Announcements

Chelsea Green Space Celebrates 19th Annual Earth Day!

The Chelsea Green Space Committee, the Environmental Chelsea Organizers (ECO) and the City of Chelsea organized the 16th Annual Earth Day Clean-up and Celebration on May 3, 2014. More than 100 residents descended on the city to clean-up more than 15 locations. The volunteers removed more than 120 bags of trash, 14 tires, shopping carts and half of an old rusted boat.

Chelsea Collaborative's Strategic Plan is Underway

The Chelsea Collaborative board, staff and members participated in Strategic Planning sessions from January to April. The Popular Education Consultants, Isabel Vinent, Ph.D, Reca Fernandez, Ph.D, and Dawn Adolfson, BA lead the Collaborative through an in depth review of strengths, assets and areas for improvements. More than 125 people participated in the strategic planning sessions and conversations from January to April 2014. The 5 Year Strategic Plan outlines ways for the Collaborative to have an even stronger presence in the community of Chelsea and beyond. The plan itself will be completed in the coming weeks and an executive summary will be available for the public by July 1st. The 5 Year Strategic Plan outlines ways for the Collaborative to have an even stronger presence in the community of Chelsea and beyond. The plan itself will be completed in the coming weeks and an executive summary will be available for the public by July 1st.

ECO Youth Crew Collects 530 Signatures in Support of Youth Pass

The Environmental Chelsea Organizers (ECO) collected 530 petition signatures in support of the Youth T Pass. They are working with the Youth Affordabili(T)y Coalition to ensure public transportation is safe and affordable for teens and young adults. For more information on the campaign, please visit http://youthwayonthembta.org/yac.

25th Annual Holiday Gala Honor Chelsea's Unsung Heroes a Huge Success

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.

Over 100 Chelsea Youth Participate in Annual Youth Jobs Rally

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.

Patriots honor Gladys Vega through the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards

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)

CTA members win their homes back 2 years after foreclosure

With the help of CTA and Greater Boston Legal Services, Gianfranco Giavazzi and Ana Sofia de Vasquez are now again the owners of their homes that were foreclosed almost two years ago. Join us in our monthly meeting August 22 to find out how!

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