I was in the 3rd grade when my parents told me that I was losing my eye sight. I remember feeling relieved that the reason I was struggling in school was because of this thing called Stargardt’s Disease; and not because I was not smart. …Continue Reading Youth Homelessness – Jack Duffy-Protentis – November 2013
As I looked at the stack of papers laid before me, I took a deep breath and prepared to write. These papers were more than just another assignment or application. These papers were a chance of a lifetime. As I looked to the top of …Continue Reading Raycela Dasher – Bristol County -October 2013
Education and youth homelessness are two of the Governor’s Statewide Youth Council’s initiatives. Throughout the month of August, the GSYC decided to hold ‘Back to School’ drives to collect school supplies for homeless youth. This project allowed the GSYC to make progress on both issues …Continue Reading Education and youth homelessness // Written by: Mary Kate Roffey of the GSYC
Written by: Fallon Rice of the Governor’s Youth Council My name is Fallon Rice and I have been on the Governor’s Statewide Youth Council since November of 2011. I have always been involved in my community, and through that have made connections with many …Continue Reading Fallon Rice – Governor’s Youth Council
Written by: Kit Freddura of the Governor’s Youth Council The Governor’s Statewide Youth Council popped into my life very unexpectedly. One day my guidance counselor pulled me aside after class and handed me a packet about the Council. I had never heard of it before …Continue Reading Kit Freddura – Governor’s Youth Council
Mark Fine, Director of Strategic Planning and Performance Improvement, Executive Office for Administration and Finance At the end of March, the Commonwealth held its 2nd annual performance management conference (MassResults: Building a Results-oriented Government), hosted by the Collins Center for Public Management at UMass Boston. …Continue Reading Our 2nd Annual Performance Management Conference
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Posted by: Madelyn Grant, Senior Assistant Director, Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions “And I will be calling on you each one of you to stay engaged, to bring forward your solutions, not just your problems, to suggest a better way, to keep your …Continue Reading Serve the Commonwealth on a Board or Commission: Find Out How
Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio One of the hallmarks of the Recovery Act is its dual objectives within each of its programs: Creating jobs for today and developing industries for tomorrow. Nowhere is this more in evidence than in …Continue Reading A future in clean energy, with stimulus’ help
Throughout the month of February, the Patrick-Murray Administration will host a series of events and discussions across the Commonwealth to celebrate Black History Month. Please join Governor Patrick on February 11th to reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.