Commonwealth Corps Newsletter: Program Spotlight

Commonwealth Corps Newsletter: Program Spotlight

The mission of BEST Hospitality Training is to provide individuals with the education, skills and training to excel in the hospitality industry and in their personal lives. The two Commonwealth Corps members serving at BEST, Alexis Kubana and Cheryl Holmes, are...
Grantee Impact: BEST

Grantee Impact: BEST

Erin Rodat-Savla met with Joan Abbot, Assistant Director of BEST Hospitality Training to learn more about the organization behind the concept of “Good Jobs. Better Lives.” Founded in 2006, Boston Education, Skills & Training (BEST) focuses on workforce...
Volunteer Day: BEST Mock Banquet

Volunteer Day: BEST Mock Banquet

The tables were set. The napkins folded into perfect snail-like spirals. The guests were seated, and the wine was poured. A sumptuous three-course meal was served. Well, the wine bottles were empty, and the food was one-dimensional and paper-thin. But for the 19...
Fast Track to a Hospitality Career

Fast Track to a Hospitality Career

After graduating from West Roxbury High School in Boston, Mykelsy Charles began taking college classes while working to support herself and her mother. Mykelsy was determined to earn a degree but could only take a class or two each semester. After several years, the...
The Art Connection

The Art Connection

This past fall, BEST opened the doors of its Dudley Square training site. The Art Connection granted BEST original artwork to create a warm, welcoming, professional environment for the neighborhood and to expose our job seeker clients to the professional atmosphere...