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Career Collaborative joins Forces with Community Work Services to Help Unemployed and Underemployed Adults Build Careers that Transform Lives and Strengthen Families

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Career Collaborative, the workforce development non-profit that teaches unemployed and under-employed adults to build careers that transform lives and strengthen families, announces that it is joining forces with Community Work Services (CWS) to support their shared mission of helping low-income individuals achieve long-term sustainable employment. The innovative programs and seasoned staff of Career Collaborative will enable CWS to expand their program to include comprehensive job-readiness and on-going career coaching offerings. In a time when workforce development is more critical than ever this combination of two respected Boston non-profits will provide even greater support to the Boston community they serve.

"It has long been our goal at Career Collaborative to expand our reach and bring the power of Career Collaborative’s programs to a much greater audience. CWS has a sterling reputation and incredible leadership. I am thrilled that by joining together our two organizations we will be able to serve the thousands of adults in the community who engage with CWS for services each year," said Career Collaborative Board Chair Art Papas. "All of the Career Collaborative staff will be joining CWS and we couldn’t be more excited to continue and grow Career Collaborative’s legacy as part of CWS in the years to come."

"Career Collaborative has developed a very powerful set of programs, teaching adults to build careers that transform lives and strengthening families. Our team is very excited to work with the staff at Career Collaborative to continue to expand our impact on the Greater Boston community," said Craig Stenning, Executive Director of CWS.

Throughout its 143-year history, Community Work Services has addressed the roots of poverty through employment, education, and housing improvements. Today, CWS is bringing that same vision to bear on the crisis of homelessness and food insecurity through a new initiative: Double Impact. To support this important initiative, and for the safety of our community, we are hosting a Virtual Gala on October 29th to provide an opportunity to hear firsthand how Double Impact has served vulnerable members of our community. For those interested in supporting - Click here for more details and to register.

We are very excited about this major step forward and invite your support. For more information, please feel free to reach out to Craig Stenning, Executive Director CWS, at

About Career Collaborative

Career Collaborative works with adults age 19 and up in the Greater Boston area looking for quality jobs with benefits. Career Collaborative has helped over 2,500 individuals build careers that have changed lives and strengthened families. Today, Career Collaborative is an established, workforce development organization providing comprehensive career-development services: group and individual help with job search, intensive post-employment coaching, and supportive services. To learn more, visit

About Community Work Services, a member of the FEDCAP Group

Founded in 1877, CWS helps people who face barriers to work obtain employment and achieve self-sufficiency through innovative job training, placement, and support services. Our programs provide a mix of classroom learning and hands-on training to help participants develop technical and interpersonal skills to become successful in today’s competitive job market.

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Craig Stenning
Executive Director CWS