Founded in 1877, CWS helps people who face barriers to work obtain employment and achieve self-sufficiency through innovative job training, placement and support services.

Upcoming Events

Dear Friends of Community Work Services,

As you know, Community Work Services is part of The Fedcap Group—a growing family of nonprofits with similar missions, all laser focused on improving the lives of the vulnerable and disadvantaged.  Twice a year the Fedcap Group releases its financial and operating results. This effort provides key stakeholders with regular and timely disclosures about financial and operational performance, mission-related impact, and trends and challenges for The Fedcap Group. This release underscores our commitment to fiscal transparency.   

On Wednesday, May 29th from 11:00-12:00 EDT, The Fedcap Group will release our FY19 First Half Financial and Operating results.

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“In order to work I need day care, and in order for day care I need to work,” Danielle McInnis said.

She credited Community Work Services for giving her the break she needed to get her current job, providing her with hospitality training classes.

To watch the full news report on WCVB5 Click Here.

Our Programs provide a mix of classroom learning and hands-on training to help participants develop technical and interpersonal skills to become successful in today’s competitive job market.

Building Careers

Our Career Design School provides participants with immersive, skills-based learning in a number of high-growth sectors, allowing them to explore, train and thrive in a new career.

Empowering the Workforce

We work in close partnership with employers to deliver training programs that focus on helping those with developmental disabilities build in-demand skills for the workplace.

Jump-Starting Opportunity

We connect skilled workers with employer partners to help fill critical staffing gaps and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the workplace.

Ongoing Support

Case managers help participants develop short- and long-term employment goals and provide ongoing post-placement services, legal assistance and counseling.

Informational Sessions: 1:00 PM, Every Wed. 174 Portland St #2, Boston, MA 02114

Our Story

CWS was founded over 140 years ago by Annie Adams Fields in Boston to improve the lives of the city’s poor.

Ms. Fields believed that access to high-quality education and employment opportunities was the most critical way she could improve the lives of those in poverty. She sought to apply business principles and efficiency to this mission.

Since then, CWS has stayed true to the mission set by our founders, while also expanding the scope of our programs and widening the range of the populations and geography we serve.

What’s New at CWS

Community Work Services

174 Portland St 2#,Boston,MA 02114
(617) 720-2233