Grafton Grad Gives Back Through Proving Groundz

GR_joemoody2004 Grafton Job Corps Center graduate Joseph “Tripp” Moody is taking his alumni role to the next level, opening his new esports venue to his fellow students.

Joseph is a co-founder of The Proving Groundz, a company geared to train the next generation of esports champs. He […]

Grafton Serves Up Some Snacks for Worcester Youth Leadership Symposium

GR_worcesterstymposium2Grafton Job Corps Center Culinary students collaborated with the City of Worcester Division of Youth Opportunities from June 24 through June 28 to provide 5,000 meals by the end of the week.

The Division of Youth Opportunities and all of its partners (Worcester Community Action Council, Worcester Public Schools, […]

Grafton Receives August Presentation from City of Worcester City Manager

GR_june19gradCity of Worcester City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. delivered a stirring keynote speech to the 88 students who graduated Grafton Job Corps Center on June 21.

Mr. Augustus encouraged graduates on their path in life, this being but the first step with success just around the […]

Grafton Grad Courts Success at Worcester County Probate & Family Court

GR_jubileethorburnJubilee Thorburn is a recent Grafton Job Corps Center Human Service Worker graduate who interned at the Worcester County Courthouse.

Jubilee knew right away that this was the job for her. She loved the busywork, as Jubilee loves to keep busy. Tasks that others might find repetitive […]

Grafton English Language Learners Practice the ABC’s of Cooking

GR_ell2Five Grafton Job Corps Center students who have been attending English Language Learner (ELL) classes Wednesday evenings had a surprise waiting for them this time.

When they entered the class, they learned they would be practicing their English while preparing pizza. Students received a list of […]

Grafton Learning Sets Sail on the USS Constitution

GR_constitutionMemorial Day Weekend found Grafton Job Corps Center students on a tour of the oldest commissioned warship still afloat, the USS Constitution.

Between the massive rounds of artillery, the lively crew and re-enactments, the authentic living quarters, and the real-time working telegraph, the immersive experience became more […]

Grafton Grows Community Service at Mendon Senior Center and Global Village

GR_greenhouseEarth Week 2019 allowed Grafton Job Corps Center students to volunteer their services at the Mendon Senior Center and Global Village Farms in Grafton, MA.

Although rain was predicted, the day gave way to sunshine, as students cleaned the beds and transplanted phlox at Mendon Senior […]

Grafton Bilingual Student Skills Translate Into Success at Family Health Center

GR_fartunahmedGrafton Job Corps Center student Fartun Ahmed completed her internship with Family Health Center and was hired soon after.

Fartun is a very energetic, motivated Clinical Medical Assistant. She dedicated 146 hours to the internship, which was located close enough to her home that she could often […]

Grafton Grad Cooks Up Success at Exeter Advanced Training

GR_ceceriveraGrafton Job Corps Center graduate Sixela Rivera was accepted at Exeter Job Corps Center’s Advanced Culinary program.

Sixela, “CeCe” to her friends, graduated high school in Puerto Rico and heard about Job Corps from her cousin. Her first Job Corps experience was at Lyndon B. Johnson […]

Grafton Scores a Sitdown with New England Patriots Obi Melifonwu

GR_obiAn ordinary visit to Domino’s Pizza served up a chance encounter between Grafton Job Corps Center students and New England Patriots Safety Obi Melifonwu.

Melifonwu (pictured with student Terrance Tazadag), who assisted in the Super Bowl LIII win, was born and raised in Grafton. He excelled in […]