The Work Force School High School 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.

Students sitting in desks at a workshop.
Thu, September 22 2022 – Thursday, May 25
Monday through Friday. Afternoon.

Youth High School Program meets September 22nd - May 25th from 3:00-6:30PM. Programming does not take place on school holidays and vacation days.

Ages: 13 to Young Adult.

Grades 8th grade through 12th grade.

Priority for all programs is always given to students who also live in Cambridge Public Housing.

We serve students in 8th grade through graduation and up to age 21. Students should enroll in 8th grade, though we sometimes have room for them to start in 9th or 10th grade.

Request assistance


Carmen Blyden
Work Force Director
(617) 520-6350
Elka Uchman
Senior Teacher Counselor at Jefferson Park
(617) 682-0287
Ayesha Wilson
Senior Teacher Counselor at CRLS
Manoucheca Julce
Senior Teacher Counselor at Windsor Street
Kathleen Morrissey
Teacher Counselor at Roosevelt Towers

Application required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Work Force Program Applications and Overview.

Registration runs August 18 - September 30. If spots are still open at specific sites, we can sometimes take on new students through early November.

Please complete the online application. Once completed you will get a call for a meeting/interview from your teacher-counselor. If you would like more information or assistance, or a paper copy, please contact your teacher-counselor (see link below):



  • In-person only.

Windsor Community Center

119 Windsor Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States

Area 2, East Cambridge, The Port, and Wellington Harrington
Jefferson Park Site

308 Rindge Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
United States

Cambridge Highlands, Neighborhood 9, and North Cambridge
Roosevelt Towers

14 Roosevelt Towers
Cambridge, MA 02141
United States

Mid Cambridge
Cambridge Rindge & Latin School (CRLS)

459 Broadway Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

High School Programs are at Jefferson Park, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, Roosevelt Towers, and Windsor Community Center.

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Wheelchair accessible.

Additional information

The High School Youth Program includes: Paid workshops, paid internships, college trips, Matched College Savings program, and college scholarships.

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.

The Work Force Flyer.