Gabrielle Joffe's blog

CORI-friendly career fair | April 27th

Mark your calendars for a CORI-friendly career fair, Sat. 4/27/13, 12-3pm at the Codman Square Great Hall!

* networking and career-building! *

Take Back the Night! Dorchester | April 24

In honor of Denim Day, Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) is hosting a Take Back the Night.

The night's purpose is to raise awareness around sexual violence. There is a march followed by a safe and healthy space for survivors and other community members to connect, share stories and raise awareness around sexual violence. Also, there will be patch making for Denim Day. The patches will have anti -rape, anti- victim blaming and anti- sexual violence messages on them. So bring your powerful voices, creativity and minds to Take Back The Night!

When: Denim Day Wednesday, April 24 from 6- 9 PM. >> Read More

4th Annual Healthcare Fundraiser for Rural Haiti | April 27

4th Annual Healthcare Fundraiser for Rural Haiti

WHEN: This Saturday, April 27th; 6:00-10:00PM

WHERE: Sant Bel Vi, 6 Frontenac Street, Dorchester, MA 02124

WHY: Support the 8th Annual Lila Foundation Health Fair taking place June 2 – June 9, 2013

Foire de Santé - Health Fair - June 2-June 9th, 2013

For over 5 years, the Health Fair has been promoting wellness by administering medication, conducting health examinations, and raising awareness.  In the aftermath of the earthquake, LiLa Foundation Health Fair experienced an 800% increase in attendance!

Support Lila Foundation in sending an extraordinarily talented medical team to connect with local Haitian clinicians to service a projected 1500 patients in Arcahaie and its surrounding areas from June 2-June 9th, 2013. >> Read More

Painting For Peace | April 20th & 21st

In hopes for more peace and to honor all those affected by this week's violence, Dot Art teachers, volunteers and children will be painting a giant banner for the community this weekend. Come pick up a brush, mix some paint or help us grommet. Using our hands and hearts can really help to heal. Today (Saturday April 20) and tomorrow (Sunday April 21) we will paint from 1pm to 5 pm down at Savin Hill Beach near the Playground an Ballfield.

More info:

Real Estate Lease Basics | April 10

Wednesday April 10th 6-8pm

Erie Ellington Community Center

31 Erie Street, Dorchester

Free neighborhood workshop designed for small business owners to help you understand the basics of commerical leases.

To reserve a spot call 617-988-0611 or email

Undocumented & Unafraid | April 11

Undocumented and Unafraid

Join UMass Boston's Labor Resource Center for a conversation with:

  • Kent Wong, Director of UCLA’s Center for Labor Research and Education
  • Sofia Campos, National Chair of United We Dream

as they discuss the UCLA Labor Center publication that captures the voices of the Dream Act Movement. This conversation will focus on the immigrant youth movement, the campaign for immigration reform, and the importance of building labor and community alliances to fight for immigrant rights.

Light refreshments will be served. Books will be available for purchase. >> Read More

Youth HIV/AIDS awareness and experience | April 10th

A Dialogue for Youth, Adults, Families and Caregivers
in Honor of National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

6-8:30 pm at
The Salvation Army Kroc Community Center of Boston

650 Dudley Street, Boston, MA 02125
Food will be served. Get there
early before the food is gone!

Sponsored by:
Multicultural AIDS Coalition
JRI Health - Boston GLASS
The Fenway Institute
Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern MA
Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston
Connect to Protect Boston
Upham's Corner Health Center Teen Clinic >> Read More

Franklin Park Volunteer Day | April 6

Saturday, April 6th  10am-Noon

Come out and help save woodland trees from strangling catbrier and other invasive plants. Wear old clothing and sneakers/boots (Avoid wearing nylon because it will get stuck in the catbrier.) Family friendly for all ages. Groups welcome, but please let us know how many of you are coming.

Meet at 10am at Valley Gates Parking Lot, midway along the main park road.

RSVP to or call 617-442-4141.

More info:

Public update on the roadway plans for Uphams Corner | April 10

Boston Public Works Department Presents Latest Plans for Roadway Improvements in Uphams Corner - Public meeting for an update on the roadway plans for Uphams Corner

April 10, 2013, 6:00 PM
Cape Verdean Adult Center
34 Hancock Street
Dorchester, MA

background info:

Zach Wassmouth
Principal Civil Engineer
City of Boston Public Works Department
Engineering Division – Design Section
1 City Hall Square, Room 710
(T) 617.635.4953
(F) 617.635.4954

Arbor Day Tree Planting | April 26

Arbor Day Tree Planting on the Neponset River Greenway

Friday, April 26, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Neponset Greenway at Butler MBTA Trolley Station, Butler Street, Dorchester

What better way to celebrate Arbor Day than by planting trees! Join Boston Natural Areas Network (BNAN) and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to plant new trees on the Neponset River Greenway in Dorchester. This event will begin with a tree planting demonstration led by ISA Certified Arborist Mathew Cahill, after which volunteers will break into small groups to plant trees. Gloves, tools, snacks and water provided.

Register for these opportunities by calling BNAN at 617 542 7696 or by email to Events will be held rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for weather and moderate labor.

Syndicate content