• 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Chelsea Community Fund

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Announcements

Chelsea Collaborative Accepts Donations for Unaccompanied Minors

The Chelsea Collaborative will gladly accept non-perishable food, clothing, gift cards and other donations to support unaccompanied minors in Chelsea. For more information, to donate or to help please call the Collaborative at (617)889-6080. To fill out a form for donated goods and to see what is needed, please click to read full announcement.

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!

Governor Patrick comes to Chelsea Collaborative to Sign Executive Order on Environmental Justice

After five years of advocacy the Massachusetts Environmental Justice Alliance, of which Green Space is a member, celebrated a huge victory when Governor Patrick signed the Massachusetts Executive Order on Environmental Justice! The Executive Order requires the following actions: The establishment of a Governor’s Advisory Council to advise the Governor and Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary on Environmental Justice Issues. EEA is required to update its 2002 Environmental Justice Policy within 60 days Each Secretariat is required to appoint a Secretariat Environmental Justice Coordinator within 30 days. The Coordinator shall review Secretariat programs to determine which programs implicate Environmental Justice issues. Secretariats are required to post their Environmental Justice strategies online within 180 days. The Director of Environmental Justice is required to periodically convene the Secretariat Coordinators to meet as the Interagency Environmental Justice Coordinating Group.