Community Work Services (CWS)

Filed Under: Employment
174 Portland Street
Boston, ma 02114
Phone: 617-720-2233
Fax: 617-367-4759

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.


English, Spanish


While every effort is made to provide current and accurate information for the agency descriptions and hours of operation, it is recommended to call the agency to verify the information before visiting.

Last updated January 31, 2019