Some great resources for you...
Knowing and using your resources is one of the keys to success in anything!
You can get information, answers, ideas, help, and advice to develop a plan of action to accomplish what you want to accomplish. Here, we will be listing some useful places for you to use to get the answers you need!
Take a look, make a call, send an email, and get started right now. Don't be bashful, and don't wait until tomorrow. Use your resources. Ahora!
Check back often, because we'll be adding to the list. If you have a suggestion for a resource listing, please contact us.
Local Latino Community News & Updates:
See this special page dedicated to local Latino info & resources (we'll keep expanding it as we receive more updates)!
Healthy Growth & Development of Youth:
Nuestros niños son nuestro mayor tesoro y nuestro futuro! Scouting provides fun-filled, capacity-building & educational programs that promote strong character & positive values, teach life skills, provide leadership training & goal-setting experience, enhance mental & physical fitness, instill both responsibility & self esteem, and focus on achievement & success. Give your kids an edge! Western Mass. Council BSA & Impacto Latino work with boys ages 6 and up, and girls 14 and up. Link to: ImpactoLatino.us website (español). Link to: Western Mass. Council website (english). Link to information on Scouting in other areas: BeAScout.org. Information on Girl Scouts. Listen to Impacto Latino radio commercial below!
Educational & Training Opportunities:
MA Adult Literacy & GED Site & Hotline 1-800-447-8844
2-Year Colleges/Training Programs:
Vocational Career Training:
Branford Hall Career Institute (Healthcare Careers)
Branford Hall Career Institute (Technical Careers)
Porter and Chester
National Guard recruitment information
Some W. Mass. 4-Year Colleges:
Westfield State University
American International College
Western New England University
College Info & Planning Website:
BigFuture by The College Board
Latino Career, Job, & Business Resources:
Massachusetts Latino Chamber of Commerce
Masslive jobs listing and resources for job seekers
MA One-Stop Career Centers
FutureWorks Career Center, Springfield
A Guide for SPRINGFIELD Entrepreneurs in 20 Business Types from the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship at Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research
Western New England University Entrepreneurship Center's useful links page
Springfield Business Incubator at STCC
CareerBuilder.com website with local & national job listings, free career quiz, and more
Occupational Outlook Handbook from US BLS with job forecasts, training needed, earnings, & more
Family Safety & Youth Protection:
Más at Mass 2-1-1
Every day, someone somewhere in Massachusetts needs to find essential community services, an after school program, a food bank, or where to secure care for an aging parent. Many face these challenges, but don't
always know where to turn for help.
The solution is to dial 2-1-1. 24-7! Free. Confidential. Bilingual/TTY.
NYC Helpline: 3-1-1
CT Helpline: 2-1-1
Providing legal information and online support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault -- Because knowledge is power.
Western Mass. Largest Employers
National Guard Leaders' Guide to Diversity
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD)
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Help for Home Buyers on MassHousing
First-Time Home Buyer Guide
National Association of Realtors
El Pueblo Latino on Masslive.com