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Be Connected

One of the best ways to take care of yourself is to maintain your connection to others, and to seek the help you need, when you need it. Be Connected is here to support you along the way.

Be Connected supports the well-being of City of Boston employees through community, connection and education. Visit this page to find commonly needed City programs and helpful resources, discover new tools, information, and activities. You'll learn about what’s available and accessible to you to stay connected and maintain your well-being.

Welcome to Be Connected

Tools and resources

Tools and resources
Workshops and Trainings

We create and provide online and in-person group and one-on-one training for the City of Boston. Free classes available in project management, Microsoft Office, and Google Suite. Visit this page (on the Hub) to learn about available workshops and trainings.

Educational Opportunities

The City offers scholarships and tuition reimbursement opportunities for higher education. Depending on the union you belong to, you are either eligible for scholarships or tuition reimbursement. Visit this page (on the Hub) to learn more about the process and how to apply.

Youth Career Development 

The City of Boston is proud to provide employment opportunities, career development training, and other resources for Boston's youth workers. Learn more about our Youth Career Development programs

Job Seekers Guide

This comprehensive Job Seekers guide from the Boston Public Library contains resources and suggestions to help you develop marketable skills, land a new position, and navigate your career path, including:

  • researching careers
  • job hunting sources
  • resumes
  • cover letters
  • interviewing
  • skill building, and
  • much more!

Employees can gain access to the online learning platform through the Boston Public Library. The online learning platform can help you learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. 

To gain access, you first will need to sign up for a BPL eCard, and then sign up for Lynda with the eCard


To help navigate these challenging times, many online learning platforms are offering free virtual courses. Courses range from career development to professional skills and resilience. Here's a few to check out:

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