If you know of an organization that you think belongs here - give us a shout at: GoCareerHoundGo@gmail.com
This page is dedicated to 'Career Hound', Eli Acevedo.
When he shared his Career-Path and his beautiful story he told us that we should have a 'Resource Page' for young people because he could have used it himself when he was younger. Thank you Eli... This one's for YOU! (Watch Eli's video-story here)
FUNDING FOR COLLEGE
TexasTuitionPromiseFund.com - The Texas Tuition Promise Fund is designed to help families and individuals prepay for all or some future tuition and required fees at any two- or four-year Texas public college or university. Learn more about how to start saving for college NOW!
ORGANIZATIONS THAT TEACH JOB SKILLS
Skills USA - Low skills - No Problem. Low-income - No Problem. This organization will help guide individuals to family-sustaining jobs AND helps employers find and retain skilled employees. But don't take it from us - let them tell you!
Fun Fact: Mike Rowe from TV's "Dirty Jobs" is an advocate for this organization. Check him out in this video to learn more about what he thinks is a main reason or contributer to unemployment.
FindTheJobOfYourDreams.org - H.E.L.P.(tm) (Hammons Education Leadership Programs, Inc.)
This organization's motto is: "How can you find the job of your dreams if you don't even know it exists?". H.E.L.P. takes at-risk and disabled youth and adults on visits to numerous active work sites around the city and the county. At these facilities, they get the hands-on experience which gives them first-hand knowledge in jobs that might spark their interest. Their motto: "How can you find the job of your dreams if you don't even know it exists?" is based on the concept that people learn best through experience. "HELP does things the schools do not typically do, We take our clients "where the action is""...we have no prepared lectures, no textbooks, no formal classes, just the experience of a job done well by those who do it best, and who are willing to share their expertise in an on-site setting."
NationalFund.org - Building shared prosperity through better skills, workforce innovations and good jobs
DiscoverYourSkills.com - National Career Exploration
AdvancedManufacturing.org - Resources, Videos, Programs and Information about learning manufacturing trade-skills.
JobTrainingAlliance.org - Job Training Alliance - Member Agencies - "Preparing People to Launch Successful Careers"
TEXAS BASED COLLEGE TUITION HELP
TexasTuitionPromiseFund.org - The Texas Tuition Promise Fund is designed to help families and individuals prepay for all or some future tuition and required fees at any two- or four-year Texas public college or university. Learn more here!
BOSTON BASED ORGANIZATIONS THAT TEACH JOB SKILLS
BridgeOTW.org - "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" - offers a comprehensive range of services for youth ages 14 to 24 in a positive and safe environment. Whether you are homeless, interested in getting your GED, or just need someone to talk to, the intake counselor will refer you to the services that will help you the most.
Bridge Over Troubled Waters has an excellent resource page here.
Skill-Works.org @SkillWorks_MA- SkillWorks has two primary goals: To help low-skill, low- and moderate-income residents move to family-sustaining jobs; and To help employers find and retain skilled employees. See how Skill-Works accomplishes these goals by investing in four key focus areas - HERE. Read more on their blog here: Skill Works Blog and follow them on social media @SkillWorks_MA
The Boston Foundation - Job & Economic Development - The Jobs & Economic Development impact area focuses on the creation of and training for good, quality jobs while also focusing on providing several pathways for individuals to secure economic stability and opportunity. They work toward these objectives through three strategies designed to increase upward economic mobility: Workforce Development, Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Learn more here.
BostonHern.org - Boston Homeless Education Resource Network
BostonABCD.org - Action for Boston Community Development -
CommCorp.org - Commonwealth Corp @CommCorp_MA - Supporting the development of education & skills training that connect adults & young people
Workforce Solutions @WSG_40 - A statewide advocacy coalition...
Mass Workforce @MassWorkforce - Advancing workforce development, particularly focused on the sustainable economy.
BPHC.org - Boston Public Health Commission
USES.org - Workforce Readiness and Improving the education, health, safety and economic security of low-income individuals and families in Boston’s historic South End/Lower Roxbury
FutureChefs.net - prepares youth for quality early employment and post-secondary opportunities in the culinary field and supports them in developing a broad base of transferable skills as they transition into the working world.
TCProject.org - Transformative Culture Project - Video and production learning and story-telling production.
HELP WITH HOUSING
Mass.gov - How to obtain housing assistance
GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS
COLLEGE PREP / SAT TRAINING & REGISTRATION
FREE ONLINE LEARNING & CONTINUED EDUCATION
Khan Academy - KhanAcademy.org - Khan Academy allows you to learn ALMOST ANYTHING for FREE using short lectures on YouTube. Math, Science, Computer Programming, Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
Alison.com Free Online Courses & Online Learning at Alison.com such as (Employer favorite!) Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. (yes, the learning is free)
EnrootEducation.org - Enroot Education where "Students are given a lens through which to envision their future in new roles they otherwise might not have imagined."
JOB INTERVIEW & WORK CLOTHES AT GREAT PRICES
HM.com - A quick search on HM.com using "office" finds appropriate workwear that still allows your personal style to shine though.
BOSTON, MA & CAMBRIDGE, MA SPECIFIC
TheHome.org - The Home for Little Wanderers
TBF.org - The Boston Foundation
ElizabethStone.org - "The Elizabeth Stone House' partners with adult and child survivors of domestic violence and related trauma – mental illness, housing instability and substance misuse – to achieve safety, stability, and overall wellbeing, thereby contributing to the strength, resiliency, and health of the community we serve."
FamilyAidBoston.org - Family Aid Boston
BayCove.org - Bay Cove - A Human Services Agency in West End Boston
YouthDesign.org - Encourages urban youth to seek higher education and careers in design
MTWyouth.org - More Than Words - "More Than Words empowers young people ages 16-21 who are court involved, homeless, in the foster care system, or out of school to take control of their lives by taking control of a business. We operate an online book business, as well as a brick-and-mortar bookstore and cafe on Moody Street in Waltham."
CodeForBoston.org - Every Tuesday at 7pm "Come Hang Out!" - "Code for Boston is a volunteer Civic Technology meetup. We are part of the Code for America Brigade network, and are made up of developers, designers, data geeks, citizen activists, and many others who use creative technology to solve civic and social problems. Learn more about what we do."
YourCareerSource.com - "Where Talent and Opportunity Meet". Job Fairs & Dates, Job Certification, Special Training etc.
TheCareerPlace.org - Youth Department - Job and Career Exploration and Information.
JOBS AND AGENCIES THAT ARE HIRING IN BOSTON & SURROUNDING AREAS
UNIVERSITIES & COMMUNITY COLLEGES
BridgeW.edu - Bridgewater State University
NationalCareerFairs.com - This company hosts of over 130 Career Fairs across the country!
buildOn.org - "Change your own life - by helping others. We build a better future for America’s youth while building schools in some of the world’s poorest countries. (by building schools for kids - other kids recognize and reconnect with the gift they have in the U.S.A of free, public education. Meet the people we're empowering through service and education and help break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations. We build a better future for America’s youth while building schools in some of the world’s poorest countries."
Code For America
Code Across America
Tailored for Education.org
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