• members of ECO speak out against a proposal to bring trains carrying highly flammable ethanol through Chelsea

    Environmental Chelsea Organizers

    Environmental Chelsea Organizers (ECO) is a seven member youth crew working on environmental justice and activism projects. ECO’s goal is to create a youth movement working toward social and environmental justice in Chelsea and beyond.

  • Registering New Voters

    Chelsea Voter Initiative

    The Chelsea Voter Initiative works to engage and educate all members of the community about the importance of voting and participating in political processes.

  • Chelsea Community Fund

    The Chelsea Community Fund provides grants to Chelsea neighborhood coalitions, organizations, and advocacy groups.

  • CTA members participate in protest at the State House

    Chelsea Citywide Tenants Association

    The Chelsea Citywide Tenants Association (CTA) engages the community in campaigns to end foreclosures and predatory lending and to advocate for quality affordable housing.

  • CLIC members at May 1st Rally

    Chelsea Latino Immigrant Committee

    The Chelsea Latino Immigrant Committee encourages newly arriving immigrants and refugees to become engaged in the political and governmental systems locally and nationally, to access educational opportunities, and to eliminate exploitation in the workplace.

  • Green Space Members receiving Breathe Easy Award for Air Quality Improvements

    Chelsea Green Space & Recreation Committee

    The Green Space and Recreation Committee works to achieve environmental justice by engaging residents, environmentalists and health advocates in air quality, open space and waterfront access campaigns.

  • Members of Shanbaro with Partners from Harvard University School of Public Health

    Shanbaro Community Association

    The Shanbaro Community Association was created by and supports the 400+ Somali Bantu refugees living in Chelsea and surrounding cities to build a strong community and to resolve significant quality of life issues

  • Annual SYEI Youth v. Police Basketball Game

    Chelsea Summer Youth Employment Initiative

    The Summer Youth Employment Initiative provides employment, mentoring and character building activities to 175-250 youth aged 14-19 through community collaboration

  • CUDE members

    Chelsea United in Defense of Education

    Chelsea United in Defense of Education engages parents and students in participating in and helping to improve public education.

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Annual Holiday Gala Honoring Unsung Heroes of 2015

The Chelsea Collaborative will host its 27th Annual Holiday Gala on December 3, 2015 at 6pm at Spinelli’s in East Boston. At our event each year, we honor and recognize unsung heroes who have brought about significant accomplishments towards social, environmental and economic justice for Chelsea. We hope that you will consider joining us on December 3rd. Tickets are $60 in advance or $70 at door. Please help celebrate and support the good work happening in Chelsea by sponsoring the Annual Holiday Gala. All sponsorship and program book greeting opportunities are attached. Please complete the enclosed card and return it by November 17th. Program Book greetings can be sent in .jpg or .pdf format to RitaF@chelseacollab.org

Chelsea Community Fund Announces Fall - Winter Grant Making Cycle

CCF will entertain proposals from all organizations and entities but will evaluate a request based on 1) whether the project to be funded will meet an urgent or unfilled need; 2) the financial need of the project (and in relation to an organization's budget); and 3) the community impact of the project or program including the size and longevity of the program and long term impact or potential for sustainability of the effort. To download the guidelines, please click here: /sites/default/files/community_fund_guidelines_fall_2015_-_winter_2016_with_sample_budget.pdf

The Chelsea Collaborative Launches New Immigrant Legal Services Program

In light of the growing need to provide a wide variety of legal services to the Chelsea and Greater Boston area immigrant community, the Chelsea Collaborative today launched a Citizenship Legal Service Program. Lawyers, staff, and trained volunteers of the Collaborative, American Friends Service Committee, United Food and Commercial Workers, La Comunidad Inc., and Jobs With Justice will provide intake and application processing on Saturday, October 17th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. According to Organizing Director Yessenia Alfaro, “this initiative by the Chelsea Collaborative in addition to providing naturalization services, aims to fully engage our community in civic participation, and to deter notary fraud.”