Boston Cares to honor us with Community Partner Impact Award!

We're so pleased to announce the Boston Cares will honor Career Collaborative with its Community Partner Impact Award for our programmatic work in the area of career and job readiness at the 14th annual Boston Cares Awards Oct. 24. The event will be held at the Harborview Ballroom at the Seaport World Trade Center from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to accept this award from Boston Cares. They have played a pivotal role in our success helping people who are unemployed or under-employed land good positions with excellent companies in the Greater Boston area from which they can build sustainable careers,” said Susan Yule, Career Collaborative’s president and CEO. “In partnering with Boston Cares, Career Collaborative has engaged top-notch volunteers with the professional experience and expertise to help our participants succeed. We look forward to continuing this partnership long into the future.”

The 14th Annual Boston Cares Awards recognizes outstanding volunteers, volunteer leaders, and community and corporate partners. This year’s event is honoring partner organizations that make a difference in the area of career and job readiness.

“We’re proud of our results. When people come to Career Collaborative, their annual incomes range from $2,000 to $11,000. Two years after completing our program, 70 percent of them are still employed, and their median income is $30,000,” Yule added. “Our two-year employment retention rate of 70 percent is one of the highest among programs of our kind in the country.”

 

Soak It Up!

Soak It Up!

Participants and staff met in Post Office Square for a sunny lunch break on Friday, July 28th to discuss updates in their lives and careers, any obstacles they were facing or had overcome, and talk openly to the CC staff about their experiences in the workplace. A good time was had by all!