Thousands of local students have benefitted since 1991
BOSTON – The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) is celebrating the 30 th anniversary of its Community Summer Jobs Program, which has supported thousands of local students through partnerships with community organizations. This year, 25 organizations are receiving grants to support nearly 300 seasonal jobs.
The annual program is designed to help civic and social service agencies by providing funds to hire youth workers in Massport’s neighboring communities including Bedford, Charlestown, Chelsea, Concord, East Boston, Lexington, Lincoln, Revere, South Boston, Winthrop, and Worcester. Without the assistance of Massport’s Community Summer Jobs Program, many local organizations would not be able to offer affordable summer programs to local residents. Since 1991, close to 8,000 local students have gained valuable work experience in various jobs, such as camp counselor, office assistant, maintenance worker and lifeguard, paid for by the grant.
“Massport is proud to partner with and support the great work of these non-profit groups and community organizations, especially as they recover from the impacts of the pandemic,” said Massport CEO Lisa Wieland. “These summer jobs provide a great opportunity for young people to learn important life skills, gain professional experience, and earn a paycheck, while giving back to their communities.”
The 2021 program will support the following 25 local organizations:
Charlestown Boys & Girls Club
Charlestown Community Center Chelsea Boys & Girls Club Chelsea Department of Public Works Community Action for Safe Alternatives (CASA) Condon Community Center Curley Community Center East Boston Social Centers East Boston YMCA Harborside Community Center John F. Kennedy Center La Colaborativa Martin Pino Community Center Maverick Landing Community Services McDonough Sailing Center Piers Park Sailing Center Revere Recreation Department Salesian Boys & Girls Club South Boston Boys & Girls Club South Boston Neighborhood House Swift Waters After School Program Town of Lincoln Tynan Community Center Winthrop Parks & Recreation Department Worcester Neighborhood Summer Park Steward Program
Massport also supports local youth athletic and enrichment programs throughout the year and offers scholarships for graduating high school seniors. For more information on Massport’s community initiatives and youth programs, visit
The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) owns and operates Boston Logan International Airport, public terminals in the Port of Boston, Hanscom Field and Worcester Regional Airport.