Chelsea Works - Youth Employment Initiative

    The Summer Youth Employment Initiative provides employment, mentoring and character building activities to 175-250 youth aged 14-19 through community collaboration


    Chelsea Citywide Tenants Association (CTA)

    The Chelsea Citywide Tenants Association (CTA) engages the community in campaigns to end foreclosures and predatory lending and to advocate for quality affordable housing.


    Girls Empowerment Group

    The Girls Empowerment Group is for young women ages 13-21 interested in meeting on Saturdays with a group of their peers to build leadership skills, explore educational and employment opportunities, share and reflect on their experiences, and give back to their community.


    Youth Riot Squad

    The Youth Riot Squad is a group of youth community organizers in Chelsea working on issues impacting youth opportunities


    Chelsea Voter Initiative (CVI)

    The Chelsea Voter Initiative works to engage and educate all members of the community about the importance of voting and participating in political processes.


    Chelsea Desea Sonar (Chelsea Wants to Dream)

    Chelsea Desea Sonar (Chelsea Wants to Dream) is an arts exploration program for immigrant children that builds social-emotional and cultural skills.


    Chelsea Latino Immigrant Committee (CLIC)

    The Chelsea Latino Immigrant Committee encourages newly arriving immigrants and refugees to become engaged in the political and governmental systems locally and nationally, to access educational opportunities, and to eliminate exploitation in the workplace.

  • Members of Shanbaro with Partners from Harvard University School of Public Health

    Shanbaro Community Association

    The Shanbaro Community Association was created by and supports the 400+ Somali Bantu refugees living in Chelsea and surrounding cities to build a strong community and to resolve significant quality of life issues

  • Chelsea Community Fund

    The Chelsea Community Fund provides small grants to Chelsea neighborhood coalitions, organizations, and advocacy groups.

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Support for small businesses to end wage theft

Our Worker Center recently resolved a wage theft case on behalf of three construction workers who were owed $2,300 in wages. In mediating the case, we recognized a need among small businesses who subcontract with larger companies and are often owed payment.

Uniting for Restaurant Workers in Chelsea

The Chelsea Collaborative's Worker Center has worked for years to stop employer abuses at Bachata Rosa Restaurant in Chelsea. Our fight continues on behalf of a restaurant employee who was paid only $5.60/hour.