Project Place: Employment, Job Training, & Resource Services

Filed Under: CORI, Employment
Who to Contact
Polly Hanson, Associate Director and Beth Carter, Director of Reentry & Community Partners

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 three months. Starting pay is $11/hour, with potential for performance-based increases.

Community Re-entry for Women (CREW) Program: CREW provides job readiness and life skills training to incarcerated women at the Suffolk County House of Correction. Through linking the participants with case management, career coaching and health care, the program seeks to foster the strength and independence of participants in preparation for positive re-entry into the community. This program is only available to incarcerated females at the SCHOC.

Home Plate: Home Plate employs homeless individuals to prepare and sell wholesome and convenient meals for people on the go. This business offers transitional employment for three months. Starting pay is $11/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 three months. Starting pay is $11/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 3 months at starting pay of $11/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 female returning citizens 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.

Transportation: Silver Line: East Berkeley St.; Red Line: Broadway.

Service hours

9am - 5pm

Other Locations
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.


English, Limited 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 February 28, 2018