CRC Receives $100,000 Grant to Help Veterans Obtain Jobs

Bradley Howell, CEO, and Nicole Sammartino, director of development, of Career Resources Corporation. (Courtesy photograph.)

A $100,000 grant to Haverhill-based Career Resources Corporation (CRC) will help veterans obtain jobs.

CRC was one of 100 local non-profits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program. The Haverhill-based organization was chosen from a total of 479 applicants, during a competitive review process. CRC’s Bradley Howell, CEO, and Nicole Sammartino, director of development, joined approximately 300 other guests at a reception Thursday in Woburn to celebrate the award. Cummings Foundation has now awarded more than $140 million to local non-profits alone.

“We are very appreciative of the Cummings Foundation $100K for 100 grant to support Career Resources’ Veterans with disabilities employment program. It is further evidence of Cummings Foundation commitment to support programs that make a significant impact on a local level.  Because of this funding, more Veterans struggling to find jobs will become employed and move forward in their transition from military to civilian life,” Howell said.

Since 1968, CRC has been assisting people with disabilities to live, work and fully engage within their communities. The non-profit offers a wide range of support services to people with disabilities, including those with brain injuries and Veterans of the armed forces.

CRC will provide Veterans with disabilities intensive supports, including vocational assessments and career planning, leading to employment in the community. The program assists low/moderate income Veterans with disabilities to become employed. Veterans receive one-on-one supports to help identify their vocational interests and aptitude.

The $100K for 100 program supports nonprofits that are not only based in, but also primarily serve, Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties. This year, the program is benefiting 41 different cities and towns within the Commonwealth. Through this place-based initiative, Cummings Foundation aims to give back in the area where it owns commercial buildings, all of which are managed, at no cost to the Foundation, by its affiliate Cummings Properties. Founded in 1970 by Bill Cummings of Winchester, the Woburn-based commercial real estate firm leases and manages more than 10 million square feet of space, the majority of which exclusively benefits the Foundation.