News & Events

July 2016 Updates

Rosa always exhibits exceptional regard for her customers at The Village Bank. In addition, while on a promotion track during the past year, she stayed in frequent contact with her Career Coach and demonstrated perseverance, patience and a strong work ethic on the job. As a result, she was recently promoted to Teller Supervisor with a pay raise!

May 2016 Updates

#Ringthebell: Vanessa got a job!

"Believe in yourself. Don’t give up, follow your dreams. Forget all the reasons it won’t work, and remember the one reason it will.”

Let's wish Vanessa a deserved CONGRATULATIONS! She came in to #RingTheBell on Tuesday and share the good news of her full-time position with The Community Builders as an Asset Management Assistant.

 

Money Matters Weekend Workshop

Money Matters
Money Matters

Why are these participants smiling? They just spent an evening figuring out how to budget, check their credit reports and plan to meet their financial goals as part our Money Matters evening workshop series!

 

May 2016 Workshop Participants

Wish a warm congratulations and best of luck to our May 2016 workshop graduates, who completed the Job-Search Course and their 20th practice interviews last Friday. They're well on their way to achieving great full-time employment!

 

#RingTheBell: Olga Got A Job!

"I was wonderfully surprised to see that the work that people are doing here actually makes a huge difference. We're not just sitting here putting in paperwork that we feel we have to; it works. The workshop works."

CONGRATULATIONS to Olga, who came to #RingTheBell and celebrate her new full-time position as an AIS Custody Specialist, Associate I with State Street Corporation. Check out her full speech: https://youtu.be/ZWvyrnRUZac

 

#RingTheBell: Li Got A Job!

Wish a hearty congratulations to Li, who came in to#RingTheBell and share her success story with our newest set of workshop graduates. Li has started a new full-time job as Accountant III with the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 

APRIL Workshop PARTICIPANTS

Meet the graduates of the April 2016 workshop! These folks successfully completed their 20th practice interview and are officially moving full-speed ahead toward attaining a great full-time position. Well done, everyone!

April 2016

Job Placements

Congratulations to Chimica, who got a full-time job as a Patient Experience Representative with Boston Children's Hospital! She came in to #RingTheBelllast week and shared some wonderful advice with our current workshop class. http://bit.ly/26s5hTa

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"I've finally learned to celebrate the small things. They told me all the time, celebrate the small things and stay focused on the job...and now I got the job I want."

CONGRATULATIONS to Johnson, who came in to #RingTheBell and share this good news with us! He got a full-time job as an Elementary K-5 Paraprofessional with Shore Educational Collaborative.

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Bayat, came in to ‪#‎RingTheBell‬ last week and share her success at her new full-time position as a Food Preparer with Gate Gourmet. Bayat had this to share:

"I want to thank everyone at Career Collaborative today. I have found a job at the airport. I want to thank everyone who helped me build my resume - all the workers, including the classmates, were good to me. Everyone was nice and I had fun!"

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"If I have one piece of advice for this class, it's this: don't give up. Never, ever, ever give up."

CONGRATULATIONS to Nicole, who came in to ‪#‎RingTheBell‬ and celebrate her new full-time job as an Intensive Care Coordinator with Children's Services of Roxbury! Nicole worked hard in class, leveraged her experience, and did a great job of staying in touch with us and continuing applications after the workshop ended, leading her to exactly the job she wanted.

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A well-deserved CONGRATULATIONS to Michelle, who came in to ‪#‎RingTheBell‬ and celebrate her new full-time position as a Bus Monitor with First Call Transportation!

Many of you may recognize Michelle from the resource room; she regularly came in and put in applications and consulted with staff, working hard to find a good full-time job. We commend her on her perseverance!

Workshop

CONGRATULATIONS to our March 2016 workshop graduates, who officially completed 20 practice interviews and the Job-Search course on April 1st!

March 2016

Job Placements

Congratulations to Carolyn, who came in yesterday to #RingTheBell and share her news of a full-time job as an Administrative Assistant with The Community Builders!

"It's been a journey. I just wanted to say that I could not have done it without the staff here, plain and simple. It's hard work and they are here to support you in every way. They provide the tools for you, and it works - but you have to work."

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"When I came in this organization, I was just thinking to start any job because I am new to this country...that because [I'm new to] the U.S., my old experiences and Bachelor's degree would not work anymore. But they told me I can do whatever I want, and so I got my target job, with full-time and full benefits.

This is my second home. Thank you for making my life so much easier."

We are so proud of Yemisrach, who graduated from our February workshop and started a full-time job this week with DTI Global. She impressed in her practice interviews and ended up making a great connection with a great employer. #RingTheBell

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Meet Daikersu, a graduate of our December 2013 workshop. He worked hard, put in applications and ended up with a great full-time position as a General Service Associate with Boston Medical Center. Since starting, Daikersu has been promoted and continues to build toward his career and financial goals by staying in touch with his career coach Carol. You could have great success like Daikersu – and we can help! Attend our next information session tomorrow at 1pm and learn how we can help you gain full-time employment and start building your career.

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Meet Sally, who spent Leap Day with us to share the leaps and bounds she is making in her career!

She came in to ‪#‎RingTheBell‬ last Monday and celebrate her new job as a Cook with Sodexo USA at Curry College, sharing some goodwill and advice with our most recent set of workshop graduates. CONGRATULATIONS, Sally!

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"When you go to your interviews, don't be scared. Show them the passion for what you're doing, and when they see the passion in you, you will get that job."

CONGRATULATIONS to Juliet! She came in last Friday to ‪#‎RingTheBell ‬and celebrate her new job as a Patient Care Assistant with Brigham and Women's Hospital.