The Chelsea Collaborative is looking to hire a full-time community organizer to work closely with the Director of Organizing in overseeing the City-wide Tenants Association (CTA). CTA works to prevent displacement, no-fault evictions, egregious rent hikes and fraudulent bank practices while striving to create healthy, safe and affordable housing for Chelsea residents.
We are in the midst of trying times and I know many of you - like all of us at the Collaborative - are afraid for your families, your neighbors, and your own safety. But take comfort knowing you stand with the entire Chelsea Collaborative and City of Chelsea behind you. Immigrants in Chelsea are here to stay. Here's how we will resist:
Guidelines for 2017 grantmaking through the Chelsea Community Fund are now available and applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Priorities for funding in 2017 are proposals that identify a community problem and a strategy for addressing it consistent with the Community Fund’s “Vision of Chelsea.”
On November 9, we woke up in a new world - one where a man who spent months publicly attacking immigrants was suddenly in the highest position of power. We were afraid, confused, sad. How could this be true? That morning alone there were 40 families with fear in their eyes outside of the Chelsea Collaborative before we even opened.
It is important for everyone to understand you do have rights when confronted or questioned by police or other officials. You have the right to remain silent, to request to speak to a lawyer, and to make a phone call if arrested. If the police or immigration come to your door, they must have a warrant and you have the right to not open the door until you see the warrant with your name on it.
The Receptionist is a part-time key position, working 28 hours per week, responsible for ensuring that the organization is well represented, well organized and efficient with its operations. Must be fully bilingual, written and orally proficient, in Spanish and English with a minimum of 2 years of related experience.
The deadline to apply is August 15th, 2016.
Members of the Summer Youth Employment Initiative Steering Committee held a lottery to fairly and randomly choose applicants who will be interviewed for jobs for the summer months. Each year there are hundreds more applicants than there are jobs. The lottery is a fair and equitable way to chose youth names for interviews and possible future jobs.
This year's Annual May 1st March and Rally brought out hundreds of residents and activists advocating for workers' and immigrants' rights and social justice. The march also featured musical accompaniment by two local bands: The Second Line Marching Band and Banda de la Paz. At the rally at Piers Park in East Boston, the crowd listening to speakers including a striking Verizon worker, the President of the Taxi Drivers Association, a Dunkin Donuts worker engaged in the Fight for $15, an affected restaurant worker and local activists advocating for the full rights of immigrants and workers.
Chelsea Collaborative hosted a series of “Know your rights” community meetings focusing on immigration due to the nationwide fear of ICE (Immigration) raids. Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes has clarified that in the City of Chelsea there have been no such raids to date. The rumors have created a devastating fear in our community to the point of families are not going into work, not keeping their appointments and instilled fear towards local authorities. It is for this reason, that the Chelsea Collaborative assisted our immigrant community and public officials on how to best respond to these kind of rumors of “Raids.” The purpose is to educate all on an individual's rights as an immigrant and as a human being.