Youth Programs provides free youth development programs for those 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.
Due to concern around the COVID-19 virus and directives from the State of Massachusetts, Community Action Youth & Workforce Development Programs has suspended all in-person group programming. Individual services are being provided virtually to participants.
Looking to get in contact with a member of our staff? Find the staff member below and send them an email! You can also call our Administrative Coordinator Hayley at (413) 834-2169, or leave a message on our office phone (413) 774-7028.
We know these are tough times for everyone, and we would like to provide support to you as best we can.
Youth & Workforce Development Staff
Click on a staff member's photo for their contact information.
Director of Youth & Workforce Development LLapierre@communityaction.us (413) 774-7028 ext. 797 She/Her/Hers
Leadership and Collaborations Coordinator JDuncan@communityaction.us (413) 774-7028 ext. 572 They/Them/Theirs
Workforce Development Coordinator & Instructor NLasalandra@communityaction.us (413) 774-7028 ext. 218 They/Them
Re-entry Workforce Development Coordinator, FCSO/LEAD NCastro@communityaction.us (413) 475-1563 ext. 563 She/Her/Hers
Administrative Coordinator HJohnson@communityaction.us (413) 774-7028 ext. 795 She/Her/Hers
Youth Access Partnership Coordinator RElwellSocci@communityaction.us (413) 774-7028 ext. 522 She/Her/Hers
Workforce Development Instructor VKeough@communityaction.us (413) 774-7028 ext. 208 He/Him/His
Workforce Development Specialist (NQ) HFranchi@communityaction.us (978) 544-8109 ext. 772 She/Her/Hers
Workforce Development Specialist (HC) TMathewson@communityaction.us She/Her/Hers
Workforce Development Specialist (FC) HGlier@communityaction.us She/Her/Hers
LGBTQ Program Specialist TLionheart@communityaction.us (413) 774-7028 ext. 798 They/Them/Theirs & He/Him/His
Leadership Development Program Assistant JUrsaNova@communityaction.us (413) 774-7028 ext. 794 She/Her/Hers & They/Them/Theirs
Youth Leadership Development Specialist LDavis@communityaction.us (413) 774-7028 ext. 571 She/Her/Hers
Workforce Development Specialist (Young Parents Program, WIOA) HLeon@communityaction.us She/Her/Hers
Workforce Development Specialist (YouthWorks) KFox@communityaction.us He/Him/His
Leadership Development Specialist - Healthy Relationships Program at Easthampton High School He/Him/His MKatzZeiger@communityaction.us
Healthy Relationships Intern SSmith@communityaction.us She/Her/Hers