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

Category Archives: Volunteerism & Service

Remembering and Looking Forward: Black History Month Posted on Feb 8

Remembering and Looking Forward: Black History Month

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, commemorating the past, present and future of African-American culture in Massachusetts. Part of the celebration is a video highlighting the contributions   …Continue Reading Remembering and Looking Forward: Black History Month

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

Ushering in the Spring with Park Serve Day

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 Posted on Mar 14

Making a Difference: ABCD Corps Shines

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

Join Governor Patrick & Lt. Governor Murray at Inauguration Activities Posted on Jan 5

This year, Inauguration Day is Thursday, January 6th. Inauguration day marks the beginning of the second term of the Patrick-Murray Administration. On this important day, The Governor and Lt. Governor want to engage residents from across the Commonwealth, and encourage everyone to work towards the   …Continue Reading Join Governor Patrick & Lt. Governor Murray at Inauguration Activities

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

Volunteering to Make a Difference this Holiday Season

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

Join our team, become an intern! Posted on Aug 31

Join our team, become an intern!

Mary Kate Feeney Office of the Governor View Mary Kate's Bio Are you a college student who shares in Governor Patrick's commitment to public service? Are you interested in how our government works? If so, then apply for an internship in the Governor's Office. Every   …Continue Reading Join our team, become an intern!

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

Millions of unclaimed dollars you could be accessing

    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

Banks that never need a bailout – Time Banks! Posted on Jan 21

Banks that never need a bailout – Time Banks!

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance The spirit of the “Common Wealth” remains strong, and is finding a new way to thrive- through Time Banks. Timebanking is simple- for every hour you spend doing something for someone, you earn a “Time Dollar”. You   …Continue Reading Banks that never need a bailout – Time Banks!

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

Governor and Commonwealth Corps Kick-Off MLK Service Weekend

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