The Work Force Program

By Cambridge Housing Authority

We are a comprehensive after-school educational enrichment and work-readiness program for low-income teens in Cambridge public housing.

Image of The Work Force Program at Jefferson Park program
This program runs during the school year.
Monday through Friday. Afternoon and Evening.

Different grade levels meet on different days, the program takes place once/week for each grade level.

Program runs September to June.

Ages: 12 to Young Adult.

Grades 8th grade through 12th grade.

Cambridge residents only Cambridge public/subsidized housing residents only Organization affiliates only

Open only to Cambridge Housing Authority residents.


Elka Uchman
Senior Teacher Counselor at Jefferson Park
Ayesha Wilson
Senior Teacher Counselor at CRLS
Manoucheca Julce
Senior Teacher Counselor at Windsor Street
Kathleen Morrissey
Teacher Counselor at Roosevelt Towers

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Applications can be obtained at any Work Force Program site. Students must be in 8th or 9th grade to apply.

Or you can also apply online!


Participants get paid a stipend for participation.


  • In-person only.

Cambridge Rindge & Latin School (CRLS)

459 Broadway Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Work Force Program Site

119 Windsor Street Community Center
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States

Area 2, East Cambridge, The Port, and Wellington Harrington

14 Evereteze Way
Cambridge, MA 02141
United States

East Cambridge
Jefferson Park Site

308 Rindge Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
United States

Cambridge Highlands, Neighborhood 9, and North Cambridge

Refreshments provided Translation services available - Contact the organization for more details. Wheelchair accessible

Additional information

Holistic in design, the program provides participants with sustained networks of learning and support over a critical five-year span: from the eighth grade through high school graduation. We provide each teen with case management, academic support, post secondary advising, matched college savings accounts, and exploratory employment opportunities.

Expanded hours on early release days.

Program continues to run during Winter vacation, February vacation, and April vacation.

Work Force Flyer.pdf