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

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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

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

There are 3,000 youth waiting for you!

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!

Helping the most vulnerable heal Posted on Dec 16

Helping the most vulnerable heal

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio Until I paid a visit to Milford recently, I did not realize that this town had a sizeable immigrant population. I also had no idea that the segments of this population that were experiencing   …Continue Reading Helping the most vulnerable heal

Providing the Ability to Help Those in Need: The Power of Stimulus Posted on Jun 23

Providing the Ability to Help Those in Need: The Power of Stimulus

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio I was just in Plymouth at the South Shore Community Action Council and my head is still trying to process the myriad of ways that the people who run this anti-poverty agency have used   …Continue Reading Providing the Ability to Help Those in Need: The Power of Stimulus

A Stimulus Celebration: The Faces Behind the Numbers Posted on Feb 19

A Stimulus Celebration: The Faces Behind the Numbers

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio We’ve been celebrating Stimulus’ first year anniversary with a series of events in different parts of the state.   The focus of the celebration was on how Stimulus has impacted and changed lives.  I   …Continue Reading A Stimulus Celebration: The Faces Behind the Numbers

Lawrence: Getting a Health Center it Deserves Posted on Feb 2

Lawrence: Getting a Health Center it Deserves

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio The next stop on my stimulus tour across the state to see the Faces of Economic Recovery was the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center.  Lawrence is a hugely diverse city and the Health Center   …Continue Reading Lawrence: Getting a Health Center it Deserves

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

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