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Monthly Archives: June 2013

June 20: Massachusetts Refugee Day Posted on Jun 20

June 20: Massachusetts Refugee Day

Each year on June 20th the United Nations and countless civic groups around the world celebrate World Refugee Day. It was established by the United Nations to honor the courage, strength, and determination of women, men, and children who are forced to flee their homes   …Continue Reading June 20: Massachusetts Refugee Day

SNAP Challenge Concludes with “A Place at the Table” Posted on Jun 19

SNAP Challenge Concludes with “A Place at the Table”

Following seven days of bagged lunches and homemade meals — all purchased on a budget of $31.50 — Secretary  Polanowicz, Commissioner Monahan and other participants are at the end of the 2013 SNAP Challenge. However, for millions of Americans, the challenge to fight hunger continues.   …Continue Reading SNAP Challenge Concludes with “A Place at the Table”

HHS Secretary Polanowicz and DTA Commissioner Monahan Kick-Off the SNAP Challenge Posted on Jun 14

HHS Secretary Polanowicz and DTA Commissioner Monahan Kick-Off the SNAP Challenge

Secretary Polanowicz with wife Kathleen, shopping for groceries at the Springfield Save-A-Lot Secretary John Polanowicz kicked off the SNAP Challenge this week with a shopping trip at Save-A-Lot in Sprinfield to highlight the importance of this benefit as a front line defense against hunger. The   …Continue Reading HHS Secretary Polanowicz and DTA Commissioner Monahan Kick-Off the SNAP Challenge

DYS Youth and Programs Showcase at the State House Posted on Jun 11

DYS Youth and Programs Showcase at the State House

  On June 11, the halls of the State House were filled with the artwork and accomplishments of the young people in DYS. Hundreds of supporters came to celebrate the Department of Youth Services’ first youth showcase including guest speaker, Secretary Polanowicz. “Today’s showcase is tangible evidence of the importance of   …Continue Reading DYS Youth and Programs Showcase at the State House

2013 Massachusetts Commission for the Blind Internship Opening Ceremony: “Celebrating Ten Years” Posted on Jun 4

2013 Massachusetts Commission for the Blind Internship Opening Ceremony: “Celebrating Ten Years”

  The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) recently held a celebration to kick off its tenth year of successfully placing interns across the Commonwealth. MCB hosted its annual Internship Opening Ceremony at One Ashburton Place in Boston on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. The ceremony   …Continue Reading 2013 Massachusetts Commission for the Blind Internship Opening Ceremony: “Celebrating Ten Years”