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Encouraging citizen participation in government and public policy with occasional posts from the Governor of Massachusetts

Monthly Archives: November 2009

Governor and Commonwealth Corps Prepare Donations for the Holidays Posted on Nov 23

Governor and Commonwealth Corps Prepare Donations for the Holidays

Posted by: Cynthia Orellana Commonwealth Corps Coordinator Last Friday, over 50 Commonwealth Corps members, Alums and program partners from the eastern side of the state joined Governor Patrick and an additional 50+ community volunteers for a holiday- themed service project hosted by City Year. Corps   …Continue Reading Governor and Commonwealth Corps Prepare Donations for the Holidays

Engaging Young Adults on the Cape Posted on Nov 19

Engaging Young Adults on the Cape

    Posted by: Cynthia Orellana, Commonwealth Corps Coordinator On Thursday evening we held our latest forum of the “What’s Your Massachusetts” Young Adult series with Secretary Greg Bialecki of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development.  This time we met with about 100   …Continue Reading Engaging Young Adults on the Cape

The Fight to End Homelessness Goes to Worcester Posted on Nov 18

The Fight to End Homelessness Goes to Worcester

    Posted by: Liz Curtis, Executive Director, Massachusetts Interagency Council on Housing and Homelessness On Monday, November 16th, a group of homeless service providers, advocates and state agency representatives from across the state came together for a Peer Learning Session in Worcester. The session   …Continue Reading The Fight to End Homelessness Goes to Worcester

Governor volunteers at the Greater Boston Food Bank – How will you get involved this winter? Posted on Nov 17

Governor volunteers at the Greater Boston Food Bank – How will you get involved this winter?

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance This morning I had the opportunity to join Governor Patrick, Secretary Greg Bialecki, fellow state employees and young people from Boston’s Year Up Program volunteering at the Greater Boston Food Bank, sorting cans of food to be   …Continue Reading Governor volunteers at the Greater Boston Food Bank – How will you get involved this winter?

It’s National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week! Get Involved! Posted on Nov 17

It’s National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week! Get Involved!

  Posted by: Liz Curtis, Executive Director, Massachusetts Interagency Council on Housing  and Homelessness Each year the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness sponsor National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week. As we lead up to Thanksgiving we   …Continue Reading It’s National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week! Get Involved!

Serve the Commonwealth on a Board or Commission: Find Out How Posted on Nov 12

Serve the Commonwealth on a Board or Commission: Find Out How

  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

Connecting with Seniors across the Commonwealth Posted on Nov 12

Connecting with Seniors across the Commonwealth

Posted by: Secretary Ann L. Hartstein, Executive Office of Elder Affairs Having been involved with seniors most of my professional life, I am deeply committed to the idea that if I want to know what people are thinking and what they want, I have to   …Continue Reading Connecting with Seniors across the Commonwealth

Engage with the MA Recovery and Reinvestment Office Posted on Nov 9

Engage with the MA Recovery and Reinvestment Office

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio Greetings, I’m Jeffrey Simon.  I head up the Massachusetts Recovery and Reinvestment Office.  Governor Patrick has assigned our office the task of overseeing the federal stimulus program here in Massachusetts.  I’d like to fill   …Continue Reading Engage with the MA Recovery and Reinvestment Office