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.

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)

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.

Chelsea Teens Attend Youth Jobs Rally

On Thursday, February 21st, more than 96 Chelsea youth participate in Youth Jobs Rally to advocate for funding to support summer employment for teens. The Chelsea teens marched from Faneuil Hall to the State House where they met with State Legislators to discuss the importance of summer jobs for Chelsea youth.