1. Economic Development Council of Western MA/Springfield WORKS to host Commonwealth Corps Members

    Economic Development Council of Western MA/Springfield WORKS to host Commonwealth Corps Members

    The Economic Development Council Western Mass/Springfield WORKS to Host Three Half-time (18 - 20 hrs/wk) Commonwealth Corps members to serve as Community Outreach Support Specialists providing community resident, leader and employer outreach and mentor recruitment. Through their service, members will increase access to a greater number of residents who are underemployed or unemployed, and community leaders and employers who are vital to sustained employment.

    Springfield, MA – Economic Development Council of Western MA (EDC) is excited to announce it has been selected to be one of 17 Commonwealth Corps Host Site Partners.  Administered by the Massachusetts Service Alliance, the Commonwealth Corps engages Massachusetts residents of all ages and backgrounds in service and capacity building to strengthen communities, address unmet community needs, and increase volunteerism.  The program has a dual focus: one on members’ impact in their organizations and communities and the other on members’ own growth and development.   

    The EDC will host three half-time members in the Springfield Works, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Working Cities Challenge (WCC) Initiative as Community Outreach Support Specialists, providing community resident, leader and employer outreach and mentor recruitment. Through their service, members will increase access to a greater number of residents who are underemployed or unemployed, and community leaders and employers who are vital to sustained employment. In addition, members will leverage the work of fifteen core partner volunteers that are engaged in connecting low-income residents to meaningful employment.   

    Three half-time service positions are available, and applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis, so immediate applications are encouraged and can be submitted to a.kandilis@westernmassedc.com or visit Springfieldworks.net for more information. 

     

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