Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance
We had a great young adults discussion last Wednesday in Springfield- thanks to everyone who joined us. Topics spanned affordable housing, education and transportation between Greater Springfield and the colleges in Hampshire county.
For young entrepreneurs and students who want to connect with new companies and investment opportunities- attending conferences is a good approach (but they often cost money). This quick clip shows panelist and new media entrepreneur Brendan Ciecko and EOHED Secretary Greg Bialecki talking about a funding opportunity for students who want to connect with local start ups and business events:
The conversation is just beginning- it would be great to hear from folks in the western part of the state who didn’t attend- what issue would you have raised?
This week, join Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Suzanne Bump and young leaders in the South Coast region for a conversation about what makes Massachusetts strong and where we can improve. Share the perspective from where you are!
The next meeting is Tuesday, September 29th at 6pm at UMass Dartmouth-Woodland Commons
Tags: business, college, commonwealth, education, Hampshire county, higher education, mass gov, mass governor, massachusetts, springfield, start up, start ups, student employment, Suzanne Bump, youth employment
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