Community Outreach

Cargo Ventures is in the initial stages of meeting with the community in order to garner input on the proposed redevelopment and transportation upgrades. This project will only be successful with the help and support of the East Boston community. Over the next few months, Cargo Ventures team will continue to meet with direct abutters, area residents, community organizations and elected and appointed leaders to discuss the plans, schedule and process to move forward.

As of February 23, 2022, Cargo Ventures has hosted or attended the following meetings:
February 7, 2022 – Meeting with Harbor View Neighborhood Association via Zoom
December 13, 2021 – Meeting with Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association via Zoom
July 29, 2020 – Meeting with Harbor Keepers via Zoom
February 26, 2020 – Meeting with Eagle Hill Civic Association at East Boston High School
February 24, 2020 – Meeting with Gove Street Citizens Association at Catherine Leonard-McLean Community Room
February 10, 2020 – Meeting with Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association at the Jeffries Point Yacht Club
February 10, 2020 – Meeting with Harbor Keepers
February 3, 2020 – Meeting with Harbor View Neighborhood Association at the Brooke School
January 15, 2020 – Meeting with Maverick Central Neighborhood Association at the Paris Street Community Center
December 16, 2019 – Meeting with Orient Heights Neighborhood Council at the YMCA, Ashley Street.
November 13, 2019 – Meeting with Air, Inc. at DeFronzo Center
October 10, 2019 – Cargo Ventures sponsored focus group with East Boston Golden Age residents at 440 McClellan Hwy office
October 9, 2019 – Cargo Ventures sponsored focus group with East Boston residents at 440 McClellan Hwy office
October 2, 2019 – Cargo Ventures sponsored focus group with East Boston residents at 440 McClellan Hwy office
September 18, 2019 – Cargo Ventures sponsored focus group with East Boston residents at 440 McClellan Hwy office
September 11, 2019 – Cargo Ventures sponsored focus group with East Boston residents at 440 McClellan Hwy office

Say hello to Cohort 1 of our collaboration Workforce Development Program with the East Boston YMCA and NECAT. This program trains participants in the culinary field for 12 weeks, as well as provides ESOL classes and jobs/soft skills training. Upon completion, graduates will receive a ServeSafe Certificate, a Culinary Arts Certification from NECAT, and placement in a full-time job in the community that provides a livable wage completely FREE of charge! Cargo Ventures is proud to support programs like this that provide back to the community in the forms of jobs and training.

All smiles for week 2 of our collaboration Workforce Development Program with the East Boston YMCA and NECAT! This week the chefs in training are taking an intensive knife skills class in order to create exceptional dishes!