Skip to content
%1$s Profile Image

CAMBRIDGE AFFORDABLE HOUSING CORPORATION

The Work Force is a comprehensive after-school educational enrichment and work-readiness program for low-income teens in Cambridge public housing. Holistic in design, the program provides participants with sustained networks of learning and support over a critical five-year span: from the eighth grade through high school graduation. Our goal is to help our participants to acquire the wide range of skills necessary for long-term success. The Not-for-profit arm of the Work Force is through the Cambridge Affordable Housing Corporation.

chaworkforce.org Tax ID 22-3026442

Donate

The Work Force model has evolved through the years, but our steadfast commitment to delivering quality outcomes remains unchanged. Since 1984, our innovative approach to youth development has achieved a remarkable record of success, boasting nearly an 80% participant retention rate, and virtually a 100% high school graduation rate. A recent third party study of program alumni from the past ten years found that:

  • Nearly 95% of participants enrolled in college or a technical program upon completing the program
  • Over 90% are currently pursuing high education and/or are employed.
  • And, in keeping with our central goal of helping our young people join the social and economic mainstream, two-thirds who completed the program four or more years ago are no longer living in public housing!