Youth Employment & Career Exploration Program (MHFA)

The Youth Employment & Career Exploration Program is funded by the MassHousing Finance Agency (MHFA) to help youth gain the skills and experience needed to find and keep jobs. Participants will take part in paid short-term work placements during the fall school year at public, private, and nonprofit worksites.

As concerns arise due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, we at MassHire Holyoke have made changes to the application process. Below you will find a link to an online application created with the safety of our youth and business community in mind. This program is open to youth who live in properties funded by MHFA such as:

  • Old Holyoke Development
  • Holyoke Farms/Maloney Properties
  • Phoenix Apartments/Mt. Holyoke Management
  • S. C. Hamilton/Mt. Holyoke Management
  • Sargeant West Apts./Mt. Holyoke Management
  • South Holyoke Housing/ Mt. Holyoke Management

Please fill out the following form if you are interested in participating in the Workplace & Career Exploration Program. All information obtained is confidential and will only be used to seek prospective participants for our annual summer employment program.


(This is NOT a promise of employment and follow-up will be needed to further the application process)

Contact Information

For more info, please feel free to call:

Imanol Cruz
MHFA Program Coordinator
(413) 650-2703

Yaritza Cruz-Baez
Director of Youth Services
(413) 322-7143

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Thank You to the MassHousing Finance Agency for Funding This Program!

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