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Mass. AGs office funds summer jobs

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced a large grant to over 90 organizations to fund summer jobs.

The Democrat says Tuesday her office is awarding nearly $327,000 to 90 organizations across the state to fund temporary jobs for low-income teenagers focused on public health.

Teens will be able to work at community health centers and teach nutrition and fitness at summer camps. This is the fourth year that the office has run this grant program. Over 750 jobs have been funded throughout the state as a result of the program.

Funding was awarded to several local organizations, including:

Berkshire County

  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams

Franklin County

  • Community Action Pioneer Valley, Inc. in Greenfield

Hampden County

  • The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke
  • Holyoke Parks and Recreation
  • Don’t Take That Receipt! / Easthampton Media in Holyoke
  • The Boys & Girls Club of West Springfield
  • The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield
  • Springfield Department of Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management

Hampshire County

  • City of Easthampton

Healey says funding will tackle and disease prevention in "at-risk communities across the state."

Jobs will run from July 9 to Aug. 31.

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