Project Place: Employment, Job Training, & Resource Services
1145 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118
Telephone: 617-542-3740 x273 or 617-542-3740 x434 - Fax: 617-542-3860
Email: or - Web site:


Polly Hanson, Director of Client Services or Beth Carter, Director of Reentry


Clean Corners…Bright Hopes:

Clean Corners…Bright Hopes is a facilities maintenance service that employs homeless individuals to perform maintenance and landscaping. This business offers transitional employment for six months. Starting pay is $8/hour, with potential for performance-based increases.

Working Opportunities for Women (WOW) Program:

A new social enterprise at Project Place offering business services for producers of specialty products: light assembly and production, packaging and labeling, order processing, order fulfillment and sales and marketing. WOW provides women living in shelter with on-the-job skills and experience to change their lives through work.

HomePlate: Home Plate employs homeless individuals to prepare and sell wholesome and convenient meals for people on the go. This business offers transitional employment for six months. Starting pay is $8/hour, with potential for performance-based increases.

Project Pepsi: Project Pepsi partners with the Pepsi Bottling Company to employ homeless individuals to service vending machines throughout greater Boston. Project Pepsi hires loaders and drivers. This business offers transitional employment for six months. Starting pay is $8/hour, with potential for performance-based increases.

Work Ready: WORK READY* is a 4-week job-readiness training program focused on the basics of preparing clients for a successful job search. Clients will learn to develop resumes, write cover letters, perform a focused job search, & prepare for the interview process. In addition, clients will attend a weekly computer class. Upon completion of the program, clients will be assigned a career coach/case manager to assist with job search and provide ongoing support & resources. Classes are held M - F from 9-3.

*Work Ready is required as a pre-requisite for all of our other skills training

Further Credentialing: Project Place offers a 4-week Customer Service Training with Professional Certification in Customer Service through the National Retail Federation Foundation. We also offer a 4-week practicum focused on daily guided job search with the express goal of employment for clients who complete Customer Service credentialing. ServSafe, an industry-recognized certification in food safety is offered regularly. OSHA training is offered on an occasional basis as well.

Social Enterprises: Project Place operates three businesses. These enterprises provide transitional employment for clients for up to 4 months at starting pay of $9/hr. Individuals apply to be hired. Our social enterprises provide an opportunity to fill gaps in work history & gain references while pursuing permanent employment with the support of a case manager. To be considered for hire into one of our enterprises, clients must first complete Work Ready.

Partnerships to Opportunities for Women in Re-Entry (POWR): is a partnership of multiple local agencies targeting women ex-offenders and providing wrap-around case management services within 180 days of re-entry. POWR provides an opportunity to engage in job training, job skills, mental health services, mentoring, and paid for work opportunities with the goal to reduce recidivism & unemployment. ALL Programs are CORI Friendly, Boston Career Pathways Collaborative (BCPC) offers training, case management, mentoring, credentialing, education support, job placement, and follow-up services geared to the needs of men and women returning from incarceration. Participants are placed in employment within local growth industries helping to set a path for a positive career trajectory.

All programs are CORI friendly.

Service hours:

9am - 5pm

Requirements / Restrictions:

Clients are required to have stability in the areas of physical and mental health, legal issues, and sobriety for 90 days. Enterprise employment requires 90 days sobriety.

Exceptions are made to these restrictions, so please call for access to services.




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