JAS’s Executive Director, Deborah Ruhe, was featured on Cambridge Community Television’s (CCTV) Not for Nothin’ program with CCTV Executive Director, Susan Fleischmann. Deborah and Susan discuss JAS’s history, affordable housing in Cambridge, and where JAS is today after 48 years.
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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 staff formed a committee to choose art that was meaningful to them from The Art Connection’s extensive collection of donated artwork by local artists. Thanks to this collaboration, we are able to give students the opportunity to experience artwork first hand for years to come!
Kayla’s passion is science, and she’s also good at math – which made the Just-A-Start Biomedical Careers Program a perfect fit for her.
She had started her college education at Framingham State College as a biology major, with the hope of becoming a wildlife biologist. She transferred to Bunker Hill Community College but had to stop attending because her financial aid did not cover enough of her educational expenses. When she learned about the Biomedical Careers Program, she knew this was the right program for her.
Kayla’s hope is to get a job as a lab technician or an animal care technician, and then pursue opportunities to grow professionally at the company that hires her and, hopefully, go back to college to finish her degree.
Kayla graduated from the Biomedical Careers Program on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 and is actively job hunting.