The Work Force School High School Program


Cambridge Housing Authority

Students sitting in desks at a workshop.

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

Application required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

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):


This Program is free!


  • 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.

Dates and Times

.: Thu, September 22 2022 – Thu, May 25 2023.

Monday through Friday.


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.

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.


Elka Uchman

Senior Teacher Counselor at Jefferson Park

(617) 682-0287

Yanley Francois

Teacher-Counselor @RVT

(617) 499-7169

Vanessa Bellony

Teacher-Counselor - Windsor

Students sitting in desks at a workshop.

.: Thu, September 22 2022 – Thu, May 25 2023.

Monday through Friday.

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Elka Uchman

Senior Teacher Counselor at Jefferson Park

(617) 682-0287
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Last updated April 29, 2024.