Events Calendar

Filter the events calendar with the categories and tags tabs below! We understand the importance of supporting community residents and leaders in gaining the skills to be well-informed and successful advocates for systemic change. To encourage diverse representation at workshops and trainings, we offer scholarships and daily stipends to our resident members. To learn more, please go to Scholarships & Grants

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Apr
11
Wed
Dorchester CARES Coalition Meetings
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Dorchester CARES Coalition Meetings @ Family Nurturing Center | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

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.

Apr
12
Thu
Fragmented Work: Greating Opportunity and Security in the Gig Econoy
Apr 12 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Fragmented Work: Greating Opportunity and Security in the Gig Econoy @ Urban College of Boston | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

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?

Apr
13
Fri
English for Advancement Program
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
English for Advancement Program @ Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Attend the free program to help people improve their English and get a job presented by JVS. This is an opportunity for people who want to improve their English language skills, can attend weekly classes, and have a social security number.

Apr
19
Thu
Community Engagement
Apr 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

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!

Registration fee:

Regular: $120; MACDC Member:$100; Student/Intern/Americorps: $50

Type of event:

MKI Training

Learning area:

Commun. Org. & Planning
Your Leadership Voice: Challenging the Narrative on Diversity, Race and Health
Apr 19 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Apr
20
Fri
English for Advancement Program
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
English for Advancement Program @ Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Attend the free program to help people improve their English and get a job presented by JVS. This is an opportunity for people who want to improve their English language skills, can attend weekly classes, and have a social security number.

Apr
21
Sat
BNUEI Teen Entrepreneur Spring 2018 Series
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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!

Apr
24
Tue
2018 Lobby Day
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Discuss local issues with your state legislators  
Network with colleagues from across the state
Hear from Senate President Harriette Chandler and leaders in the Community Development movement
 
 
Spanish interpretation will be available upon request. For more information please contact
Pam Bender at pamelab @ macdc. org or 617.379.5925
 
 
WHEN
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Speaking Program with Senate President Harriette Chandler
12:00-1:00 PM
 
WHERE
The State House, Boston
The Great Hall
Leveraging Social Media in Your Work – Online
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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.

Beautification & Public Spaces Meeting
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

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