Coaching is a supportive partnership that empowers participants with the tools to find solutions and move their families forward. Participants work with a coach to create an individual employment plan; identify and pursue career goals; develop better self-awareness and resiliency; access resources; and find strategies to increase financial stability. Our coaches help participants set goals, identify concrete steps toward meeting those goals through an action plan, and provide bi-weekly check-ins on progress and to help keep them accountable. We focus on building success in five areas: career, finances, family, education/training, and community connections.
Coaches also provide a wealth of knowledge about resources, including referrals to – and support in obtaining – additional services around health and basic needs, further education and vocational training opportunities, and specialized services to meet needs beyond our expertise.
Coaching participants also receive income maximization services. We provide income supports screening to all participants upon entry into our program and, once potential sources of support are identified, we offer assistance in connecting to public and private benefits. This includes transportation, in-house childcare, housing, SNAP and other public benefits, as well as referrals to external support services as needed.
For more information or to make an appointment, contact Timothy Fitzgerald at email@example.com or 617-375-8150.
Parent Building Blocks
These are opportunities for parents to expand their resources and skills through both long-term interactive classes and one-time educational workshops.
Examples of Programming
The Power of Parenting – a 12-week program geared towards empowering parents with knowledge, skills and the social capital to support their parenting.
Job Readiness Foundations
A series of interactive, skill-building workshops designed to give you the tools to join and thrive in a highly competitive job market!
Join a cohort of students to:
– Build a network
– Learn and practice skills
– Hear from and meet career professionals
– Receive focused feedback
Earn articulate credits with Cambridge College!
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Family Engagement Series
These are family-oriented events that allow parents and children to engage in collaborative, meaningful activities with other families in our community. Some of the events we have hosted this year are STEAM Night, Movie Night, International Night, and Family Game Night. Events usually occur on a monthly basis. For more information, please refer to our monthly calendar.
USES’s S.T.E.P (Striving Towards Economic Prosperity) Program aims to address the multi-faceted barriers individuals face in escaping poverty. The program is particularly relevant and important now, as families continue to navigate the loss of income, new expenses, and unprecedented levels of stress on household stability and children’s academic and social wellbeing brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning in October and with the support of key funders, USES will conduct an 18-month Guaranteed Income Program. This program will provide 16 parents of children enrolled in our youth programs with $800 of unrestricted monthly payments to alleviate financial stressors and support families as they work to increase their financial stability.
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