Springfield WORKS recognized by Mass DTA for Career Pathways Work

The Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance recently recognized the work of Springfield WORKS in a press release. The press release quotes our Director, Anna Kandilis, saying, “Springfield WORKS teamed up with the DTA Works Coordinator for the West and Central regions to bring a DTA Works career track program to Springfield. We agreed that the…

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Springfield WORKS Hosts Data Walk Press Event

Springfield WORKS recently announced that they have received a $400,000 Community Empowerment and Reinvestment Grant. The grant will help us to research and address the problems facing formerly-incarcerated youth. The first step in this process is raising awareness. That is why, on Tuesday, August 23rd, Springfield WORKS hosted a press event and data walk to showcase the important information we have collected so far about this at-risk population.

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Managing the Cliff Effect (Viewpoint)

Mass Live and the Springfield Republican recently published the story of our team’s Community Alignment Specialist, Eneida Molina! In the article, she shares her experience navigating the cliff effect and argues that legislation should be passed to help eliminate the cliff effect for others. Read More at MassLive.

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Springfield Initiative Receives National Funding for Workforce-development Strategy

Since 2016, the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council (EDC), through its Springfield WORKS initiative, has brought together employers, educators, community leaders, the city, and residents to address how to meet the economic needs of both Springfield residents and local businesses. As a result of this collaboration, it became clear that there was a need to…

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Springfield Mother of Four Receives Parent of the Year Award

The Massachusetts Head Start Association awarded the Parent of the Year Award to an Educare Springfield parent and celebrated with a The Massachusetts Head Start Association awarded the Parent of the Year Award to an Educare Springfield parent and celebrated with a parade Thursday afternoon. According to a news release sent to 22News, Bryana Stover…

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Holyoke E for All, Springfield Works, New North Citizens Council receive state Urban Agenda business development grants

The EforAll Holyoke business accelerator program will offer its first Spanish-language program with $100,000 from the state Urban Agenda Grant Program. Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov Karyn Polito announced this week a total of $2 million in grants to 23 projects statewide, according to a news release. The money is going to programs in…

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