Bank of America Economic Mobility Basics Workshop

Our collaborations with area companies are key to our success preparing Career Collaborative participants to secure quality jobs with benefits. We’re grateful to Bank of America for presenting the financial literacy workshop “Economic Mobility Basics” to our participants on June 26, 2019. The session aimed to help them establish or rebuild good financial habits.

Led by Bank of America Vice President-Sourcing Manager John Bolognese, Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor Phillip Hardin, and James Kirkman, Bank of America Senior Vice President, Digital Channel Management, the workshop covered the basics of budgeting and banking, managing income and paychecks, and financial safety.

Career Collaborative’s employer-partnerships offer a great opportunity to fill your staffing needs with competent, motivated employees, give back to your community, and further your company’s efforts to make a real difference in people’s lives. For more information on partnering with Career Collaborative contact us at info@careercollaborative org, 617.424.6616, or visit us online at

Jam for Jobs

Jam for Jobs was quite a night! We rocked out to the sounds of Bluebird Bio’s JC and the Beakers; Bullhorn, Inc.’s Stampede; Monster’s The Spicolis; and Pega's The Layer Cakes at Hard Rock Café Boston. Over 200 people turned out to raise $50,000 for our career development-job placement programs!  Over 200 people turned out to raise $50,000 for our career development-job placement programs! Thanks to our distinguished judges—musician/entrepreneur Ven Thangaraj, singer/songwriter Jamie Lynn Hart, HearNowLive’s Danny Norwood, and award-winning producer, composer, musician Malik Williams—for taking on the hard work of picking a winner from our four bands!

Thanks also to emcee extraordinaire Amy Brooks, an award-winning on-air radio personality and voice talent, who kept things moving as we raffled off amazing gift packs featuring tickets to the Red Sox and Miss Saigon, a spa day at Avanti Salon Boston, a night at the Ritz Carlton, and dinner out at Ruth’s Chris Steak House! She also helped us auction off a pair of tickets located in the Cross Insurance Boardroom at TD Garden to Elton John's final concert and a Fender Telecaster!

Jam for Jobs would not have been possible without our Diamond Album sponsor Pegasystems, Inc; our Platinum Album sponsors Bullhorn and DipJar; our Gold Album sponsor Epiq Global; and our Silver Album sponsors Monster Worldwide, Inc. and CBRE Group.

2018 Leadership Breakfast

Our 2018 Leadership Breakfast took place Friday, October 12 at the Back Bay Harvard Club in Boston. Robert F. Smith, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Vista Equity Partners was our featured speaker. We presented our Alumni Achievement Award to Doreen Bennett, a 2004 program participant who has worked for Baker Wohl Architects for over a decade; our Chairman’s Award to Santander Bank; our Volunteer of the Year Award to Beth Marshall; and our Community Collaborator of the Year to Reverend Eustace E Payne, Founder & Executive Director of MCOI.

We are grateful to our Platinum Partners: Bullhorn, Inc., The Hamilton Company Charitable Foundation; our Gold Partners: Argent Wealth Management, CloudCall, WinterWyman, Vista Equity Partners & Brian Sheth, Constitution Capital Partners, The Highland Street Foundation; our Silver Partners: Santander Bank, State Street Corporation, DCP (District Capital Partners), Lazard, Charles Sterling Partners; and our supporters: Charles Schwab & Co. and Eastern Bank.