• 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.

  • 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.

  • Chelsea Community Fund

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Announcements

Chelsea Collaborative Part of Successful All America City Delegation: I AM CHELSEA

Twelve representatives of the Chelsea Collaborative, including board, staff, youth and members, traveled to Denver, Colorado with 40 other Chelsea folks to bring back the prestigious All America City award! The Collaborative's Green Space Committee's work to stop ethanol trains was highlighted in the city's application to the National Civic League for the award; and the Summer Youth Employment Initiative, Chelsea Latino Immigrant Committee and Shanbaro Community Association were highlighted in the highly acclaimed Chelsea presentation made to the judges on June 14th. This is the 2nd time the City of Chelsea has received this recognition. The first All America City award was won in 1998. The Collaborative's work was highlighted in that proposal and presentation as well. I Am Chelsea, Si, Se Suede!

Boston Bantu Girls and Collaborative Staff Climb Fenway Park

The Boston Bantu Girls and Collaborative staff, led by Cate Maas, climbed Fenway Park, with Brigham and Women's Hospital as part of their "Climb America" campaign to build awareness for cardiovascular disease and heart heath. The girls all raised at least $200 each towards Brigham's campaign and successfully completed the physical challenge.

Chelsea Collaborative celebrates Minimum Wage Increase

Chelsea Collaborative organizers and members worked hard to get hundreds of signatures for a ballot initiative that would pose the question of raising the minimum wage in Massachusetts. Because the grassroots efforts, like the Collaborative's, were so strong throughout the state, legislators decided to jump start the timeline. They created legislation, signed into law by Governor Patrick on Thursday June 26th, to raise Massachusetts' minimum wage to $11 with incremental changes each year beginning in 2015 and ending in 2017. The Collaborative applauds the Governor's and legislator's actions to make Massachusetts one of the highest minimum wages in the nation!