Announcements

Know Your Rights! Protect you and your family during immigration raids

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 Chelsea Collaborative is Hiring a Part-Time Receptionist!

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.

Youth Chosen for Interviews for Summer Youth Employment Initiative via Lottery of Names

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.

Successful May 1st Rally and March Engaged Hundreds of Activists

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.

Collaborative Hosts Know Your Rights Training

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.

Chelsea Collaborative Launches Citizenship Classes

The Chelsea Collaborative has launched Citizenship Classes for Chelsea residents. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a Citizen and needs help with the application or preparing for the test, please contact Daisy Gonzalez at (617)889-6080x130 or DaisyG@chelseacollab.org.

Apply TODAY for the Chelsea Summer Youth Employment Initiative

The Chelsea Summer Youth Employment Initiative is accepting applications for the 2016 summer youth employment program. Deadline to apply is March 24th. Click /sites/default/files/youth_application_2016.pdf for an application. All youth positions pay $10 per hour for 20 hours per week and will last between 6 to 7 weeks. For more information, please call or visit the Chelsea Collaborative offices at 318 Broadway.

CUDE Celebrates Three Kings Day with City Manager Tom Ambrosino

CUDE hosted its Annual Three Kings Day Celebration with City Manager Tom Ambrosino, Parent Information Center Director Danny Mojica and Officer Stephen Garcia as this year's "celebrity kings." More than 75 children and families partook in the fun community celebration.

CLIC Hosts Packed House Regarding Recent Immigration Raids

The Chelsea Latino Immigrant Committee hosted two "Know Your Rights Trainings" with affected community members and service providers interested in learning what to do in case of an immigrant raid or a "knock at the door." More than 100 people packed the Collaborative offices interested in helping those who fled unfathomable violence for a better life in the United States. For more information, contact Gladys and Yessenia at the Collaborative.

Chelsea Collaborative is Hiring a Youth Coordinator

The Chelsea Collaborative seeks qualified individuals to apply for its Youth Programs Coordinator Position. Deadline to apply is Feb 10th. Click here for a full job description and application requirements. /sites/default/files/youth_coordinator_job_description_2016.pdf

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