April 4, 2014 Announcements from Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians

April 4, 2014 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.


Alejandra St. Guillen

Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians

Free Immigration Advice at Boston City Hall

April 2nd and 16th
May 7th and 21st
June 4th and 18th

Boston City Hall
Room 804
12:00 Noon -2:00 PM
For more information contact the:
Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians

Immigration Clinic: http://goo.gl/U5ifFM

Irish International Immigrant Center – Two announcements

Author/activist Michael Patrick MacDonald and State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry to speak at 20th Annual Black & Green Celebration

On Sunday, April 6, 2013, the Irish International Immigrant Center (IIIC) and Montserrat Aspirers will hold their annual Black & Green Celebration at Montserrat Aspirers Hall in Dorchester.  This event was established in 1994 as a way to foster trust, and build bridges between communities in Boston. Black & Green brings together many different cultures for an afternoon of great food, music, and discussion. This year, the event’s theme is The Faces of Change in Boston: Our Community Challenges and Improvements. A conversation focused on this topic will be led by two special guests:

Massachusetts State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry. Senator Forry, a native Bostonian and first generation Haitian-American, is the first woman and person of color to represent the Commonwealth’s 1st Suffolk District, a diverse and thriving cross-section of Boston which includes Dorchester, Hyde Park, Mattapan and South Boston. Senator Forry has dedicated her professional life to a career in public service, working in various capacities in both state and local government.

Author/activist Michael Patrick MacDonald. A South Boston native, MacDonald is well-known for his thought provoking New York Times Bestselling memoir, All Souls: A Family Story From Southie and the acclaimed Easter Rising: A Memoir of Roots and Rebellion. As an activist, he often speaks about multi-cultural coalition building as a way to reduce violence and promote grassroots leadership.
About the Black & Green Celebration:
·         Sunday, April 6, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
·         Montserrat Aspirers Hall, 358 Washington Street, Dorchester
·         Suggested donation of $10. Children 12 and under free.
·         For more information or to RSVP, contact Johanne Méléance at 617-542-7654 ext. 13 or  [email protected].


New Start Date for Citizenship Classes at the Irish International Immigrant Center: April 3rd

Flyer:  http://po.st/dXAuSH

There’s still time to sign up for our next session of Citizenship Classes! Our six-week course will help you prepare for the interview and exam with a thorough review of American history and civics. You can also work with one of our citizenship specialists to get help with your citizenship application.

Our next session begins on Thursday, April 3rd, with afternoon (1-3 PM) and evening (6-8 PM) classes available. The course cost is $30.

Anyone interested in signing up for classes should come to the Center (at 100 Franklin Street, LL-1,Boston, MA 02110) between 9 and 5 to fill out an intake form, or contact Sarah Chapple-Sokol, Education Coordinator, at  617-542-7654, ext. 36 or [email protected].

Sarah Chapple-Sokol
Education Coordinator
Irish International Immigrant Center
100 Franklin Street, LL-1
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-542-7654, ext. 36
Fax: 617-542-7655
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.iiicenter.org

2014 Boston Gun Buy Back Program

English: http://goo.gl/nk3FZR

Spanish: http://goo.gl/f7UFSr

Portuguese: http://goo.gl/9mSt5d

Haitian Creole: http://goo.gl/iQ2k6u

Vietnamese: http://goo.gl/HZ9JGR

The 2014 Boston Gun Buy Back Program asks you to turn your “Piece for Peace” and receive a $200 Visa® gift card. Guns will be accepted anonymously, no questions asked, Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at district police stations and various designated drop-off

sites throughout Boston. Arrangements for private exchanges may be made upon request, by calling 1-888-GUNTIPS between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.

Those turning in firearms must follow a very specific protocol:
Guns MUST be delivered unloaded.
Guns MUST be put in a clear plastic bag and put into another container (gym bag, backpack, etc.).
If depositing ammunition in addition to a gun, ammunition must be delivered in a separate bag.
If transporting the gun by car, gun must be transported in the trunk of the car.

To learn more – please feel free to visit: http://bpdnews.com/bgb

Boston Election Department is looking for Election Poll Workers/Interpreters

The Boston Election Department is looking for bilingual folks who can speak Spanish, Vietnamese and/or Cape Verdean Creole to serve as Election Poll Workers/Interpreters for the two upcoming special elections: APRIL 1st and APRIL 29th. Serve your community! Earn some money ($135 for the 15-hr shift)! Learn about the election process! Meet your neighbors and make some new friends! If interested, please contact

[email protected], 617-635-4491 or visit:


Saturday, April 19, 2014
China Trade Building
2 Boylston Street
Boston Chinatown





There will be a Cantonese translator on hand for this workshop if anyone might find this helpful.


Courtney Ha
Executive Director
Chinatown Main Street
Email: [email protected]

9TH ANNUAL CABO VERDEAN – JEWISH PASSOVER SEDER – Thursday, April 10 at 6 P.M. at the Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St.  This is a joyous Seder Meal which celebrates the liberation stories and songs of both Jews and Cabo Verdeans.
Space is limited for this free event.  To get more information and sign up, go to:  www.CAPEVERDEANJEWISHSEDER.COM

The 9th Annual Cape Verdean-Jewish Passover Seder is only 11 days away!  We hope you can join us for this joyous celebration of our two vibrant cultures and the connections between them.  There are still seats left.  If you are able to come and have not yet registered, please click on the link in the attached invitation.  And feel free to bring others to this free event.  Forward this email to everyone you think might be interested and then follow up to make sure they have registered.  You can include them in your registration, if you like, or they can register on their own.

Flyer: http://po.st/QzvGbg

We look forward to seeing you on the 10th!

The Planning Committee of the 9th Annual Cape Verdean-Jewish Passover Seder

USCIS Accepting Applications for Citizenship and Integration Grant Program

On April 1, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting applications for a competitive grant funding opportunity to promote immigrant civic integration and prepare permanent residents for citizenship. USCIS will offer up to $10 million in competitive funding for citizenship preparation programs in communities across the country. This funding opportunity is for public or non-profit organizations that prepare permanent residents for citizenship by offering both citizenship instruction and naturalization application services.

Applications are due by May 16, 2014.

For more information on the program and how to apply visit: http://goo.gl/yTlGR6

Agencia ALPHA Gala Event
Saturday April 12, 2014
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Flyer: http://po.st/1087IV

Marriott Hotel
777 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139

    Only two weeks remaining before our Gala event.  Buy your tickets now!  Sale ends April 5th, so hurry! and join us for our most awaited celebration.

    We want to thank those who have already bought their tickets, we are looking forward to seeing you at our event.

    Likewise, we understand if you are not able to make it, yet you can still donate towards ALPHA’s mission of “Reaching Goals for Latinos Today.”  Feel free to choose an amount that works with your budget.

Again, our Gala event will be full of surprises and appreciation to all of our supporters and friends.  Don’t miss it!

Click on the link below to buy your ticket now.

Get more information
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I can’t make it
You can also purchase your ticket at our office or by visiting Congregation Lion of Juda during our 9am or 12pm services by April 5th, 2014.

For more information please contact:

Agencia ALPHA
[email protected]
617-541-4455 Extension 1617-522-6382
62 Northampton Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02118

Boston Center for Refugee Health & Human Rights
Boston Through Our Eyes

Wednesday April 9, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Add to Calendar

801 Massachusetts Ave
Free Parking (up to 3 hrs) at 7 Melnea Cass Blvd
Boston, MA 02118

There’s still time to register, but space is limited, so get your tickets now!

Enjoy modern Asian cuisine served in a relaxed atmosphere, and get a unique glimpse of the Boston Marathon Bombing through the lens of refugees living in the Boston area.

You will also have a chance to bid in a silent auction featuring photography from the international travels of BCRHHR Director, Dr. Lin Piwowarczyk.

Tickets are $35 and include a buffet dinner serving fresh sushi and Asian cuisine. 

Free parking is available at 7 Melnea Cass Blvd. 

Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights
771 Albany Street, Dowling 7
Boston, MA 02118

Get more information
Register Now! http://po.st/u8YPnn

2014 Boston Gun Buy Back Program

English: http://goo.gl/nk3FZR

Spanish: http://goo.gl/f7UFSr

Portuguese: http://goo.gl/9mSt5d

The 2014 Boston Gun Buy Back Program asks you to turn your “Piece for Peace” and receive a $200 Visa® gift card. Guns will be accepted anonymously, no questions asked, Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at district police stations and various designated drop-off sites throughout Boston. Arrangements for private exchanges may be made upon request, by calling 1-888-GUNTIPS between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.

Those turning in firearms must follow a very specific protocol:
Guns MUST be delivered unloaded.
Guns MUST be put in a clear plastic bag and put into another container (gym bag, backpack, etc.).
If depositing ammunition in addition to a gun, ammunition must be delivered in a separate bag.
If transporting the gun by car, gun must be transported in the trunk of the car.
To learn more – please feel free to visit: http://bpdnews.com/bgb

Armenian Heritage Foundation
You are invited to Join the fabulous

Flyer: http://po.st/JR1kmw

Chefs Party for Our Park!
Benefit for Armenian Heritage Park’s Ongoing Care

Celebrate with Boston’s Top Chefs, presenting signature dishes inspired by parents, grandparents or mentors for you to taste while you mix, mingle, enjoy and support a great cause!

Ana Sortun, Oleana, Sofra & Sarma
Andrew Hebert, Trade
Andrew Yeo, The Ritz-Carlton
Brian Dandro, ArtBar, Royal Sonesta Hotel
Brian Poe, Poe’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake
Tip Tap Room & Estelle’s
Dante de Magistris, il Casale & dante
Gerard Tice, Parkers, Omni Parker House
Jason Reed, Vicki Lee’s
Jeffrey P. Fournier, 51 Lincoln & Waban Kitchen
Jody Adams, Rialto & Trade
Julia Brant, North 26, Millennium Bostonian Hotel
Nathan Kibarian, The Ritz-Carlton
Seta Dakessian, Seta’s
Vicki Lee Boyajian, Vicki Lee’s
Mark E. Mooradian, MEM Tea Imports & Karnak Farms

Bob Lobel
Master of Ceremonies

Jazz with the John Baboian Trio

Wednesday, May 21, 2014  6:30pm
Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston
Cambridge, Massachusetts

RSVP by May 9
Advance Reservations are required.
To reserve on line, please click here.
To respond by mail with a Sponsor Form, click here

With thanks to the Chefs and the Royal Sonesta Hotel
Michael Medeiros, General Manager and Jim Anello, Director of Catering for their extraordinary generosity and commitment and to all our supporters!

We look forward to seeing you!

Funds raised support Armenian Heritage Park’s Ongoing Care.

First Literacy is pleased to announce that applications for its 2014 scholarships are now available!

Scholarships will be available for adult learners who

Have completed an ABE/adult literacy program

* In Greater Boston

* April 2013 — June  2014, and

* Who have been accepted to a higher education or vocational training of substantial duration.

To access First Literacy scholarship  information, please visit our website at www.firstliteracy.org and follow links under “News & Events.”

Applications must be submitted electronically by May 30, 2014 to be considered.

If, after reading the scholarship information document and application form, you have any questions, feel free to contact me at

[email protected]

We look forward to receiving your students’ applications!

Michael D. Feher, M.Ed.
Director of Programs
First Literacy
160 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 482-3336 x 13

International House/Teaching House Boston is holding an information session this Saturday the 5th of April at 330pm on our CELTA/TEFL certificate course.

This will likely interest ESL teachers looking to live and work abroad, as well as local Boston teachers seeking some practical, hands on help to become more effective in the ESL classroom.

CELTA teacher trainers will be available for general questions and there will be a short presentation. Our most recent part-time course graduates will also be in attendance.

Please RSVP via email to [email protected] and we will send you directions to the center.

More information about the University of Cambridge CELTA certificate is available here: http://po.st/aC9cob

For those of you who are academic managers of ESL teachers please feel free to post this email in your staff room.


Daniel Schulstad
Center Director
Teaching House
1 Faneuil Hall Square, Suite 4136
Boston, MA 02109
T: +1 617.939.9318
F:  +1 646.219.7759
T: +1 800.756.2003

Call for organizations to participate in the project, One Day in Boston: Your Day. Your City. Your Future.

This is part of a One Day on Earth documentary project that will look at access to opportunity in 11 U.S. cities. We will be filming in each of these cities for a 24-hour duration on Saturday, April 26, 2014.  We are looking for institutions and filmmakers through out Boston to tell their stories. 

Our video projects are based on a large social network of local government entities, non-profits, filmmakers, educators, and other inspired people. Aside from a 3-part documentary series, we are also sharing all content in a massive accessible archive for non-profit shared use.

Please find the press kit here.

To learn more about our community and to become involved please join our Facebook event and join our participation page:

One Day in Boston: participate

Facebook event

Please see our new trailer for One Day on Earth: Your Day. Your City. Your Future. 


Cecily Tyler
Boston: 917-279-5307
[email protected]
One Day on Earth
One Day in Boston
Facebook event

Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts

22nd Annual Awards Gala:


Saturday, April 5th, 2014
6 Billings Street
Randolph, MA 02368

6:00pm – 1:00am
Silent Auction, Dinner, and Post Reception

Ticket Prices:
$175 General Admission
$200 VIP Admission
$75 Entertainment Only (at 9pm)

For more info, contact Roxanne:
[email protected] or 617.442.4519 x213

Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts
An affiliate of the National Urban League
88 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119
ph: 617.442.4519

Train To Be A Lifeguard

The BCYF Lifeguard Institute is a FREE training program that will provide pool skills and classroom instruction to get you ready to qualify for Lifeguard Certification.

BCYF   http://po.st/L3ne7e

Hiring Bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Social Workers or Clinical Psychologists

JC + P Creative is looking for 4 Licensed Social Workers or Clinical Psychologists that are Bilingual (Spanish). In coordination with Boston Public Schools, chosen candidates will conduct a series of interviews (in Spanish) with children and families in East Boston. They will then transcript these interviews in English. Interviews will be held in East Boston on the weekends (starting April 12 -13 and 19-20). Each chosen candidate will conduct approximately 10 interviews. Each interview is two (2) hours, plus two (2) additional hours for transcription (transcription hours won’t happen during or between interviews) In total, each candidate will be given 40 hours (4 hours x 10 children) spread over the course of the two weekends. Hourly rate is competitive and will be discussed with each candidate.

Candidates need to submit their resume to [email protected]. If you have any questions, contact Javier Parra at (617) 824-0028.

Jewish Vocational Service seeks a Career Coach to work collaboratively with the Caring for our Seniors: a CNA Certification Program specializing in Long-term Care team and to assist program graduates in finding employment and identifying and locating suitable support options for participants.  Also responsible for the professional development curriculum including teaching a class twice weekly focused on resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, job searching, and health care career exploration. This person will identify suitable employment options for participants, run a twice weekly job search group for program graduates and build relationships with prospective employers.

·         Minimum of one year’s work experience in human resources, career coaching, client advocacy and/or workforce development is required;
·         Demonstrated ability in relating to clients of diverse backgrounds, especially those with barriers to employment required;
·         Experience building and maintaining employer partnerships for potential job placement required;
·         Highly computer proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and internet searches required;
·         Comfortable presenting information in a classroom setting required;
·         Strong Interpersonal, written and oral communication skills required;
·         Knowledge of social, residential, financial, and support services in the Greater Boston area preferred;
·         Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask required;
·         Ability to work as part of a team required;
·         Demonstrated ability to work independently required;
·         Bi-lingual, bi-cultural a plus;
·         Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment required.

EDUCATION REQUIRED:  BA/BS in Human Services or related field

JVS CULTURE:  JVS is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities.  By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, JVS will better serve our local communities and continue to provide quality services.

APPLICATION:  Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected].  Please indicate in your cover letter the resource where you saw this listing.  People with disabilities, people of color, females, Veterans, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.


Margaret Chapin
HR Generalist – JVS
29 Winter Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Tel:      (617) 399 – 3236
Fax:      (617) 428 – 0380
Web:      http://www.jvs-boston.org
E-mail:   [email protected]

The Puerto Rican Veterans Monument Square Association, Inc.
Baile de Guayaberas
featuring Grupo Mapeyé   

For tickets:  Call 617.266.3455
visit our website at PRVMSA.org

Saturday, June 21, 2014
8:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Mosleys on the Charles
50 Bridge Street
Dedham, MA  02026

Come enjoy an evening of good company and traditional music as we recognize people of Hispanic origin making history in Massachusetts. Flyer:  http://po.st/5qdNe3

Harvard’s Second Annual Nonprofit Board Recruitment Fair

Monday, April 28 7:00 PM


Harvard Club of Boston (map)
374 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215

Want to be more involved with public service organizations in the greater Boston area? Connect with local nonprofits in a wide range of projects at this second annual fair. Past participating organizations include Cambridge Community Center, Horizons for Homeless Children, Phillips Brooks House Association, Peace Corps, Strong Women, Strong Girls, The Food Project, World Teach, and many more. A full list of participating organizations will be available in early April.

Want your nonprofit represented? Register here >>

Sponsored by the Center for Public Interest Careers (CPIC), Harvard Alumni Association, and Harvard Club of Boston


South Boston en Acción has several open seats in its beginner and high-beginner ESOL classes.  Level 1 (beginner) runs Tuesday/Friday from 10 am to 12:30 pm, and Level 2 (high beginner) runs Monday/Thursday, also from 10 am to 12:30 pm.  The class runs from April 28 to June 27 and costs $25 for registration.  Latino residents of South Boston are given preference, but all are welcome.  To enroll, students should call Alexandra at (617) 288-1593 to set up an appointment.  Please see the enclosed flyer for more information.    

Alexandra Papagno
ESOL Program Coordinator
South Boston en Acción
10 Logan Way, Basement
South Boston, MA 02127
phone (617) 288-1593

Flyer:   http://po.st/7nFwlW

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation

Are you struggling to meet your FAMILY’s financial NEEDS?

Have you thought about your family’s financial future?

Do you want to learn more about getting your finances on track or building a better future for your family?

You’ll learn about:
$ Setting financial, personal, and career goals
$$ Money management and saving
$$$ Creating a family budget
$$$$ Credit repair and management
$$$$$ Valuing your skills and work experience
$$$$$$ Tips for a brighter future

Flyer:    http://po.st/GQndBg

If you answered YES to these questions…then the Family Prosperity Initiative can HELP

When: Tuesdays, April 29, May 6, 13, 20,  27, June 3 & 10, 2014
Time: 6:00 to 8:30 pm
Where: Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartin St. Jamaica Plain

Space is limited.  Call 617-522-2424 x 258

Karla Torrez
[email protected]
Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation

MassHousing’s 24th Annual M/WBE Trade Fair

MassHousing’s commitment to diversity exists at all levels of MassHousing-funded and administered projects and programs. The Greater Boston Minority and Women Business Enterprise Trade Fair will feature over one hundred exhibitors chosen for the specific procurement needs of general contractors, property management companies, resident associations, government agencies, and other private sector institutions.


Thursday, April 24, 2014
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Eastern Time Zone

Thursday, April 24, 2014
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Eastern Time Zone

6 Billings Street
Randolph, Massachusetts 02368

MassHousing Compliance and Diversity Department

MassHousing, One Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108

Caribbean Integration Community Development

The Caribbean Integration Community Development would like to invite the community to “Caribbean Affair”. The cultural soiree will showcase the rich culture of the Caribbean nations, as well a chance to socialize among different Caribbean groups in Boston.
Flyer:    http://po.st/k1p071

Event Program

Guest Speakers
Light hors d’oeuvre reception, 5:30pm-6:00pm
Live music by Toby Tobas Steel Drummer/Percussionist
Artistic performance

When :  Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Where:  Harvard College Student Organization Center at Hilles at 59 Shepard St, Cambridge, MA 02138

What:  The Caribbean Affair is to showcase the Caribbean vibrancy in Boston, talk about CICD’s work in the community, and grow the Caribbean community. 

Below, find a copy of the event flyer. Please share.

Donald Alexis
Caribbean Integration Community Development, Inc.

Adult Learning Program of Jamaica Plain Community Centers

The Adult Learning Program of Jamaica Plain Community Centers (JPCCALP) has seats available now for the High School Equivalency (HSE) Program. Also, the Curtis Hall Community Center will now be a citywide testing site for the new HiSet exam (formerly GED). The HiSet exam is a high school credential accepted by almost all U.S. employers, colleges and universities.

Register today for our HSE Program. Students build the skills needed to pass the five tests: reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies. Students also master other important educational and career skills including computers, communication, information processing, problem solving and critical thinking.

JPCCALP provides comprehensive instruction, tutoring, and education and career advising to help both those who need the basics, and those who just need a little more preparation before passing the tests. Specialized ASE software in the computer lab intensifies student learning. We provide additional assistance in preparing to apply to college, financial aid, and pass college or skills training entrance exams.

Class times: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Location: 144 McBride Street, Jamaica Plain MA 02130 (English High School)

Cost: Classes and materials are FREE.

Spaces are limited -please call as soon as possible.

Registration: Incoming ALP students are placed in the appropriate HSE class level according to the results of a placement test. As soon as they demonstrate that they have mastered the skills in that level, they can advance to the next level.

For more information, contact:

617-635-5201 or  [email protected]

Please visit our website: jpccalp.weebly.com

Lisa Beatman
Adult Learning Program
Jamaica Plain Community Centers
20 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Tel  617-635-5201
Cell 617-306-1283
Fax 617-635-5294
[email protected]
Mobile:(617) 792-1245


USES is seeking for a full time position in the Workforce Readiness department to lead the Learn at Work project and provide direct College and Career Readiness instruction within the program. For more detail information, please refer to the Job Description below.

United South End Settlements (USES) is a community-based nonprofit organization serving children, teens, adults, and seniors through programs in art, education, technology, and social services.  USES has held true to its settlement house roots, committing to the motto of “neighborshelping neighbors to grow and thrive.”  Our extended family is an integrated team of participants, staff, volunteers, community leaders, and business partners.  USES operates in three locations in the South End – Harriet Tubman House, South End House, the Children’s Art Centre –and Camp Hale on Squam Lake in New Hampshire.  Please visit our website at www.uses.org.

Learn at Work Coordinator & College and Career Readiness Advisor

Reporting to the Director of the Workforce Readiness (WFR), the Learn at Work Coordinator/College & Career Advisor has two primary responsibilities: Oversight of the Learn at Work (LAW) program, which provides ESOL classes to adults in the workplace; and, direct instruction in the area of college and career readiness to students across the WFR program. It is full-time, 35 hours/week M- F, some evenings hours are required.

1.            Masters degree in Education, Administration, or other related field with at least 5 years’ experience in the Adult Basic Education field.
2.            Knowledge of DESE ACLS guidelines
3.            Experience in developing curriculum for adult learners
4.            Strong organizational, writing, and communication skills
5.            Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in diverse settings
6.            Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
7.            Knowledge of or the ability to learn the DESE SMARTT data system and Efforts to Outcomes (ETO)
Learn at Work Responsibilities:
1.            Provide supervision to two ESOL teachers
2.            Ensure that the curriculum and lesson plans are aligned with the program’s instructional levels.
3.            Assist teachers with integrating career readiness materials into classes and provide coaching and regularly scheduled workshops for program participants.
4.            Work with teachers and students to ensure appropriate learning goals are set for each student.
5.            Coordinate pre and post student assessment
6.            In Collaboration with the South End Community Health Center (SECHC) management, staff, and teachers, ensure effective student recruitment, enrollment, attendance, and participation.
7.            Liaise with SECHC to coordinate activities and meetings between both agencies.
8.            Maintain accurate records and submit timely reports on enrollment, attendance, assessments, and teacher instruction.
College and Career Advisor Responsibilities:
9.            Provide direct college and career instruction to day and evening students.
10.          Collaborate with the Educational Advisor/Intake Coordinator to collect, enter, and report postsecondary education student data across the program.
11.          Lead projects, events, and workshops that support college and career readiness transition to the students.

Overall Responsibilities:
12.          Oversee ETO data entry for the LAW program and College & Career activities.
13.          Participate in weekly staff meetings and attend internal/external professional development activities and meetings as required.
14.          Collaborate and communicate regularly with the USES’ WFR Director to ensure smooth delivery of services.
15.          Other duties as assigned by the Director of Workforce Readiness.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (with or without accommodation)
•              Must be able to reach, stand, finger, grasp, talk, hear, and be capable of repetitive motion
•              Position requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly
•              Work requires close visual acuity
•              Position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions

The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal function of the job identified and shall not be considered a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job. 

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to: [email protected]
In the subject line, please specify the position to which you are applying.
No phone calls, please.

Kate Lopci
Director of Workforce Readiness
United South End Settlements
Tubman House
566 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA  02118

T: (617) 375-8120
F: (617) 536-9638
E: [email protected]

Asian American Civic Association
Free Job Training in Building Maintenance

If you’re looking for work and want to get into the world of building maintenance, this could be a great opportunity for you. AACA’s Careers in Building Energy Efficiency Maintenance Skills program is a free adult education program that teaches everything you need to know to get into the industry, then gives your career a big push in the right direction with constant support and advice. 

FREE Building Maintenance Training Program!
The Careers in Building Maintenance course has been developed in partnership with Madison Park Vocational Tech High School, who tell us exactly what will be expected in this industry. That means that you will learn exactly what you need to know to make a good impression, be successful, and land that dream job in building maintenance.

22 Week Course Includes:
Technical Maintenance Training
Energy Efficiency concepts and Measures for Buildings.
Plumbing and Heating
Appliance Repair
Occupational Safety
OSHA 10 Certificate
Technical Math and Measurement
Review or basic mathematics
Problem solving using addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages and decimals.
Jo Readiness and Interview Skills
Developing resumes, cover letters, reference lists and thank you notes
Interview preparation
Job Search skills
Professionalism and time management

Program Requirements
High School Diploma/GED
Driver’s License
Must be at least 18 years old with an outgoing, friendly personality
Eligible to work in the United States
Be able to attend classes Mondayday-Friday from 3:30pm – 7:30pm
How To Apply
Attend an information & testing session held every Tuesday at 2pm

To book your place, contact Rochelle Silva:
(617) 426-9492 x227
[email protected]


87 Tyler Street
5th Floor Boston
MA 02111
(Near Tufts Medical Center on Orange and Silver Lines)

AACA Next Steps Transitional English Program –last 3 opportunities to apply

The Asian American Civic Association (AACA) will have only 3 more testing/information sessions for its Next Steps Transitional English Program before new classes begin on May 6.

The sessions will be held on the following Mondays at 8:30 AM sharp at AACA, 87 Tyler Street, in Boston’s Chinatown (near Tufts Medical Center Orange Line MBTA station):

Mon. Mar. 31
Mon. April 7
Mon. April 28

Students should have an intermediate level of English (SPL-4 or higher) and allow 2 and a half hours for the test and program information session.  No one will be admitted once the test begins.

Next STEP has been preparing immigrant adults for college and job training since 1993.

Please inform qualified, motivated students.

Richard Goldberg
Director of Education
Asian American Civic Association
87 Tyler Street
Boston, MA 02111
[email protected]

Asian American Civic Association

FREE Banking and Finance Job Training!
The Careers in Banking and Finance course has been developed in partnership with over a dozen banking partners, who tell us exactly what they expect from their employees. That means that you will learn exactly what you need to know to make a good impression, be successful, and land that dream job in banking and finance.

13 Week Course Includes:
Presentations by major banks
Banking regulations
Customer service and sales
Computer skills
Resume writing & interviewing techniques
Business communication for banking

Recent presentation from People’s Bank Financial Services Manager, also including program graduate Azzedine Hammoudi, who was hired by the bank.
Program Requirements
High School Diploma/GED
Must be at least 18 years old with an outgoing, friendly personality
Minimum 6 months cash handling experience in the U.S.
Eligible to work in the United States
Be able to attend classes Tuesday-Friday from 9AM – 4PM
How To Apply
Attend an information & testing session held every Tuesday at 2pm

To book your place, contact Rochelle Silva:
(617) 426-9492 x227
[email protected]


87 Tyler Street
5th Floor Boston
MA 02111
(Near Tufts Medical Center on Orange and Silver Lines)

Commonwealth Seminar

The Spring 2014 Seminar application is due THIS FRIDAY. Apply now or send it to great candidates who you think would be interested. Thank you for spreading the word!

Accepting Applications Now for the Spring Seminar


The Commonwealth Seminar is accepting applications.

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS Friday, March 28, and decisions will be announced the following week.

The next Seminar will take place over six consecutive weeks beginning April 9, 2014. Most of the sessions will be in the evening except the final session, which will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and include a graduation ceremony.

The seminar will be held on the following dates and times:

Wednesday, April 9, 5:30 p.m., MAPC

Wednesday, April 16, 5:30 p.m., MAPC

Wednesday, April 23, 5:30 p.m., MAPC

Wednesday, April 30, 5:30 p.m., MAPC

Wednesday, May 7, 5:30 p.m., MAPC

Friday, May 16, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., State House, Room TBD

You should be able to participate in at least 5 sessions to make it worthwhile to apply.

The Commonwealth Seminar is an intensive training program focused on teaching diverse leaders how the Massachusetts Legislature really works.

Top state legislators, legislative staff, media members, and administration policymakers will introduce student leaders to the Legislature and state government generally. By giving an insiders’ view of the process, our goal is to encourage diverse leaders to become effective advocates and to pursue careers in public service.

Who Should Apply?

The Commonwealth Seminar is a privately funded program with a mission of opening the doors of the State House. Our target audience is leaders from communities of color, immigrant communities, and others working to directly benefit those communities. You should be prepared to make a compelling argument in the application about how you fit into the target audience.

We are looking for leaders who meet those criteria and who have a proven track record of leadership in their communities. We place a high value on creating a seminar class that is diverse racially, ethnically, and geographically. Successful candidates for the Commonwealth

Seminar will have a basic understanding of state government and a clear desire to use the skills learned through the seminar to make positive change.

Acceptance to the seminar is on a competitive basis, and Commonwealth Seminar staff and advisers will make all final decisions about the makeup of the seminar.

There is a small voluntary donation requested: $60 for an individual, and $100 for someone representing an organization. These donations are used to defray the food costs of the seminar.

Joel Barrera
email: [email protected]
phone: 508-740-1078
web: http://www.masscs.org

Commonwealth Seminar | P.O. Box 120064 | Boston | MA | 02112

Boston Public Library Expands Digital Offerings through Free Streaming Media Service
Movies, television, music, and audiobooks available via hoopla for library users

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                  
March 25, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: BPL Communications Office
617.859.2319, [email protected]             

BOSTON – March 25, 2014 – Boston Public Library now offers a free streaming media service for all cardholders, providing easy access to thousands of movies, television shows, music, and audiobooks for instant streaming or temporary download for smartphones, tablets, or computers. Library users can download up to ten titles per month and the automatic return ensures no late fees, with checkout times ranging from three day

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