Office of New Bostonians April 18, 2014 Announcements


April 18, 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

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:

5:00pm cocktail reception at Stella, 1525 Washington Street
6:30pm The Ego & The Oracle show at Blackstone Auditorium
50 West Brookline Street (behind Stella)

Tickets available on the website at and at the door
$50 cocktails & show / $20 show only Buy Tickets Now!
Join us for of an evening of cocktails and spontaneous musical fortune-telling to support the BCYF Blackstone Community Center.


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

OPEN REGISTRATION — Leadership and Faculty Development Program Conference and Annual Meeting | MAY 6-8 | Harvard Medical School


Immigrant Health
Tuesday, May 6, 2014  |  8:30am – 3:15pm

Health Disparities: Global, National and Regional Perspectives
Wednesday, May 7, 2014  |   8:30am – 4:45pm

2014 Minority Health Policy Annual Meeting
Thursday, May 8, 2014  |  8:30am – 1:30pm

Reede Scholars Symposium
Thursday, May 8, 2014  |  3:30pm – 6:30pm

Registration is available for 1, 2, or 3 days. There is no fee or tuition.


Terésa J. Carter
Program Coordinator
Minority Faculty Development Programs
Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
Harvard Medical School
p | 617-432-4697
f | 617-4323834
[email protected]


Upcoming Conference on Child & Adolescent Mental Health!

“Positive Child & Youth Development in Clinics, Schools & Communities”

Date & Location:
Friday, May 9, 2014, 9:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
1 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA

Please see the attached flyer for more information.  For conference abstracts, program, and presenters’ biographies,

To register online, go to

Haitian Mental Health Network
Boston, MA
[email protected]



Tufts Medical Center

JOB TITLE: Practice Coordinator  GRADE: 07
FLSA: Nonexempt DATE: 04/11/12 


REPORTS TO: Business Operations Supervisor/Manager APPROVED BY:  BL


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.


• Schedules patient appointments, including follow-up appointments, internal and external testing and labs, and surgical booking and  coordination
• Assists with scheduling template creation and changes
• Answers phones, triages calls, responds to patient requests, takes messages in office or call center setting
• Greets and checks-in patients; verifies patient demographic and insurance information
• Assists with revenue cycle clearance, including registration accuracy, referral management and insurance verification
• Collects copayments
• Prepares medical records and documentation for patient visits, including loading of information into the EMR system
• Takes an active role in monitoring patient flow and communicating delays to patients and providers
• Assists with billing charge entry and reconciliation
• Completes general office work, including faxing, filing, mailing, correspondence, copying, ordering supplies, calendar management and  mail distribution
• Provides general clerical support to department physicians; demonstrates a knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
• Participates in performance improvement projects
• Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed



• Prior experience working in a clinic or hospital environment preferred.
• Computer literacy required, including familiarity with email, Microsoft Office programs and scheduling applications.  Ability to learn  and use Tufts network programs required.
• Good communications skills, both oral and written.
• Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
• Some knowledge of third party billing preferred.
• Ability to maintain confidential medical information.
• Bilingual skills preferred.


• High School diploma, with specialized training in business office skills preferred.


• 1-2 years medical office experience.

• Normal office environment.


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.

Boston Park Plaza Hotel
50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

Wednesday, June 4, 2013
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dinner, Live & Silent Auctions, and Ethnic Performances

Early Bird Price:
Individual – $185/person
Table (10 tickets) – $1,700
(Ends on May 9, 2014)

Regular Price:
Individual – $200/person
Table (10 tickets) – $1,900

Visit our website for more information and ticket purchase/corporate sponsorship!

To learn more, visit

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
The Immigrant Learning Center’s 

2014 Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards Dinner

Thursday, May 8, 2014, 6:00 p.m.
Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge, MA (directions)

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,
The ILC honors four outstanding immigrant entrepreneurs in:

Neighborhood Business
Business Growth
Life Science Business
High-Tech Business

To see the nominees and get event information, click here.
For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, click here.

6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. Award Presentations

Master of Ceremonies:
Richard A. Davey, Jr.
Secretary and CEO, MassDOT, and ILC Board Trustee

For more information,, call (781) 322-9777 or contact
Peggy Louden at [email protected].

The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.
442 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148
(781) 322-9777

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.


Join us for FREE citizenship assistance @ the RIAC OFFICE!
April 25, 2014
9: 00 am – 3: 00 pm

You may be eligible for citizenship if:
– You are 18 years or older AND
– You have had a green card for at least five years OR have had a green card and
– have been married to a US Citizen for at least three years

What do you need to bring to the clinic?
– Green Card
– List of addresses and employment for the last five years
– If married and/or divorced, all marriage and divorce certificates
– Two passport photos (not required for clinic, required for application filing)

FEE waiver is available for those who are qualified
Please call : 617-238-2430
Sponsored by Greater Boston Citizenship Initiative & RIAC
31 Heath Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. Email: nagalab@ri


Veronica Robles Culural Center Gala Night
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
175 William F. McClellan Highway
East Boston, MA  02128

RSVP:  4.23.14

[email protected]



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:

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:







Bunker Hill Community College
250 New Rutherford Avenue
Boston, MA 02129
(617) 228-2498 | [email protected]

Tennis-Beginning Level
This class will introduce the beginning tennis player to the fundamentals of the game. This class will cover tennis basics, forehand and backhand strokes, stance and serve and effective net techniques. Please bring your own tennis racquet; some spare racquets will also be available. Tennis balls will be provided. Class is limited to 16 students. See you on our Tennis courts.

Saturdays April 19-May 17
Sundays April 20-May 18


New Spring 2014 Continuing Education Offerings

Hundreds of classes in the following areas

English as a Second Language
Languages and Culture
Test Preparation Courses
GED Preparation
Leadership, Career, Management and Non-Profit
Fitness, Safety and Personal Enhancement
Spring 2014 Workshop Series
Computer Training and Classes
Health and Medical Related Programs
Online Courses and Certificate Programs
BHCC’s Most Popular Online Professional and Personal Development Classes


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.
Job Posting:
Part-Time Adult Education Instructor/Coordinator

Organizational Mission:
The Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) is a grassroots community organization which works for full equality and empowerment of the Chinese community in Greater Boston and beyond, to improve living and working standards, and to involve ordinary people in decision-making.

Job Description:
The Adult Education Instructor/Coordinator will be responsible for outreach, registration, testing and evaluation of the Adult Education Program classes. The Instructor/Coordinator will also be responsible for preparing curriculum and instructing CPA’s English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, overseeing the citizenship class instructor, coordinating any volunteer tutoring of students, and linking students to other parts of CPA’s work.

Job Duties:
Coordinate and conduct outreach and registration of students
Conduct testing of students’ English level before and after their participation in the ESL classes
Evaluate effectiveness of classes and student experience
Prepare curriculum and class materials for ESL classes
Instruct ESL classes to both beginner and advanced learners
Support and oversee citizenship instructor
Oversee any additional tutoring for students provided by volunteers
Introduce students to CPA’s work and encourage students to participate in CPA activities and campaigns

Teaching experience, preferably as English as Second Language instructor
Organized, patient, and engaging
Committed to grassroots and community empowerment
Self-starting and a team player
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent skill and experience
Basic computer skills, additional skills a plus
Bilingual Chinese/English a plus
Half-time position (20 hours/week). Can be combined with Community Organizer job opening to create a full-time position.
$34,000 – low $40,000s FTE depending on experience. Generous holidays, plus benefits.

Resume and cover letter to:
[email protected] OR
Chinese Progressive Association, 28 Ash Street , Boston MA 02111
Posting Date: April 15, 2014

Job Posting:
Part-Time Community Organizer

Organizational Mission:
The Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) is a grassroots community organization which works for full equality and empowerment of the Chinese community in Greater Boston and beyond, to improve living and working standards, and to involve ordinary people in decision-making.

Job Description:
The Community Organizer will help community members strengthen their voice in stabilizing the community’s future by conducting community outreach, providing targeted services, supporting resident and voter organizing, developing new leadership, helping community members learn about policy-making and strategy development, connecting community members to other aspects of CPA’s work, and coalition-building.

Job Duties:
Conduct community outreach and develop resident involvement in community issues and the organization
Work with existing resident and voter activists to express a collective voice and address community concerns
Support the development of new resident/tenant groups and the leadership role of new activists
Educate community members about policy-making systems and strategy development
Develop coalitions within and outside of Chinatown
Provide targeted drop-in services
Organize educational workshops and activities
Support other organizational work/activities and connect community members to these other areas

Community and/or labor organizing experience
Committed to grassroots and community empowerment
Strong communication, listening, and facilitation skills
Self-starting and a team player
Able to work some nights and weekends
Basic computer skills, additional skills a plus
Bilingual Chinese/English, additional languages and dialects a plus

Half-time position (20 hours/week). Can be combined with Adult Education Instructor/Coordinator job opening to create a full-time position.
$34,000 – low $40,000s FTE depending on experience. Generous holidays, plus benefits.

Resume and cover letter to:
[email protected] OR
Chinese Progressive Association, 28 Ash Street , Boston MA 02111
Posting Date: April 15, 2014


Venezuelan 7/4 Ensemble to give FREE concerts

with special thanks to the office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh, City of Boston

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.




Your input, discussion and support are needed!

Monday, April 28th

6:00 – 7:30 PM

Maverick Landing Meeting Room
31 Liverpool Street




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.
This event is open to the public.


Sherma Simpson
Office of Fair Housing and Equity
One City Hall Square
City Hall, Rm 966
Boston, Ma 02201
[email protected]


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.

List of Employers

ABCD, Inc.
American Student Assistance
Animal Rescue League of Boston
Associated Early Care & Education, Inc.
Bay Cove Human Services
Boston Housing Authority
Boston Senior Housing Home Care
BPE – Dudley Promise Corps
Cambridge College
Canon Business Process Services
Boston Children’s Hospital Continental Pools
Department of Environmental Protection
Dependable Cleaners
Eliot Community Human Service
Falchuk for Governor
Fenway Community Health
Harvard University
Harvard Medical School
Harvard School of Public Health
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
Integral Resources Inc.
Keolis Commuter Services
Lincoln Technical Institute
Little Sprouts
Mary Kay Training Center
Massachusetts State Police
Massachusetts Trial Court
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Neighborhood Health Plan
New England Institute of Art
Northeastern University
Notre Dame Americorps
Santander Bank
Shaw’s Supermarkets
Silverleaf Resorts
Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department
The Bridge of Central Massachusetts
The May Institute, Inc.
The Skilled Careers in Life Sciences
Thompson Island Outward Bound
Unite Here! Local 26
VA Boston Healthcare System





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

For tickets:  Call 617.266.3455
visit our website at

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:


Cambridge Public Library Summer 2014

The Cambridge Public Library will offer a free computer class this summer:

Computers I

Basic Word, Internet, and Email

12 weeks – Wednesdays 6 – 8 PM

Starts:  Wednesday May 14th

Open to everyone with a good command of English.


Maria Balestrieri
Literacy Coordinator
Cambridge Public Library
45 Pearl Street
Cambridge MA 02139


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

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
Wednesday, April 16 – Daniel Acsadi
Thursday, April 17 – American Century Music, featuring Gabriela Diaz
Friday, April 18 – New England Conservatory
Saturday, April 19 – New England Conservatory
Concerts in the Courtyard return for their regular summer season in June 2014.

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.
Author panel with Scott Helman and Jenna Russell, Thursday, April 17, at 6 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall. Boston Globe reporters Scott Helman and Jenna Russell are authors of Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City’s Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice. Moderated by WBUR’s Deborah Becker.
Aftermath: A Photographic Reflection on the Boston Marathon, Saturday, April 19, at 2 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall. Photographer Joshua Touster shows a selection of images and reflects on the 2013 Boston Marathon.
Our Marathon & More

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




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



Youth and Family Enrichment Services Inc. (YOFES)
1234 Hyde Park Ave.
Suite 104
Hyde Park, MA 0216

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
Singing contestants may compose their own songs or choose a song from our list of Haitian singers/composers for their final performance.

The registration has been extended untill April 18 and there is a $5.00 participation fee.

Should you have any question, contact us at 617-364-0370 or stop by our office at: 1234 Hyde Park Ave. Suite 104 Hyde Park, MA 02136 or visit us on our website:

To register for the YOFESTIVAL 2014 contest click on:


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                          
9:30 am – 12:30 pm                                                                                                                      
162 Boylston Street, 5th Floor
(Across from the Boston Common)

Workshop Description
What can teachers do to avoid that summer slide?

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.

Workshop Facilitators
Gina Frey is the Director of Adult Basic Education at North Shore Community Action Programs in Peabody and has taught ESOL, computer literacy, English for Employment and workplace skills for more than six years.
Karen Blanchard has been an ESOL Level 1 teacher at North Shore Community Action Programs for more than eight years.  Known to students for her boundless energy and creativity, she’s also taught workplace ESOL, employability skills, conversation and more.
Michael Feher, the Director of Programs at First Literacy and the lead facilitator of its professional development workshops, has been in the ABE field over 25 years, as a teacher of ESOL, Literacy, Basic Skills and H.S. Equivalency (HSE) preparation, and as a coordinator and program director.

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



Cooking Matters is a program run by Share Our Strength. Program participants will learn to shop smarter, use nutrition information to make healthier choices, and cook delicious, affordable meals.

Classes will be taught at the BRAND NEW Ashley Street Teaching Kitchen at 54 Ashley Street.
THURSDAY NIGHTS from 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Classes begin April 17th and run the following Thursdays: 5/1,5/8,5/15,5/22,5/29.
Must have 12 participants to run, no registration after first class.
For more information contact Meg Tallon at [email protected] or 617-418-7331 ext. 203

Enclosed are fliers in both English and Spanish

215 Bremen Street




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

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



INVITATION to East Boston Adult Education Coalition’s 2014 Annual
Friday May 9th

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
20 Maverick Square
9:00 – 10:30 am

East Boston’s adult learners and volunteers will receive Recognition Awards & Share their personal stories

Refreshment will be served
Please RSVP by contacting:
Carol Baglio 617.635.5114  or  [email protected]












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.
– Leverett, Susan and Helen
WGBH’s AAPI Heritage Month Celebration
* When: Thursday, May 22, 2014
* Where: WGBH studios – One Guest Street, Boston, MA
* Co-Hosts: – Helen Chin Schlichte, Susan Luo, and Leverett Wing
~ Additional details to come, shortly ~








“Exploring the Influence of Personalized Mental Health Narratives in Social Media”
by Jessie Quintero Johnson

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
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
UMass Boston, McCormack Hall
3rd Floor, Ryan Lounge


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
Boston | MA | 02125

The Gardens at Gethsemane Presents

A Celebration to Benefit the AgeWell West Roxbury Program



Friday, May 30, 2014  |  6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Irish Social Club of Boston
119 Park Street | West Roxbury, MA 02132

Tickets are only $35 and are on sale now at

Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are also available. Please contact Jan Kenney at 617.477.6655 or [email protected] for more information.

555 Amory St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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:

  • ESOL Expansion
  • ESOL for Parents and Caregivers
  • Emerging Program ESOL

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  Proposals are due 5/5.


Lee Haller
English for New Bostonians Program Manager
105 Chauncy St. 7th floor
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 350-5480 x207

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.

For more detailed information and application instructions, please refer to the attached  Job Opportunities List or visit our Job Opportunities page on ESE’s official ttp:// 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. 

Dawn DeRoche
Program Coordinator
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Human Resources
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA  02148
Ph:  781-338-6101
Fx:  781-338-3387

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