Neighborhood Service Project (NSP)

By DHSP Cambridge Youth Programs and Office of Workforce Development (OWD)

This is a paid community service-learning program where teens, ages 14 -18, team up on a project that impacts their neighborhood.

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This program runs during the school year.
Monday through Friday. Evening.

March - May or June is when the internships run. Teens work 2 days/week in the evenings.

Ages: 14 to 18.

Cambridge residents only.

Students must be eligible to work in the U.S.

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Tyrell Dortch
Teen Program Director, Moses Youth Center
Larry Thompson
Teen Program Director, Frisoli Youth Center

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Students must complete an application and participate in an interview. Applications will be available at Youth Centers, the Office of Workforce Development at 51 Inman St., and the Youth Employment Center at CRLS.

You must apply in January or February.


This is an opportunity where teens get paid, all positions are $15/hour.


The program location changes over time.

  • In-person only.

Additional information

NSP is a  paid community-based service-learning program that introduces young people ages 14 & 18 to the world of work by engaging them in the development of a project that impacts their neighborhood. NSP teens work with an adult Community Liaison to identify a need in their community, design a project to address the need, and showcase their work to the community at large. They receive deisgn thinking, project management, skill development opportunities while helping their community and earning some money!

Neighborhood Service Project Flyer 2023.