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Program participants restore Temple grounds for a community garden and open space. Click here to read the article.
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JAS YOUTHBUILD AWARDED $1.1 MILLION GRANT

CAMBRIDGE - Just-A-Start, the Cambridge-based economic development agency focused on creating opportunity, strengthening community, and improving lives, has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The grant, spread over three years, will be used to support academic and...
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Biogen Idec and Just-A-Start Announce Program To Help Unemployed Teens

CAMBRIDGE - Biogen Idec and Just-A-Start are collaborating on a program to address the problem of teenage unemployment during the summer in the Cambridge community. Biogen Idec has committed $18,000 to Just-A-Start to fund youth programming that will match a dozen teenagers between the age of 16...
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Van Spanos leaving Cambridge better than she found it

After 45 years of community building, Spanos retiring from Just-A-Start CAMBRIDGE – For Evangeline “Van” Spanos, it has always been about building community. Ms. Spanos, who began working at Just-A-Start in 1969 as the community organization officer for the Wellington Harrington...
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JAS Biomed Grads Celebrate Success

CHARLESTOWN - With big bright smiles and an air of confidence that comes with earning a degree, newly-minted graduates of the JAS Biomedical Careers program celebrated on Tuesday morning the first step toward a successful life. "With job offers, internships, and interviews lining up for you, doors...
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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...
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