Our Services

 

Workforce Development

Mature Worker Program (MWP)

Operated since 2004, and funded by the Department of Labor, the Mature Workers Program works with over 100 non-profit organizations as “host training agencies” to provide subsidize job readiness and employment preparedness opportunities to ‘hard to reach’ mature workers over the age of 55. Read more...

Fund Administration Preparatory Program (FAPP)

Piloted in November of 2008, the Fund Administration Preparatory Program is a 9-month professional development and technology training program for men and women preparing for hire as Fund Accountants and/or financial positions at State Street Corporation. Read more...

Dollars and Sense Financial Literacy Training

This is our newest program to launch in October of 2012.  We will use our Destination: Good Credit curriculum provided by the National Urban League in conjunction with FDIC money smart curriculum.  Read more...

Employment Resource Center (ERC)

ERC is a walk-in service that allows job seekers to learn more about career advancements, job coaching, case management, resume writing, interview skills and structured job search. Up-to-date on-line employment search databases such as Monster.com, VAULT, and ULWorks give participants an opportunity to review their qualifications and match up with current employers’ job opportunities. This last fiscal year, ULEM served 5011 from ERC. Read more...

The Diversity Career Fair

A partnership between the Boston Globe and Boston.com/Monster, the Job Fair provides a means for nearly 50 of the area’s largest employers to recruit candidates of color. This year’s event was held on June 15th, 2009 at Fenway Park, and had an attendance of 752 diverse participants with a range of professional backgrounds, and included employers representing a variety of industries, such as financial services, food, hospitality, and technology.

Volunteer 2 Work

ULEM is launching its newest program called Volunteer 2 Work (V2W)!  As job markets change, so must our placement efforts and client marketability strategies.  The V2W program was born from the concept of "On-the-Job Training (OJT)" and is designed to teach the value of work through volunteer service to chronically unemployed and newly unemployed individuals who need a bridge to re-enter the job market.  Read more...

ACT National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC)

This is an industry-recognized, portable, evidence-based credential that certifies essential skills needed for workplace success.  As an organization we recognize that in order to increase the employment options of our constituents we needed to incorporate industry recognized certifications. The NCRC is now a base credential that anyone who enrolls in one of our professional skills trainings can earn. The NCRC will also measure the skill level of each individual. Students will earn either a bronze, silver, gold, or platinum seal, based on their performance on the assessment.

Technology

Timothy Smith Network

The Timothy Smith Network, in partnership with various community organizations, provides comprehensive technology services to residents of the greater Roxbury community. People of all ages have access to state of the art computer technology and to programs as rich in diversity as the neighborhood the network it serves. Read more...

Public Access

Public Access is provided through our Timothy Smith Technology Center and is open Monday thru Friday from 10:00am – 4:30pm within our VAULT (Virtually Anywhere User Library Technology) area. Read more...

 

Empowerment Center
The Center seeks to focus the resources that ULEM uses to provide supplemental services and to conduct complementary activities under one roof. Within this center, our Public Policy and Advocacy Initiatives aims to empower the community and fight injustice in all sectors of our society. The Empowerment Center also addresses small business development as well as the issue of health disparities in the African American community. Read more...
 
State of Black Boston
The State of Black Boston is a call to action, an effort to better understand the causes of racial inequality and disparity in the city of Boston and to collectively formulate strategies for addressing these challenges. It is a tool to assess, measure, and understand the nature of racial inequality among Bostonians. Read more...