Teen Center at St. Peter's Job Shadowing Program

On Wednesday April 20th and Thursday April 21st, students from Catholic Charities Teen Center at St. Peter’s will “shadow” a mentor from a local business or organization. In a recent Job Shadowing event, teens shadowed at the State House, City Hall, universities, non-profits, and at banks, to name a few sites. Their experience connected the work that they do on a daily basis in their schools with the success that that work leads to in life. For many teens, it is a rare, if not first, opportunity to see what it means to work in a professional environment. One teen reported finding his career through Job Shadowing. For more information, contact Peter Roby at (617) 282-3614 or, or continue on after the break. >> Read More

Berklee Service Festival Partners Musicians with Local Youth

The Movement@Berklee, a student-led community outreach group, is launching its first ever service festival, the Lead the Change Festival on March 22. Berklee students, faculty, staff, and alumni volunteers - and special guests like Aerosmith's Tom Hamilton - will conduct clinics and performances at the group's partner organizations around the city, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester and the Blue Hill Boys and Girls Club.  >> Read More

The standout event - a clinic and jam session with Aerosmith's Tom Hamilton and Grammy Award winning Berklee alumnus Swiss Chris - takes place at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester on March 22 at 5. For more information, view the attached press release or continue on after the break for a full schedule of events.

Summerworks: Summer Jobs available through ABCD

Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD) presents Summerworks Summer Jobs! Applications are available online or at your neighborhood ABCD office. Go to to begin! Boston residents 14-21 may apply. Dorchester location: Dorchester NSC, 10 Claybourne Street, Dorchester (617) 288-2700. Call (617) 368-6548 if you have questions. You may also wish to check out Hopeline. Application instructions for Summerworks after the break. >> Read More

Chuck Turner Participates in Forum on Abuse of Law, Mar. 24

2007 Chuck Turner 1On Thursday, March 24th, at 7 p.m., the night before he will begin serving a federal prison sentence, former City Councilor Chuck Turner will participate in a forum entitled “Framing the Innocent: Crimes Under Color of Law at the Massachusetts US Attorney’s Office.” The event is being organized to draw attention to alleged misconduct within the office of the US Attorney in Boston. Other speakers will include civil rights Attorney Bob Boyle, Laila Murad, an organizer for the Tarek Mehanna Support Committee, and law professor Michael Avery. The event will take place in Room 240 of Northeastern University’s Dockser Hall (65 Forsyth St., Boston).

For more information, contact Patrick Keaney at (617) 229-8609. >> Read More

Dorchester Park Association Seeks Gala Planners

The Dorchester Park Association is looking for committed volunteers to help plan a Gala Weekend of events from September 23 through 25. These events include a gala celebration, community breakfast, possible concerts of the Dorchester Symphony Orchestra and the Ashmont Chamber Series as well as a Classic Auto Show on Sunday the 25th. Volunteers interested in Autos, Music and Community would be a plus. To get involved, contact Richard at Cedar Grove Gardens via phone (1-800-322-8582) or at

Senior Supper at Carney Hospital, Apr. 5

Seniors - come for a cheap supper at Carney Hospital on April 5 and hear a great lecture on "Brain Healthy Nutrition." Nancy B. Emerson Lombardi, Ph.D., will present the facts of how to keep head-healthy as guests munch on tasty treats. Call 1-800-488-5959 to register (RSVP required) by April 1. Admission is four dollars.

Tuesday, April 5, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Carney Hospital, 
2100 Dorchester Avenue (Basement Level)

Screening of "Street Soldiers," Mar. 18

The next film in First Parish Church's "Justice Speaks" Film & Speaker Series will be Street Soldiers: Uniting to Rebuild Our Community One Block at a Time. Shot by the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute in 2006, the film chronicles the lives of several young men from Upham's Corner as they transition in and out of violence. As one website notes: "They leave us with a burning question[:] how can we as a community take better care of all our children?" Check out Street Soldiers on March 18 at 6:30 p.m. 

10 Parish Street, Meetinghouse Hill
Dorchester, MA

Art Show at Cedar Grove Gardens, Reception Mar. 24

The staff at Cedar Grove Gardens have green thumbs and a knack for creative design. Join Cedar Grove in celebrating the collaborative talents of several local artists - all of whom are also employees! Original works of art will be on display depicting still life, scenes of Boston, abstract glass and more.

An opening reception will take on Thursday, March 24th from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (wine and light refreshments will be served). The show itself is open to the public from March 24th - April 7th. See a sneak peak of the show and more info on the featured artists here (or view attached PDF).

Cedar Grove Gardens
911 Adams Street
Dorchester, Massachusetts 02124 

GOTCHA Youth Job Fair at Bird Street, Mar. 17

The GOTCHA Youth Job Fair, traditionally attended by well over 300 teens, connects youth to a variety of different employment opportunities with over 25 different employers attending. There will be workshops and an opportunity for youth to circulate among all of the worksites. Learn about youth job opportunities in the City of Boston on March 17, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Bird Street Community Center, 500 Columbia Rd, Dorchester. 

The Red Thread Fellowship

Applications for 2011-2012 Red Thread Fellowship Program are now Open! The Red Thread Fellowship is available to college-bound women of international backgrounds who will be entering an American college or university in fall 2011. The fellowship consists of two parts: a scholarship award and year-long mentorship support. The Red Thread Foundation for Women's mission is to provide women of under-served, international backgrounds with financial support and mentorship to help them succeed academically and professionally.  >> Read More

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