Massport’s Community Summer Jobs Program Celebrates 2023 Season

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) is celebrating another year of its Community Summer Jobs Program, which has supported thousands of local students through partnerships with community organizations. This year, 30 organizations received $650,000 in grant funding to support nearly 280 seasonal jobs.

The annual program is designed to help civic and social service agencies by providing funds to hire youth workers in Massport’s neighboring communities including Bedford, Charlestown, Chelsea, Concord, East Boston, Lincoln, Revere, South Boston, Winthrop, and Worcester. Without the assistance of Massport’s Community Summer Jobs Program, many local organizations would not be able to offer affordable summer programs to local residents. Since 1991, over 9,000 local students have gained valuable work experience in various jobs, such as camp counselor, office assistant, maintenance worker and lifeguard, paid for by the grant.

“Massport is proud to partner with and support the great work of local non-profit groups and community organizations,” said Massport CEO Lisa Wieland. “These summer jobs mean much more than a paycheck – they provide a great opportunity for young people to learn important life skills and gain professional, hands-on experience while giving back to their communities.”

The 2023 program supported the following local organizations:

Charlestown Boys & Girls Club

Charlestown Community Center

Chelsea Boys & Girls Club

Chelsea Department of Public Works

Community Action for Safe Alternatives (CASA)

Community Action Programs Inter-City, Inc. (CAPIC)

Condon Community Center

East Boston Community Development Corporation

East Boston Social Centers

East Boston YMCA

John F. Kennedy Family Service Center

La Colaborativa

Martin Pino Community Center

Maverick Landing Community Services

McDonough Sailing Center

Minute Man National Historical Park

Paris Street Community Center

Piers Park Sailing Center

Revere Recreation Department

Salesian Boys & Girls Club

South Boston Boys & Girls Club

South Boston Neighborhood House

Swift Waters After School Program

Town of Bedford

Town of Concord

Town of Lincoln

Tynan Community Center

Winthrop Parks & Recreation Department

Worcester County Horticultural Society

Worcester Neighborhood Summer Park Steward Program

Massport also supports local youth athletic and enrichment programs throughout the year and offers scholarships for graduating high school seniors. For more information on Massport’s community initiatives and youth programs, visit

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