Our Approach

With a mission and vision rooted in building better futures for individuals, children and families and stronger communities, Community Teamwork focuses on delivering: comprehensive direct services, education and training supports that build personal and economic success, robust partnerships that extend our capacity and strengthen the community, values that treat all with respect.

About Us

Agency History

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Direct Services
Empowering Individuals and Strengthening Families

Community Teamwork programs serve individuals and families at every stage of their lives. We work closely with our funding sources and community partners to adapt programs and create new ones, when needed, to meet the changing needs of people and connect them to all available resources. Our direct services provide innovative, timely programs that promote upward mobility and a higher quality of life for people and the community.

Education and Training
Supports that Build Social and Economic Success

Every step of the way, we help people achieve stability and build and plan for the future. Education and training are a big part of our work, with programs that span financial literacy, asset development, financial counseling, small business development, to re-education and certification through our partnerships with vocation technical schools and community colleges and universities.

Robust Partnerships
Building capacity and strength

We are proud of the hundreds of partnerships we have formed with organizations across our community and the commonwealth of Massachusetts to enhance our ability to provide relevant services that help people become successful and economically independent. Our partners in the business, government, faith, non profit, education, and healthcare sectors work closely with us to deliver a wide range of programs that build individual and community strength including financial literacy and asset development; family health and nutrition; family and childcare support; small business development; immigrant farming and farmers’ market retailing; and more. Community Teamwork also partners with cities, towns and municipalities to create much-needed affordable housing, with over 200 units to date.

Values based Approach
Respecting all the Players in Our Work

We recognize strengths and treat our clients and fellow employees with respect and honesty in all Community Teamwork dealings. We deliver high quality integrated services that result in positive outcomes for clients and respond to changing community needs. And we collaborate with external organizations to improve outcomes for clients and strengthen the community. We recognize our role as stewards of public and private funding. To this end, we uphold the values of Community Teamwork C.A.R.E.S:

  • Compassionate: Listen well and make sure people feel heard.
  • Accountable: Promptly follow up on questions and concerns.
  • Respectful: Introduce yourself and make a connection.
  • Empathetic: Put yourself in your client’s place. We never judge.
  • Services: Serve clients as you would wish to be served. They are the reason we are here.

Our Strategic Community Action Plan for 2015 – 2017 serves as our guide as we address the needs of the communities we serve.  We encourage you to read an update on our 2015 goals here:  Stakeholder Report for FY15 Combined.