It is with great sadness I write to announce the death of Ken Demers, the Executive Director of Berkshire Works.  Ken was a long-time member of the Network’s Leadership Council and founding partner of the highly successful Western Massachusetts’ Secure Jobs program for homeless families while serving as Vice-President of Employment and Training at Corporation of Public Management.

Ken’s life-long commitment to helping people both in his work and his community was a gift to all who knew and worked with him.  His kind and generous spirit, his sense of humor, his unwavering determination to make good things happen for the people he served and the people with whom he worked made him a true inspiration for us all. He will be sorely missed.

His obituary and service details can be found here:

Our hearts are with his family.

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