25th Annual Holiday Gala Honor Chelsea's Unsung Heroes a Huge Success

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.

Over 100 Chelsea Youth Participate in Annual Youth Jobs Rally

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.

Chelsea Collaborative is Hiring!

The Chelsea Collaborative seeks a full-time Community Organizer to work with the Chelsea Green Space and Recreation Committee, a community-based volunteer board that works to bring about environmental justice in Chelsea and beyond. This work focuses on making polluters accountable; developing and advocating for increased open and green space; improving air, land and water quality; and developing new leadership to achieve these goals. The Chelsea Green Space and Recreation Committee focuses on engaging residents in Chelsea and neighboring communities. The ideal candidate will be an experienced community organizer with familiarity in environmental and public health issues and will be fully bilingual in Spanish and English.

Chelsea Community Fund Announces Fall Grant Making Deadline

The Chelsea Community Fund has announced the application deadline for 2013-2014 Community Grants. Monday, November 18, 2013 by 5pm is the deadline for charitable, educational, and other tax-exempt organizations that serve Chelsea residents to submit proposals for special projects and programs. Operating in alliance with the Chelsea Collaborative and with an endowment managed by the Boston Foundation, the Chelsea Community Fund anticipates awarding in this cycle approximately $25,000 to support problem solving, planning, technical assistance, training and leadership development, and other activities that identify a community problem and present a compelling strategy for addressing it consistent with the Community Fund's "Vision of Chelsea."

Patriots honor Gladys Vega through the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards

The NFL and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) have partnered for the third annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards during the 2013 celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the contributions of Hispanic leaders. The Patriots honored Gladys Vega on September 22, 2013 at their Hispanic Heritage game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, left, speaks to Gladys Vega as she is honored. Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Chelsea Collaborative's 25th Annual Holiday Gala

Please save the date! On Thursday, December 5th at the Holiday Inn in Somerville, the Chelsea Collaborative will be celebrating 25 years of organizing the community with dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, and awards presented to community members or groups who have helped the community in extraordinary ways day in and day out.

CTA members win their homes back 2 years after foreclosure

With the help of CTA and Greater Boston Legal Services, Gianfranco Giavazzi and Ana Sofia de Vasquez are now again the owners of their homes that were foreclosed almost two years ago. Join us in our monthly meeting August 22 to find out how!