Nature and Purpose
Career Collaborative envisions a world in which all adults are able to support themselves and their children. We give our clients the exact assistance they need to attain this vision. Our mission is to end working-class poverty by helping adults get and succeed at life-changing jobs, making Massachusetts and its families stronger. Since its founding in 1997, Career Collaborative has helped 2,100 families in the Boston area move toward economic self-sufficiency.
We offer our clients a comprehensive set of career services. Our job-search program includes a four-week job-search/job-readiness class, an eight-week structured support group, and 20 practice interviews with volunteers from a variety of professions. Once our clients find work, we mentor them through their first two years of employment so they have the support they need to be effective and stay on the job. Throughout the program, our dedicated staff and volunteers provide individualized coaching and support so clients receive the exact assistance they need.
PULSE students will work side-by-side with participants on searching and applying for jobs online, assisting participants with cover letters and resumes, and conducting practice interviews. Students will support the staff with administrative tasks and in-classroom support.