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Credential to Career Coaching

Individualized academic and career coaching for parents with low incomes.

Credential to Career Coaching (C2C) is a 9-month program with group workshops and one-on-one coaching that empowers adults who are unemployed and under-employed to access education and careers that will fully support their families.

Scroll down to learn more or read about the impact of the C2C program here.


Credential to Career Coaching


Credential to Career (C2C) is a free 9-month program that helps adults who are unemployed or under-employed identify and pursue education and career goals. In the program, you will:


  • Identify a career that matches your skills and interests and pays enough to support your family

  • Figure out what training or education you need for your chosen career

  • Discuss concepts related to budgeting and financial planning

  • Create a step-by-step plan to help you achieve your goals


C2C includes 3 months of group workshops and individual coaching sessions, plus 6 months of follow up coaching. During the program, you will create a detailed, personal plan to achieve your goals! 


Read about the impact of the C2C program here.

To learn about eligibility and enrollment, scroll down.

What Will Be Covered?

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The Credential to Career program covers the following topics:

  • Tools for a successful job search

  • Professional networking

  • Resume & cover letter writing

  • Job interview prep

  • Choosing a college & applying

  • Budgeting & financial literacy

  • Salary negotiation & more!

Am I Eligible?

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To be eligible for C2C, you must:


  • Be a voucher recipient from one of the Massachusetts Regional Administering Agencies:

    • Berkshire Housing Development Corp.

    • Community Teamwork Inc.

    • Housing Assistance Corp.

    • Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development (LHAND)

    • Metro|Housing Boston

    • Neighborworks Housing Solutions

    • RCAP Solutions

    • South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC)

    • WayFinders

  • Have legal work authorization in the U.S. (or be in the process of obtaining it)


You do not have to know what career you want, and college enrollment is not required either - we will help you figure out your plan!.


Participants do not need to be a citizen or Green Card holder to be in this program, but they do need to be legally eligible to work in the United States. 

How Do I Enroll?

To express interest in enrolling in C2C, please email

Some cohorts of C2C have open enrollment, while others are limited to families in specific regions. Please reach out via email to inquire when the next open enrollment cohort will occur.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do participants receive college credit for this program?

C2C does not give college credit to participants. We are not affiliated with any colleges or universities. We will help participants make a plan to enroll in college if that makes sense for them, but we do not provide college credit ourselves.

Is this a job placement service?


No, we are not a job placement service. Instead of focusing only on getting participants a job right now, our goal is to help them create a pathway to long-term career success that pays a family-sustaining wage.

Is this a resume writing workshop?

No, it is much more than that. We will certainly help participants with their resumes, but our main goal is making a long-term plan that allows participants to enter careers that can support their families.​

Do participants need to live in a specific city/town to participate?

Some cohorts of C2C are based in specific towns or regions. Please reach out to to determine if there is an upcoming session available for your region.

Where and when are sessions held?


Currently, all C2C cohorts are entirely virtual. For the latest information about dates and times please email

Do participants have to attend every workshop?

We ask that participants make every effort to come to each workshop and coaching session. We cover a lot at every meeting, and if a participant misses a session, they will miss some important information.

Do participants need to pass a CORI check?

No, participants are welcome in the program regardless of their CORI results. However we will ask about CORI’s during coaching to ensure that the participant is exploring appropriate careers that are attainable with a CORI record.

Do participants have to be fluent in English before enrolling?

Participants do not have to be fluent in English to participate in our program, but the group sessions are conducted in English, so it is best if they have at least a conversational understanding.

Do participants need a GED/HiSET/high school diploma before enrolling?

No, participants do not need to have a GED/HiSET/high school diploma to be in our program. If a participant does not have a high school credential yet, we will work with them to make a plan on how to get it.​

What is your nondiscrimination policy?

C2C is a SNAP E&T program, and as such you can read our nondiscrimination policy here.

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