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.
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!
After hearing the testimonies of public housing tenants and the counter-interrogatories of two witnesses on July 17, Federal Judge Woodlock sentenced Michael McLaughlin to three years in jail, two years of probation and a $4,000 fine.
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 http://youtu.be/mxJavC-cIA8.
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.
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.
Sign the petition "Stop Ethanol Trains through Densely Populated Neighborhoods" to prevent flammable, explosive trains from traveling through Chelsea to Global Oil's facilities in Revere. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/685/875/129/stop-ethanol-trains-through-densely-populated-neighborhoods/
Join us on Tuesday, April 16th from 11am - 3pm to interview 300+ youth applicants for summer employment with the Summer Youth Employment Initiative. All volunteers will receive a brief training @ 11 AM on the interview procedures and will use an interview guide that is provided. Interviews take about 10 minutes each. Volunteers are welcome to come for all or part of the afternoon. Please RSVP to Sylvia Ramirez at SylviaR@chelseacollab.org