April 18, 2014 Announcements
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Alejandra St. Guillen
Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians
Free Immigration Advice at Boston City Hall
May 7th and 21st
Boston City Hall
Immigration Clinic: http://goo.gl/U5ifFM
FORTUNE TELLING / FORTUNE RAISING
Tickets available on the website at yourblackstone.org and at the door
Part improvisational theater, part cabaret, part audience participation, The Ego & The Oracle is a live stage spectacular where “Ou?a Board meets iPod Shuffle.” Audience members are invited on stage to ask personal questions of The Oracle. They then spin a giant wheel containing songs by Jim’s Big Ego. When the wheel stops, the band spontaneously performs the chosen song, which is then interpreted as the answer to the question. The outcome can be humorous or moving, often both at once.
The Blackstone Community Center, one of 35 Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF) sites, serves the South End and Lower Roxbury. The BCYF mission is to enhance the quality of life for Boston’s residents by supporting children, youth, and families through a wide range of programs and services.
This fundraiser is sponsored by The Blackstone Community Center Council, a 501c3 organization. The cocktail reception is generously sponsored by Stella Restaurant bostonstella.com.
OPEN REGISTRATION — Leadership and Faculty Development Program Conference and Annual Meeting | MAY 6-8 | Harvard Medical School
ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE NOW:
Health Disparities: Global, National and Regional Perspectives
2014 Minority Health Policy Annual Meeting
Reede Scholars Symposium
Registration is available for 1, 2, or 3 days. There is no fee or tuition.
DETAILED AGENDA: http://po.st/ZkEclK
TO REGISTER CLICK: HERE
Upcoming Conference on Child & Adolescent Mental Health!
Date & Location:
Please see the attached flyer for more information. For conference abstracts, program, and presenters’ biographies, visitwww.mspp.edu.
To register online, go to www.mspp.edu/ce.
Haitian Mental Health Network
JOB TITLE: Practice Coordinator GRADE: 07
REPORTS TO: Business Operations Supervisor/Manager APPROVED BY: BL
I. GENERAL SUMMARY:
Under general supervision, this position supports all ambulatory clinic activities and provides administrative support for clinic providers. The Practice Coordinator maintains a high level of customer service with frequent contact with patients through telephone and in-person interactions. This position plays an important role in the hospital’s revenue cycle process, clinic operations and patient experience.
II. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Schedules patient appointments, including follow-up appointments, internal and external testing and labs, and surgical booking and coordination
III. JOB REQUIREMENTS:
A. JOB KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
• Prior experience working in a clinic or hospital environment preferred.
• High School diploma, with specialized training in business office skills preferred.
• 1-2 years medical office experience.
• Normal office environment.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES STATEMENT:
Must be able to perform all essential functions of this position with reasonable accommodation if disabled.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Tufts Medical Center reserves the right to modify position duties at any time, to reflect process improvements and business necessity.
Asian American Civic Association
Please join us for the Annual Gala 2014 to celebrate our forty-seven years of exceptional adult education and training programs and social services for all immigrants and low-income individuals in Massachusetts.
Visit our website for more information and ticket purchase/corporate sponsorship!
To learn more, visit aaca-boston.org.
To purchase tickets by phone or for any inquiries, please contact Teresa Cheong, Development, 617-426-9492 x206.
Asian American Civic Association | 87 Tyler Street | Boston | MA | 02111
You are cordially invited to
2014 Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards Dinner
Thursday, May 8, 2014, 6:00 p.m.
Join business leaders and innovators for a salute to immigrant entrepreneurs who have made significant contributions to Massachusetts’ economy and society. At this special event,
To see the nominees and get event information, click here.
Master of Ceremonies:
Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center
The Refugee & Immigrant Assistance Center, in collaboration with the Greater Boston Citizenship Initiative, is pleased to announce that RIAC will be holding a citizenship clinic on April 25 from 9 am to 3 pm. In addition to this clinic, RIAC will continue to offer citizenship
application services on Mondays and Tuesdays by appointment. If you or someone you know is interested in scheduling an appointment, please contact Naima Agalab at [email protected]. Please see the attached flyer for additional details.
ARE YOU READY TO BECOME A US CITIZEN?
You may be eligible for citizenship if:
What do you need to bring to the clinic?
Veronica Robles Culural Center Gala Night
Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Process – Update for DACA Renewals April 9, 2014
In September 2012, USCIS started deferring action for certain childhood arrivals and issuing employment authorization for a period of two years. Beginning in September 2014, the initial two-year grants of deferred action for early recipients of DACA from USCIS are due to expire under their own terms, and USCIS is actively preparing for the DACA renewal process so that eligible individuals can request and receive an extension of their deferred action without experiencing any lapse in their lawful presence or work authorization.
In late May 2014, USCIS anticipates publishing a new dual-use Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, to allow for both initial and renewal requests, and updating Frequently Asked Questions with additional information. If you received DACA from USCIS and will seek to renew, you must wait until USCIS publishes the new form before filing your renewal request. If you are filing for initial DACA, you may continue to file using the current form until the new version is available (See below for additional information).
To help prepare the public for the anticipated process to request a renewal of DACA from USCIS, we have created an outline found below. This outline is subject to change until USCIS announces the details of the final process in late May 2014.
*Outline that describes the steps to request renewal of DACA from USCIS: http://goo.gl/4ETqYL
Consideración de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia – Información actualizada para Renovaciones de DACA – 9 de abril de 2014
En septiembre de 2012, USCIS comenzó a diferir acción para ciertas personas que llegaron en la infancia y a expedirles autorización de empleo con vigencia de un período de dos años. A partir de septiembre de 2014, las concesiones iniciales de acción diferida a los primeros beneficiarios de DACA por parte de USCIS, cuya validez es de dos años, caducarán por sus propios términos. USCIS está preparándose activamente para el proceso de renovación de DACA, de manera que las personas elegibles puedan solicitar y recibir la extensión de su acción diferida sin tener que experimentar ninguna interrupción en su presencia legal o autorización de empleo.
USCIS anticipa que para finales de mayo de 2014 se publique un nuevo Formulario I-821D, Consideración de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia de uso dual, para presentar tanto las solicitudes iniciales como las renovaciones. También actualizará la Sección de Preguntas Frecuentes con información adicional.
Si usted recibió DACA de parte de USCIS e interesa renovarla, deberá esperar hasta tanto USCIS publique el nuevo formulario antes de presentar su solicitud de renovación. Si usted está presentando una petición inicial de DACA, puede continuar utilizando el formulario actual hasta tanto la nueva versión esté disponible. Para más información lea a continuación.
A fin de ayudar al público a prepararse para el anticipado proceso de renovación de la consideración de DACA de USCIS, hemos creado un resumen del proceso. El resumen que encontrará a continuación, está sujeto a cambios hasta que USCIS anuncie los detalles del proceso final a finales del mes de mayo de 2014.
*Resumen que describe los pasos para solicitar la renovación de DACA: http://goo.gl/csqZsP
Saturdays April 19-May 17
New Spring 2014 Continuing Education Offerings
Hundreds of classes in the following areas
English as a Second Language
Chinese Progressive Association | 28 Ash Street | Boston | MA | 02111
CPA is Hiring!
CPA is hiring for a part-time Adult Education Instructor/Coordinator and a part-time Community Organizer. Positions can be combined to create a full-time position. Please spread the word and refer qualified candidates! Job postings below and available at our website.
Resume and cover letter to:
Resume and cover letter to:
Venezuelan 7/4 Ensemble to give FREE concerts
FRIDAY APRIL 18
At the beginning of 2011, four Venezuelan trumpet players, all products of the Venezuelan System of Children and Youth Orchestras (El Sistema), decided to explore and conquer new musical frontiers beyond their experience as an academic trumpet quartet, having as their ambition to play not only the Venezuelan repertoire but also the vast repertoire of the entire American continent. To achieve this they invited to their ensemble three outstanding performers of the Venezuelan cuatro, the double bass and percussion to create a unique new musical organization.
ENSEMBLE 7/4 has definitely become an innovative musical and artistic voice, which starts with the use of the trumpet in genres that usual don’t feature it, like the Venezuelan joropo or the Argentinian tango. Other innovations include the creation of arrangements influenced bya deep investigation of the musical styles of countries such as Cuba, Mexico and the USA. These arrangements respect the original sonorities of the native music and feature a broad range of colors and timbres within the same instrument. In particular the group’s TOUR PABELLON CRIOLLO, a consolidation of its artistic and musical vision, is like a journey in which rhythms, melodies, colors and tastes intrinsic to our American countries join happily together.
PROPOSED EAST BOSTON VISITORS CENTER AND MUSEUM
YOU NEED TO BE THERE!!
Monday, April 28th
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Maverick Landing Meeting Room
YWCA’s national Stand Against Racism day, April 25th
The Office of Fair Housing and Equity is partnering with HUD in recognition of the YWCA’s national Stand Against Racism day,April 25th. The flyer and program brochure are attached.
Community Career Fair at Roxbury Community College
We want to inform you about our Community Career Fair scheduled for Thursday April 24, 2014 11:00 am to 3:00 pm located at Roxbury Community College in the Student Center Building 4, Room 200. Over 40 employers from different industries will participate in this year’s event. There is no fee to attend this event. Please dress appropriately and bring plenty copies of your resume. Attached is a flyer with additional details. http://po.st/lnXUtQ
List of Employers
SPRING 2014 COMMUNITY CAREER FAIR
The Puerto Rican Veterans Monument Square Association, Inc.
For tickets: Call 617.266.3455
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Mosleys on the Charles
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
Cambridge Public Library Summer 2014
The Cambridge Public Library will offer a free computer class this summer:
Basic Word, Internet, and Email
12 weeks – Wednesdays 6 – 8 PM
Starts: Wednesday May 14th
Open to everyone with a good command of English.
Boston Public Library Exhibition
Open through Sunday, May 11, the collaborative exhibition Dear Boston: Messages from the Marathon Memorial honors the one-year anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon and includes a selection of artifacts from the makeshift memorial created in Copley Square. The exhibition’s organizing partners include the Boston City Archives, Boston Art Commission, New England Museum Association, Iron Mountain, and Boston Public Library. Dear Boston is on display in the McKim Exhibition Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square. Learn more via www.bpl.org/dearboston.
Concerts in the Courtyard
For one week in April, the Central Library’s open-air courtyard is filled with music during free, lunchtime concerts. All concerts begin at 12:30 p.m. Scheduled artists include:
Monday, April 14 – Amaryllis Chamber Ensemble
Talks & Lectures
Visit the Central Library in Copley Square for one of these upcoming talks:
Author talk with Robert J. Wicks, Wednesday, April 16, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon. Wicks’ latest book is Perspective: The Calm Within the Storm.
The “Our Marathon” project is a crowdsourced digital archive of stories, photos, videos, and social media related to the 2013 Boston Marathon. It is a community project hosted at Northeastern University. From 12 – 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, throughSaturday, April 19, visitors can add their own stories and photos to the collection by visiting the Orientation Room at the Central Library in Copley Square.
Find more library programs related to the Boston Marathon via bit.ly/bplmarathon.
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
MassHousing, One Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108
Once again YOFES has the honor of inviting you to be part of YOFESTIVAL, an annual talent contest and celebration of the Haitian Flag, presented by Youth and Family Enrichment Services, Inc. (YOFES), The General Consulate of Haiti in Boston, and some other organizations. We are asking you to share the link below with anyone who is between 6 to 18 years old. The participants will have 5 categories (Musical Instruments, Dance, Painting/Drawing, Writing and singing) to choose from and they can select up to 2. Participants will be divided into age groups: 6-12, 13-18
The registration has been extended untill April 18 and there is a $5.00 participation fee.
To register for the YOFESTIVAL 2014 contest click on: http://www.yofes.org/
Adult Learning Program of Jamaica Plain Community Centers
Keeping Your Students Connected and Engaged in the Summer
A First Literacy Professional Development Workshop
May 9, 2014
As so many of our programs break for the summer, for deserved rest and restoration, what can teachers do to keep students from regressing, from taking a step or two back from the skills they acquire during the school year? This workshop will focus on approaches to keeping our students connected and even engaged during those “down” summer months, when classes are not in session. User-friendly practices and resources will be presented and discussed, and participants will begin planning their summer strategies.
In addition to what we do during our three hours together, participants will be able to stay connected themselves, to whatever extent desired, during the summer through a First Literacy online forum. A follow-up workshop session in the fall would be a possibility if interest warrants.
As always, this workshop will be interactive and hands-on, with participants encouraged to pose questions upon registration.
To enroll in the workshop, please click on the following link:
Due to high demand, enrollment is official only with formal confirmation.
This workshop is free to staff of all Greater Boston ABE programs.
Michael D. Feher, M.Ed.
YMCA OF GREATER BOSTON EAST BOSTON
TAKE HOME A FREE BAG OF GROCERIES
Classes will be taught at the BRAND NEW Ashley Street Teaching Kitchen at 54 Ashley Street.
YMCA OF GREATER BOSTON EAST BOSTON
East at Main Street: APIA Mapping Project Community Workshop
Be on the look out for this awesome event held by our friends at BCNC!
“Help us uncover and share information and memories reflecting the historical and cultural contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans.
In collaboration with community groups, non-profit organizations, archives and individuals we are gathering images and stories to capture the rich layers of place-making and community-building in historically and culturally significant sites throughout the United States and US territories. East at Main Street is a crowd-sourced map available on the web and as a mobile app atwww.historypin.com/project/51-
Workshop co-sponsors are UMass-Boston Asian American Studies Program and Chinese Historical Society of New England. East at Main Street is funded by National Center for Preservation Technology and Training and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. For more information:www.apiahip.org“
INVITATION to East Boston Adult Education Coalition’s 2014 Annual
East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
East Boston’s adult learners and volunteers will receive Recognition Awards & Share their personal stories
Refreshment will be served
May 22nd – WGBH TV/Radio’s Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration
“Save the Date” of Thursday, May 22nd for WGBH TV/Radio’s Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Celebration
We hope you can join us on May 22nd.
THE MAURICIO GASTÓN INSTITUTE FOR LATINO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLIC POLICY
SPEAKER SERIES SPRING 2014
“Exploring the Influence of Personalized Mental Health Narratives in Social Media”
This presentation investigates benefits and limitations of using social media for the purpose of influencing public health. Online media play a significant role in shaping users’ health, but few studies focus on the influence of health discourse in social media platforms. This study explores how the presentation of educational messages about mental health in social media affect college students’ health information recall, beliefs and attitudes about mental health, and their behavioral intentions to seek mental health treatment.
Tuesday, April 29th
About the speaker:
Dr. Jessie Quintero Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Department at UMass Boston. She earned a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and specializes in health and mass communication.
Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited.
The Mauricio Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy | 100 Morrissey Blvd | Healey Library, 10th Floor
SAVE THE DATE
WEST ROXBURY ROCKS
LIGHT BUFFET DINNER | LIVE MUSIC | DANCING | SILENT AUCTION | RAFFLES
Friday, May 30, 2014 | 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Tickets are only $35 and are on sale now at www.ethocare.org.
Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are also available. Please contact Jan Kenney at 617.477.6655 or [email protected] for more information.
Ethos’ mission is to promote the independence, dignity, and well-being of the elderly and disabled.
English for New Bostonians has released an open and competitive Request for Proposals for ESOL services to begin 7/1/14. Grants will be made in the following categories:
The RFP is available on the ENB website. There will be a Grantseekers’ Forum 4/1 from 9:30-11:00am in the BRA Board Room, Boston City Hall, 9th floor. Letters of intent,stating which grant area(s) the applicant intends to propose, are due 4/11 to lhaller@
Commonwealth Employment Opportunities
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) is a national leader in education, dedicated to supporting the Commonwealth’s students and educators. We are currently seeking highly qualified candidates to join our diverse workforce. Attached is a list of employment opportunities currently available at ESE and posted on the Human Resources Division’s Commonwealth Employment Opportunities (CEO) website.
You are invited to apply for any position(s) for which you possess the expertise and interest. If you know of qualified individuals who may have an interest in our positions, please feel free to forward this email or direct them to our website.
Please do not hesitate to contact Dawn DeRoche or any other HR staff member if you have questions.