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More Than Words
  • 242 E. Berkeley St., Boston, MA 02118
  • 781-788-0035
  • Job Retention
More Than Words – Job Retention
Program activities:

Throughout their time in the Business Job and You Job that make up our Core Social Enterprise Program, youth work with a Career Services Manager to develop career goals and chart an actionable path toward a postsecondary credential and a living wage job. The Career Services team develops deep partnerships with employment and education providers and facilitates site visits, application sessions, warm hand-offs, and in some cases co-case management of services. All youth establish a “3-2-1” plan that maps out goals for their final three months in MTW’s core job-training programming and ensures a smooth transition to other jobs and education.

After youth graduate from their Business and You Jobs, they continue to be served for two-plus additional years by the Career Services team as they apply what they’ve learned in other jobs and education. Youth receive individualized case management support as needed in areas including but not limited to career exploration, college exploration and applications, employment and education persistence coaching, FAFSA completion, job searching, resume and cover letter writing, and interviewing skills.

Program is offered in: English
Participant demographics:

Youth ages 16-24, many of whom have current or prior experience with the Department of Children and Families, court-systems, homelessness, parenting, or other compounding barriers.

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 15
Total hours: 1
Program duration: 12 weeks
Rolling Admission: Yes
Number of cycles: 12
Program start dates: Youth graduate from the core program and into the Career Services Program which provides job search on a rolling basis.
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Varies1-1 case management and job retention support
Other Schedule Information: Youth who have graduated from the Core Social Enterprise Program at More Than Words receive ongoing, proactive support and case management from Career Services Managers. This includes at least monthly check-ins, with more as needed based on the young person’s needs.
Is the program offered remotely? Hybrid

Location information:

242 E. Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02118The site is accessible by the MBTA Red and Orange lines, as well as numerous bus routes.
56 Felton Street, Waltham, MA 02453The site is accessible by the Commuter Rail - Fitchburg line and numerous bus routes.
Additional information about location:

Once youth have graduated from the Core Social Enterprise Program, check-in meetings with Career Services Managers can sometimes happen by phone or as a virtual meeting. Depending on the young person’s schedule, some youth prefer that option and some prefer to come onsite to meet face to face.

Program requirements: CORI check
Program is CORI friendly? Yes
Other outcomes: Employment/Promotion

Participant Supports:

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

Contact Information

Program Liaison: Naomi Parker, Chief Advancement Officer
Telephone: 781-314-9329
Program code: MTW-JR-W or B
ABAWD Qualifying? No