The Work Preparation Training program was developed with one thing in mind: to move families and individuals out of poverty and homelessness and to assist them in becoming productive and self-sufficient citizens within their communities.

Lazarus House provides ESOL classes, pre-employment skills training, Culinary Training and Spark*L.E Cleaning as work preparation as well as ongoing mentoring. With this innovative program, these individuals will have the opportunity to increase their employment potential, learn how to effectively retain a good job, and/or expand their advancement potential with their personal employment experiences.


English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) training is essential for many immigrants who live in Lawrence and the surrounding communities to live fuller lives and get better jobs. We conduct English language education as part of our Work Preparation Program.

Spark*L.E. Cleaning

Spark*L.E. Cleaning Services is a social enterprise that offers office and industrial cleaning with an emphasis on transferability of skills and advancement capacity through pre-employment, work maturity and basic skill’s components.

If you would like Spark*L.E. Cleaning Services to provide a fee cleaning quote for your business space, home or to learn more about our services, please call (978) 682-1222.

Culinary Food Training

Students are taught professional cooking skills by local chefs and also prepare for the ServSafe Certification exam. After 200 hours of training students are placed in a 10-week paid internship to gain “real world” experience.

If you are a local employer who would like to hire workforce-ready individuals for permanent employment, please call (978) 269-5202.

If you would like to be considered for one of our training tracks, you can fill out an online application and the Work Preparation Program Coordinator will contact you.

Linda Vincent
(978) 269-5207