Hundreds of activists gathered at Chelsea City Hall on May 1st to Celebrate International Workers Day. Marches from Revere, East Boston and Everett ended in Chelsea where Tefere Gebre, the Vice President of the National AFL-CIO delivered the keynote address. Other notable speakers included Sara Whitman of the Wild Geese Foundation, Senator Sal DiDomenico and City Manager Jay Ash.
The Chelsea Green Space Committee, the Environmental Chelsea Organizers (ECO) and the City of Chelsea organized the 16th Annual Earth Day Clean-up and Celebration on May 3, 2014. More than 100 residents descended on the city to clean-up more than 15 locations. The volunteers removed more than 120 bags of trash, 14 tires, shopping carts and half of an old rusted boat.
The Chelsea Collaborative board, staff and members participated in Strategic Planning sessions from January to April. The Popular Education Consultants, Isabel Vinent, Ph.D, Reca Fernandez, Ph.D, and Dawn Adolfson, BA lead the Collaborative through an in depth review of strengths, assets and areas for improvements. More than 125 people participated in the strategic planning sessions and conversations from January to April 2014. The 5 Year Strategic Plan outlines ways for the Collaborative to have an even stronger presence in the community of Chelsea and beyond. The plan itself will be completed in the coming weeks and an executive summary will be available for the public by July 1st.
The 5 Year Strategic Plan outlines ways for the Collaborative to have an even stronger presence in the community of Chelsea and beyond. The plan itself will be completed in the coming weeks and an executive summary will be available for the public by July 1st.
The Chelsea Collaborative is partnering with Harvard University's School of Public Health on a research project to assess the mental health challenges of children and families in the Somali Bantu and Bhutanese refugee communities in order to develop a model to provide family supports.
The Chelsea Collaborative is looking to hire a part-time non-exempt employee for the Chelsea Latino Immigrant Committee (CLIC) Workers' Center.
The CLIC Workers' Center organizer will oversee all aspects of the Workers' Center to achieve fair wages and safe working conditions for immigrant workers, including the thousands of temporary workers in Chelsea; develop strong immigrant leaders; and secure state and federal policy changes benefiting immigrant workers.
To see the full job description and apply for the job, click on the full description here.
The Environmental Chelsea Organizers (ECO) collected 530 petition signatures in support of the Youth T Pass. They are working with the Youth Affordabili(T)y Coalition to ensure public transportation is safe and affordable for teens and young adults. For more information on the campaign, please visit http://youthwayonthembta.org/yac.
The Chelsea Collaborative's 25th Annual Holiday Gala honoring our community's unsung heroes was a huge success. The event recognized the efforts of key leaders who work to achieve social, environmental and economic justice for Chelsea and beyond. Those recognize include: Senator Sal DiDomenico, Nixon Peabody, US Department of Labor, Rich Rogers, Steve Tolman, Greater Boston Legal Services, Clipper Ship Foundation, Edward Marakovitz and Bob Hildreth. Shown in this photo is Bob Hildreth, founder of FUEL with three Chelsea High School students who are benefiting from the FUEL scholarship program.
The Chelsea Summer Youth Employment Initiative had more than 100 youth who joined other young people from throughout Massachusetts to advocate more state funding for summer jobs for teens. The Chelsea delegation spoke with representatives from Senator DiDomenico's office and were interviewed by television and newspaper reporters. For more information on their efforts or the Chelsea Summer Youth Employment Initiative, call or visit the Chelsea Collaborative's offices.