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!

Hugely Successful Annual May 1st March

Thousands of Chelsea, Revere, Everett and East Boston residents organized through the May 1st Coalition, of which the Chelsea Collaborative is a lead sponsor and marched through the streets to Central Square in East Boston to celebrate International Workers Day. Residents, workers and community members gathered in the different neighboring cities and marched this May 1st to highlight the struggle of working families, especially in our immigrants communities. The crowd called for improved wages, safer working conditions and comprehensive immigration reform during a festive and powerful program in East Boston. To see a video from the event, please click the link

More Than 100 Residents Participate in Annual Earth Day Event

Chelsea Green Space organized the 2013 Annual Earth Day event which brought out more than 100 participants to clean-up various areas throughout the city. Participants included members and staff from Chelsea Green Space, the Chelsea Citywide Tenants Association, The Neighborhood Developers, REACH, the Al-Huda Cultural Society, Chelsea High School, Youth Build and the Chelsea City Council. These ambitious volunteers removed more than 150 bags of trash, tires and other debris. The City of Chelsea's Department of Public Works played a supportive and necessary role in providing supplies and picking up the trash at the end of the day. All participants celebrated their efforts at Anita's Place with donated hot dogs and fruit from Kayem and D'Arrigo Bros. Produce.

SYEI Youth Interviews

The Chelsea Collaborative Summer Youth Employment Initiative has selected approximately 350 names in the annual lottery. All selected youth will have an interview on Tuesday, April 16th @ Chelsea High School (Everett Avenue entrance) between the times of 11:30 AM – 3 PM. Each youth will receive a phone call to notify them of the great NEWS and inform them the time of their interview. You can find all the selected names posted in the window at our offices, 318 Broadway.