Action for Boston Community Development

Action for Boston Community Development
200 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02111


Program Description:
University High School (UHS) is a secondary program developed through a unique partnership with community-based organization Action for Boston Community Development and Boston Public Schools. UHS provides Boston students, 16-22 years old, with a dynamic opportunity to reengage in their learning through an accelerated educational pathway and earn their high school diploma. Students seeking admission into ABCD University High School have fallen behind at least one grade level in high school AND have an interest in pursuing post-secondary educational options (community college, 4 year college/ university, technical and/ or vocational job training certification). At ABCD University High School the students and faculty believe, We RISE! Through Resilience, Integrity, Scholarship and Empowerment our students will graduate with a high school diploma, an educational plan, knowledge, skills, and the support to achieve their goals, as lifelong learners, in education, a career, and civic participation.

Career Exploration:
Older youth explore careers in Health Careers, Financial Services, Multimedia Building Trades and Green Jobs, Early Childhood Education, Culinary Arts and others. Learn basic skills, visit worksites, receive job placement and case management services.

Hours of Operation:
Varies

Service Provider Website: https://bostonabcd.org/

Program Contact: Jessica Rosario; Sherann Jackson

Contact Email: jessica.rosario@bostonabcd.org; sherann.jackson@bostonabcd.org

Total Number Out-of-School Youth: 81
Total Number In-School Youth: 6

Program Service Elements:
Alternative Education, Financial Literacy , Guidance and Counseling , Adult Mentoring, Supportive Services , Leadership Development Opportunities, Education and Workforce Preparation , Work Experiences , Entrepreneurial Skills Training , Occupational Skills Training , Tutoring, Follow-Up Services, Labor Market Information, Transition to Postsecondary Education and Training,

College Bound Dorchester

College Bound Dorchester
22 Drydock Ave.
Boston, MA 02210

Program Description:

Maritime Apprentice Program (MAP) is a Career Exploration program offering intensive, year-round training for young men and women in the custody of the Department of Youth Services. MAP operates out of the Museum’s Seaport Boatshop in downtown Boston’s Marine Industrial Park. MAP creates viable, entrylevel employees for the vibrant Marine Trades industry in the Port of Boston. Caseworkers are invited to inquire about program openings.

Hours of Operation:
Varies

Service Provider Website: http://collegebounddorchester.org/

Program Contact: Ed Norton

Contact Email: enorton@collegebounddorchester.org

Total Number Out-of-School Youth: 20
Total Number In-School Youth: 0

Program Service Elements:
Financial Literacy , Guidance and Counseling , Adult Mentoring , Supportive Services , Leadership Development Opportunities, Education and Workforce Preparation , Work Experiences , Entrepreneurial Skills Training , Occupational Skills Training, Tutoring, Follow-Up Services

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
10 Grove St.
E. Boston, MA 02128

Program Description:

EBNHC trains young adults as Home Health Aides and Certified Nurse’s Aides (CNAs). In partnership with the health center, Maverick Landing Community Services staff will provide ongoing case management, tutoring and counseling. EBNHC itself is an employer for the CNA track. Bunker Hill Community College offers developmental courses in math and English and a college-level Medical Terminology course.

Hours of Operation:
Varies

Service Provider Website: http://www.ebnhc.org/en/

Program Contact: Peter Hunt

Contact Email: peterhuntp@ebnhc.org

Total Number Out-of-School Youth: 20
Total Number In-School Youth: 0

Program Service Elements:
Financial Literacy , Guidance and Counseling , Adult Mentoring , Supportive Services , Leadership Development Opportunities, Education and Workforce Preparation , Work Experiences , Entrepreneurial Skills Training , Occupational Skills Training, Tutoring, Follow-Up Services

EDCO

EDCO
650 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02215

Program Description:

EDCO is an alternative high school program that has operated in association with the Boston Public Schools (BPS) since 1979. The mission of EDCO Youth Alternative is to educate young people and guide them toward their goals of a high school diploma and a successful step beyond graduation. We seek to create a diverse community and supportive environment that empowers students to work through difficulties, learn academic and life skills, and become advocates for a promising future. EDCO serves students ages 16-20 who need a smaller, more supportive environment in order to be successful. Completion of the program leads to a BPS diploma.

Hours of Operation:
Varies

Service Provider Website: http://www.edcoyouthalternative.com/

Program Contact: Ajay Trivedi

Contact Email: atrivedi@edcollab.org

Total Number Out-of-School Youth: 19
Total Number In-School Youth: 6

Program Service Elements:
Alternative Education, Financial Literacy , Guidance and Counseling , Adult Mentoring , Supportive Services , Leadership Development Opportunities, Education and Workforce Preparation , Work Experiences , Entrepreneurial Skills Training , Occupational Skills Training, Tutoring, Follow-Up Services

Catholic Charities, Boston

Catholic Charities, Boston
185 Columbia Rd.
Boston, MA 02121

Program Description:

El Centro del Cardenal offers students both English and Spanish HiSET preparation in a culturally sensitive setting that seeks to connect school to the world of work through career plan development and community service projects.

Hours of Operation:
Varies

Service Provider Website: http://www.ccab.org/

Program Contact: Verena Neiderhofer

Contact Email: verena_niederhofer@ccab.org

Total Number Out-of-School Youth: 14
Total Number In-School Youth: 14

Program Service Elements:
Alternative Education, Financial Literacy , Guidance and Counseling , Adult Mentoring , Supportive Services , Leadership Development Opportunities, Education and Workforce Preparation , Work Experiences , Entrepreneurial Skills Training , Occupational Skills Training, Tutoring, Follow-Up Services

More Than Words

More Than Words
376 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453

Program Description:

More than Words is a social enterprise that empowers youth ages 16-21 who are in the foster care system, court-involved, homeless or out-of-school youth to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business. The MTW model is premised on the belief that an actual job, one which provides a hands-on, real-world training combined with high expectation, accountability and opportunities for personal development, is the best way to equip youth with marketable skills critical for success in school, work, and life. What began with a pile of books by the side of the road in 2004 is now a successful business with a codified model, theory of change, and a proven track record of success in both social impact and business metrics.

Hours of Operation:
Varies

Service Provider Website: https://www.mtwyouth.org/

Program Contact: Courtney James Brown

Contact Email: cbrown@mtwyouth.org

Total Number Out-of-School Youth: 9
Total Number In-School Youth: 3

Program Service Elements:
Alternative Education, Tutoring, Financial Literacy , Guidance and Counseling , Adult Mentoring , Supportive Services , Leadership Development Opportunities, Education and Workforce Preparation , Work Experiences Entrepreneurial Skills Training , Occupational Skills Training, Follow-Up Services

Notre Dame Education Center

Notre Dame Education Center
200 Old Colony Ave.
S.Boston, MA 02127

Program Description:

NDEC offers a year-round Youth Services Program consisting of a High School Diploma Program (for students aged 16-21) and a HiSET Program (for students aged 16-24). Diploma classes meet in the afternoon (1:00 - 5:30) and HiSET classes meet in the morning (11:00 - 1:00). NDEC incorporates school to work activities such as a workforce skills curriculum, career and higher education counseling and placement, internships/job shadowing, and a summer computer training into its programs.

Hours of Operation:
Varies

Service Provider Website: http://www.ndecboston.org/

Program Contact: Emily MacMillan

Contact Email: emacmillan@ndecboston.org

Total Number Out-of-School Youth: 7
Total Number In-School Youth: 1

Program Service Elements:
Financial Literacy , Guidance and Counseling , Adult Mentoring , Supportive Services , Leadership Development Opportunities, Education and Workforce Preparation , Work Experiences , Entrepreneurial Skills Training , Occupational Skills Training, Tutoring, Follow-Up Services

Sociedad Latina

Sociedad Latina
1530 Tremont Street
Roxbury, MA 02120

Program Description:

The Pathways to Success program offered through Sociedad Latina provides a unique and innovative solution to empower youth. The daily programs are centered on some of the most challenging subject areas including Education, Workforce Development, Civic Engagement, and Arts & Culture. The program staff recognizes the common barriers that students face in schools and the community and provides them with resources needed to succeed and to build a positive future. Youth leaders at Sociedad Latina work to improve the conditions of Latinos in Boston, connect with their cultural identity, and learn skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century. By encouraging individuals to take pride in their decisions, Sociedad Latina seeks to create a new generation of self-sufficient and confident youth.

Hours of Operation:
Varies

Service Provider Website: http://www.x-celeducation.org/

Program Contact: Shynnah Monge

Contact Email: shynnah@sociedadlatina.org

Total Number Out-of-School Youth: 14
Total Number In-School Youth: 4

Program Service Elements:
Financial Literacy , Guidance and Counseling , Adult Mentoring , Supportive Services, Leadership Development Opportunities, Education and Workforce Preparation , Work Experiences , Entrepreneurial Skills Training , Occupational Skills Training, Tutoring, Follow-Up Services

X-Cel Education

X-Cel Education
7 Glenvale Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Program Description:

X-Cel's mission is to make high school completion and college-level study more accessible to low-income adults in Greater Boston by providing flexible, customized instruction at no cost in convenient community locations. Our high school equivalency and college prep classes have made a difference to more than 900 students who have increased their reading and math levels by at least one grade.

Hours of Operation:
Varies

Service Provider Website: http://www.x-celeducation.org/

Program Contact: Don Sands

Contact Email: dsands@x-celeducation.org

Total Number Out-of-School Youth: 14
Total Number In-School Youth: 0

Program Service Elements:
Alternative Education, Tutoring, Financial Literacy , Guidance and Counseling , Adult Mentoring , Supportive Services , Leadership Development Opportunities, Education and Workforce Preparation , Work Experiences, Entrepreneurial Skills Training , Occupational Skills Training, Follow-Up Services

Year Up

Year Up
45 Milk Street
Boston, MA 02109

Program Description:

Year Up Boston is a research-validated, high caliber program that endeavors to move traditionally underserved Boston-area young adults from poverty to professional careers and higher education in one year. To do this, we combine five months of classroom-based technical (hard) and professional (soft) skill development, a six-month, full-time professional internship at one of our employer partner sites, college credits, and an educational stipend in a high expectation, high support environment.

Hours of Operation:
Varies

Service Provider Website: http://www.yearup.org/

Program Contact: Claire Solomon

Contact Email: csalomon@yearup.org

Total Number Out-of-School Youth: 13
Total Number In-School Youth: 0

Program Service Elements:
Financial Literacy , Guidance and Counseling , Adult Mentoring , Supportive Services , Leadership Development Opportunities, Education and Workforce Preparation , Work Experiences , Entrepreneurial Skills Training , Occupational Skills Training, Tutoring, Follow- Up Services

YouthBuild

YouthBuild
27 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02119

Program Description:

YouthBuild Boston (YBB) was founded in 1990 with the goal of providing underserved young people with the support and credentials needed to successfully enter the trades. While YBB promotes the core values of youth development and community service. It stands out as an innovative non-profit offering a hands-on approach to building trades training. Students are put on a career path through highly successful programs, from construction training to sustainable landscape design. Not only do these programs provide opportunities in vocational education, but also academic instruction, counseling and other life skills that readily strengthen and prepare students for the workforce upon graduation.

Hours of Operation:
Varies

Service Provider Website: https://www.youthbuild.org/

Program Contact: Alison Carter Marlow

Contact Email: amarlow@ybboston.org

Total Number Out-of-School Youth: 14
Total Number In-School Youth: 0

Program Service Elements:
Financial Literacy , Guidance and Counseling , Adult Mentoring , Supportive Services, Leadership Development Opportunities, Education and Workforce Preparation , Work Experiences , Entrepreneurial Skills Training , Occupational Skills Training, Tutoring, Follow-Up Services

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