Cape Verdean Creole Classes starting soon!!!

Do you want to learn Kriolu? The CVC Unido is hosting an 8-week Cape Verdean Creole class for beginners and intermediates! 


Where: CVC Unido

268 Bowdoin St Dorchester

Beginners :  Classes start April 13 5:30-7:30pm

Intermediate/Advanced – Classes Start April 16 5:30-7:30pm

Course fee: $150.00 and a $20 one-time fee for books*

To register:  Call 617-506-8150





*Intermediate and advanced do not need to buy books



Operation ABLE classes!

Medical office training:

"Medical Office Secretary or Customer Service Representative experience with computer office software, good skills, and familiarity with medical terminology required."

Train for a future in Healthcare! Classes begin May 26th, 2015


Computer skills training:

Lack of computer skills hurting your job search? Get the skills you need to take control of your online job search! Enroll in "Able Beginnings!" Classes begin March 16th, 2015



To learn more about these classes and MORE call Operation ABLE at 617-542-4180

Apply to the People's Academy!

The People's Academy is a small non-profit pre-apprenticeship program in the building trades. The People’s Academy has a vested interest in the Boston communities of Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan. 


  • Create a youth population in the inner city that is employable and committed to the improvement of the neighborhoods in which they live.
  • Empower disenfranchised youth with a means to make a living while improving their surroundings.

Initially, The People's Academy will offer a two-year pre-apprenticeship program in sheet metal working. The goal is for the first class to begin soon.

Additional building trade courses to be offered after the first year: >> Read More

Apply for the Emerging Playwrights Program!

The Wheelock Family Theatre (WFT) is proud to invite students to their Emerging Playwrights Program!

The EPP is a free program designed to inspire, motivate, and support students in the public high schools of Boston who have an aptitude for writing and a specific interest in developing their playwriting skills.

We are now accepting applications for the fall 2015 semester. We will select up to seven young writers from across the city. Applicants will be notified in May regarding their acceptance.

Between September and December 2015, applicants will participate in the following:

 5 Workshops, including a session with a guest professional playwright (Sunday afternoons)

 2 rehearsals of their final project (weekend days)

 Develop a final, short play

 Work on their final project with professional directors and actors >> Read More

Enroll Now for Au Co Preschool

A message from VietAID:

"We would like to invite all families interested in enrolling their preschool age children at our Au Co Preschool.

Au Co Preschool is fully accredited to provide affordable, high-quality early childcare and bilingual education in English and Vietnamese. We emphasize equal learning opportunities for a diverse population, and we develop an environment where children learn through educational and fun activities under the guidance and support of adults.

We are now accepting children of all background from 2.9 to 5 years old.

Please feel free to contact Director of VietAID's Early Childhood Education Program, Hoa Mai Nguyen, at 617-822-3717 x22 for further information."


Master Urban Gardener Program

The MUG program consists of 30 hours of classroom instruction, followed by 30 hours of volunteer service. The 2015 MUG classroom sessions will be offered on 6 Saturdays this winter starting January 31 and running through March 7, 2015. The classes will be hosted at the Boston Natural Areas Network office, at 62 Summer Street in Downtown Boston.

Each Saturday will feature topical lectures as well as participatory activities. Topics include:

  • Vegetable garden planning for bigger harvests
  • Botany and soil science for gardeners
  • Managing weeds, pests & diseases without chemicals
  • Composting in community gardens
  • How to facilitate garden meetings and workshops

Questions? Please contact Michelle de Lima, Garden Educator at 617-542-7696 x15 


HEALTHY BODIES: A Guide for Puberty for Children with Disabilities

Puberty is a time of change for children, and often a time of challenge for parents looking for the "right" way to talk about the upcoming changes. It can be even more of a challenge for parents of children with developmental or physical disabilities. 
The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Disabilities has created two toolkits, one for boys, and one for girls, that provide factual information about puberty. Topics include encouraging good hygiene, appropriate behavior, and how to deal with the body changes. The toolkits also suggest ways to approach these important conversations, especially with children with disabilities. 

Volunteer Opportunity w/ Citizen Schools

Help students discover and achieve their dreams by volunteering as a Citizen Teacher! Citizen Schools partners with public middle schools to expand the learning day for low-income children across the country. Mobilizing a second shift of afternoon educators to provide academic support, Citizens promotes leadership development. For one afternoon a week, volunteers get to teach kids skills and confidence that will help them succeed in high school, college and careers. Volunteer today by viewing the curricula library at and choosing a curriculum! If you are interested in volunteering, fill out the interest form at

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