Community Notes

Wednesday Oct 31, 2012

Community Calendar

Compiled by Boston Medical Center

Harvard Law School Restorative Justice Gathering
Where: Harvard Law School (RSVP for actual room)
When: November 3rd from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Free Events

Build Your Leadership Skills AND Make a Difference (RSVP)
Where: Monadnock Room, Broad Institute, 7 C a.m.bridge Center, C a.m.bridge, MA
When: November 1st from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Contact: RSVP at or visit

Volley Against Violence
Where: 950 Blue Hill Ave, Dorchester MA
When: November 2nd from 6-8 p.m. November 4th from 3-8 p.m.
Contact: 617-288-9092

Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Open Gym
Where: Madison Park Recreation Center in Roxbury
When: November 3rd from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Contact: (617) 635-5209

The Pumpkin Drop
What: Smash your pumpkins into the City Natives compost piles and learn how BNAN recycles green waste to improve soils across Boston.
Where: 30 Edgewater Drive Mattapan, MA
When: November 3rd from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Contact: RSVP 617-542-7696 or email


Al-Anon Family Group, for Cape Verdean Speaking People
Where: MAPS, 1 Stoughton Street, Dorchester
When: October 28th and November 4th at 12:45 p.m.
Contact: Lourenca Barros, or 617-534-2465

Community Improvement Association Monthly Meeting
What: Join with your neighbors and hear the latest police repor and discuss the important items.
Where: 690 Washington Street, Boston, MA
When: October 29th from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Contact: (617) 436-8214

Community Health Education Center (CHEC) Train the Trainer
What: This is a three day training designed to build new skills in those who train others. You will learn creative methods for conducting training workshops, ice breakers and managing group dyn a.m.ics. This does cost $150 which includes all three days.
Where: 35 North a.m.pton Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02118
When: RSVP by October 29th
(Actual Event) November 1st, 5th and 8th from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Contact: 617-543-5181

Free Lecture at the Museum of Science - Science of Decision Making
What: Scientists are finding that how our brains perceive and process information-neurocognitive processes involving the interaction and interplay of genes, socialization, and environmental stimuli-affects the beliefs we hold and the assumptions we make. Learn about decision-making that influence everything from job interviews to presidential elections and more.
Where: Museum of Science
When: Friday, November 2, 7 p.m.
Register Online:

Programs, Announcements and Resources

ABCD Shine Progr a.m. Schedule for Elderly Open Enrollment for Medicare
What: Come to learn about Medicare. An appointment is needed though.
When/Where: Nov 1st at 10 a.m., Robert Georgine Tower (residents only) 100 Ferrin Street, Charlestown
Nov 3rd at 11 a.m., Out to Brunch Café, 120 Poplar St, Roslindale from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Faulkner Hospital, 1153 Centre Street, J a.m.aica Plain
Contact: 617-348-6226 (for appointments)

Nominate an Outstanding Single Dad! - Deadline Nov 11
What: Ebenezer Baptist Church is honoring great single dads and their f a.m.ilies on December 8th with a 3-course meal reception, Ministry of Dance, and more.
When Nominations Due Nov 11; Event Dec 8
Contact: Antoinette Henry-Hughes-Social Action Chairperson at 617-270-6241 or callEbenezer Baptist Church at 617-262-7739.


First parish Church Part Time Office Administrator
First Parish Church in Dorchester is a growing multi-racial, multi-cultural urban congregation. We seek a responsible, dyn a.m.ic person to staff the church office and provide a broad variety of function for the smooth operation of the church progr a.m.s. Responsibilities include: all church communications, advertising and publications, managing building rentals, maintaining a schedule and calendar of progr a.m.s, activities and building use, ordering and maintaining supplies and supervising the custodian. We need someone who is skilled in current office applications for computers. To apply visit a.m.paign=Dot+eBlast-10%2F24%2F2012&utm_medium=email

Healthy Aging Progr a.m. Manager with Ethos
The Healthy Aging Progr a.m. Manager conducts outreach to elders in Southwest Bostonaccording to an approved work plan. The Progr a.m. Manager is responsible for the develo p.m.ent of materials, implementation of events and activities and the selection of locations for outreach activities. You refer elders and caregivers to existing support services, work with the Community Relations Director to foster and maintain relationships with local businesses, social service agencies and a committee of elders to initiate community-based activities that address the unmet needs of elders. You will also relay information about Ethos' progr a.m.s to elders, caregivers, f a.m.ily members, organizations and referral sources. While recruiting volunteers to help residents with identified needs. This position may require working evenings and weekends as needed. To apply or learn more visit: a.m.-manager

Retention Specialist Asian a.m.erican Civic Association
This is a full time position where the Retention Specialist is responsible for providing post-job placement services to employers and graduates of AACA's job training progr a.m.s in order to increase long-term job retention. Current job training progr a.m.s place graduates into the automotive, building maintenance, and banking and finance industries.

Policy Analyst, Executive Office with Boston Public Health Commission
This is a full time position with a salary of $45,000-$55,000. It will require some weekend and night shifts where you will be assisting in the day to day operations of the executive office. For the specific qualifications of this job and to apply visit:

YWCA Job Offerings
YWCA Boston is constantly growing and improving its efforts to address the most pressing racial, gender and social issues today. They are looking for highly-motivated, dedicated and experienced te a.m. members to move the organization and its mission forward. They are listing jobs Community Health Educator, Executive Assistant and then two internship positions one in Community Outreach and the other in Marketing. For more information and to apply visit

C a.m.bridge Whole Foods
They are offering a variety of manger jobs in their building to see the specific jobs and what they require visit:


Eckerd F a.m.ily Foundation
The Eckerd F a.m.ily foundation works to enable youth to meet the challenges of growing up and becoming an adult. They will be prepared to assume responsibilities of being an adult and citizen. To learn more about requirements and disqualifiers please visit: http://www.eckerdf

ArtPlace Grant
This group involves art organizations, artists and designers working in partnership with local and national partners to produce a transformative impact in the community. They believe that art culture and creativity express powerfully can make a strong community. For specific grants and guide lines please visit: http://www.artplace

Take A Bite Out of Trafficking

South End Businesses hold a fundraiser to combat human traf?cking

On Thursday, November 29th, 2012, three South End businesses Saya Studio, Amy Casher Designs and Blunch will join together to support the ?ght to end human traf?cking. The event is inspired by Anuradha Koirala, founder of Maiti Nepal, and her courageous work saving the lives of over 12,000 women and girls over the past twenty years in Nepal.

The November 29th fundraiser will feature the beautiful beaded handicrafts made by survivors and the women and children living and working at Koirala's main shelter in Kathmandu. Handmade pieces include: hairpieces, bracelets, clutches and evening bags. Just in time for the holidays! What better gift than one that helps make this world a safer place?

Held at 450 Harrison Ave, Studio #203, the event will kick off at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m. TABOOT Executive Director, Kerry "Kiki" Hook will speak about her organization's support of non-pro?ts like Maiti Nepal and the global ?ght to end human traf?cking. Ms. Hook founded TABOOT after spending three months in 2010 volunteering at Maiti Nepal working closely with Anuradha and her team.

"My passion for raising awareness and funds for the ?ght against the atrocity of human traf?cking is fueled by Maiti Nepal's fearless and inspirational founder, Anuradha Koirala. Her NGO is the only resource of its kind for the defenseless women and children in the tiny, impoverished nation nestled in the Himalayas. The average age of the girls being sold is nine to thirteen and they go over the border as young as six. Maiti Nepal, with its border surveillance teams, stops an average of four to ?ve girls a day from waking up in to the unthinkable nightmare of forced prostitution."

All proceeds from the sales of the Maiti Nepal handicrafts will go to help support their crucial work and programs. Donations will bene?t women and girls from Nepal to India in the form of medical emergency care, wellness visits, vocational training and basic housing needs.

For more information, please call 617.875.7339 or send an email to tabootraf?


Facebook Event page:

Twitter @tabootraf?ck

Washington Gateway Main Street present NeckTies 2012

Please join us in celebrating the culture and cuisine of the South End at our annual benefit, NeckTies 2012 on November 7th. The evening begins with a reception at The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology at 6 p.m. As you sample tasty treats from Above and Beyond Catering and listen to music by Moon Rise, you can bid on great prizes from local stores and restaurants and ties decorated by area artists. Then, at 8pm guests will be transported to a surprise restaurant in the South End to enjoy a specially prepared dinner. Get your tickets now!

This year's restaurants include Coppa, Toro, Myers and Chang, Orinoco Latin Kitchen, Stella, South End Buttery, The Gallows, Estragon, Tremont 647, Gaslight Brasserie, Union Bar and Grille and just added....BoMA, Teranaga, the Beehive and 28 Degrees...still more to come too!


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