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Fall River, and other Bristol County organizations, receive funding for summer jobs for young people



BOSTON – Attorney General Maura Healey today announced that her office is awarding nearly $322,000 in grant funding to 100 organizations across the state to fund summer jobs for young people that are focused on health and wellness.

“Our summer jobs program provides hundreds of young people across the state with an opportunity to challenge themselves, gain new skills, and make a difference in their own community,” AG Healey said. “We are pleased to be able to continue support cities, towns and nonprofits with this funding that keeps young people active and safe in the summer months and improves public health in Massachusetts.”

This year’s Healthy Summer Youth Jobs Grant Program is funded with health-care related settlement money from the AG’s Office. This is the fifth year that the AG’s Office is running the grant program, which allows teens to hold summer jobs in their own communities that are focused on promoting nutrition, physical fitness and healthy living.

Examples of jobs funded through this year’s grant program include:

Coaching sports or physical fitness activities at a summer camp;
Building and maintaining a community garden or urban farm;
Leading classes on cooking, nutrition, and healthy lifestyles;
Creating a recycling awareness campaign for the community; and,
Mentoring and educating youth about healthy relationships.

Since AG Healey launched the grant program in 2015, it has funded more than 800 jobs for young people across the state through settlement money.

In addition to funding, the AG’s Community Engagement and Fair Labor Divisions will be visiting the young workers and providing training on worker’s rights and wage and hour laws.

The 100 organizations – including nonprofits, municipalities, and other government offices – receiving funding through the program are:

The Cape and the Islands

Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club in Edgartown

Cape Cod YMCA in Sandwich

Island Grown Initiative in Vineyard Haven

Berkshire County

Berkshire Family YMCA in North Adams and Pittsfield

Berkshire South Regional Community Center in Great Barrington

Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams

Bristol County

Attleboro Area School to Career Partnership, Inc. in Attleboro

Boys and Girls Club of Fall River in Assonet

Greater Fall River RE-CREATION in Fall River

Boys and Girls Club of New Bedford

Coastal Foodshed Inc. in New Bedford

Community Boating Center, Inc. in New Bedford

Town of Norton

Saint Vincent’s Home Corporation in South Dartmouth

Essex County

Amesbury Recreation

Centro de Apoyo Familiar in Lawrence

Greater Lawrence Community Boating in Lawrence

Lawrence Boys & Girls Club

Groundwork Lawrence

Beyond Soccer, Inc. in Lawrence

Methuen Arlington Neighborhood, Inc. in Methuen

City of Newburyport

Camp Fire North Shore in Salem

Russian Community Association of Massachusetts in Lynn

The Food Project Inc. in Lynn, Beverly and Wenham

City of Gloucester Health Department

YMCA of Metro North in Peabody

Hampden County

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke

The Boys & Girls Club of West Springfield

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield

Gandara Center, Inc. in Springfield

Gardening the Community, a project of Third Sector New England in Springfield

Martin Luther King Jr Family Services in Springfield

New North Citizens’ Council in Springfield

Springfield Department of Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management

Hampshire County

All Out Adventures in Northampton

Mark Meadows After School Program (MMASDC, Inc) in Amherst

City of Easthampton

Middlesex County

Arlington Boys and Girls Club

Brazilian American Center Framingham

Mill City Grows in Lowell

UTEC in Lowell

Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell

REACH Beyond Domestic Violence in Waltham

Cambridge Camping Association

Groundwork Somerville

Middlesex Sheriff’s Office in Chelmsford

City of Marlborough

Scalabrini Assistance and Cultural Center in Somerville

Watertown Boys and Girls Club

Everett Public Schools

Centro Comunitario Scalabrini in Everett

Medford Recreation

Philips Brooks House Association, Inc. in Boston and Cambridge

Norfolk County

Town of Weymouth Recreation Department

South Shore YMCA in Quincy

Randolph Board of Health

Town of Norwood Public Health Department

Plymouth County

Old Colony YMCA in Brockton and Middleboro

Boys and Girls Club of Brockton

Suffolk County

Doc Wayne Youth Services in Boston

Casa Myrna Vazquez, Inc. in Boston

Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. in Boston

Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc. in Boston

La Alianza Hispana in Boston

Fourth Presbyterian Church of South Boston

Save the Harbor Save the Bay in Boston

YMCA of Greater Boston

West End House Boys & Girls Club in Boston

Community Rowing in Brighton

Mothers for Justice and Equality in Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan

Whittier Street Health Center in Boston

Sociedad Latina in Roxbury

Charlestown Coalition

All Dorchester Sports & Leadership

InnerCity Weightlifting in Dorchester

Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts in Dorchester

The Boston Project Ministries in Dorchester

Chelsea Collaborative

Piers Park Sailing Center in East Boston

Project R.I.G.H.T., Dorchester

Hyde Square Task Force, Inc. in Jamaica Plain

Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition

Foundation for Boston Centers for Youth & Families in Roxbury

Madison Park Development Corporation in Roxbury

Philips Brooks House Association, Inc. In Boston and Cambridge

City of Chelsea Department of Public Works in Chelsea

GreenRoots in Chelsea

Boys & Girls Club of Boston

City of Revere / Revere on the Move

Worcester County

City of Worcester

Worcester Youth Center

Girls Inc. of Worcester

YMCA of Central Massachusetts

City of Gardner

Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster

Town of Rutland Recreation Department

Town of Webster Recreation Department

Children Across America in Milford

Hockomock Area YMCA in Milford

AG Healey’s Healthy Summer Youth Jobs Grant Program will fund employment for young people at the organizations from July 8, 2019 through Aug. 30, 2019.

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