Governor Patrick Joins Volunteers and Staff at Project Place
BOSTON – Monday, November 25, 2013 - Governor Deval Patrick today joined volunteers and staff to participate in Project Place’s job training program and to prepare and serve lunch for clients of Project Place.
Project Place was founded in 1967, and originally served as a safe haven for homeless young adults. The organization currently provides homeless and low-income adults with skills and educational resources to obtain stable employment and housing. They seek to help individuals make long-term life changes, establish programs that respond to the challenging job market and maintain outcome-based programming with measurable results. Executive Director Suzanne Kenney developed job training programs into self-sustaining social enterprises and housing and client services and 76 percent of the program’s 400 participants have been able to pursue their goals, including educational opportunities, job security and housing.