Community Work Services, (CWS)
174 Portland Street
Boston, MA 02114
Telephone: 617-720-2233 - Fax: 617-367-4759
Email: - Web site:


Director of Job Training Services, 617-910-5172


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

Programs and support services include:

Job Training:

  • Commercial Cleaning/Property Maintenance
  • Food Services/Culinary Arts
  • Hotel and Hospitality
  • Job Readiness
  • Commercial Production
  • ReServe Greater Boston: Helping professionals age 55+ reinvest a career's worth of skills to strengthen their communities

Support Services:
  • Case Management
  • Job Placement
  • Post Placement
  • Legal Assistance

    Service hours:

    Office and Program Hours: M - F: 8am - 4:30pm

    Requirements / Restrictions:

    All of CWS services have specific eligibility requirements. Interested candidates are encouraged to attend an agency tour to learn more about the program and their requirements. Tours are held year-round, every Wednesday at 1pm. Reservations are not required.


    Cost depends on the program and funding or referral source


    English, Spanish


    Orange or Green line: North Station; walk 2 ½ blocks to Portland St. #174 is middle of block, next to INS offices. Take elevator to 2nd floor.

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