March 18 was Chelsea's Community Action Day, when more than 150 volunteers joined us throughout the day to connect with every corner of Chelsea and ensure our neighbors know their rights and know that we stand united in support of immigrants and refugees in Chelsea.
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.