Jobs & Community Services

It is our purpose as an innovative public agency to promote economic self-sufficiency to ensure the full participation of all Boston residents in the city's economic vitality and future. It is also our purpose to be an advocate, clearinghouse, and laboratory for "best practices" in literacy, beginning at birth; lifelong learning; job training/placement; and support services so Bostonians may fulfill their educational and employment aspirations.
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  • REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT - PUBLIC SERVICES

    Beginning February 20, 2015, through March 27, 2015, the Mayor's Office of Jobs and Community Services solicits open and competitive proposals for services under the Community Development Block Grant - Public Services (CDBG-PS). The RFP solicits programs that place low-income Boston residents on a continuum of quality education, training, workforce development, and/or economic security programs. The CDBG-PS RFP seeks to identify programs for funding for Fiscal Year 2016, from July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016. JCS will hold a CDBG-PS Bidders Conference on March 4th, at 10:00AM in the BRA board room on the 9th floor of City Hall. Proposals will be due March 27 by 4:00 P.M.

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  • To empower all Boston residents to achieve their educational and employment aspirations.

  • To connect low income residents with job training and employment opportunities.

  • To promote lifelong literacy and learning and the necessary support to achieve these goals.

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