Mission & Vision

The mission of the Chelsea Collaborative is to empower Chelsea residents to enhance the social and economic health of the community and its people; and to hold institutional decision makers accountable to the community.

The Chelsea Collaborative is the only Latino-led organization in Chelsea. We implement a collection of community initiatives – developed and led by residents – to address persistent issues of inequity, which negatively impact the well-being of Chelsea residents, particularly those most vulnerable among us such as children, immigrants, and refugees. Our initiatives meet the basic needs of Chelsea residents, foster leadership and citizenship among newcomers, develop the next generation of leaders, respond effectively to crises, and create systemic change that increases equity and justice for years to come. We work with our community through direct services and case management in the short-term, and through community organizing targeting systems of power that perpetuate inequity in the long-term.


Our work is community-rooted and -driven to build a city where there is: 

  • Justice for all 
  • Equality for all 
  • Sanctuary for all 
  • Unity among informed, engaged, and empowered people
  • Tolerance
  • Opportunities to learn for all 
  • Opportunities for economic advancement for all 
  • Legalization for all 
  • No discrimination, abuse, or exploitation  
  • Vibrant, multicultural representation of our diversity 
  • Equality in government that represents our population 
  • Clean streets and open spaces  
  • Healthy people 
  • Safety for our youth to grow and flourish
  • Belief that we can achieve the “impossible”