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Job Fair for Former Inmates Making Money Beyond "Cori", Feb. 19

The Center for Church and Prison in Collaboration with the Urban League of Eastern MA Mature Workers Program, Greater Lover Tabernacle, Anthony Perkins Community Center etc., present a Job Fair! The Center For Church and Prison is a nonprofit interdenominational resource center that combines biblical principles with social justice, social services & strategic preventive programs in alliance with churches to seek the prevention and decline of the high rates of incarceration and recidivism in the prison system.

Come to the Perkins Community Center on February 19, 2011 from 10:30am-4:00pm dressed to impress. Potential employers will be present and ready to interview you on the spot! Dress professional, no jeans or baggy pants, and bring your resume and any other qualifications. To sign up in advance email

Contact Information:
Rev. George Walters-Sleyon, Director of The Center for Church and Prison
Tel: 781-233-1528

Free Resources for Mothers-To-Be: Text4Baby

Last week was the one year Anniversary of a wonderful resource that has provided over 100,000 women with information to improve their health and the health of their babies. Text4baby is a free mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health. This service provides pregnant women and new moms with information they need to take care of their health and give their babies the best possible start in life.

With the support of CTIA, The Wireless Foundation & participating wireless service providers, all messages you receive from text4baby are completely free of charge! Even if you don’t have a text messaging plan, you can get these messages for free and text4baby won’t take away from your total messages either. Text4baby was even featured in the New York Times opinion pages, you can view this article here

If you are pregnant, you will receive one message per day for the first six days with general information. After that, you will receive three messages a week throughout your pregnancy until your child’s first birthday. All you need to do is simply send a text message to the number 511411 with the word BABY or BEBE (for Spanish messages). For more information on this great service and to register visit

Laviscount Park Community Meeting, Feb. 3

The City of Boston Parks & Recreation Department, including Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Commissioner Antonia M. Pollak, invite you to a community meeting to discuss additional proposed approvements to Laviscount Park. The meeting will take place at St. Mark Congragational Church of Christ on Thursday, February 3. Come share your ideas and opinions at this open meeting!

6:00pm Thursday, February 3rd
St. Mark Congregational Church of Christ
200 Townsend St, Dorchester MA

For Information call 617-961-3031 (especially to confirm if this meeting will happen given the potential snow storms)

Cronin Wainwright Park Community Meeting, Jan. 31

The public is invited to a meeting for improving Cronin Wainwright Park on January 31 at 6:30pm at the Epiphany School Assembly Hall. As part of the Boston Parks and Recreation’s continuing efforts to provide quality open space and recreation areas for use and enjoyment by all residents of the city, efforts are underway to make improvements to the Cronin Wainwright Park. Boston Parks and Recreation are looking for interested community members to help determine how Cronin Wainwright Park will look and function in the future. This park renovation provides a unique opportunity to create a space for all. At this first meeting a site analysis will be presented and a list of desirable features will be developed. Come share your ideas and opinions at this open meeting! >> Read More

Gummi Bear Sumo Wrestling

Sorry folks, unfortunately no gummi bear sumo wrestling this year, maybe next time. The MyDorchester Team wishes you a Happy April Fools Day!

The Girls Reading Literature Society, Feb. 10

The Girls Reading Literature Society, the best girls-only book club in town, kicks off this week at five branch libraries, including the Fields Corner Library! GRLS (Girls Reading Literature Society) reading groups are made possible through a partnership with UMass Boston's Department of English, and with support from the Boston Public Library Foundation. >> Read More

M.Y H.O.O.D Basketball Tournament Fundraiser, Mar. 12-13

M.Y H.O.O.D Mentoring Youth Hold Onto Obtaining Dreams, Inc is hosting a Basketball Tournament at The Epiphany School Gymnasium and is looking for players to come join in on the fun! M.Y H.O.O.D is a non-profit organization which focuses on addressing the unstable social behaviors by youth. Their mission is to provide a creative and educational outlet for youth striving to accomplish goals and dreams in life. M.Y H.O.O.D targets youth between the ages of 10 to 19 years of age in Massachusetts that need support in groups and direction. >> Read More

The Difference Difference Makes in Mediation, Jan. 12 - Cancelled!

This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Can women mediators change the focus, dynamic, and, ultimately, the outcome of peace negotiators? How can policymakers increase the inclusivity of those talks?

Join five women from diverse countries as they share their experiences mediating an end to violent conflict at the community, national, and international levels. Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer in Public Policy and chair of The Institute for Inclusive Security, will moderate the discussion. >> Read More

Gardening Keeps Us Healthy Monday Movie Series: "Polycultures: Food Where We Live," Jan. 3

Why wait until spring to think about gardening? Join BNAN Master Urban Gardeners at the Codman Square Library as they present family movies about eating well and gardening in the city. Presented by BNAN and Boston Gardeners’ Council. Come and enjoy "Polycultures: Food Where We Live", a documentary film that features diverse communities around Cleveland, Ohio coming together to grow a more sustainable and local food system.

01/03/2011, 6:00 p.m.
Codman Square Library,
690 Washington Street, Dorchester >> Read More

FANtastic Kids Winter Sessions, Register Today!

FANtastic Kids Winter Session: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 4-6PM, February 8 – May 11, 2011

FANtastic Kids is a FREE 12-week after-school fitness and nutrition program that combines fun, interactive nutrition games, healthy snacks, and gym and pool activities for children ages 8-12 who struggle with eating healthy and staying active. Participants must be referred by their primary care doctor. Space is limited. Register Today!! >> Read More

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