CVS teams up with Mass. nonprofit to train young mothers

Eight young moms in the Boston area are getting a new start in life after completing a pharmacy technician training program through a partnership with CVS Health and a Massachusetts nonprofit, according to the Boston Globe.

The nonprofit, Roca, aims to keep high-risk young men and women out of jail and off the streets, and to give them a future, according to the Globe.

Five of the women were offered full-time jobs. Three recently started working as pharmacy technicians and one as an administrative assistant in CVS Pharmacy locations around Massachusetts. One is on maternity leave and will start as a pharmacy technician in September, according to the Globe.

“Our team has a mission of breaking the cycle of poverty, and that is, word for word, part of the mission of Roca,” David Casey, vice president for workforce strategies and chief diversity officer for CVS Health, told the Globe.

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