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Category Archives: Young Adults

Bay State Briefs: Health Care on the Road, Teen Equality and White Ribbon Day Posted on Mar 4

Bay State Briefs: Health Care on the Road, Teen Equality and White Ribbon Day

Time for your Bay State in Brief for the week! Watch our weekly episode below to learn more about the Governor’s health care proposal and his events this past week. The Governor spent the first part of the week in Washington, DC, attending the annual   …Continue Reading Bay State Briefs: Health Care on the Road, Teen Equality and White Ribbon Day

Bay State Briefs: Visiting Waltham, Barnstable High School & Rallying for Jobs Posted on Feb 25

It’s been another busy week in the Governor’s Office! This week, Governor Patrick travelled throughout the state promoting job creation and meeting with locals as they voice their concerns. On Tuesday, the Governor visited Career Opportunities in Hyannis to connect with unemployed youths and adults   …Continue Reading Bay State Briefs: Visiting Waltham, Barnstable High School & Rallying for Jobs

Dear Students: Stay Here Posted on Oct 4

Dear Students: Stay Here

October 4, 2010 Students of Massachusetts: My path to Massachusetts may be similar to your own. I’m originally from elsewhere, the South Side of Chicago. I came here as a teenager when a program called “A Better Chance” offered me just that – a chance   …Continue Reading Dear Students: Stay Here

Improving Health Insurance for College Students Posted on Apr 7

Improving Health Insurance for College Students

David Morales Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy   This week, Governor Patrick announced the culmination of an unprecedented collaborative effort amongst state and community colleges and state agencies to improve access to affordable student health insurance in Massachusetts.  As early as this August, state   …Continue Reading Improving Health Insurance for College Students

Great conversation with young people in Chelsea Posted on Dec 15

Great conversation with young people in Chelsea

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance Last week, Roca, a non-profit organization serving young people in Chelsea hosted the Governor’s Office of Civic Engagement for a discussion about their Massachusetts. The conversation started with education- from the strengths and weaknesses of local high   …Continue Reading Great conversation with young people in Chelsea

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

Talking with teens in Springfield Posted on Oct 29

Talking with teens in Springfield

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance Last Wednesday afternoon, we met with thirty Springfield Coalition Youth Ambassadors from different neighborhoods in Springfield as a part of the fall listening tour. They told us what they liked about living in Springfield and Massachusetts in   …Continue Reading Talking with teens in Springfield

Governor Patricks meets with hundreds of young adults at UMass Posted on Oct 26

Governor Patricks meets with hundreds of young adults at UMass

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance Wednesday afternoon we held our first lunchtime young adults meeting with Governor Patrick at UMass Amherst with more engaged and eager participants than ever before. (Check out The Daily Collegian and several local newspapers that covered the   …Continue Reading Governor Patricks meets with hundreds of young adults at UMass

Governor talks education, housing and more with young adults in Boston Posted on Oct 13

Governor talks education, housing and more with young adults in Boston

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance Last Thursday, we had a great conversation with Governor Patrick and four dynamic panelists: Joe Porcelli, Emmett Price, Hang Nina Nguyen and Desiree Arevalo.  Over 150 people were there to share their perspectives, questions and suggestions. Getting   …Continue Reading Governor talks education, housing and more with young adults in Boston

South Coast Wrap Up, Next Stop Boston! Join the conversation! Posted on Oct 2

South Coast Wrap Up, Next Stop Boston! Join the conversation!

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance On Tuesday a group of about 100 folks from the South Coast region joined us at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for the “What’s Your Massachusetts” series. There was a lively mix of students from UMD, Bristol Community   …Continue Reading South Coast Wrap Up, Next Stop Boston! Join the conversation!