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 […]

Grafton Goes to the Dogs (And Cats) with Worcester Animal Rescue League

GR_animalshelterGrafton Job Corps Center students visited the Worcester Animal Rescue League to donate food and spend some quality time with the furry locals.

The students donated 20 pounds each of dog and cat food to help support the 96 dogs and 41 cats held at the […]

Grafton Gets a Dose of VIA Italian Table Hospitality

GR_djenivasilvaGrafton Job Corps Center graduate Djeniva has accepted a position at VIA Italian Table after completing her Culinary Arts internship there.

Djeniva was the first Grafton student to intern with new partner. Executive Chef Bill Brule supervised her internship and made sure that Djeniva got the most she […]

Grafton “Corpsmember of the Year” joins Cascades Job Corps College & Career Academy

GR_levi with testerGrafton Job Corps Center Advanced Human Service Worker (HSW) graduate Levi White has never stopped climbing toward success.

Levi started his journey in Colorado Springs, CO, where he worked to break away from the negative influences of his youth, including an unlawful family business. He […]