Massport’s Community Summer Jobs Program Celebrates 30th Anniversary
Thousands of local students have benefitted since 1991
BOSTON – The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) is celebrating the 30th 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
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 www.massport.com.
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.