Job Skills

ESOL for Human Service Job Training

  • Do you enjoy working with people?
  • Do you like helping people with disabilities?
  • Do you have an intermediate English language level?

Improve your English and prepare for a job in human services! Join Catholic Charities for their information sessions on their upcoming ESOL class:

Info sessions will be held EVERY Mondays 9:30-11:30am or Thursdays 11:30-1:30pm in January and February 
At Catholic Charities Yawkey Center |Room 215. 185 Columbia Rd. Dorchester

Find out about the program and fill out an application. 
The class session officially begins March 5, 2018- June 15, 2018

Free 4 month class - ESOL for Human Services

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Job Seeker workshop | July 8

This workshop will provide assistance with online job applications. Bring your resume saved on a flash drive and a job that you would like to apply for. Some job search help will be provided.

11am at the  Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library >> Read More

Resource Fair @ Holland Community Center

Explore job opportunities and summer options at the Holland Community Center this Saturday, February 18, 2012. From 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 85 Olney Street in Dorchester. Check out employment opportunities, summer camp information, youth programs, adult education programs, and teen summer job registration with Hopeline, PIC, and ABCD. The event is sponsored by the Office of Mayor Menino and The Neighborhood Response Team of Bowdoin / Geneva. Community Partners for the event include ABCD, Bowdoin Street Health Center- Violence Intervention and
Prevention (VIP), Jobs and Community Services, Catholic Charities Teen Center, CVC Unido, Dorchester CARES, The Family Nurturing Center and PATCH.

Job Fair at Roxbury CC Oct. 7

Senator Scott Brown's 2011 Job Fair. On September 13th, Senator Scott Brown is hosting a job fair at Roxbury Community College on October 7th from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The fair will be in Student Building #4. Roxbury Community College is accessible via the Orange Line; parking will be provided in Parking Lot 2.


Here you can meet with a wide range of Massachusetts employers - including large companies, hospital groups, and trade associations. You will also be able to find advice on resume writing, networking and interview strategies!


To register, click here. Registration is optional, but you can receive updates and more information if you do decide to register.

Project Place




Project Place is a supportive community that promotes hope and opportunity for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the skills, education and resources to obtain stable employment and housing.


1145 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Hire a Project Place graduate! Email

Subscribe to the Project Place newsletter! Email

Apply for employment or an internship:


Key Programs Offered: 



The top two floors of Project Place's six-story building are dedicated to GateHouse, 14 studio apartments for homeless individuals who are making transitions in their lives. Residences are permanent, affordable housing in a sober, supportive community. During their stay tenants have the option to utilize Project Place services and programs including our wraparound support services to address barriers in finding and obtaining employment and housing. Tenants have either graduated from a program or are currently enrolled in one, are committed to sobriety and pay one-third of their income for rent.

Betty's Place

Housed in the YWCA's Berkeley Street residence, Betty's Place is a transitional housing program that can accommodate up to 15 women at one time. Residents are provided with Project Place programming and supports while making the transition from the emergency shelter system to independent living. Betty's provides each resident with a room of her own in a safe, clean environment and two meals a day. Residents also receive our wraparound support services to address barriers in finding and obtaining employment and housing. The average length of stay is six months.


HomePlate is a food preparation and services training program. Participants in this program help to operate our pushcart in downtown Boston, fulfill catering requests for corporate and private clients and prepare breakfast and lunch for Project Place clients and staff daily. All food is prepared in our in-house commercial kitchen. Clients in this program are primed to transfer directly into the food service industry and also graduate with comprehensive customer service and money handling skills. They also receive our wraparound support services to address barriers in finding and obtaining employment and housing. 

Wraparound Support Services

All Project Place clients receive the wraparound support services to address the various barriers they may encounter in finding and obtaining employment and housing. A comprehensive, yet personalized approach is utilized with each client to ensure that services meet the individual's needs. These include: Case Management, Career Services, Computer Training, Educational Services, Alumni Services. Read more hereFor more information, contact: Kim Nuttall at 617.542.3740 or

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP)

This new employment, placement and training program provides tailored services specific to veterans. In addition to traditional case management and support services, clients are assessed for veteran’s benefit eligibility, provided referrals for specific needs and given assistance in obtaining discharge papers (DD214).

Client Assistance Programs

- Danielle Fund: Named to honor the life and memory of Danielle Ontra, this fund was created to support clients and alumni who are making strides to live independently and are committed to their recovery. Clients may apply for funds to alleviate financial burdens up to $500, paid directly to the source (landlord, school, etc.). Included in the application process is identification of the need, developing a budget to manage future expenses and explanation of how compliance of goals aligns with agency mission.

- MicroLoan Fund: A new program of Project Place, our MicroLoan Fund offers small financial loans to assist graduates in overcoming temporary obstacles to successful housing, education and/or employment. In addition, it helps them to develop a positive credit history. A committee comprised of graduates, staff, board and bank representatives, review applications and work with applicants to finalize their request and develop a repayment plan.

- Paul White Empowerment Fund: Established by his family in memory of Paul White, a long time friend and supporter of Project Place. The fund will assist persons served by Project Place to advance their education and/or employment goals. Grants will be given to clients for:

Tuition for GED, certificate or post secondary education
Books or supplies for educational purposes
Clothing for employment interviews
Other education or employment purposes which meet the goal of the fund 


Social Enterprises

Project Place prides itself on the entrepreneurial approach we take to solving social challenges. To help facilitate change in our clients' lives we run three businesses that provide paid employment to those overcoming homelessness. Our businesses also create a revenue stream for the agency that contributes to 20% of our operating budget while providing our clients with the skills and work experience needed to gain employment.

  • Project Pepsi: a vending machine service business.
  • Clean Corners... Bright Hopes: a facilities and outdoor maintenance service.
  • HomePlate: a food services program, operating a pushcart in downtown Boston and offering catering to corporate and private clients. 


Project Place
1145 Washington Street 
Boston, MA 02118
617.542.3740 (p) 
617.542.3860 (f)

Contact Betty's Place:

Betty's Place 
40 Berkeley Street 
Boston, MA 02116 (p)
617.482.1126 (p)
617.482.7524 (f) 

Tech Apprentice Program ($$) for Juniors/Seniors

Interested in technology? Apply now for a 7-week paid internship opportunity at local companies for technology skilled high school juniors & seniors from the Boston area. Program runs July 5 through August 15 and pays $10/hour for 35 hours per week. Application deadline is April 15. If you are a student who wants to be considered for this opportunity, you must fill out and submit the Summer 2011 Tech Apprentice Application and include a resume (resume template/help available here. For more information, contact Cecilia Oyediran, TechBoston Employer Organizer, Boston Private Industry Council by emailing or calling 617.488.1328. Apply online at

Youth Resource Fair at LHCC, Mar. 23

Did you miss DotWell's DFSI youth fair? Worry not! Pope's Hill Neighborhood Association will host a Summer Youth Programs Resource Fair on March 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Leahy-Holloran Community Center. Discover the wide range of local organizations with local programs for children! BCYF, Dorchester Youth Lacrosse, Dorchester Youth Soccer, the New England Aquarium, Stich House, Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester and many other organizations will present their youth summer programs. Stop by to learn about opportunities for children and teens!  

Teen Center at St. Peter's Job Shadowing Program

On Wednesday April 20th and Thursday April 21st, students from Catholic Charities Teen Center at St. Peter’s will “shadow” a mentor from a local business or organization. In a recent Job Shadowing event, teens shadowed at the State House, City Hall, universities, non-profits, and at banks, to name a few sites. Their experience connected the work that they do on a daily basis in their schools with the success that that work leads to in life. For many teens, it is a rare, if not first, opportunity to see what it means to work in a professional environment. One teen reported finding his career through Job Shadowing. For more information, contact Peter Roby at (617) 282-3614 or, or continue on after the break. >> Read More

GOTCHA Youth Job Fair at Bird Street, Mar. 17

The GOTCHA Youth Job Fair, traditionally attended by well over 300 teens, connects youth to a variety of different employment opportunities with over 25 different employers attending. There will be workshops and an opportunity for youth to circulate among all of the worksites. Learn about youth job opportunities in the City of Boston on March 17, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Bird Street Community Center, 500 Columbia Rd, Dorchester. 

Local 103 IBEW: Electrical Contractors of Greater Boston


(617) 436-3710


The mission of Local 103, I.B.E.W., is a simple one – to provide the most skilled and productive workforce in the world, while at the same time protecting the rights and benefits of every worker. Our success in training and developing workers who deliver on-time and on-budget projects and foster a safe working environment speaks for itself. Our members and contractors have been literally lighting the skyline of Eastern Massachusetts for over 100 years.


256 Freeport Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Electrical Contractors of Greater Boston

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