Chelsea Works - Youth Employment Initiative


Chelsea Works is a year-round youth employment initiative in Chelsea. Through this important program, hundreds of youth engage in year-round work, training, and mentoring opportunities in their own city.

Apply Now for a Summer Job

Summer job applications are due April 6 at 5:00 pm! Download the application at the right. Questions? Please contact:

The Chelsea Collaborative is the only youth job placement hub in the City of Chelsea, with around 200 youth each year gaining critical early work experience through the Collaborative and our 40+ local worksite partners. We maintain deep collaborations with the City of Chelsea and the community trusts and depends on us to continue this work. The Collaborative has successfully connected more than 3,000 young people in Chelsea to early work experiences since the summer of 2002, with demonstrated success engaging youth in positive summer activities, building youth work readiness, and exposing young people to potential career pathways and mentors. 

Summer Job Applications Now Available 

Applications for 2018 Summer Jobs are due Friday, April 6 at 5:00 pm. Youth ages 14-21 who are residents of Chelsea and currently attending school (can be a school equivalent program or college) are eligible to apply for summer jobs through the Chelsea Collaborative. Applicants must be 14 by June 19, 2018.

APPLY NOW: Summer Job Application Form Available Here


Apply to be a Summer Youth Employment Worksite 

If you are interested in hosting youth employees from the Chelsea Collaborative at your worksite in the summer of 2018, please fill out the worksite application form below and return to the Chelsea Collaborative. Applications must be received by May 18, 2018. 

APPLY NOW: Summer Youth Employment Worksite Application Form Available Here 



  • Volunteer Interviewers Needed!

    The Chelsea Collaborative is seeking volunteers to interview our SYEI 2018 Applicants!

  • Apply to be a Summer Youth Employment Worksite

    Applications from worksites interested in hosting summer youth employees from the Chelsea Collaborative are due May 18, 2018!

  • Youth ages 14-21: Apply today for a summer job with the Chelsea Collaborative

    DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications for youth summer jobs in 2018 are due March 30, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

  • Youth Lead on Housing Bill

    This week, Youth Leaders from the Chelsea Collaborative visited the State House to advocate for a bill that will protect the privacy and future opportunities of children and youth across the state.

  • Youth Voices: Stephany V.

    Youth Leader Stephany V. works year-round with the Chelsea Collaborative through Chelsea Works. This initiative connects high school youth with year-round, intensive workforce development training and hands on internships in Chelsea. Stephany recently shared about her experience working at the Chelsea Collaborative.