Office of New Bostonnians’ Announcements on May 3, 2013


May 3, 2013 Announcements

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Enclosed are this week announcements for your sharing with your networks. Please forward any of your announcements to [email protected] and we will be happy to post them on.

All the best,
Reverend Cheng Imm Tan


The latest issue of the Funding Update is attached.

Also, the City of Boston is providing the following services to victims of the Marathon incident:
• Business & Resident Resource Center: Located at Boston Public Library, Copley Central Branch at 700 Boylston (Washington Room, enter Dartmouth Street entrance). Open 4/25 from 9AM-7PM, 4/26 from 9AM-5PM, 4/27 from 9AM-5PM, and 4/28 from 1-5PM. City Hall to Go is also open same hours as the resource center and is located at Blagden & Dartmouth streets.
• Claim Property from Scene: The Boston Police Department has outlined the plan to retrieve property from the incident site with extended hours Saturday 4/27. Details here:  link
• Marathon Victims & Families: For victims and immediate family members in need of services, you may call 617-343-1373, or register for benefits form the One Boston Fund by clicking on the logo below.
Boston Gives, Responds, and Rebuilds Together
Inez Foster
Resource Development Coordinator
Mayor’s Office, Intergovernmental Relations
[email protected]


Immigration Advice
(2013 Schedule)
May     15
June     5 & 19
Room 804 in Boston City Hall
12:00 (noon) – 2:00 PM
For more information, please call 617-635-2980.


May 29th @ 1:00 PM
Chipotle is Hiring For Team members and Managers in Boston Cambridge areas
Mandatory Registration:
Interested candidates need to register for this event by emailing resume with Chipotle in subject line to [email protected] or
Call Ed Crognalo to register at 617-338-0809 ext. 2736
Ed Crognalo
Business Service Manager
617-338-0809 x 2736
Fax 617-338-2050
[email protected]



USCIS Announces Citizenship and Integration Grant Opportunity
Grants Will Support Citizenship Preparation Services for Permanent Residents

April 18, 2013
WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today the availability of the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program, a competitive grant opportunity which promotes immigrant civic integration and prepares permanent residents for citizenship. The program will provide nearly $10 million in funding for citizenship preparation programs in communities across the country. Applications are due by May 22, 2013.
Through this grant opportunity, USCIS seeks to expand the availability of high-quality citizenship preparation services. Organizations selected to receive funding will offer both citizenship instruction and naturalization application services to permanent residents. USCIS expects to announce an estimated 40 award recipients in September 2013.
Since 2009, USCIS has awarded a total of $23.2 million through 142 grants to immigrant-serving organizations thathave provided citizenship preparation services to more than 51,000 permanent residents in 31 states and the District of Columbia.
To apply for this funding opportunity, visit USCIS encourages applicants to visit in advance of this deadline in order to obtain registration information needed to complete the application process.
For additional information on the FY 2013 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program, visit or contact the USCIS Office of Citizenship by email at
For more information on USCIS and its programs, visit or follow us on Twitter (@uscis), and YouTube (/uscis).



2nd Annual Conference on Haitian Mental Health
Weathering the Storm Like Bamboo:
Rethinking the Concept of “Resilience” in the Haitian Community
Friday & Saturday, May 3-4, 2013
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
One Wells Avenue, Newton, MA
To register, go to
Join Us for the Closing Ceremony!
“A Celebration of Haitian Heritage Month”
Featuring Renowned Haitian Artists:
Pierre Gardy Fontaine, Mirlande Butler, Gifrants & OAMEC Ensemble
Saturday, May 4, 2013
5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at MSPP
For more information, visit
Email us at [email protected].
Providers Seeking CE Credits Students & Members of the General Public
May 3-4, 2013 – 12 CE Credits: $230 May 3-4, 2013 – $110
May 3, 2013 – 6 CE Credits: $120 May 3, 2013 – $60
May 4, 2013 – 6 CE Credits: $130 May 4, 2013 – $60
(Please use discount code HC-S13-50)

For more information, visit
Email us at [email protected].


Quincy Asian Resources, Inc.

Position: Adult Education Director
Reports to: Executive Director
Status: Full time; exempt

Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. (QARI) seeks a Director of Adult Education with experience administering ESOL Programs that are both fee based and funded through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) as well as a Learn (English) at Work program. The Director of Adult Education reports to the Executive Director and has overall responsibility for all aspects of a variety of Adult Education programs.

QARI is a not-for-profit organization based in Quincy, MA whose mission is to foster and improve the social, cultural, economic and civic lives of Asian Americans and their families to benefit Quincy and its neighboring communities. Through collaborations and partnerships, we provide culturally competent services including adult education programs, youth development, and cultural events as well as information and referrals to public and other community organizations.

Adult Education Director Responsibilities:
• Plan, organize and supervise all aspects of the Adult Education program
• Develop marketing plan for student outreach and provide an efficient intake system to enroll new students
• Responsible for intake process for all applicants to ESOL classes, including initial interview and assessment; coordinate with teachers and program director to ensure appropriate placement into classes
• Oversee the development and implementation of required curriculum
• Administer assessments (Best Plus, TABE) to students according to program schedule; communicate with teachers and program director about student progress
• Recruit, train and support Volunteer tutors
• Recruit, supervise and evaluate ESOL staff and assist in supervising front desk staff as relates to ESOL programs
• Hold monthly staff meetings, prepare agendas and record minutes
• Assist in supervising QARI front desk staff as relates to the Adult Ed program

• Implement the grant requirements, oversee data management and report to funders including DESE
• Maintain wait lists, monitor enrollment and place new students as classroom slots become available
• Maintain records of student attendance, achievement progress and goal attainment
• Administrative responsibilities

• Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required, MA preferred
• Minimum three years’ experience in teaching ESOL and knowledge of second language acquisition
• Knowledge of/Familiarity with DESE guidelines, requirements and expectations
• Experience with assessments
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work closely with members of a diverse team as well as with providers at other agencies
• Demonstrated ability to work with ethnically diverse groups of English learners
• Demonstrated strong organizational and administrative skills
• Ability to work evenings

Please submit resume electronically to [email protected] by May 6th, 2013 to be considered.


Greater Boston Veterans Job Fair
Please post and distribute flyers to all Veterans, Families and Friends.
Suffolk University Law School
Wednesday May 15, 2013
11:00AM – 2:00PM
120 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108

Michael A. Falasca
Commonwealth Of Massachusetts
Veteran Service Representative, Notary / (DVOP)
JobNet Career Center
210 South Street  Boston, Ma. 02111                         
Off: (617) 338-0809 Ext. 2737
Fax: (617)338-2050
E-Mail: [email protected]
Web :


English Speaking Class
Attached is information on our free English class.

It is every Sunday starting May 26 from 10-12pm in the community room of Castle Square Tenants Organization on 464 Tremont Street in Village Court, Boston 02116.
Castle Square Tenants Organization, Inc.
Jason Chou
Lead Coordinator

For your community needs, please visit us @:



2nd Annual Jobs: Rebuild Boston Community Conference and Career Fair

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center
1350 Tremont St.
Roxbury, MA 02119  

Below is a full list of vendors that will be on the Greenway for the 2013 season. Check out their websites & Twitter feeds for more info & schedules.

A4 Truck*/ @area_four
Baja Taco Truck* / @bajatacotruck
Beantown Franks ‘n’ Spuds
Bon Me / @bonme
Boston Harbor Ice Cream Company
Boston Shuckin Truck* / @BosShuckinTruck
Chicken and Rice Guys/@CnRG_Boston
Chubby Chickpea* / @ChubbyChickPea
Clover Food Lab/ @cloverfoodtruck
The Coffee Trike*/ @TheCoffeeTrike
Cookie Monstah / @MonstahTruck
Cupcakory / @cupcakory
Kick*ss Cupcakes / @kickasscupcakes
Mei Mei Street Kitchen / @meimeifoodtruck
Momogoose* / @momogoose
Paris Creperie / @ParisCreperie
Roxy’s Grilled Cheese / @RoxysGrilledChz
The Taco Truck / @TheTacoTruck

(*new to the Greenway, stop by and say hello!)

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
185 Kneeland Street, 2nd Floor
Boston,MA  02111

Federal Employment Workshop
Friday, June 14, 2013
11:00am to 3:00pm
JobNet Career Center
210 South Street
Boston, MA. 02111
Call 617-338-0809 to reserve your space.



To date, Bridges to College has helped OVER 175 students successfully enroll in college!

The Bridges to College Program at JVS is designed to help individuals develop the academic and social skills necessary for success in college. Program features include financial assistance towards tuition and textbooks, free tutoring and academic coaching, and job search support upon college graduation. We now offer two exciting program tracks!


The Bridges to College program’s Traditional Track is a FREE 23 week college preparatory program designed to help individuals who are 18-years-old or older achieve their educational goals in any program of study. Students are provided English, math, and academic readiness classes. The program is structured to assist clients to raise college placement scores and develop necessary academic and social competencies.

Information Sessions will be held:

Every Thursday from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
& Every Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
(Excludes Thursday, May 16th & Thursday, July 4th)


In partnership with Quincy College, the Bridges to College program’s Biotechnology Learning Community is a FREE 23 week college preparatory program.  Students are provided science, math, and academic readiness classes. The program is designed to help individuals who are 18-years-old or older to successfully enter Quincy College’s Biotechnology and Compliance Certificate program.

Information Sessions will be held the following Thursdays:

May 23  & 30 |  June 13 & 27 | July 11
Information Sessions will start at 10:00 am to 1 pm

Please contact Lori at [email protected] or Allison at 617-399-3226 if you have any questions.

Hurry, space is limited! Class begins July 16, 2013

JVS, 29 Winter Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA (Downtown Crossing)





National Asian Women’s Association of Massachusetts
Seventh Anniversary Celebrating Banquet
and the Awards Ceremony of the Talent Contest for New England Youths
Sunday, June 30, 2013 starting at 6:00 p.m.
Quincy China Pearl Restaurant
237 Quincy Avenue, Quincy MA 02169.
Program including Awards Ceremony, Professional Performances, Karaokee and Dancing.
Serving delicious Chinese Foods.
Please invite your friends and reserve your tickets ASAP at 857-869-6888.

Van Amanda Le
[email protected]






Free English classes for immigrant adults!

May 7-August 16

Seats are available in high intermediate level classes!

Class hours:
Tuesday – Friday (4 days/week)
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 2+3 Intensive
8:30am – 10:30am 8:30am – 10:30am 11am – 1pm 11am – 1pm 8:30am – 1pm

Only Two testing sessions left:
Monday, May 6th, at 9am
Tuesday, May 7th, at 2pm

87 Tyler Street, 5th Floor, Boston (Chinatown)
(Near Tufts Medical Center Orange Line T stop & Silver Line bus)

Need more information?
Contact Vicky Ge at 617-426-9492 ext. 251
[email protected]

RECRUITMENT – Sweetgreen – NEW restaurant opening in Copley Square!
Help job seekers get into a ground floor of a new restaurant concept!
All interested candidates should send resumes, answer the 2 questions and be prepared for a preliminary phone interview.
Debra Selik Garrett
The Work Place
Employer Relations Manager
29 Winter St, 4th floor
Boston, MA 02108
P 617-259-3018
F 617-428-0380

Asian American Civic Association | 87 Tyler Street | Boston | MA | 02111
Hands-on Job Training at AACA
Get started on a new career with the FREE* job training programs!

Building Maintenance Training Program (BEEMS)
*Age 18+                                                         
*Legal work authorization                 
*Low-moderate income                        
*Motivated to find a job after completing the program   

Students will learn:
*Appliance repair
*Energy efficiency
*Job readiness

Class Schedule:
July 1- Dec.13, 2013, Monday-Friday
July-August: 9am-1pm
Sept.-Dec.:  3:30pm-7:30pm

Cost: Free for qualified candidates

How to register:
Attend a walk-in Information and Testing Session
EVERY Tuesday at 2pm
We help students find jobs after they graduate!
Address: 87 Tyler St. 5F, Boston, MA 02111 (near Tufts Medical Center)
Please Contact: Rochelle Silva Tel:617-426-9492 *227
Email: [email protected]
Visit our website:

Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway
World Labyrinth Day: Walk as One at 1pm on Saturday, May 4, 2013
as peoples all over the world walk a labyrinth in solidarity and peace.

Countries participating include the United States, Canada, Ireland, England, the Bahamas, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany,
New Zealand, China, South Africa and Australia.

World Labyrinth Day, annually held on the first Saturday of May at 1pm,is a global initiative of The Labyrinth Society.

At the Park is offered in collaboration with the City of Boston/Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events, Greenway Conservancy and
Friends of Armenian Heritage Park.  For other events on the Greenway, click here


Memorial Day Concert
May 27th, 2013
Christopher Columbus Park in the North End
Attached is a copy of the flyer.
Please help promote this to all in the community.
Francisco A. Ureña, Commissioner
City of Boston Veterans’ Services
43 Hawkins Street Boston, MA 02114
Tel: (617) 635-3037
Fax: (617) 635-3957

Asian American Civic Association
Part-Time ESOL Teacher – Job Description
  Teach one 2-hour class, Tuesdays through Fridays, 8:30 – 10:30 AM, for immigrant adults. Cycles are 12 weeks long.  Starting May 15 or as soon as possible after this date.  This is the highest level of a 5-level basic ESOL program.  After finishing this basic ESOL program, students may go on to study in AACA’s free intermediate level program, job training, or community college.
  Contribute to ongoing curriculum development at appropriate level.
  Survey students’ expectation/goals at the beginning of each new cycle and develop appropriate curriculum.
  Administer regular, ongoing in-class assessments, including (but not limited to) a mid-term exam and final exam.
  Make teacher’s/program’s expectations clear to students at the beginning of each new cycle.
  Communicate classroom/student issues to Program Manager in a timely manner.
  Help students understand the agency’s educational pathway as well another services available to them at agency’s Multi-Service Center.
  Administer/score placement tests before each new cycle.
  Place orders for textbooks at the beginning of each new cycle.
  Keep daily student attendance records.
  Maintain up-to-date student information (dropout, completion, etc.) in agency database each month.
  Attend regular team meetings and monthly all-staff meetings.
  Prepare certificates at the end of each cycle for all students completing your class.

 Master’s degree in education, TESOL, applied linguistics or related field strongly preferred.  Recent college graduates with M.A. or B.A. encouraged to apply.
 Teaching or tutoring experience with immigrant adult learners required.
 Native speaker of English strongly preferred.

Salary range:  $18/hour (for 8 hours teaching and 4 hours prep per week, plus an additional 6 hours per MONTH for meetings and assessments—all paid time).
No benefits.

Email resume to:

Kristan Fitah
[email protected]
ESL Program Manager
Asian American Civic Assn.
87 Tyler St., 5th fl.
Boston, MA 02111
617-426-9492 ext. 214
FAX 617-482-2316

Upcoming Classes at Mattapan Tech
** The United Christians Fellowship Urban Ministries has graciously donated funds toward our career training programs to benefit all applicants.  No other discounts apply.
MS PowerPoint & MS Word:  6 Weeks.  1 Day per Week.  No Tuition.  $25 Registration Fee.
Morning Class Beginning: Thurs., May 23, 2013, 10am – 12pm
Evening Class Beginning: Thurs., June 13, 2013, 5pm – 7pm
Computer Systems Specialist – PC/ Laptop & Tablet Repair Course: 15 Weeks plus 32 Hours Hands-on Practice.  No Tuition.  $100 Registration Fee.  $35 Lab & Book Usage Fee.
Evening Class Beginning: Mon., May 20, 2013 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Computer Network Specialist / Network + Preparation Course:  16 Weeks.  1 Day per Week.  No Tuition.  $195 Registration Fee.  $40 Lab & Book Usage Fee.
Evening Class Beginning: Tues., June 4, 2013, 5:30pm – 8pm
IT Specialist Program:  Combined PC Repair & Network+.  16 Weeks.  2 Days per Week. No Tuition. $275 Registration Fee.  $70 Lab & Books Usage Fee.
Evening Classes Begin: Mon., June 3 & Tues., June 4, 2013, 5:30pm – 8pm

Karrie A. Jean
Executive Director
Mattapan/ Greater Boston
Technology Learning Center
24 Regis Road
Mattapan, MA 02126
(617) 298-0357

Hiring Our Heroes – Boston Red Sox Armed Forces Job & Opportunity Fair

May 23, 2013
10 am to 2 pm

Fenway Park
4 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215

Are you a veteran/military spouse/service member looking to attend?
Registration site click
Michael A. Falasca
Commonwealth Of Massachusetts
Veteran Service Representative, Notary / (DVOP)
JobNet Career Center
210 South Street  Boston, Ma. 02111                         
Off: (617) 338-0809 Ext. 2737
Fax: (617)338-2050
E-Mail: [email protected]
Web :

Agencia ALPHA
“Unidos Por La Comunidad” | “Together in Unity”
11vo. Aniversario y Cena de Gala
11th Anniversary Gala Dinner
Cuando | When:
Viernes, 10 de Mayo del 2013
Friday, May 10th, 2013
Courtyard – Marriott Hotel
777 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139
Agencia ALPHA
62 Northampton Street
Boston,  MA  02118