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This blog has a simple aim- to give you information and tools to communicate with state government on issues that matter to you.

For over a year, the Governor’s Office published the Civic Engagement Times to highlight the civic engagement initiatives across all of state government. This blog will have the same information in an interactive environment. It will also be an online hub for continuing the conversations in public meetings such as the Governor’s Town Halls and new policy and legislation.

Bloggers here will include members of the Governor’s Office, Secretaries and Commissioners who want your input. Please join us in the discussion, let us know what you want to talk about and share what you are seeing in your corner of the Commonwealth.  We will also be highlighting discussions from some of our other Commonwealth Conversation Blogs including Transportation, Innovation, Jobs, Public Health and more

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Youth Homelessness – Jack Duffy-Protentis – November 2013 posted on Nov 13

I was in the 3rd grade when my parents told me that I was losing my eye sight. I remember feeling relieved that the reason I was struggling in school was because of this thing called Stargardt’s Disease; and not because I was not smart.   …Continue Reading Youth Homelessness – Jack Duffy-Protentis – November 2013

Raycela Dasher – Bristol County -October 2013 posted on Nov 13

As I looked at the stack of papers laid before me, I took a deep breath and prepared to write. These papers were more than just another assignment or application. These papers were a chance of a lifetime. As I looked to the top of   …Continue Reading Raycela Dasher – Bristol County -October 2013

Education and youth homelessness // Written by: Mary Kate Roffey of the GSYC posted on Oct 4

Education and youth homelessness are two of the Governor’s Statewide Youth Council’s initiatives. Throughout the month of August, the GSYC decided to hold ‘Back to School’ drives to collect school supplies for homeless youth. This project allowed the GSYC to make progress on both issues   …Continue Reading Education and youth homelessness // Written by: Mary Kate Roffey of the GSYC