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

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Fallon Rice – Governor’s Youth Council Posted on Aug 21

Written by: Fallon Rice of the Governor’s Youth Council   My name is Fallon Rice and I have been on the Governor’s Statewide Youth Council since November of 2011. I have always been involved in my community, and through that have made connections with many   …Continue Reading Fallon Rice – Governor’s Youth Council

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

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!

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

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

Haiti Earthquake Resources and Opportunities to Help Posted on Jan 14

Haiti Earthquake Resources and Opportunities to Help

Governor Patrick and his administration have been working with the federal government and our local partners to determine what we can do to assist our vibrant Haitian community during this very tragic time. The federal government is working to identify the specific needs that exist   …Continue Reading Haiti Earthquake Resources and Opportunities to Help

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

Governor and Commonwealth Corps Prepare Donations for the Holidays

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

Governor volunteers at the Greater Boston Food Bank – How will you get involved this winter? Posted on Nov 17

Governor volunteers at the Greater Boston Food Bank – How will you get involved this winter?

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance This morning I had the opportunity to join Governor Patrick, Secretary Greg Bialecki, fellow state employees and young people from Boston’s Year Up Program volunteering at the Greater Boston Food Bank, sorting cans of food to be   …Continue Reading Governor volunteers at the Greater Boston Food Bank – How will you get involved this winter?

It’s National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week! Get Involved! Posted on Nov 17

It’s National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week! Get Involved!

  Posted by: Liz Curtis, Executive Director, Massachusetts Interagency Council on Housing  and Homelessness Each year the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness sponsor National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week. As we lead up to Thanksgiving we   …Continue Reading It’s National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week! Get Involved!

Serve the Commonwealth on a Board or Commission: Find Out How Posted on Nov 12

Serve the Commonwealth on a Board or Commission: Find Out How

  Posted by: Madelyn Grant, Senior Assistant Director, Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions “And I will be calling on you each one of you to stay engaged, to bring forward your solutions, not just your problems, to suggest a better way, to keep your   …Continue Reading Serve the Commonwealth on a Board or Commission: Find Out How