Next Up

By Office of Workforce Development (OWD)

Next Up is for 18 – 24 year old residents who have graduated from high school but are still figuring out the next step in their lives.

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.: Tue, January 19 2021 – Fri, May 14 2021.

Monday through Friday. Morning and Afternoon.

Ages: 18 and Adult.

Cambridge residents only.

18 – 24 year old Cambridge residents who have graduated from high school (or passed the HiSET) but are still figuring out their next step. These young people are not currently enrolled in college, but they might be working in a dead-end job or unemployed.

Application required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Please email or call Nadia Davila at (617) 349-7747 for more information.



  • Both in-person and virtual (online or over the phone).

Office of Workforce Development

51 Inman Street, First Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States

Mid Cambridge

Additional information

Next Up will help these young adults come up with a plan, which might include going back to school, enrolling in a training program or finding a better job. Key elements of the Next Up are:
• 4 month program
• 20 hour/week paid internship
• Twice weekly skill-building workshops
• Career Exploration (with interactive job visits)
• Team-Building