Lowell Lecture Series: Nell Irvin Painter @ BPL

Nell Irvin Painter will be giving a lecture as part of the 2011-2012 Lowell Lecture Series at the Rabb Lecture Hall in the Central Boston Public Library. The lecture will be held on December 15, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Nell Irvin Painter, a graduate of Harvard University, went on to become the Edwards Professor Emeritus of American History at Princeton University and directed the program in African-American Studies from 1997 to 2000. She has written extensively about the American South, and is the author of seven books and many articles. The theme of the 2011 - 2012 Lowell Lecture series is "Remembering the Civil War." The event is part of the Boston Public Library's commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The Copley Square Branch of the BPL is located at 700 Boylston Street in Copley Square. For more information about the event, visit the BPL's website here.

"The Bridge" Networking Party and Fundraiser Dec. 13

Freedom House is teaming up with Fourth Wall Project to host "The Bridge" — a networking party and fundraiser in support of Freedom House. Freedom House is a Dorchester-based charity dedicated to inspiring and teaching young people in under-resourced communities to succeed academically. "The Bridge" is designed to serve as a link between professionals from a wide variety of industries and backgrounds. The event sponsors are a network of professionals in ten different industries, so expect to broaden your network of contacts and meet new people. You will have an opportunity to hear about Freedom House's positive impact on the lives of teenagers!

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Irish Night for John O'Toole for Boston City Council, Aug. 7

The FlagJohn O'Toole campaign is holding an event for friends and supporters of his Boston City Council run. Join them for an evening of Irish Entertainment on Sunday, August 7 at Florian Hall. Entertainment will include the Noel Henry Band and also the Greene O'Leary School of Irish Dance and special guests and open mike! The event will go from 6 to 11 p.m. $20 suggested donation children free. More info: >> Read More

National Urban League Conference, Jul. 27 to Jul. 30

National Urban LeagueCodman Square Health Center is proud to be a part of the Civic Engagement Committee for this year’s National Urban League Conference in Boston (July 27-30). "During one critical and dynamic week in July, Boston will make history," said Darnell Williams, President and CEO, Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts. "For the first time in 35 years, the National Urban League Conference will provide Boston with a platform to show the country that we are a friendly and culturally diverse city that appreciates the strengths and benefits of an inclusive society. We are looking forward to maximizing that opportunity."

Please find below a sampling of opportunities that you can take part in. Check the website to see which events are complimentary and which require registration and payment. Conference FAQs are available at TO register, visit >> Read More

Elder Volunteer Property Tax Work-Off Program, Deadline Aug. 1

City of BostonThe City of Boston conducts an Elder Volunteer Property Tax Work-Off Program each tax year. The goal of the program is to match qualifying applicants with suitable volunteer positions within various public departments throughout the City of Boston in order to provide limited tax relief to senior homeowners. You must be age 60 or over by July 1 of the tax year for which you are filing and meet certain other eligibility requirements.

Applicants can earn up to $1,000 per fiscal year off their property tax bill. The Property Tax Work-Off Program is limited to 50 participants per fiscal year. For more If you feel you meet the program requirements, contact the Elderly Commission for an application. Call (617) 635--4366 or visit the Elderly Commission office at Room 271, Boston City Hall. Office hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Application filing deadline: August 1, 2011. View attachment for more information.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day, Jun. 25

Hazardous Waste RemovalThe City of Boston Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off event is coming on Saturday, June 25, 2011! Use this free service to safely dispose of chemicals and other materials. Residents of Boston are invited to bring hazardous materials to the West Roxbury Public Works Yard, 315 Gardner St, West Roxbury (Behind the Home Depot) from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

For Boston residents only. No commercial waste will be accepted. Proof of residency required. Foot traffic is prohibited. The City reserves the right to reject materials. For more information call 617-635-4500. Read on for waste material guidelines. >> Read More

World No Tobacco Day Action & Press Conference, May 31

Boston Alliance for Community HealthJoin the Boston Alliance for Community Health for World No Tobacco Day, on May 31, 2011 from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. at Boston City Hall Plaza /Government Center Station. A 4 p.m. press conference will bring this issue to the forefront of the public's hearts and minds! See the 1200 shoes representing the lives lost every day in the US due to tobacco use and exposure. Support efforts to reduce the demand for tobacco products. Learn about cessation resources for smokers. Support youth and community organizations as they educate and engage elected and city officials. For more information, please contact Cynthia Loesch, Tobacco Manager, Boston Alliance for Community Health, at 781-­405-­8648 or

Boston Race Amity Day Celebration, Jun. 12

HE Pluribus Unumonorary Co-chairs Governor Deval Patrick and Mayor Thomas Menino present Boston Race Amity Day Celebration 2011. This multicultural event features art exhibits, musical performances, children’s entertainment, amity games and food from around the nation and around the world. Come to the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Boston’s Wharf District, on Sunday, June 12, 2011 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for a celebration of friendship and community. 

Free and open to the public. Accessible by MBTA: Haymarket (Green Line, Orange Line) and Aquarium (Blue Line). For more information, visit the National Center for Race Amity at You may also view the attached flyer.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay






Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay’s mission is to promote the healthy development of children through the nurturing of continuing, one-to-one friendships with caring, responsible adults, supported by trained professional staff. For more information please call 617-542-9090 or visit


75 Federal Street 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Becoming a Big takes just a few steps You: -Complete and submit the on-line application – we’ll contact you when we receive it -Submit names of references -Join us for a face to face interview (it’s helpful if you bring answers to the pre-interview questionnaire with you) We: -Review your application and references – we also do a background check -Get to know you, your background, interests and hobbies better in a 60-90 minute interview -Consider how well your skills and interests match those of youth on our waiting list and talk to both you and the family about this potential friendship -Set a date for you and the youth to meet, accompanied by an agency staff member. The process to qualify as a Big takes a few weeks: the time before you’re matched with a Little depends on how many youth living in your area and sharing your interests are waiting for Bigs.

Me? A Big Brother or Big Sister? Yes, you! It's really simple. All you need to do is have fun with a great kid doing stuff you already do (or want to do) like: play video games, play sports, enjoy free tickets to events, wash your car, go hiking, or watch TV. Whatever. You decide!

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