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Youth Programs provides free youth development programs for individuals ages 14-24 in Hampshire County, Franklin County, and the North Quabbin region. We help young people build the skills, resources, and resilience to overcome barriers and be successful in adolescence and adult life.

Youth & Workforce Development Staff
Lisa Lapierre
Lisa Lapierre

Director of Youth & Workforce Development LLapierre@communityaction.us (413) 774-7028 ext. 797 She/Her/Hers

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Jena Duncan
Jena Duncan

Leadership and Collaborations Coordinator ​ JDuncan@communityaction.us (413) 768-4558 They/Them/Theirs

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Nafeeza Castro
Nafeeza Castro

Re-entry Workforce Development Coordinator, FCSO/LEAD NCastro@communityaction.us (413) 834-2092 She/Her/Hers

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Ricia Elwell-Socci
Ricia Elwell-Socci

Youth Access Partnership Coordinator RElwellSocci@communityaction.us She/Her/Hers

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KeoughV
KeoughV

Workforce Development Partnership & Training Coordinator VKeough@communityaction.us He/Him/His

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Helen Franchi
Helen Franchi

Workforce Development Specialist (NQ) HFranchi@communityaction.us (413) 834-5345 She/Her/Hers

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Tyanna Daniel Lionheart
Tyanna Daniel Lionheart

LGBTQ Program Specialist TLionheart@communityaction.us ​They/Them/Theirs & He/Him/His

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BJ UrsaNova-Sadowsky
BJ UrsaNova-Sadowsky

Leadership Development Program Assistant JUrsaNova@communityaction.us (413) 834-5411 She/Her/Hers & They/Them/Theirs

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Lydia Davis
Lydia Davis

Youth Leadership Development Specialist LDavis@communityaction.us (413) 834-8768 She/Her/Hers

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Herlinda León
Herlinda León

Workforce Development Specialist (Young Parents Program, WIOA) HLeon@communityaction.us (413) 834-0485 She/Her/Hers

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Georgia Welch
Georgia Welch

Youth Action Board Specialist GWelch@communityaction.us (413) 834-2481 She/Her/Hers & They/Them/Theirs

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Merrow Ragan
Merrow Ragan

Outreach & Enrollment Specialist MRagan@communityaction.us (413) 834-7993 They/Them/Theirs, He/Him/His, Ze/Hir/Hirs

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Heather Welty
Heather Welty

Workforce Development Specialist (Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program) HWelty@communityaction.us (413) 834-8606 They/Them/Theirs, She/Her/Hers

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Alta Millar
Alta Millar

Re-Entry Workforce Development Specialist AMillar@communityaction.us (413) 834-9574 She/Her/Hers, They/Them/Theirs

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