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Just-A-Start names Carl Nagy-Koechlin as next Executive Director

Just-A-Start announced this week that Carl Nagy-Koechlin has been named the organization’s next Executive Director. Carl, who currently serves as Executive Director for Housing Solutions for Southeastern Massachusetts, will succeed Deborah Ruhe, who has led Just-A-Start for the past 5 years. Deborah will step down in July, when Carl transitions to become the full-time Executive
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Board Chair Peter Munkenbeck Receives Award

Mayor Marc McGovern, Peter Munkenbeck, Cambridge Volunteer Clearinghouse founder Robert Hurlbut At the Volunteer Awards Ceremony on June 18th, hosted by the City of Cambridge and the Cambridge Volunteers Clearinghouse, Just-A-Start’s Board Chair Peter Munkenbeck was honored with the Mayor’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Volunteer Service for his dedication to the organization. The annual ceremony
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Two New Members Join Just-A-Start’s Board of Directors

Two New Members Join Just-A-Start’s Board of Directors CAMBRIDGE, MA, April 2, 2018—Just-A-Start Corporation, a community development corporation in Cambridge, MA, welcomes two new members to its Board of Directors: Richard Harding and Samuel Gebru. Richard Harding is a lifelong Cambridge resident whose career has always been focused on public service and community engagement. He
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Just-A-Start Corporation Receives $500,000 Grant to Support New Workforce Development Program

Just-A-Start Corporation Receives $500,000 Grant to Support New Workforce Development Program CAMBRIDGE, MA, March 14, 2018—Just-A-Start Corporation, a community development corporation in Cambridge, MA, has received a $500,000 grant from ECMC Foundation. The grant supports the first two years of Just-A-Start’s new Information Technology (IT) Careers Program, a tuition-free, nine month program that trains under-resourced
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Spotlight: IT Careers Program

  Just-A-Start’s IT Careers Program, launched in January 2018, was highlighted in Massachusetts Nonprofit Network’s Member Spotlight feature. Thanks to MNN for the feature! Visit the spotlight for more information about the IT Careers Program.
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Welcoming the new IT Careers Program students!

Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, Just-A-Start was thrilled to begin 2018 with the launch of the new Information Technology Careers Program! Modeled after JAS’s Biomedical Careers Program, now in its 26th year of success, the IT Careers Program is a 9-month, tuition-free training program for low- to moderate-income adults looking to enter sustaining careers with
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Just-A-Start Begins Preservation Project on 112 Units of Affordable Housing In Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE – December 2017 – Just-A-Start has begun work on its Consolidated Project, a $48 million, 112-unit affordable housing rental preservation project. The project consists of 20 buildings spread across 10 separate sites located throughout Cambridge. This project marks the first comprehensive renovation of these 19 buildings in the time Just-A-Start and its affiliates have
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Train for a new career with Just-A-Start

Begin building your career in Biomedical Science or Information Technology Programs include academic classes, tutoring, hands-on experience, career planning and job placement assistance. FREE tuition for eligible students, with the potential to earn college credits from Bunker Hill Community College. To learn more about JAS’s career training programs, please click here to complete the interest
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JAS YouthBuild wins an award at The Furniture Trust’s Eco-Carpentry Challenge!

On Thursday, May 4, JAS’s YouthBuild students won the Best in Class, Small Shop award at the 7th Annual Eco-Carpentry Challenge, sponsored by The Furniture Trust! The Eco-Carpentry Challenge showcases projects designed and built by local high school students using recycled furniture. The goal of the annual Challenge is to educate students and teachers about
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