THE PARTNERSHIP

Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College is a multi-campus urban institution. Founded in 1973, BHCC enrolls approximately 13,000 students in day, afternoon, evening, late-evening, midnight, weekend, and web-based and distance-learning courses and programs each semester. The College is internationally recognized for the development of individualized and alternative methods of instruction. The College is a leader in the application of distance-learning technologies and computer-based methodologies that enhance and strengthen the learning environment. The College offers associate degree programs as well as certificate programs in a wide variety of technical fields. These academic and technical programs respond to the workforce needs of the local and regional economy. BHCC’s degree and certificate programs prepare students for job placement, career advancement and/or transfer to four-year colleges and universities. For more information visit www.bhcc.mass.edu

Career Source

Career Source serves as a hub of activity focused on connecting job seekers and employers, to meet the employment and career advancement needs of individuals and the workforce needs of businesses. Dedicated to providing high quality services within a professional and welcoming environment, Career Source provides counseling, education, and technology to support job search, and vital information and recruitment opportunities for businesses. Career Source is a career resource center that provides employment services to all types of businesses and job seekers at all professional levels. For businesses, we provide a wide range of services including recruitment assistance, professional development and networking opportunities, and valuable information on employer assistance and other programs. Our services to job seekers include workshops, individual counseling to help you find a job, choose a career, or access training, and opportunities to connect with hiring employers. We are a member of the Massachusetts One-Stop Career Center System and are operated by Middlesex Community College. Career Source is chartered by the Metro North Regional Employment Board. For more information visit www.yourcareersource.com.

Metro Credit Union

For 85 years, Metro Credit Union has been providing financial services to communities throughout Massachusetts. As one of the largest credit unions in the state, Metro has over $900 million in assets, more than 134,000 Members, and is able to serve anyone in Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Plymouth, Barnstable or Worcester counties. As a full-service credit union, Metro offers all of the financial products and delivery innovations that you’d expect from a large financial institution. Metro has 12 branches conveniently located in Boston, Burlington, Chelsea, Framingham, Lawrence, Lynn, Peabody, Salem and Tewksbury. Metro is also the credit union for over 1,800 companies in Massachusetts and their employees. Founded in 1926 and headquartered in Chelsea, Massachusetts, Metro Credit Union is a cooperative financial institution, owned by and operated for the people who use and benefit from our products and services. We’re different from banks because we are a non-profit cooperative that is dedicated to the financial success of our members; and not focused on paying dividends to stockholders or maximizing profits for shareholders. The money we bring in is reinvested in our members, through better rates and lower fees. For more information visit www.metrocu.org.

Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership

MBHP is the state’s largest regional provider of rental housing voucher assistance. We serve homeless, elderly, disabled, and low- and moderate-income individuals and families. Our region spans Boston and 29 surrounding communities. We were founded in 1983 as the Boston Housing Partnership by leaders in business, government, and neighborhood-based community development. In 1991, we merged with Metropolitan Housing, Inc. to become a comprehensive, regional, nonprofit housing agency. Our mission is to ensure that the region’s low- and moderate-income individuals and families have choice and mobility in finding and retaining decent affordable housing; all of our programs and initiatives are designed to encourage housing stability, increased economic self-sufficiency, and the enhanced quality of the lives of those we serve. To achieve our mission and to promote efficient service delivery, we work collaboratively with a broad array of service providers and neighborhood-based organizations. We believe that everyone deserves a place to call home. For more information visit www.mbhp.org.

The Neighborhood Developers

The Neighborhood Developers (TND), formerly Chelsea Neighborhood Developers, is a community development corporation that seeks to revitalize distressed neighborhoods and to foster equitable community development in Chelsea, Massachusetts and neighboring North Shore communities. We were founded in 1979 and for our first 25 years, affordable housing development was our primary area of activity. Over time, we learned that we needed to broaden our community development strategies to achieve meaningful revitalization of distressed neighborhoods.  Today, TND employs three investment strategies to build vibrant and sustainable neighborhoods: 1) real estate development to strengthen housing markets and to expand affordable housing inventory; 2) community engagement to foster a resilient social fabric and civic infrastructure; and 3) financial capabilities to increase family prosperity.  For more information visit www.theneighborhooddevelopers.org