Charlestown students earned a paycheck this summer thanks to the Massachusetts Port Authority’s Community Summer Jobs Program. Now in its 28thyear, Massport’s program supported 19 Charlestown area high school and college students in summer jobs with community organizations.
This summer, 360 area high school and college students will earn a paycheck through our Community Summer Jobs Program. Massport is funding summer jobs at three Charlestown organizations including: Charlestown Boys & Girls Club, Charlestown Community Center and John F. Kennedy Family Services Center. For many young people, these summer jobs marked the start of an educational path and a career.
Massport’s Community Summer Jobs Program is designed to help civic and social service agencies by providing funds to support youth employment in neighboring communities including: Charlestown, Chelsea, East Boston, Revere, South Boston, Winthrop, Bedford, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln and Worcester.
“Our Community Summer Jobs Program employs hundreds of hardworking students from our neighboring communities,” said Massport CEO Lisa Wieland. “These jobs give young people the opportunity to earn an income, gain hands-on experience, and give back to their communities.”
Participating organizations are responsible for recruiting, interviewing, hiring and supervising student employees. Since Massport’s Community Summer Jobs Program started in 1991, thousands of summer jobs have been funded providing local high school and college students with the opportunity to gain valuable job skills while serving their community.