BOSTON – More than 35 South Boston students earned a paycheck this summer thanks to the Massachusetts Port Authority’s Community Summer Jobs Program. Now in its 27th year, Massport’s program supported 40 South Boston high school and college students in summer jobs with community organizations.
This summer, 352 area high school and college students earned a paycheck through our Community Summer Jobs Program. We funded 40 summer jobs at South Boston organizations including: Condon Community Center, Curley Community Center, Labouré Center, McDonough Sailing Center, South Boston Boys & Girls Club, South Boston Neighborhood House, Stretch Walsh Community Center and Tynan Community Center. For many young people, these summer jobs marked the start of an educational path and a career.
Massport’s Community Summer Jobs Program is designed to help civic and social service agencies by providing funds to support youth employment in communities where Massport facilities are located — Charlestown, Chelsea, East Boston, Revere, South Boston, Winthrop, Bedford, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln and Worcester.
“Our Community Summer Jobs Program employs hundreds of hardworking students from communities that are important to Massport,” said Massport CEO Thomas P. Glynn. “The jobs give these young people a chance to earn an income and gain skills from hands-on experience in their communities.”
Participating organizations are responsible for recruiting, interviewing, hiring and supervising student employees. Since Massport’s Community Summer Jobs Program started in 1991, thousands of summer jobs have been funded allowing local high school and college students the opportunity to gain valuable job skills while serving their community.
The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) owns and operates Boston Logan International Airport, public terminals in the Port of Boston, Hanscom Field, and Worcester Regional Airport. Massport is a financially self-sustaining public authority whose premier transportation facilities generate more than $15 billion annually, and enhance and enable economic growth and vitality in New England. For more information please visit massport.com.
PHOTO CAPTION: Students working at Harry McDonough Sailing Center