The Chelsea Community Fund has announced the application deadline for 2013-2014 Community Grants. Monday, November 18, 2013 by 5pm is the deadline for charitable, educational, and other tax-exempt organizations that serve Chelsea residents to submit proposals for special projects and programs. Operating in alliance with the Chelsea Collaborative and with an endowment managed by the Boston Foundation, the Chelsea Community Fund anticipates awarding in this cycle approximately $25,000 to support problem solving, planning, technical assistance, training and leadership development, and other activities that identify a community problem and present a compelling strategy for addressing it consistent with the Community Fund's "Vision of Chelsea."
The Chelsea Collaborative seeks a full-time Community Organizer to work with the Chelsea Green Space and Recreation Committee, a community-based volunteer board that works to bring about environmental justice in Chelsea and beyond. This work focuses on making polluters accountable; developing and advocating for increased open and green space; improving air, land and water quality; and developing new leadership to achieve these goals. The Chelsea Green Space and Recreation Committee focuses on engaging residents in Chelsea and neighboring communities.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced community organizer with familiarity in environmental and public health issues and will be fully bilingual in Spanish and English.
The NFL and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) have partnered for the third annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards during the 2013 celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the contributions of Hispanic leaders. The Patriots honored Gladys Vega on September 22, 2013 at their Hispanic Heritage game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, left, speaks to Gladys Vega as she is honored. Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)