Know Your Rights! Protect you and your family during immigration raids

It is important for everyone to understand you do have rights when confronted or questioned by police or other officials. You have the right to remain silent, to request to speak to a lawyer, and to make a phone call if arrested. If the police or immigration come to your door, they must have a warrant and you have the right to not open the door until you see the warrant with your name on it.

Successful May 1st Rally and March Engaged Hundreds of Activists

This year's Annual May 1st March and Rally brought out hundreds of residents and activists advocating for workers' and immigrants' rights and social justice. The march also featured musical accompaniment by two local bands: The Second Line Marching Band and Banda de la Paz. At the rally at Piers Park in East Boston, the crowd listening to speakers including a striking Verizon worker, the President of the Taxi Drivers Association, a Dunkin Donuts worker engaged in the Fight for $15, an affected restaurant worker and local activists advocating for the full rights of immigrants and workers.

Chelsea Collaborative Launches Citizenship Classes

The Chelsea Collaborative has launched Citizenship Classes for Chelsea residents. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a Citizen and needs help with the application or preparing for the test, please contact Daisy Gonzalez at (617)889-6080x130 or

CLIC Hosts Packed House Regarding Recent Immigration Raids

The Chelsea Latino Immigrant Committee hosted two "Know Your Rights Trainings" with affected community members and service providers interested in learning what to do in case of an immigrant raid or a "knock at the door." More than 100 people packed the Collaborative offices interested in helping those who fled unfathomable violence for a better life in the United States. For more information, contact Gladys and Yessenia at the Collaborative.

Annual Holiday Gala Honoring Unsung Heroes of 2015

The Chelsea Collaborative will host its 27th Annual Holiday Gala on December 3, 2015 at 6pm at Spinelli’s in East Boston. At our event each year, we honor and recognize unsung heroes who have brought about significant accomplishments towards social, environmental and economic justice for Chelsea. We hope that you will consider joining us on December 3rd. Tickets are $60 in advance or $70 at door. Please help celebrate and support the good work happening in Chelsea by sponsoring the Annual Holiday Gala. All sponsorship and program book greeting opportunities are attached. Please complete the enclosed card and return it by November 17th. Program Book greetings can be sent in .jpg or .pdf format to