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 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 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
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
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
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: 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: 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!