Cynthia Orellana Director, Commonwealth Corps Last Tuesday, June 14th Commonwealth Corps joined Governor Patrick for a Celebration of Service at Fenway Park, Boston. Nearly 300 people gathered in the morning to recognize the great community service work and resources that the Corps has leveraged in …Continue Reading Celebration of Service
Posted by: Liz Curtis, Executive Director, Massachusetts Interagency Council on Housing and Homelessness Across the state a revitalized effort is underway to work with faith communities in the effort to end homelessness. Today a group of faith-based organizations came together to talk about their successes …Continue Reading Faith communities working together to end homelessness
Posted by: Brianna Busby, Governor’s Statewide Youth Council member (Plymouth County) On October 24, 2009 the Governor’s Statewide Youth Council, in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Community Affairs and the Department of Public Health, hosted their first ever Connecting For Change: Youth Empowerment Project …Continue Reading Connecting For Change Summit – Youth Empowerment in the Commonwealth
Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance Over at the Transportation blog, they are talking about the South Coast Rail Project’s civic engagement meetings, the 2nd of which will be in Fall River this Thursday, September 17. An Open House will allow participants to talk with …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Public Meetings this week
Posted by: Pat Johnson, Chair, Governor’s Statewide Youth Council When we first applied to the Governor’s Statewide Youth Council we were drawn because of the way in which it had started. This council began from the ground up; its creation stemmed from tragedy, but in …Continue Reading Governor’s Youth Council brings fresh perspectives
Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance Were you one of the 3400 people that attended one of the Governor’s Town Halls this summer? From the packed Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury to sitting on the grass in Sharon- citizens came out to ask …Continue Reading Town Hall Wrap-up
Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance With the economic downturn there is more community need than ever, but local non-profits that often rise to the call are stretched thinly. At the same time there are also people with talents and time to share, …Continue Reading Have you volunteered this summer?