Charlestown students were able to experience a change of pace and scenery while also gaining some valuable skills this summer through the Massachusetts Port Authority’s Community Summer Jobs Program. Now in its 29th year, Massport’s program supported 11 Charlestown area high school and college students in summer jobs with community organizations.
This summer, 279 area high school and college students will earn a paycheck through our Community Summer Jobs Program. Massport is funding summer jobs at Charlestown Boys & Girls Club and the Charlestown Community Center.
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.
“During these challenging times, we strive to be a good neighbor by supporting the youth in our surrounding communities,” said Massport CEO Lisa Wieland. “Creating work opportunities for these young people allows them to gain hands-on experience and give back to the communities in which they live.”
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 important job skills while serving their community.