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
Written by: Kit Freddura of the Governor’s Youth Council The Governor’s Statewide Youth Council popped into my life very unexpectedly. One day my guidance counselor pulled me aside after class and handed me a packet about the Council. I had never heard of it before …Continue Reading Kit Freddura – Governor’s Youth Council
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
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!
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
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
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
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?
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?