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New England Farm Workers’ Council

Providing a Hand Up rather than a Hand Out

Established in 1971 as a small farm worker organization, New England Farm Workers' Council (NEFWC) has become a multi-faceted human services agency dedicated to improving the quality of life for those in the community.  In addition to serving migrant and seasonal farm workers and their families, NEFWC also provides assistance to youth enrolled in the MA Department of Youth Services.

NEFWC programs emphasize employment skills training and education coupled with necessary support as the only sure means out of poverty and social dependency.

Providing a hand-up rather than a handout is NEFWC’s approach to social service.

Program Services:

  • Employment & Training Services
  • Career and Work Readiness Workshops
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Work Experience/Internships
  • Coaching/Mentoring
  • Referrals

NEFWC Program

National Farmworker Jobs Training Program (NFJP)

An employment and training program for farmworkers and their families.

56 Arbor Street Suite 307
Hartford, CT 06103

1628 Main St 4th Floor
Springfield, MA 01103

DYS Skills Up Program

A program geared for youth participating in the MA Department of Youth Program.  Youth receive coaching, workplace readiness and etiquette training, resume building, interview preparation, and orientation.  Training will culminate with a worksite placement. Youth ages 16+ are provided the unique opportunity to observe, be mentored, and receive on-the-job training in small business industries that include, but not limited to, restaurant, painting, home improvement/construction and graphic design.

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