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Summary Information on 3rd Year of the Disability Employment Grantees


Eleven Disability Employment Grants; $ total funding

Eleven multi-site grants which showcase innovative training options for people with significant disabilities within the One Stop system.


    Community Enterprises, Inc.

North Hampton, Massachusetts


  • Locations: Massachusetts – (1) Worcester, (2) Boston; Connecticut – Hartford, and New York
  • Funding:  $194,005  performance period 7/01/2004 – 6/30/2005


Community Enterprises, collaborating with the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission and CVS Pharmacy, trains jobseekers with disabilities in an area with growth potential – retail pharmacy and photo lab opportunities.  This project, operating in Worcester, Boston, and also Hartford, Connecticut, targets jobseekers with disabilities who are minorities, and a quarter of the participants receiving SSI/SSDI. Participants train at CVS/Pharmacy, TJX & Big Y Corporation while receiving paid work experience in the pharmacy/retail field. Initially trained as Pharmacy Associates, Crew Members, (Clerks and Cashiers) and Photo Lab Technicians, participants progress to Pharmacy Technicians, Lead Technicians, Shift Supervisors and Photo Lab Supervisors.