Housing Programs
A key feature of CWC are the regional networking events held three times a year in each of CWC’s five state regions – Boston, Central, Northeast, Southeast, and West. These communities of practice are needed given the regional diversity in Massachusetts in regard to the labor market, public and private resources, support services, and transportation.

Children's Investment Fund
CWC works with organizations spanning the whole provider system to ensure they have the tools to help job seekers and their families in their communities thrive. Each year, CWC provides half, full, and multi-day trainings and workshops of a variety of topics for workforce development professionals.

Commonwealth Workforce Coalition
Each year over 300 workforce development professionals from across the state come together for CWC’s annual Sharing Skills~Building Connections conference. The conference provides an opportunity for attendees to improve their workforce programs and practices, build connections across the range of provider systems, share skills and experience, and equip them to better provide employment services to unemployed and underemployed people moving towards economic success.


Commonwealth Workforce Coalition is a statewide program run by UMass Boston’s Center for Social Policy and is dedicated to working with community-based workforce development professionals to ensure they have the tools to help job seekers in their communities. By focusing on building the skills and knowledge within the field, CWC has succeeded in connecting workforce development professionals around the state with the resources required to support communities across the Commonwealth.

Welcome to our Website – if you work with professionals in the community-based education, training, and employment system, we are here to help. You’ll find a variety of training workshops, networking opportunities, and resources available to you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

CWC Executives
Susan Crandall
Director, Center for Social Policy

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It’s very much about making connetions that may not otherwise have been made. There is nothing better than seeing business cards flying around the table at the conference lunch – I love that.
Judith LoreiWorkforce Consultant