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What is Just-A-Start?

Just-A-Start is more than a housing agency and more than a training

agency. We work to create opportunity, strengthen community,

and improve lives, each and every day.

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JAS YouthBuild

We strengthen community. We help young adults develop

career skills and pursue their education, all while taking

responsibility for their community.

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JAS BioMed Careers Program

We improve lives. We train adults to be highly skilled technicians

and lab support professionals, filling an industry need and placing

our grads on a path to success.

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Housing Services

We create opportunity. We’ve helped

thousands find homes by teaching

people how to decide which option is

best for them.

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Brandon Menjares' Story

JAS YouthBuild alumnus Brandon Menjares

speaks with filmmaker Tyler Nakatsu about

how JAS YouthBuild has affected him

and improved his life.

Learn More About JAS YouthBuild

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Celebrating
Gordon Gottsche

On November 18, Just-A-Start

supporters pause to recognize

founder Gordon Gottsche's

contributions to Cambridge and beyond.

Celebrate Gordon's legacy here

JAS YouthBuild

At JAS YouthBuild, we help young adults in Cambridge and Chelsea devel...

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Biomedical Careers

Now in its 22nd year, the mission of the JAS Biomedical Careers Progra...

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Housing Services

JAS Housing Services provides help across a wide continuum of services...

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