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Ushering in the Spring with Park Serve Day

Ushering in the Spring with Park Serve Day posted on Apr 14

Cynthia Orellana Director, Commonwealth Corps One of my favorite times of the year is upon us. It is none other than Park Serve Day, where service meets Spring. After such a brutal winter what better way to usher in the spring and summer seasons than   …Continue Reading Ushering in the Spring with Park Serve Day

Making a Difference: ABCD Corps Shines

Making a Difference: ABCD Corps Shines posted on Mar 14

Cynthia Orellana Director, Commonwealth Corps Last Wednesday I had the opportunity to meet with 13 very inspiring and committed Commonwealth Corps members serving with Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD). We sat down to talk about their service experience, what they have learned so   …Continue Reading Making a Difference: ABCD Corps Shines

There are 3,000 youth waiting for you!

There are 3,000 youth waiting for you! posted on Jan 20

Cynthia Orellana Director, Commonwealth Corps   As I reflect upon my youth, I can remember the different supportive adults who were there to lend an ear and guide me through moments of discovery and help me become much of who I am today.  For many young   …Continue Reading There are 3,000 youth waiting for you!

Volunteering to Make a Difference this Holiday Season

Volunteering to Make a Difference this Holiday Season posted on Nov 23

Cynthia Orellana Director, Commonwealth Corps   On November 16, Governor Patrick joined nearly 80 people – including staff members and the Commonwealth Corps – at the Greater Boston Food Bank. Together the group inspected, sorted, and repacked donated grocery products for distribution to hunger relief agencies throughout   …Continue Reading Volunteering to Make a Difference this Holiday Season

Millions of unclaimed dollars you could be accessing

Millions of unclaimed dollars you could be accessing posted on Feb 2

    Posted by: Cynthia Orellana, Commonwealth Corps   Yesterday, I had an opportunity to join Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray, advocates from the IRS, United Way, community organizations, volunteers and supporters in Nurses Hall of the State House to celebrate Massachusetts Earned Income Tax Credit   …Continue Reading Millions of unclaimed dollars you could be accessing

Governor and Commonwealth Corps Kick-Off MLK Service Weekend

Governor and Commonwealth Corps Kick-Off MLK Service Weekend posted on Jan 15

Posted by: Cynthia Orellana Commonwealth Corps Coordinator Yesterday nearly 70 people including Commonwealth Corps members from Western and Central Massachusetts, program staff, Commissioners, and volunteers from Millbury High School, South High Community School and Nativity High School in Worcester joined Governor Patrick for Commonwealth Corps’   …Continue Reading Governor and Commonwealth Corps Kick-Off MLK Service Weekend

Governor and Commonwealth Corps Prepare Donations for the Holidays

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

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

Engaging Young Adults on the Cape posted on Nov 19

    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