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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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JAS hosting free tax preparation site

FREE Tax Preparation! Did you work and earn less than $54,000 in 2016?                                                                                    
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JAS’s Work Featured in Boston Globe

The Boston Globe featured Just-A-Start’s efforts to save a piece of Cambridge history while we rebuild to preserve the affordable housing destroyed in December’s fire. To read more click here.
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JAS Elects New Board Members

JAS’s Board of Directors approved four new members at its December 2016 meeting! We are excited to welcome them to the JAS team. Here is a little background on them: Barbara Aiken Barbara lived in Cambridge for 46 years, and has been retired from a career with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 2002. Her connection to
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Call for Volunteers: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Volunteer Opportunity: Just-A-Start Corporation is looking for volunteers to assist with a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site. Preparers will become certified through the IRS to prepare tax returns for low and moderate income families. Our site will operate at 402 Rindge Ave, preparing returns for Just-A-Start residents and training program students, as well as
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