The Chelsea Public Schools are facing budget crisis for the next school year, with an additional $2.9 million needed to provide an equitable education for our students in September 2018. The Superintendent and school committee are discussing cuts that will drastically impact our city's diverse students.
Youth Leader Stephany V. works year-round with the Chelsea Collaborative through Chelsea Works. This initiative connects high school youth with year-round, intensive workforce development training and hands on internships in Chelsea. Stephany recently shared about her experience working at the Chelsea Collaborative.
Our Worker Center recently resolved a wage theft case on behalf of three construction workers who were owed $2,300 in wages. In mediating the case, we recognized a need among small businesses who subcontract with larger companies and are often owed payment.
The Chelsea Collaborative's Worker Center has worked for years to stop employer abuses at Bachata Rosa Restaurant in Chelsea. Our fight continues on behalf of a restaurant employee who was paid only $5.60/hour.
This fall, the Chelsea Collaborative was proud to lead the effort to establish the Puerto Rico Welcoming Center in Chelsea as a one-stop support center for newly arriving Puerto Ricans who have come to Chelsea to start over.
The Chelsea Collaborative has officially opened our Puerto Rican Welcoming Center, where newly arriving families from Puerto Rico can receive support and guidance and connect to resources that will ease their transition to life in Chelsea.