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Community Conference and Career Fair | June 2

Join the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts for the 5th Annual Jobs: Rebuild Boston Community Conference and Career Fair. This signature event is one of the largest of its kind and attracts over 40  employers in high demand industries who are seeking diverse and skilled talent.

The Career Fair and Community Conference provides a strategic venue for companies to make direct contact with thousands of prospective employees. It's also an opportunity for colleges and training programs to recruit potential students for advanced education and certification programs in high demand industries.

 

When: Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Where: Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont St. Roxbury, MA 02119 >> Read More

The Force will be strong at Franklin Park Zoo | May 28

There’s no need to travel to a galaxy far, far away to get into the Star Wars spirit – The Force will be strong at Franklin Park Zoo.  When members of the New England Garrison and Alderaan Base dressed as characters from the films roam the zoo! The costumed characters are local members of the 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion; groups of Star Wars fans who, with the use of their movie-quality costumes, contribute to the local community through charity and volunteer work.

Guests are encouraged to wear their own Star Wars attire, take photos with the costumed characters and learn about how animal adaptations and behaviors in our galaxy relate to the creatures from the films through scavenger hunts and other activities. The animals will also join in on the fun as they enjoy treats and special Star Wars themed enrichment items throughout the day.

When: Saturday, May 28, 10am >> Read More

The Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival | May 14

The 2016 Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival, co-coordinated by the Franklin Park Coalition and Discover Roxbury. Bring a kite or buy one in the park. Ride your bike to the festival or rent a bike from Boston Bikes. Bike tours of the park, food trucks, craft vendors and more..

When: Sat, May 14, 11am-4pm

Where: The Franklin Park Playstead

If you are interested in having a table or being a vendor at the event, please contact mail@franklinparkcoaltion with "2016 Kite & Bike Festival" in the Subject line.

Please contact mail@franklinparkcoalition or 617-442-4141 if you should have questions.

Roxbury History Night: Independent Schools in the 60s | March 30

INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS in the 60s
Roxbury History Speaker Series

Where: Haley House Bakery Café 12 Dade Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
When: Wednesday, March 30
Come for dinner starting at 5 pm; program starts promptly at 7 pm
Please rsvp to roxburyhistory@gmail.com

Roxbury Community School, Highland Park Free School, and the New School for Children were independent schools founded by parents to provide their children with an excellent education when the Boston Public Schools were failing them.

What was special about these schools? What can we learn from them in light of today’s educational challenges? Parents, teachers and students from these schools will share their experiences.

Participants include: >> Read More

Senior Resource Day | March 9

For Greater Boston Community Area Senior Residents' Family and Caregivers. Free hot breakfast will be provided. 

  • Prize Bingo
  • Health Screenings
  • Meet New People

Where: Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St, Roxbury, MA

When: March 9, 8:30am-11:30am

For more information contact Paul Francois at 617-989-120 or Stephanie Chacker at 617-989-0894. 

GirlTrek: Boston Kickoff | April 2

Join other women and girls to learn about GirlTrek and start walking! There will be prizes, family fun, and snacks. Get a jumpstart on your health while being a change maker. Reclaim your health and community by walking. This event happens rain or shine. Create a Superhero name and join the GirlTrek Movement!

  • Arrive early and be one of the first 10 to get a special GirlTrek prize
  • Meet National and Boston GirlTrek Leadership
  • Register on the spot and be counted towards the goal of reaching 1 million women by 2018
  • Have fun and practice self-care

When: Saturday, April 2at 9 AM - 11 AM

Where: Roxbury YMCA Soccer Field, 285 MLK Blvd, Roxbury MA >> Read More

Boston’s Changing Neighborhoods: How You Can Impact Your Community’s Future | Feb 4

Boston is experiencing unprecedented levels of development and growth, and the neighborhoods are changing rapidly as a result. In addition to substantial changes to the streetscape, communities throughout the city are experiencing population growth and shifting demographics. >> Read More

Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks | Feb 21

Mad River Theater Works returns this year with the exciting and inspirational play, Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks, during Black History Month. "Walk On" weaves together music and drama to tell the life of Rosa Parks, from her childhood in rural Alabama to her famous decision to "sit down and be counted." The play dispels misconceptions about Parks and her protest as it paints a portrait of a complex woman who had to find reconciliation within herself in order to become an effective Civil Rights leader. 
 

When: Sunday, February 21at 3 PM

Where: Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St, Boston, MA 02119

 

General Admission $20. Seniors/students $10. Please contact 617-849-6322 for group rates. >> Read More

A Conversation with The Women of the Boston City Council | Feb 23

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins & The Suffolk County Sheriff's Department invites you to: " A Conversation with The Women of the Boston City Council" 

 

When: Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016 6:00pm-8:00pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm)

Where: Hibernian Hall 184 Dudley St, Roxbury, MA 02119

 

Panelists include:

  • Ayanna Pressley - City Councilor At-Large
  • Michelle Wu - City Council President
  • Andrea Cambell - City Council for District 4
  • Annissa Essaibi-George - City Council At Large

This event is free and open to the general public. 

To register online or receive more information about this forum: call Colleen Fonseca at 617-704-6688 or email confonseca@scdma.org

Critical Breakdown | Jan 31

Critical Breakdown brings people of all ages together through Hip-Hop, spoken word, and other forms of socially conscious performance & visual art. Through monthly open mics, Critical Breakdown explores solutions to poverty, oppression, and injustice while giving space for expression, resource sharing, and healing. Overall it is an empowering experience encouraging "Peace-able" behaviors & campaigns.

Critical Breakdown is a program of the community and facilitated by the "Village In Progress" Initiative.

 

When: Sunday January 31, 2016

Where: Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley street Roxbury, MA from 6pm-9pm. Open Mic sign up starts at 530p.

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