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Community Servings, Inc.
  • 179 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
  • 617-522-7777
  • Job Retention
Teaching Kitchen – Job Retention
Program activities:

Job retention participants are graduates of the Teaching Kitchen work-based learning program, who have successfully gained employment within the food service industry. Job retention services are highly individualized and based on the needs and goals of the individual. Services include, at minimum, weekly or biweekly check-in (by phone, in person, or by email) by Teaching Kitchen staff. Participants are offered the following types of support on an as needed basis:

– support processing successes and challenges that arise in their place of employment, and determining any suggested actions to support successful employment

– referrals to community-based resources to support the retention of employment, including but not limited to transportation, clothing/ uniforms, telephone or computer access, childcare, housing, etc.

– Coaching in the form of guidance and practice conversations to help participants feel prepared to navigate any difficult conversations or tensions in the workplace

– Support navigating any changes in benefits as a result of employment income, and referrals to local financial empowerment and family prosperity support services as needed

– Coaching for individuals who wish to pursue a promotion during the 90 days that Job Retention services are provided

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Program is offered in: English
Participant demographics:

Ages 18+ and proficient in English. Must be a graduate of the Teaching Kitchen work-based learning program, who has successfully gained employment within the food service industry.

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 30
Total hours: 2
Program duration: 12 weeks
Rolling Admission: Yes
Number of cycles: 8
Program start dates: This component is available to all Teaching Kitchen work based learning graduates, starting when they gain employment
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
hours varyOne on one services scheduled individually.
Other Schedule Information: Our offices are closed on federal holidays.
Is the program offered remotely? Hybrid
Is public transportation available? Yes

Location information:

179 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130The site is accessible by 2-minute walk from the Stony Brook T station on the orange line, or by a short walk from MBTA bus routes 22, 29, 39, 41, 42, and 44.
Additional information about location:

Community Servings also has parking available for bikes and vehicles.

Job retention services can be offered remotely or in person, depending on the needs of the individual.
Job retention services are occasionally provided on site at the individual’s place of employment, depending on their need.

Other requirements: Only open to graduates of the Teaching Kitchen work-based learning program
Program is CORI friendly? Yes
Additional details: CORI friendly aside from convictions of arson, murder, or sexual assault
Other outcomes: Employment/Promotion, Retention of quality employment in the first 90 days, with support for individuals seeking promotions in that timeframe

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
DTA SNAP Transportation Support
DTA SNAP Child Care Referral
Computer Access
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? No
Do participants receive any pay? Not applicable

Contact Information

Program Liaison: Allison Sequeira, Teaching Kitchen Senior Program Manager
Telephone: 617-522-7777
Ext: 206
Program code: CSI-JR
ABAWD Qualifying? No