Financial Service Sector

Basic banking (cash handling, customer service, counterfeit currency, check fundamentals, compliance, safety & security, 10 key) and power skills for starting your career at a bank, credit union, or financial institution. Group training is paired with individualized financial coaching sessions.

The program runs Monday – Friday from 1-3PM for a total of nine weeks.

Eligibility requirements: 18+ years of age, High School Diploma or equivalent, clean criminal record, able to work in U.S., six months cash handling and/or customer service experience.

For more information or to sign up for an upcoming cycle, please contact

Laura J. Cabrera | JCabrera@lawrencecommunityworks.org

Rosa Berrios | RBerrios@lawrencecommunityworks.org 

Para-Educator (Parent2Para)

This is a nine-month program running on the public school system calendar. The first semester, September – December, is focused on classroom instruction and job readiness.  The second semester, January – May, is a paid internship in a classroom and a three-credit college course at Northern Essex Community College. Group training is paired with individualized financial coaching sessions.

Students are expected to attend sessions Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 1:00pm and Fridays 9:00am – 12:30 pm.

Eligibility requirements: 18+ years of age, High School Diploma or equivalent, clean criminal record, able to work in U.S.

We are currently recruiting participants for this program. For more information, please contact Katherine Lopez-Arias | klarias@lawrencecommunityworks.org.