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's 25th Annual Holiday Gala honoring our community's unsung heroes was a huge success. The event recognized the efforts of key leaders who work to achieve social, environmental and economic justice for Chelsea and beyond. Those recognize include: Senator Sal DiDomenico, Nixon Peabody, US Department of Labor, Rich Rogers, Steve Tolman, Greater Boston Legal Services, Clipper Ship Foundation, Edward Marakovitz and Bob Hildreth. Shown in this photo is Bob Hildreth, founder of FUEL with three Chelsea High School students who are benefiting from the FUEL scholarship program.
The Chelsea Summer Youth Employment Initiative had more than 100 youth who joined other young people from throughout Massachusetts to advocate more state funding for summer jobs for teens. The Chelsea delegation spoke with representatives from Senator DiDomenico's office and were interviewed by television and newspaper reporters. For more information on their efforts or the Chelsea Summer Youth Employment Initiative, call or visit the Chelsea Collaborative's offices.