diploma.

Fenway CDC (70 Burbank St.) serves residents of the Fenway and Mission Hill neighborhoods with assistance and education related to employment and housing-maintenance needs.

MAB Community Services (200 Ivy St., Brookline) provides visually impaired seniors with in-home rehabilitation services, peer support groups, a telephone support network, adaptive aids and materials, and specially trained volunteer assistance.

Hyde Park

Jewish Vocation Service offers a free, part-time ESOL program taught in three locations: Hyde Park branch of the Boston Public Library (35 Harvard Ave.), the Hyde Park Community Center (1179 River St.) and Christ Church-Iglesia de San Juan (1220 River St.).

Jamaica Plain

Boston Private Industry Council School-to-Career Office (555 Amory St.) connects BPS students and recovered dropouts or those who are at risk of dropping out with employment in churches, child care centers, boys and girls clubs and similar venues.

Community Servings, Inc. (18 Marbury Terrace) trains individuals interested in the food service industry in food safety and sanitation, menu planning, food preparation, nutrition, packaging, and delivery over the course of its 12-week program.

Ecumenical Social Action Committee (434 Jamaica Way) provides low-income Boston youth with educational training for the HiSET exam, as well as job training and placement.

Ethos (555 Amory St.) runs the Boston Money Management Program, which assists low-to-moderate income elderly and disabled adults with routine tasks of money management.

Hyde Square Task Force (30 Sunnyside St.) provides youth with academic support, college preparation, leadership/life-skills, career knowledge, and case management support through its Jovenes en Accion program.

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (31 Germania St.), through its Family Prosperity Initiative, provides job readiness, ESOL/education, job training, job search support, and public benefits assistance to low-income Boston residents, ages 18-60.

Somali Development Center (205 Green St.) provides support services and case management to Somali- Americans, ages 16-22, living in Boston to help them acquire employment and become self-sufficient.

X-Cel Education (7 Glenvale Terrace) offers HiSET classes, college and career planning, and internship opportunities with community partners.

Mattapan

Haitian-American Public Health Initiatives (1601-1603 Blue Hill Ave.) helps low-income high school juniors and seniors complete high school, learn about job fields available to them, and obtain a full- or part-time job.

Mission Hill

Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) Youth Engagement & Employment Office (1483 Tremont St.) places youth in child care, museum, city and community organizing summer jobs.

Tobin Community Center (1481 Tremont St.) provides low-income Boston youth with educational support outside of school and employment readiness training through a series of workshops and partner referrals.

North End

North Bennet Street School (150 North St.) offers 9-month courses in carpentry, focused on the construction and renovation of residential and commercial buildings, and locksmithing/security technology, which includes service and repair of  door-locking devices and lock installation.

Roslindale

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) South Side (19 Corinth St.) provides four levels of ESOL instruction to immigrant students in the communities of Hyde Park and West Roxbury.

Roxbury

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) University High School (575 Warren St.) supports at-risk high school students to earn their Boston Public Schools diploma at University High School. Through its Career Explorations program, ABCD exposes young people to career tracks in the building trades, criminal justice, culinary arts, early education and care, and health care and helps them acquire the necessary work experience or credential to enter one of those fields.

BEST (2201 Washington St.), through its Mel King Empowerment Program, offers a 5-week Intro to Hospitality class that prepares students for front-of-the-house housekeeping positions. BEST also offers 6-week pre-apprenticeship training and apprenticeship placement in housekeeping.

Elizabeth Stone House (8 Notre Dame St.) supports low-income Bostonians in their efforts toward financial stability by teaching personal financial management skills, assisting with applications for adult education or workforce development programs, and providing substantial wrap-around services.

Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries (1010 Harrison Ave.) offers the Human Services Career Ladder program to train recipients of Transitional Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) for the human services industry.

Project Hope (550 Dudley St.) supports low-income residents with resume writing, interviewing skills, and applying for new jobs. Project Hope also trains low-income individuals, typically single mothers, for administrative, customer service, and healthcare positions in its 12-week Community Partners in Health Professions program.

Roca (845 Albany St.) provides basic transitional employment, workforce readiness training, pre-vocational training and alternative education to low-income young men.

Sociedad Latina (1530 Tremont St.) provides academic support for high school completion and a transition to college, a work readiness curriculum, and apprenticeship placement with local hospitals – tailored for Latino and English-learning youth.

YOU Boston (7 Palmer St. 2nd Floor) supports court-involved and/or gang-affiliated youth in jobs in construction, facilities maintenance, retail, landscaping, and residential and commercial painting.

YouthBuild Boston (27 Centre St.) provides young people with opportunities to explore various building trades and earn industry certifications, while receiving academic support with completing their HiSET. YouthBuild Boston also provides young people, 18-27, with a 12-week pre-apprenticeship training program and apprenticeship placement in the building trades.

South Boston

Artists for Humanity (100 W. 2nd St.) provides Boston teens and young adults, ages 14-20, with hands-on training in the arts that promotes business business, entrepreneurial, and career skills.

Notre Dame Education Center (200 Old Colony Ave.), through its Workforce Readiness Program, provides job counseling, job training, internship, and employment services to Boston residents, ages 25 and over. NDEC also runs an alternative high school diploma program in partnership with Cathedral High School, which includes a weekly college and career readiness class.

South End

Boston HERC (68 Northampton St.) provides college preparation training for first-generation college students that are failing or have been placed in underperforming schools.

Casa Myrna Vazquez (38 Wareham St. 2nd Floor) assists low-income residents and domestic violence survivors, ages 18-50, with financial planning, CORI and credit report reviews, referrals to ESOL and other classes, and job-related counseling.

More Than Words (242 E. Berkeley St. 2nd Floor) employs youth in paid shifts at a warehouse bookstore, where they can learn technical, entrepreneurial and work readiness skills as they process online orders, set inventory goals, run the register, and provide customer service.

Partners for Youth with Disabilities (95 Berkeley St. Suite 109) provides entrepreneurial job skills training and job readiness activities to low-income Boston resident students with and without learning or physical disabilities.

Project Place (1145 Washington St.) is a transitional employment program that provides low-income clients with job training and job placement services as well as individual career counseling and case management support.

United South End Settlements (566 Columbus Ave.) offers a Microsoft Digital Literacy Certificate course that provides job training, job readiness skills, and internship placement in the field of computers.

West End

Bay Cove Human Services (66 Canal St.) provides low-income Boston residents with career exploration and planning, skills training, job placement, job development, on-site job coaching and case management services.

Operation ABLE (174 Portland St. 5th Floor) serves low-income residents, ages 45+, with computers training, job search skills instruction, case management, career counseling, internship development, placement and post-placement support. Through its Medical Office Skills Training program, Operation ABLE also provides 12-week instruction in relevant computer, customer service, communication, and administrative skills, followed by a 6-week internship. The program, though all ages, is designed for older workers.