• 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

  • CLIC members at May 1st Rally

    Chelsea Latino Immigrant Committee

    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.

  • Registering New Voters

    Chelsea Voter Initiative

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

  • CTA members participate in protest at the State House

    Chelsea Citywide Tenants Association

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

  • Annual SYEI Youth v. Police Basketball Game

    Chelsea Summer 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

  • members of ECO speak out against a proposal to bring trains carrying highly flammable ethanol through Chelsea

    Environmental Chelsea Organizers

    Environmental Chelsea Organizers (ECO) is a seven member youth crew working on environmental justice and activism projects. ECO’s goal is to create a youth movement working toward social and environmental justice in Chelsea and beyond.

  • Green Space Members receiving Breathe Easy Award for Air Quality Improvements

    Chelsea Green Space & Recreation Committee

    The Green Space and Recreation Committee works to achieve environmental justice by engaging residents, environmentalists and health advocates in air quality, open space and waterfront access campaigns.

  • CUDE members

    Chelsea United in Defense of Education

    Chelsea United in Defense of Education engages parents and students in participating in and helping to improve public education.

  • Chelsea Community Fund

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

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Announcements

Citywide Tenants Association celebrates a big win with MCAD decision against David Zak

CTA has been organizing around and involved in legal disputes against David Zak an attorney based in Revere, MA who used discriminatory practices to take thousands of dollars from immigrant homeowners in exchange for promises of loan modifications and foreclosure prevention. He never followed through with his promises of help and legal representation. CTA organized the affected homeowners and with the pro bono legal assistance of Greater Boston Legal Services, brought a case to the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. The MCAD found Zak guilty of discriminating against 17 Latino homeowners by targeting them with predatory ads for modifying mortgages. He will pay $233,600 in restitution and fines to the victims. This was a significant victory for CTA, the Chelsea Collaborative and immigrant homeowners everywhere!

Youth Names Chosen via Lottery for Summer Jobs Program

Members of the community selected names of youth to be interviewed for a limited number of summer jobs through the Chelsea Collaborative. To see if you have been chosen during the lottery, please click here: /sites/default/files/pulled_lottery_names_2015.pdf. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, April 21st. Please call the Collaborative for more information.

The Youth Pass is Finally Here - Apply Now!

The YOUTH PASS is finally here!! After a VERY LONG campaign, the youth pass pilot is finally a reality. Youth in Chelsea will finally have AFFORDABLE PUBLIC TRANSIT! From a regular $75 unlimited monthly charlie card, the youth pass is only $26/month or $7/week for youth between 12-21 years old (with some restrictions)! TO APPLY, CLICK HERE /sites/default/files/youth_pass_paper_application.pdf Application deadline is April 30 and the pilot begins July 1, 2015. Completed applications should be dropped off at the Chelsea Collaborative. LETS GET ALL OF OUR CHELSEA YOUTH SIGNED UP!!