Creating Opportunity  |  Strengthening Community  |  Improving Lives
February 2018  
A message from the Executive Director
Hello JAS Community!

After months of planning and anticipation, it's finally here: Just-A-Start's 50th anniversary! As the Executive Director during this incredible milestone, I am thrilled to welcome everyone into a year of remembrance and celebration. The past fifty years has been a collection of countless hours dedicated to one shared belief: that everyone in our community deserves a safe home and a sustaining career. Though the years have rolled on and the world has changed in so many ways, Just-A-Start has remained steadfast in its dedication to that mission. Now, after reaching its half-a-century milestone, JAS has a lot to celebrate! We are thrilled to bring a whole year of community based events and exciting new ventures to each and every one of you. Please visit JustAStart.org to learn more about our history, and mark your calendars for our upcoming community events. We can't wait to celebrate with all of you!

Deborah Ruhe
Executive Director

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50th Anniversary Kickoff Reception

We were proud to kick off our 50th anniversary year with a reception for our community members. It was great to see so many members of our staff and board a long with the Cambridge community celebrating 50 years of Just-A-Start. Follow our 50th anniversary events page at justastart.org to stay up to date on our upcoming community gatherings!
 Biomedical + IT Careers Programs 

Just-A-Start was thrilled to begin 2018 with the launch of the new Information Technology Careers Program! Modeled after JAS's Biomedical Careers Program, now in its 26 th  year of success.  in January, JAS welcomed an inaugural class of nine women and six men from seven different countries! JAS is excited to be their bridge towards a sustaining career and will be supporting their success every step of the way.
50th Anniversary Video
Please watch and enjoy our 50th anniversary commemorative video! Every day, we celebrate the power of our caring community. 
2018 JAS Staff