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All Dorchester residents, providers, organizations, and community members are invited to join the Dorchester CARES Coalition to be a voice of change in the community. It provides to the opportunity to network with neighbors, exchange resources, and build partnerships. Free dinner and childcare is provided if RSVP to Tara Register.
Insecurity is increasingly the hallmark of work. Family-sustaining jobs have broken down into gigs and self-employment. How can basic supports like sick time, health insurance, and pensions adapt? How do we mitigate the psychological stress? Can we develop careers with real opportunity in the Gig Economy?
Are you kicking off a community planning process and beginning to think about outreach and engagement? Are you feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to start? Have you had little success in engaging more than the usual suspects?
This hands-on interactive training proposes 5 Steps that break down the process of creating a public participation strategy. Learn best practices for thoughtful community engagement including examples of meeting design and engaging ways of getting public participation outside of the traditional public meeting format.
Done right, community engagement builds trust – even when consensus is out of reach. It brings fresh thinking, new voices, and creates a more informed, involved public. It brings people into the process, and brings the process to them. That means new ideas, new participants – and plans with wider support.
This training is for anyone who wants to enhance their outreach practices, including municipal staff and others doing similar work. It includes a Community Engagement Guide, a Strategy Chart, example activities and more!
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The Teen Entrepreneur Series is a 7 week (Saturdays only) program that will empower teens to grow personally and professionally. During the seven weeks, teens will hear from various successful community leaders who will empower and enlighten them on areas such as financial literacy, business preparation, branding, networking and more!
This online training will explore the different types of social media platforms that exist and what their main purpose is. Participants will be encouraged to explore what social media platform fits their needs and capacity best. Social media basics will be shared, as well as, how to best use social media to increase engagement and brand awareness.
Our Beautification & Public Spaces Committee works to foster a clean, vibrant, inviting business district by implementing clean streets initiatives, improving and ensuring maintenance of open/green space, increasing and promoting public art, and partnering with business owners to create welcoming storefronts. We are seeking landscape designers, artists, gardeners, and sustainability advocates to: – Develop public art and streetscape projects throughout the district – Organize Greater Ashmont MS cleanups, coordinate participation in planting efforts and Boston Shines – Work with the City of Boston and the MBTA to maintain the public spaces in Peabody Square – Enhance sustainability efforts (recycling, green infrastructure, etc.) Please join us for our committee meetings, the fourth Tuesday of each month at our Greater Ashmont Main Street office