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Life Sciences Center awards $46K grant to Cambridge’s Just-A-Start

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has awarded a $46,000 capital grant to Cambridge-based Just-A-Start to support the organization’s Biomedical Careers Program. The funds will be used to purchase a bioreactor, autoclave, and support tools including computer, camera, and monitor equipment and accessories. The grant also provides management and staff with training for using the new
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Just-A-Start Partners with The Art Connection to Display Artwork in the Biomedical Careers Program Offices and Classrooms

Just-A-Start is excited to be a recipient of artwork from The Art Connection, a nonprofit dedicated to enriching and empowering underserved communities by expanding access to original works of visual art. The artwork now hangs in our Biomedical Careers Program offices and classroom space at 1035 Cambridge Street. A group of former students and Just-A-Start
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Meet some of the Biomedical Career Program students

Every year, students from every kind of background apply to our Biomedical Careers Program. They join for all different reasons: to change careers, to improve their financial stability, to simply learn more. Meet some of them here.  
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Just-A-Start Corporation to Improve Property and Preserve Affordability for Working Families at Cambridge Housing Community with $30.1 Million in MassHousing Financing

273-unit Rindge Tower Apartments will have a workforce housing component for moderate income residents earning up to 95% of the area median income Just-A-Start Corporation announces another substantive accomplishment to serve working families living in Cambridge. Executive Director Deborah Ruhe notes that the 273-unit Rindge Tower Apartments in Cambridge will see extensive property improvements and
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Bishop Allen and Norfolk Street Apartments Ribbon Cutting and Grand Re-opening

Just-A-Start is proud to celebrate the preservation and rehabilitation of this 32–unit family housing development that has not only preserved affordable housing in Cambridge, but also preserved a small piece of Cantabridgian history. Located in the Central Square neighborhood, at the intersection of Bishop Allen Drive and Norfolk Street, the Bishop Allen Apartments consist of
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Just-A-Start Opens New Biomedical Careers Program Classrooms and Offices

On Wednesday, September 16, Just-A-Start, Inc., officially opened the new offices and classrooms of their Biomedical Careers Program. The new space features a dedicated lecture hall with a Smartboard, computer lab, kitchen, conference room and offices for the employees who directly support the career training program. The Biomedical Careers Program is now located at 1035
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JP Morgan Chase Foundation donates $200,000 to Just-A-Start

Just-A-Start’s Biomedical Careers Program just got a big boost from one of the world’s leaders in global philanthropy. The JP Morgan Chase Foundation has given Just-A-Start $200,000 in support of the JAS Biomedical Careers Program. “This is a significant gift that comes at an important time in the history of our organization,” said JAS Executive
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Just-A-Start YouthBuild Celebrates its Class of 2015 Graduation

Entering the Bunker Hill Community College auditorium to the sound of Pomp & Circumstance and the applause of their family and friends, more than thirty young adults celebrated their graduation from the Just-A-Start YouthBuild program, earning their high school diplomas or HiSET certificates through the alternative education program.“I feel privileged to be part of the
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Biogen Awards $20,000 grant to JAS TeenWork Program

Biogen, one of Just-A-Start’s longtime community partners, this year awarded the JAS TeenWork program with a $20,000 grant. The sponsorship provides Cambridge Rindge & Latin School students access to summer employment opportunities they would not have otherwise. “It’s a tremendous show of support to our program,” said Deborah Ruhe, executive director of Just-A-Start. “More importantly,
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JAS Biomedical Careers Program On The Move – Literally!

On June 19th, the JAS Biomedical Careers Program made the “big” move from its Charlestown residence to the main JAS campus at 1035 Cambridge Street in Cambridge. “We’re thrilled about this move,” Ms. O’Donnell said. “In relocating its classroom and offices, the Biomed Careers Program will benefit from integrating with services and staff support in
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