Community Resources

BCD Youth Services Programs
What:

  • Career Explorations:  A school-year program for out-of-school youth ages 16-24. The program provides a paid internship and certifications in Early Childhood Education,

  • Culinary Arts, and Home Health Aide. Youth complete a 7-week paid internship while their case manager helps them secure full-time employment. Applications can be accessed online here.

  • Get StartED: a school-year program for out-of-school youth ages 17-21 who have a keen interest in Early Childhood Education.

  • Youth complete a 12-week paid internship at ABCD Headstarts while building a portfolio and obtaining their Childhood Development Association (CDA) certification. 

  • Upon completion of the program, youth will be considered to interview for a full-time position at ABCD HeadStarts. Applications can be accessed online here.

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Virtual Fitness Classes
Who: The Wellness Center is excited to continue fitness classes online.
What: Free virtual fitness classes to adults of all levels and abilities! 
More Info: For questions, additional information or to register for classes or learn more information, please contact our Project Manager Jen French by calling 617-754-0027 or emailing jlfrench@bidmc.harvard.edu.


 

Volunteers Needed to Survey Local Organizations on Technology Accessibility 

Who: The Age Strong Commission within the City of Boston

What: To understand the technology needs of older adults during COVID-19 using an online google survey

More Info: To learn more about the cause, click the following link OR to take the survey, you can access the google form here.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS

CSR Family Visitation Program (FVP) 
What: A center-based program for parties to have safe access and contact of their children, whom they love, that live outside of their home dynamic. 
When: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the program will be conducting supervised virtual visitation services only on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
More Info: If interested in any available slots, please email Dacia Thompson at dthompson@csrox.org.

 

RECURRING EVENTS

*Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, many in-person recurring events are temporarily cancelled. Please reach out to the listed contact for up to date information during this time* 

ABCD Health Services - Steps in 30 Days Challenge 
What: The 3 Steps in 30 Days Challenge is for Black and Latinx youth ages 18-25 in the Greater Boston area and Chelsea to address safer sexuality through completing 3 steps over the course of 30 Days.  In this program, participants will build on their knowledge and skills to improve and protect self, health, and relationships. The 3 Steps include a 2.5 hour Safer Sexual Workshop, a Sister2Sister/#Bossup 60-90 minute one-on-one session, and HIV/STI testing at our testing partner site. Participants can also receive Safer Sex kits/Menstrual kits and assistance in connecting to health and social service and resources they identify as needed. This program includes a pre-survey before the start of the program, an exit survey at 30 days when all 3-steps are completed, and a follow-up survey in three months. Participants can receive incentives of up to a $130 Gift Card total for completing all the 3-steps over 30-days and all three surveys.
When: Please check out our available dates at https://3stepsin30dayschallenge.eventbrite.com
Where: Virtual workshops on zoom.
More Info:  If you are interested in registering for this program please register at: https://3stepsin30dayschallenge.eventbrite.com. If you would like to partner with us to bring this program to your students or the young people that you work with please email us at 3stepsin30daysabcd@gmail.com so we can discuss opportunities for collaboration.   

Coronavirus Seminar Series
Who: BU School of Public Health
What: Our Coronavirus Seminar Series will address different aspects of the coronavirus pandemic, bringing together experts to discuss the causes and consequences of this global pandemic. The seminars aim to provide our community and the public with state-of-the-science information about the pandemic and its intersection with public health and keep us all connected to one another during this time.
When: Thursdays from 4-5pm
Where: online
More Info: Events and registration here

Children's Mental Health Story Times
Who: Vital Village Network Mental Health Committee and Boston Public Library
What: Families with young children are invited to Children’s Mental Health Virtual Storytimes co-hosted by the Vital Village Network Mental Health Committee and Boston Public Library. Together, we will bring families together for book readings and activities focused on Social-Emotional Learning inspired by our Children's Mental Health Storytime Toolkit. Sessions are designed for children 3-8 years old, however, younger and older siblings are welcome to join the fun! At the end of our session, there will be an opportunity for Q&A and resource sharing with parents/caregivers.
When: Tuesdays, 6:30-7pm
More Info: RSVP: https://bit.ly/child-mental-health-story Flyer: https://bit.ly/child-mh-storytime-flyer

Boston Alliance for Young Children’s Social Emotional Wellness (BAYCSEW) - updated information!
What:
 Please join us at the Boston Alliance for Young Children’s Social Emotional Wellness (BAYCSEW). We are an open and welcoming group, bringing together family members, professionals, and community partners, with a focus on children, birth through age 8. We meet the first Friday of the month. All are welcome! The first 10 Parent/Caregiver/Family Member Attendees who register and attend will receive a gift card!
When: Every First Friday (excluding January and July), 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Where:  October-December 2019 Codman Square Library, 690 Washington St. Boston 02124
More Info: Snacks (not lunch) provided. Children welcome to stay with caregivers (no childcare provided).  Email Malika marty@bphc.org. To RSVP, check out our Eventbrite listings.  You can also join our early childhood resources/events/jobs email list!  Any other questions? Email Natasha at nbyars@bphc.org.  

Second Church Enrichment Center Programming
What: The Second Church Enrichment Center (SCEC) provides programs for children, youth, and adults to enhance their social skills and ability to be positive members in their community. The SCEC includes programming such as, but is not limited to, workshops regarding leadership and teamwork; health and wellness; moral and ethical principles; understanding cultures; learning about community resources; etc. It also includes academics, sports, recreational activities, arts & electives, field trips, and community services.  
When: Tuesdays to Fridays 5PM-8PM
Where:  44 Moultrie St, Boston, MA 02124
More Infohttp://secondchurchdorchester.org/enrichment-center/. For additional information or to fill out a program application, please contact Aratio Jones (Shay) at secondchnaz@gmail.com or (617) 825-2797

FREE Dance Classes
What: Come learn classic dance and sabre fencing at City Lights
When: Tuesdays at 6pm: lion dance; Wednesdays at 4:30: Braun Dapper teaches dance master class; Thursdays at 5pm: vocals; Saturday at 12pm: Caribbean dance; Sundays at 11:30am: classic Chinese and ballet; Sundays at 5pm: class for seniors
Where: City Lights, 1154 Washington Street, Boston, MA, across from Peters Park
More info: Contact Duggan Hill at duggan.hill@gmail.com or 617 695 2856. In the pot donations will benefit the City Lights Summer Camp Jobs program. All classes are free except the Sunday Chu Ling classes

Build Minority Wealth – Free Financial Empowerment Series
What: Every second Wednesday of the month (with the exception of January), gather at Roxbury Community College to learn different strategies on wealth creation and how to build your legacy. It’s no secret that there is a huge disparity of wealth for the minority community in the greater Boston area; Lifelong Learning at RCC has partnered with Our Village Initiative to take the issue of Financial Literacy from conversation to action within our Community.  We’ve gathered industry experts to share tangible steps towards increasing net worth.
Upcoming: view link below for additional dates
Where: Roxbury Community College, 1234 Columbus Ave, Roxbury, MA 02120; Academic Building #3, 1st floor Student Commons #4
Register: RCCWealth.Eventbrite.com 
Questions: LHagen@rcc.mass.edu or (857) 701-1605
 
JPCC Adult Learning Program English for Advancement Class
What: In this class, students study high-level English to prepare for college, employment, and job training programs. Students improve academic and workplace reading, writing, speaking, listening, and presentation skills. In addition to language study, JPCC ALP offers students one-on-one career and college advising, as well as small-group tutoring. 
When: Classes are held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6 to 9PM. 
Where: 144 McBride Street, Jamaica Plain
More Info: To enter classes students must register and complete an interview with a JPCC ALP staff member. Please contact Cheyenne Deveney at 617-635-5201 or email c.deveney@jpccalp.org

Beginning Internet Classes - Brighton Branch Library
What: Mystified by the net? Don’t know how to surf? Help is available on a one-on-one basis to get you started with beginner internet classes.
When: Tuesdays at 11:00 AM
Where: Brighton Branch Library at 40 Academy Hill Road
More Info: Call 617-782-6032 for an appointment and ask for Alan.
 
Housing Search Workshop
What: This workshop offers information and answers about how to conduct a successful housing search, including learning how to communicate with housing authorities, agencies, and landlords.
When: First and third Wednesdays of each month from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: 60 Temple Place, Floor 5, Boston, MA 02111
More Info: Call 617-338-6665 or visit the website http://bostoncil.org/contact/ for any questions
 
Codman Square Neighborhood Council
What: The Codman Square Neighborhood council discusses community events, announcements, and hosts guest speakers. Please attend these very important meetings to understand what is happening in the neighborhood in which you live, work, and learn.
When: First Wednesday of every month from 7 to 8:30 PM
Where: The Great Hall, 6 Norfolk Street, Boston, MA 02124
More Info: Visit the website for any questions https://codmancouncil.wordpress.com/. Did you miss a monthly meeting, or are you curious about past meetings? Contact csncouncil@gmail.com to request meeting minutes.
 
RPCSIC Cory Johnson Trauma Education Program "Can we talk?" Monthly Meeting
What: This is for everyone who is struggling with loss, trauma, and/or grief. Program offers a safe space and connection within community.  There is no charge and it begins with dinner. There is NO requirement to share, but if someone chooses to share, they can speak for 3-5 minutes. Program also includes artistic expression throughout the evening with music and dance.
When: The last Thursday of every month. Dinner offered at 6:00 PM and then moving into the stories and sharing at 6:45 PM.
Where: Roxbury Presbyterian Church, 328 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119
More info: Childcare available. For more information, contact Colleen Sharka, LMHC, colleensharka@rpcsic.org or call the church: 617-445-2116
 
$1 Friday Nights at Boston Children’s Museum
What: Every Friday evening families can enjoy the entire Boston Children’s Museum for $1. The museum includes an Art Studio, Construction Zone, and more.
When: Friday nights from 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Where: Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress Street, Boston
More Info: Visit https://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/visit/ways-save
 
Free Bilingual Playgroup
What: There is a free Jamaica Plain based playgroup in English and Spanish for children ages 1-5 years old. Each playgroup is 2 hours long, and parents should bring their children once a week. The playgroup takes place in a classroom setting and the goal is preparation for kindergarten. Each playgroup includes free play, circle time, snack time, and a gross motor/sensory activity. Parents are responsible for providing their own snacks. This is also an opportunity for parents to become familiar with Boston Public Schools and to meet other BPS parents. Open enrollment – register today.
When: Monday–Friday from either 9:30 – 11:30 AM, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, 12:30 – 2:30 PM, or 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Where: Either the Mission Hill K-8 School, 20 Child Street, or the Early Learning Center West, 200 Heath Street in Jamaica Plain
More Info: Please contact Silvia at 617-821-3959 or at srodriguez4@bostonpublicschools.org
 
 

MEETINGS, TRAININGS, AND CONFERENCES

*While many trainings have shifted to virtual in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, please reach out to the listed contact for up to date information during this time* 

New Spanish Translated Course: Outreach Methods and Strategies
Who: New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC)
What: NEPHTC recently created a translated version of Introduction to Outreach Methods and Strategies into Spanish! This course helps fill a gap for Spanish speaking community health workers throughout New England and beyond. This course will help community health workers better identify when outreach should occur and how to develop the most effective outreach plans for their communities
Where: Online
When: Can be accessed anytime
More Info: Please visit our webpage, or contact Andree Entezari at aentezar@bu.edu or (617) 358-3727

Supportive Trauma Interventions for Educators (STRIVE)
What: STRIVE aims to help schools and early education systems of care increase the capacity of adults (parents, caregivers, and educators) to identify, respond to, and optimally support the unique needs of young children who have been impacted by trauma exposure. The materials below contain more information on the support we offer, including: single-day trainings, 2-day educator workshops, and our full STRIVE model.
More Info:
Pamphlet: http://bit.ly/strivepamphlet
Website: http://bit.ly/strivewebsite
STRIVE Partnership Framework (for full STRIVE model): http://bit.ly/strivepartnership
Submit an Intake Form: http://bit.ly/striveintake
Contact: Desiree Hartman at desiree.hartman@bmc.org or (617) 414-3640

JVS English for Advancement Program
What: The program has two components: Classes and Career Coaching/Employer referral.
Students receive free in-class language instruction (7-9 hours per week) in multi-leveled classes for up to one year. Class content focuses on job search and readiness skills. Students receive 1:1 career coaching and referrals from JVS coaches. The coaches draw on JVS’s extensive network of employer relationships. Please note that eligible participants are legally authorized to work in the United States and have a primary goal of job attainment within 2-12 months.
When: Classes are held mornings and afternoons, (there is one evening class in East Boston.)
Where: Locations include downtown Boston (at JVS Boston, 75 Federal Street 3rd Floor), East Boston (250 Sumner St., East Boston), Lynn (20 Wheeler St., Lynn), Lawrence (168 Newbury St., Lawrence), and Lowell (450 Merrimack St., Lowell).
More Info: The first step to applying for the classes is to attend an information session. Sessions are held at 10 AM every Friday at JVS. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required at: http://www.jvs-boston.org/EFA/. Information sessions are also held at other locations. Please contact Vannak Khin, Community Outreach Specialist at vkhin@jvs-boston.org or 617-399-3399.
 
Career Collaborative: Find a full-time job and keep it!
What: Career Collaborative offers a free program that helps unemployed and under-employed men and women find good full-time, permanent jobs with benefits and keep them. The positions are in a variety of fields often with some of Boston’s leading employers. The program is offered during the day every month, and during the night several times a year.
When: To apply for the program, please come to an Information Session any Thursday at 1:00 pm or by appointment. Plan to spend about an hour and it will be helpful to bring a resume.
Where: 77 Summer Street (near Downtown Crossing) on the 11th floor, Boston, MA 02110
More info: Please contact Maddy Lawson by calling (617) 259-1072 or emailing maddy@careercollaborative.org

 

PROGRAMS, WORKSHOPS AND SUPPORT GROUPS

Seventh Annual Social Justice Mediation Institute
What: Vital Village Network is excited to offer the 7th Annual Social Justice Mediation Institute (SJMI) cost-free to all applicants. Mediation is a conflict resolution process that can help one navigate disagreements, improve communication, and appreciate different points of view.  The Social Justice Mediation Institute is a 6-day training where participants learn mediation skills to reduce conflict—addressing power dynamics, privilege, and identities—at home, in their neighborhood, with co-workers, and beyond.
For teachers, the values and skills which guide mediation will be applicable to fostering an inclusive, collaborative classroom environment, and can extend beyond to supporting conversations with parents and fellow educators by equipping teachers with communication strategies.
Graduates receive a certificate and utilize their new skills after training by completing a 6-month service-learning pathway (average 8hrs/month) with the Social Justice Mediation Program.
When: Dec 3-5 and 10-12 from 9:00am-12:00pm & 2:30pm-5:00pm (attendance required for all six days)
Where: Online!
Ways to Share: Facebook, Flyer
More Info: To apply for a seat online, you can access the google form here or if you have any questions, feel free to email: vvnmediators@gmail.com or contact administrators by phone: 617-414-3640.



Teaching Kitchen Culinary Job Training Class- FREE!
What: Free 12-week culinary job training course for anyone interested in working in a professional kitchen. Course includes daily, hands-on instruction with a professional chef instructor, nutrition classes, internship in Community Servings high volume kitchen, a Navigating Transitions process group, resume writing services, mock interviews, and 1 year of ongoing job placement and job retention services. 
When: Classes are Monday through Thursday, 9am-4pm. Fridays are an optional day to complete additional internship hours.
Where: Community Servings, 179 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain (just behind the Stony Brook T stop)
More Info: Info sessions and kitchen tours are held every Wednesday at 2pm- potential applicants and referral partners are all welcome! Please contact Allison at 617-522-7777 x206 or at allison@servings.org with questions 

CPR and First Aid Certification Courses
What: Boston EMS is offering CPR and First Aid certification courses as well as child and infant. Boston EMS is able to hold these courses at requested locations. These instructional classes are available at no cost for groups of 15 or more. Classes are available in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Portuguese Creole, Cantonese, and Vietnamese. 
More Info: Please contact Deputy Robinson at robinson@bostonems.org or visit https://www.boston.gov/request-ems-participation-event 
For more information to schedule a class, contact Boston EMS Community Initiatives at 617-343-1027 or email communtyinitiatives@bostonems.org

SNAP Application Assistance
Who: Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Boston
What: Accepting participants on a regular basis for SNAP application assistance. Catholic Charities will work with your schedule and advocate on your behalf as needed. Enrollment will decrease your waiting time when applying at the DTA office! 
Where: To set up an appointment, call a location nearest you: Dorchester (617) 506-6628, South End (617) 350-5026, South Boston (617) 464-8591, and Sommerville (617) 625-1920
More Info: visit www.ccab.org or contact Manuel Pires at manuel_pires@ccab.com

Social Justice Meditation Program (SJMP)
What: SJMP consists of a volunteer group of community members interested in helping members of the community to peacefully resolve conflicts. In addition to coordinating and offering free community-based mediations, the SJMP group supports the development and strengthening of mediation skills, and helps support the process of more members of the community becoming trained in social justice mediation.
When: Multiple dates available (submit request form)

More info: Desiree Hartman, Community Partnerships Program Coordinator at desiree.hartman@bmc.org or (617) 414-3640
 
Get a Free Bicycle with CommonWheels' Earn-A-Bike Workshops
What: This winter, CommonWheels is hosting its second season of Earn-A-Bike program, in collaboration with Charlesview, Inc. This program is specifically designed for women in the Allston-Brighton area. This program is designed to give women who lack financial access to a bicycle an opportunity to learn bike mechanics and maintenance while fixing up a bicycle that they will keep at the end of the program. Participants will be taught skills such as how to fix a flat tire, how to fix brakes, and how to fix problems inside your bike. This program is free, but available spots are limited and participants must submit an application to be accepted into the program. We will have two sessions, with the first beginning in January.
Participants who attend at least 5 of the 6 sessions will earn:
  *   a fully functional bicycle
  *   a helmet, lock, and lights
  *   training on maintaining, fixing, and riding your bicycle
More Info: email info@commonwheels.org for info about upcoming classes and how to apply.
 
YEAR UP Recruitment
What: For young adults interested in taking their next step in their journey towards a career & higher education, Year Up’s mission is to close the opportunity divide through a one-year intensive program. This free program serves youth ages 18-24 who receive an educational stipend and earn up to 31 FREE college credit recommendations while taking classes and completing an internship at top companies in Boston to prepare them for a professional career.
When: Visit Year Up’s website http://www.yearup.org/future-students/admission-process/?location=boston/ to learn more and sign up for information sessions
Where: Year Up, 45 Milk Street, Boston, MA 02109
More info: To learn more, contact Michael at mgoldstein@yearup.org or call the Admissions Team at 857-305-9990 to RSVP for an upcoming information session. Interested applicants should fill out an online Student Interest Form at http://www.yearup.org/apply.
 
The Allston-Brighton Substance Abuse Task Force Youth Coalition
What: The Allston-Brighton Youth Coalition (ABYC) is a group of youth 13-18 years old who live or go to school in Allston-Brighton. Through education and awareness programs, they prevent youth substance use Boston and their community. Members receive stipends and excellent peer leadership opportunities!
More Info: To learn more, please contact abyouthcoalition@gmail.com or call 617-789-2140. Visit www.abdrugfree.org or https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxe5QajDnHA2RS1yVFZxZ05IVXlURDlNX1ZwU01SUzZRbjA4/view?usp=sharing for more details.
 
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND RESOURCES


Introducing the Hear Her Campaign
Who: The CDC Reproductive Health Division
What: The CDC’s Hear Her campaign seeks to raise awareness of potentially life-threatening warning signs during and after pregnancy and improve communication between patients and their healthcare providers. In addition, we want to empower women to speak up and raise concerns while using support systems to engage in important conversations with her.
More Info: 

  • To learn more about the Hear Her Campaign, click the following link

  • To learn more about the CDC Division of Reproductive Health, click the following
    link

  • To learn more about maternal mortality rates and data, click the following link

  • To learn more about urgent maternal warning signs, click the following
    link

  • To hear one woman's story with the Hear Her Campaign, click the following link


Virtual Workshops for Loved Ones Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault
Who: Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
What: Partners, family members, and friends of survivors of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse may have questions about how they can be supportive throughout the healing process. BARCC just released a series of video workshops that explore commonly asked questions, how to set healthy boundaries, keeping up your relationships, and self-care tips.
More info:
The workshops are available in English: https://barcc.org/resources/significant-others-workshops, and Spanish: https://barcc.org/espanol/recursos/seres-queridos
 
Virtual Workshops for Survivors on Self-Care, Coping and Connection
Who: Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
What: This video workshop series for survivors of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse explores self-care, coping, and connection for survivors as we navigate the COVID-19 public health crisis. The series also includes a variety of shorter exercises that can be used on their own or together with the longer sessions.
More info:
The workshops are available in English: https://barcc.org/information/resources/virtual-workshop-pandemic and Spanish: https://barcc.org/espanol/recursos/talleres-virtuales

May Mental Health Day
Who: Justice Resource Institute
What: May Mental Health tip sheet and referral form
More Info: Tip sheet can be found at https://jri.org/sites/default/files/2020-05/JRI%20DimockBrochure_2020.pdf referral form can be found at https://jri.org/media/38

Bella Video de Educación Prenatal / Bella Prenatal Education video
Who: Boston Medical Center
What: This 5-minute video provides the teaching for Step 3 of the Baby-Friendly Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding in Spanish and English.
More Info: This video is available in Spanish and English

Public Charge Resources for Immigrant Families
Who: Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign
What: Following a Supreme Court decision, the DHS public charge rule will go into effect February 24th nationwide (except in Illinois, where the rule is still enjoined by a preliminary injunction). PIF has put together numerous resources and fact sheets for providers, advocates, and immigrant families regarding public charge which can be found on their website. These include, for families, "Know Your Rights! Public Charge Messages for Community Members" and "Public Charge: Does this Apply to Me?"
More Info: For more information on the state-of-play of public charge policies in the US and abroad, check out PIF's recently updated Fact Sheet for Advocates. Please also visit the PIF website for further information and resources.

Series of Health Resources for Spanish Speaking Families
What: A series of general health information videos developed by Children's Hospital for Spanish speaking families. 
Nutrition: https://bcove.video/2Ppy5LP
Primary Care: https://bcove.video/2MLdA6V
Transition to adulthood: https://bcove.video/2OEKA2k
Children with special needs: https://bcove.video/2SPh7J8
Mental health: https://bcove.video/2STulEI
Positive parenting: https://bcove.video/2YCDy34
More Info: www.childrenshospital.org/guia

FREE Doula Services
Who: Ketsy Caraballo, Doula case Manager / Community Health Worker. Ketsy currently work for Dr. Rosanna Means of Health Care Without Walls' Bridges to Moms program
What: Free doula services available at Brigham Women's Hospital with Ketsy Caraballo, affiliated with Social Workers NICU department. 
When: By appointment, 9:00am - 5:00pm
More Info: Ketsy Caraballo at establish1980@gmail.com

Volunteer as a Mentor with Soul Train
What: Sole Train is a community building and mentoring program that uses running as a vehicle for setting and achieving seemingly impossible goals. As a mentor, you can help increase access to opportunities for physical and emotional well-being in historically under-served communities throughout Boston.  Sole Train connects Boston’s youth of color and adults to train for and run a 5-mile race or half marathon.
Commitment: 1 year commitment; 1-2 hours during weekdays (typically during public school hours); 5 races/community events
More Info: Details at www.regpacks.com/soletrain  

Food Pantry Volunteers Needed
Who: Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Boston
What: Volunteers are needed to assist in receiving the deliveries from food bank. Help unload the delivery truck, restock the shelves, and help maintain a clean and orderly food pantry. Mornings are very busy at the food pantry so you may also be assisting clients when they are using the pantry. Must be reliable, friendly, and able to commit to at least 1 month.
Where: Greater Boston Yawkey Center: 185 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 02125
When: ANYTIME between the following hours: Monday & Friday 9am-1pm, Tuesday-Thursday 9am-12:30pm or 1pm-5pm
More Info: visit www.ccab.org. Contact Fredson_Moreno@ccab.org 

Lighthouse Behavioral Health & Wellness Survey
What: A “Needs Assessment” survey of local schools, community centers, churches and other organizations. A Needs Assessment is meant to gather information about gaps in the type of and availability of mental health services in a particular area or setting. This information can and will be used to develop services that match those needs, within the bounds imposed by insurers.
Where: http://www.lbhwc.com/survey
You will first be greeted by an introduction video from the CEO. After viewing the video, please go to ‘Next’ and follow the necessary prompts to access and complete the survey. 
More Info: Please contact Shirley Janvier with any questions: <sjanvier@lbhwc.com>
 
Early Learning Childcare at East Boston Social Centers
What: The Early Learning Child Care program provides high-quality and affordable child care to a diverse group of children ages 2 months to 5 years. The ELC utilizes a comprehensive, researched-based curriculum that features exploration & discovery as a way of learning. Our curriculum helps teachers build children's confidence, creativity, & critical thinking skills. Our teachers also follow children's development and learning progression. Our curriculum is aligned with Massachusetts guidelines for social-emotional, language, physical, and cognitive acquisition.
Where: East Boston Social Centers, Inc. 68 Central Square, East Boston, MA 02128
More Info:  Registration by appointment only. Call the Enrollment Office: 617-569-3221.
 
Volunteer at Codman Square Branch Library

What: The Codman Square Library is dedicated to free and equal access to information, knowledge, independent lifelong learning, cultural enrichment, and the joys of reading for our diverse community. The Friends of the Library seek persons who want to help their community, support the library and volunteer their time in a friendly, positive environment. Through an ongoing book sale, the Friends of Library raise funds to help the library supplement its book and supply budgets as well as provides programs for the community.
When: Flexible
Where: Codman Square Branch Library, 690 Washington St, Boston, MA, 02124
More info: Contact Janice Knight at jknight@bpl.org or 617-436-8214. You can also drop into your library to ask about volunteering opportunities and the role of volunteers.
 
Is your home falling short on safety?
What: All rental units in Boston need to meet certain minimum requirements. Apartments must have functioning carbon monoxide and smoke detectors; have heat, adequate exits, and toilets; be free of defects that could harm renters; be free of garbage and other waste, and; have contact information for the property owner visible.
More Info: If your home does not measure up, call 311, tweet @BOS311, or download the BOS: 311 app to report problems and Inspection Services will investigate.

City of Boston Office of Immigrant Advancement
What: Boston is a sanctuary city and personnel are there to assist with resources regardless of immigration status.
When: Open Monday–Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: 1 City Hall Square, Room 806, Boston
More Info: Please visit: https://www.boston.gov/departments/immigrant-advancement
Call 617-635-2980 or email immigrantadvancement@boston.gov
 
Senior Save Applications Now Available
What: City announced that applications are now available for Seniors Save, a proactive program that helps income eligible seniors replace failing or inefficient heating systems before winter begins? Applications are currently available through the Boston Home Center (BHC), by visiting the Department of Neighborhood Development's website, or by contacting one of the BHC's partner senior agencies. To qualify, income-eligible seniors must be 60 years of age or older, the occupants of a residential one-to-four family property or condominium in the City of Boston and income must not exceed 80 percent of median family income, as determined by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Eligible homeowners will receive a $3,500 grant towards upgrades to their heating systems. Any additional funding is available in the form of a zero percent interest, deferred loan, which will only be payable on the sale of the property, a refinance or transfer of the title. Once a senior citizen submits an application, BHC Construction Specialists will work with the homeowner on the scope of the project, and will help select a contractor from the BHC's pre-approved, licensed and insured contractor list. A BHC Construction Specialist will then oversee the work from start to finish.
More Info: To learn more or apply please call (617) 635-HOME, or visit the Boston Home Center website: https://www.boston.gov/departments/neighborhood-development/how-join-seniors-save-program
 
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
What: What immigrants can do now. People should go to a legal services provider to be screened for any possible immigration options other than DACA they for which they may already eligible.
More Info: The Immigration Advocates Network maintains a national directory of more than 950 free or low-cost nonprofit immigration legal services providers in all 50 states. It can be found online at https://www.immigrationlawhelp.org Community members should be warned of fraudulent service provider schemes and educated about how to seek competent immigration help. The ILRC has created community education flyers about this available in English and Spanish available online at https://www.ilrc.org/anti-fraud-flyers.
 
Boston Tuition - Free Community College Plan
What: Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang and Mayor Martin J. Walsh launch the application for the tuition-free community college plan, which provides a cost-effective entry point into higher education for Boston's young people.
More info: Please visit the link for more information http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/tuition-free-college
 
Boston 1ON1
What: Boston 1ON1 is an opportunity for a new resident to learn about the many services in Boston that might affect them. It would also be a chance to ask questions about anything from park use to parking. As City Hall to Go already processes parking permits, provides trash and recycling stickers, assists in signing up for city apps (BOS311/PARK BOSTON), and much more, new residents can leave their meeting with all of their City business taken care of, and a better understanding of this new place they are calling home. In addition, Boston 1ON1 will introduce residents to cultural resources, state and federal resources, as well as important information regarding their new neighborhood.
More info:  Please visit the links for more information visit http://cityhalltogo.weebly.com/

The Allston Brighton Elder Resource Guide - Now available online
What: This guide includes important information on vital services for elders, with a focus on organizations that serve the Allston Brighton neighborhoods. The guide was created with an elder user/reader in mind.
More Info: If you are interested in a physical copy of the guide, please contact Samantha Cowan, Allston/Brighton Program Director at scowan@fw4elders.org or 617-823-7050. For an online version: http://www.fw4elders.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Allston-Brighton-Elder-Resouce-Guide-English.pdf
 
Allston-Brighton Baby Diaper Pantry
What: For Allston-Brighton families who are eligible for either WIC or Mass Health.
Get 30 diapers a month for each child age birth to 4 years old who are wearing diapers in your household. First come, first served. Parents must bring: proof of Allston-Brighton residency and WIC card or Mass Health card.
When: Every Thursday 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: Presentation School Community Center, 640 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111
More Info: Please Contact Colleen at 857-220-2642 or cmcguire@familynurturing.org
 
Assistance in Paying for Heat
What: Apply for help paying for heating bills through the state’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
More Info: Visit boston.gov/homeheating or call 617-357-6012.
 
Subsidized Hubway Memberships
What: For only $5/year, low-income residents in the City of Boston can rent a Hubway bike for up to 30 minutes each ride at no charge. With this special membership, a free helmet is also provided. The subsidy code can be obtained from the Boston Public Health Commission. Must be 17 years of age or older.
All seasons, except winter in Boston. Year-round in Cambridge. To see a map of the stations, visit http://www.thehubway.com/stations
More Info: To get the code, call 617-534-5690 and redeem it at TheHubway.com

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES


Multicultural AIDS Coalition (MAC)

  • LGBTQ+ Program Coordinator

  • Operations & Special Projects Manager

  • Black Immigrant Program Coordinator

Who: The Multicultural AIDS Coalition
What

  • LGBTQ+ Program Coordinator - this position is responsible to design, implement, monitor, and assist in evaluating HIV/STI/Hepatitis prevention, screening, navigation and support services to LGBTQ+ communities of color, with a focus on MSM and transgender men and women.

  • Operations & Special Projects Manager - this position is responsible to manage general office activities and provide administrative support on special projects, working with directors with and on special projects related to public health, community mobilization and policy.

  • Black Immigrant Program Coordinator - this position involves coordinating activities to educate, outreach, recruiting and linking Black immigrants – African and Caribbean – vulnerable to and living with HIV to prevention and peer support services.

More Info: If interested in this position, submit a CV/resume and cover letter to cnnaji@mac-boston.org.

Program Director - Community Health Education Center (CHEC)
Who:
 The Boston Public health Commission's Community Health Education Center
What: The Boston Public Health Commission's Community Health Education Center (CHEC) provides high quality, comprehensive and affordable training and professional development to community health workers (CHWs) and their supervisors. CHEC's mission is to build the capacity of CHWs to deliver high quality health education, advocacy and referral services to community members. CHEC trainings prepare CHWs in the core competencies required for Massachusetts CHW Certification, and strategies to provide effective community outreach and health education in community settings. The program is part of the Consortium for Professional Development.
More Info: To apply and for more information about duties and qualifications, click the link:  https://www.google.com/search?ibp=htl;jobs&q=CHEC+&hl=en-US&kgs=81b71baaae5a6d0e&shndl=-1&source=sh/x/im/textlists/detail&entrypoint=sh/x/im/textlists/detail#fpstate=tldetail&htidocid=LSkojvN4PHqQMWC_AAAAAA%3D%3D&htivrt=jobs&htiq=CHEC+

Doula
Who: Accompany Doula Care
What: Do you want to support birthing families in your community?  Accompany Doula Care is hiring.  We are looking for bi-lingual candidates that are committed to working in underserved communities.  Languages needed: Haitian-Creole, Vietnamese, Spanish, portuguese, Cape Verdean Creole.
More Info: For more information visit: accompanydoulacare.com/getinvolved

Director of Operations and Partnerships
Who: Union Capital Boston
What: Union Capital Boston is excited to announce and share the job application for the new Director of Operations and Partnerships! The position entails reporting to the Lead Organizer, the Director of Operations and Partnerships (DOP) is a full-time position responsible for leading and managing a comprehensive array of organizational operations and partnership management. The DOP will oversee UCB’s general operations and
manage the relationships with all of the organizations that work in partnership with UCB.
The DOP is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the annual budget in
conjunction with the Lead Organizer. They are responsible for managing UCB’s organizational
services and office space and ensuring that they are in compliance with all requirements.
They will work with each of UCB’s partner organizations to ensure that services, agreements,
and goals are being met. The DOP will partner closely with the Lead Organizer to chart Union
Capital Boston’s future growth and strategic response to an increasing need for the
organization’s mission and services.

Responsibilities:
Strategic Leadership
● Provide effective and inspiring leadership, as well as stewardship of UCB by active
involvement in all UCB programs and services. Implement and lead, throughout
the operational and partnership areas, a continuous quality improvement process
focusing on optimization of systems. Promote regular and ongoing opportunities
for all staff to give feedback on these operations.
● Develop thought leadership around specific topics/emerging practice areas.
Operations
● Upgrade and implement an appropriate system of internal policies, controls,
accounting standards, and procedures.
● Plan, coordinate, and execute the annual budget process.
● Work in conjunction with the bookkeeper to manage financial reporting and
oversight.

Partnerships
● Partner with the Lead Organizer to represent UCB with external constituency
groups, including community, governmental, and private organizations.
● Manage current partner organization relationships to ensure that UCB supports
and fosters the partnership by delivering high quality services and impact.
More Info: job description: https://bit.ly/UCBDOPdescrip job application: https://bit.ly/UCBDOPApply

Community Health Worker- Asthma
Who: East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
What: East Boston Neighborhood Health Center in Winthrop Family Medicine Clinic's Asthma/COPD Program Position Summary: A Community Health Worker is a member of the Medical Home who collaborates with other staff in the Family Medicine Asthma/ COPD program has an opening fr a CHW to positively improve the health of Boston area and Winthrop residents living with asthma and COPD. The CHW will deliver asthma/COPD education and environmental/home interventions to improve asthma/COPD symptom control and long-term asthma/COPD management in person and over the phone. In the home, the CHW will provide environmental asthma kits, develop a plan and reinforce medication adherence. The CHW performs a variety of clerical and reception activities that support the delivery of services to patients/staff of the Family Medicine Asthma/COPD Program; develops efficient workflows by assisting in scheduling medical appointments, facilitating community resource access, organizing and supporting efforts for community outreach, and other services as necessary. The CHW will work with the Family Medicine Asthma/COPD Program Nurse and Nurse Practitioner. The CHW will report to the Administrative Director of Family Medicine. *Please note, home visits are being conducted via telemedicine during COVID-19 pandemic.
More Info: Three ways to apply: Online at https://careers.ebnhc.org/, by USPS to Human Resources, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, 10 Gove Street, East Boston, MA 02128, or by e-mail to hr@ebnhc.org.

Community Health Worker (CHW)
Who: Community Caring Clinic of Roxbury
What: Community Caring Clinic of Roxbury is seeking a Community Health Care Worker who will perform a wide variety of duties to engage, support, advocate for and educate community members, who are primarily refugees, asylum-seekers, and immigrants from a wide range of nations from around the world. As a frontline public health worker, you will serve as a liaison between health educators, communities, social services, healthcare clinicians, behavioral health case managers, mental health and substance abuse counselors, and other health-related professionals. Because you are chiefly an educator on the availability of and access to appropriate, quality healthcare services, identifying specific services to meet identified behavioral and mental health needs in a particular population, investigating and addressing trauma-related community health needs, it is critically important that you have appropriate experience, education and training. To effectively work with community members and advocate for their healthcare needs, you will need good problem-solving skills, verbal skills, writing skills, and strong interpersonal skills and a background of experience in trauma informed care. Spanish speakers encouraged to apply. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct regular outreach to identify and engage community members on the topics of health and wellness with a focus on recovery from co-occurring disorders such as substance abuse, mental health disorders, trauma-related issues 

  • Assess health status and social determinants of health 

  • Facilitate health education and disorder recovery in small group meetings 

  • Develop strategies for changing behaviors that affect physical, mental and behavioral health outcomes 

  • Assist consumers to develop health management and care plans with their providers 

  • Help consumers fully understand care plans, therapies, and instructions 

  • Motivate consumers to be actively engaged in reaching their care plan goals 

  • Facilitate effective communication among consumers and their providers to improve coordination of services 

  • Coach consumers in effectively managing their chronic health conditions and their therapeutic recovery plans through better self-care strategies, behaviors, and actions 

  • Work with people from diverse backgrounds to reduce cultural and socio-economic barriers and disparities in care utilizing evidence-based practices that are recovery focused, trauma informed, culturally competent, client-centered, gender specific, strengths based and co-occurring capable.

  • Build and maintain suitable, positive, and professional relationships with consumers, providers, nurses, case managers, clinicians, agency managers, supervisors and staff 

  • Support clients, patients, and consumers to access appropriate and quality health-related services, to utilize resources effectively, and complete related documentation and forms 

  • Maintain appropriate role definitions and skilled boundaries with consumers/patients 

  • Perform data entry in Electronic Health Records systems and manage patient information with due regard for HIPAA confidentiality requirements 

  • Ensure that the client data base contains all necessary notes, forms, progress and supplementary information through regular weekly checks and scheduled updates 

  • Meet regularly with clients, consumers, individuals, and community organizations as needed to create health programs designed for both individuals and groups 

  • Review health programs already created to ensure they are up to date, effective, safe, and appropriate for the groups they are intended to serve 

  • Participate in weekly outreach efforts to raise community awareness of health programs and health risks to specific populations such as pregnant women, minority or marginalized populations, and low-income groups 

  • Reach out and communicate with clients/patients/consumers on a daily/regular basis through phone, internet, skype, zoom, meet-up, and in-person to assess progress toward meeting goals and to answer questions, make recommendations for change, and coordinate actions with providers or other healthcare professionals 

  • Complete all administrative tasks on time and correct mistakes, organize proper record-keeping in coordination with staff members. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bi-lingual/bi-cultural Spanish 

  • Experience in substance abuse prevention, co-occurring disorder recovery and/or mental health field 

  • Associate degree or higher with degree in health and human services, behavioral health 

  • Experience working with immigrants, retirees, and Medicaid populations 

  • Knowledge of local health disparities and resources to address gaps and disparities 

  • Requirements and procedures for care coordination, data management, and Electronic Health Records 

  • Experience in conducting presentations on health and wellness and self-management of health conditions to individuals and groups 

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of local population demographics, assets, and needs 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Behavioral health. 

  • Effective communication in English both orally and in writing and Spanish 

  • Demonstrated skills in organization and time management 

  • Pass a Background check 

  • Good driving record, reliable transportation, insurance up to date 

  • Three years of Community Health worker experience 

  • Has NPI number and familiar with Mass Medicaid billing. 

  • High school graduate 

  • Salary Commensurate with Qualifications, Education, and Experience.

More Info: For more information, please contact Dr. Abdifatah Ahmed at (617) 858-7880 or abdimcp@gmail.com.

Youth Organizer
Who: Center for Teen Empowerment
What: The Center for Teen Empowerment has a job opening for a youth organizer.
More Info: You must complete an application: TE Summer 2020 Application.  Before an interview is scheduled, this form MUST be completed. Fill out form

About Fresh
Who: About Fresh
What: About Fresh, a mobile market bringing fresh food to Boston neighborhoods has the following openings:

 

Contact Tracer (multiple positions available)
Who: Partners in Health
What: Partners In Health, is seeking Contact Tracers to support Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Local Boards of Health to perform COVID-19 contact tracing. Partners In Health (PIH) will hire, train and supervise a team of community contact tracing staff across Massachusetts. The aim of this will be to call every person diagnosed with COVID-19, gather their contacts, and proceed to call every contact in Massachusetts. This is in tandem with Commonwealth-wide efforts to increase testing, improve communication and implementation of isolation and quarantine. This will fortify efforts to control the pandemic in Massachusetts. The Contact Tracer will use a web-based client resource management (CRM) platform to call all contacts of anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 to document a symptom check, refer them for testing according to established protocols, and provide them with instructions for quarantine. Contact Tracers are required to follow all scripts, policies and procedures provided by PIH, and comply with Department of Public Health training regarding confidential information related to personal information.
More Info: Further job description, qualifications, and application is available here

Employer Outreach Specialist (Central-West and Southeast)
Who: Commonwealth Corporation, Youth Pathways
What: There are two Employer Specialist positions available, Central-West and Southeast.
1) Central-West: The primary responsibility of Employer Outreach Specialist (EOS) is to assist in the administrative and operational aspects of youth employment placement in the Central (75%) and Western (25%) Regions of Massachusetts. This position will require travel throughout the Central and Western regions of Massachusetts and sometimes throughout the State, and flexibility to do so will be required.
2) Southeast: The primary responsibility of Employer Outreach Specialist (EOS) is to assist in the administrative and operational aspects of youth employment placement in the Southeast Region of Massachusetts. This position covers the entire Southeast region and will require travel throughout the region and in some instances throughout the state and flexibility to do so will be required.
The specialist will:

  1. Develop a Network of Employer Partners.

  2. Create an Employer Advisory Committee of decision-making personnel representative of employers in various industries.

  3. Support training and outreach activities to develop staffs’ knowledge of employability resources

  4. Database Management

Qualifications: Prior experience working with or for youth placed at-risk and as a workforce development professional is required. Additionally, experience working in educational setting is preferred. Excellent communication and writing skills including proficiency in standard office computer applications are required. This position DYS Central Region Office, and will include travelling and working in various locations across the state. Must be willing to work in DYS facilities and settings and have a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and car are required. The final candidate will be required to submit to a comprehensive background check, and complete Basic Training coursework administered and facilitated by DYS.
More Info: For a full job listing please contact ISweeting@commcorp.org. To apply, please email resume and cover letter to HrApplicant@commcorp.org

Advocate-Housing Pathways Program, The Network/La Red
Who: The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization with over 30 years’ experience working to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, SM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Our organization and staff are recognized locally and nationally as experts in providing survivor-centered services and as thought leaders on the issue of LGBQ/T partner abuse. We are who we work with, the staff, volunteers, and board of directors of TNLR are members of the very communities the organization serves. We believe that survivors are the experts on their own lives and are therefore committed to centering survivor voices and leadership in all aspects of our work.
What: The Network/La Red is hiring for the Advocate of Housing Pathways Program Position. This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) position.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide crisis intervention, supportive counseling, and information/referrals for survivors of partner abuse (and people in their support systems) through the hotline.

  • Provide advocacy, court accompaniment, and short-term face-to-face support for survivors of partner abuse (and people in their support systems).

  • Work with guests in Phase One and Phase Two of the Housing Pathways Program

  • Keep staff up-to-date on housing program availability.

  • Conduct Phase One Housing Intakes and Phase Two Housing Assessments.

  • Support Housing Program Participants in finding and transitioning from The Network/La Red’s Housing Program to appropriate longer-term housing, or transitioning from Phase One to Phase Two.

  • Assist survivors with Victim Compensation, Address Confidentiality Program, and other resources as needed.

  • Provide follow-up contacts with service participants as appropriate.

  • Maintain comprehensive referral list.

  • Maintain relationships with community groups, organizations, advocates, etc. to facilitate advocacy and referrals.

  • Attend coalitions, roundtables, etc. as appropriate to increase awareness of The Network/La Red’s direct services.

  • Participate in internal meetings, committees, projects, etc. as appropriate.

  • Maintain records, statistics, provide reports as necessary.

  • Other duties as assigned/needed.

Qualifications: We hire for life experience. People of color, trans people, survivors of partner abuse especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must be bilingual (English/Spanish). In addition, the ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1 year experience in at least two of the following areas: LGBQ/T partner abuse work; other partner abuse work; direct services/crisis intervention.
Application details: Position to start as soon as possible. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Send resume and letter to:
By email: housingpathways@tnlr.org
By post: P.O. Box 6011,  Boston MA  02114
More info: For more information, please visit our website!

Toddler Teacher
Who: Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester
What: BGCD is looking to hire a full time Toddler Teacher for our Early Education and Care Center. We are a NAEYC accredited childcare facility. The Toddler Teacher is responsible for fostering a safe and developmentally appropriate Toddler Program for children ages 15-36 months. In this role you will be responsible for the care and education of children, administering and accurately documenting ongoing development, communicate daily with parents and maintaining positive relationships. This is a full-time, salary exempt position.
Requirements:

  • Must have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field.

  • Must be EEC Toddler Teacher certified.

  • Must be familiar with policies and procedures including EEC regulations and NAEYC criteria.

  • Must be CPR and First Aid Certified and able to maintain certification.

  • Must be a team player and the ability to take initiative.

More Info: If interested in applying for this position please submit your resume using one of the following delivery methods: Email: employment@bgcdorchester.org; Fax: 617-288-8221; Mail: Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Attn: Human Resources, 1135 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02125.

Hiring Rappers, Poets, Singers, Dancers, and Multimedia Artists
Who: Teen Empowerment 
What: Teen Empowerment is now hiring rappers, singers, poets, dancers, and multimedia artists! Applicants must be between the ages of 14 and 21 years old. Artists will receive free studio time, live performance training, and $12.75/hr
More Info: Please contact nate@teenempowerment.org or call (617) 536-4266 (ext. 311)

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Tel: 617-910-9605

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