Workforce Development

The Workforce Development Initiative provides economically disadvantaged residents in Boston and Greater Boston with a viable pathway to meaningful, lifetime employment. The program makes it possible for NBSS to fund not only tools and materials, but also supportive services critical to students’ success.

The Workforce Development Initiative demonstrates how local foundations large and small can collaborate in supporting the needs of the community. Supporters of the NBSS program have included*:

  • BNY Mellon/ Peter E. Strauss Trust
  • Cabot Family Charitable Trust
  • Orville W. Forté Charitable Foundation
  • Esther B. Kahn Charitable Foundation
  • Liberty Mutual Foundation
  • Massachusetts Charitable Society
  • Neighborhood Jobs Trust of the City of Boston
  • The Boston Foundation
  • The James C. Melvin Trust
  • Thomas Anthony Pappas Charitable Foundation
  • Mabel Louise Riley Foundation
  • Adelard A. Roy and Valeda Lea Roy Foundation
  • Santander Bank
  • William E. Schrafft and Bertha E. Schrafft Charitable Trust
  • Staples Foundation
  • F. Roscoe and Vila B. Webber 1974 Charitable Trust
  • Vila B. Webber 1985 Charitable Trust

*as of May 2017


Contact Melissa Gallin, Director of Institutional Support at or 617-227-0155 x175.