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


Creating a Work Atmosphere that Attracts and Sustains Happy Employees and Increased Productivity: A Workshop for Managers
Jan 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Managers have a special role in the workplace – they are responsible for the overall productivity, motivation, morale and well-being of their staff. It is essential that supervisors can identify the differences between stress and burnout in their employees, so they can maintain a positive culture and reduce or prevent the job turnover and other negative effects of a dissatisfied and depleted

Workshop participants will be able to:

Understand and Identify the top 5 daily challenges for bosses
Identify and prevent staff burnout
Learn the key concepts needed to attract, focus and keep the most talented employees
Develop a deeper understanding of each participants management style and the impact that has on their workplace
This workshop will benefit social workers, mental health professionals, clinicians, educators, counselors and paraprofessionals working with at-risk adolescents and youth. The format includes lecture, discussion, case studies, film and/or testimonials.
Julie McGrath, M.S.W., LICSW: With her Master’s degree and LICSW in social work, Julie McGrath has served a decade in social work in direct line staff and upper management positions in various settings currently the Director of the Crisis Team in the Emergency Department at the North Shore Medical Center in Salem, MA. In addition, she has conducted trainings in large group settings on issues related to quality management and workplace issues.

In 2009, Ms. McGrath launched The Joy Source to inspire women to live their best life possible and accomplishes this through her individual Joy Coaching, her annual ‘Woman’s Weekend of Rest and Renewal.’ and she is author of Joy Worthy: A Mother’s Guide to More Joy, Less Stress and No Guilt. Her JM Seminars are designed to instruct, empower and encourage mental health workers to reduce stress and overwhelm and implement a unique regimen of self-care and resiliency.






Serving Survivors of Homicide Victims Providers Network Breakfast
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Serving Survivors of Homicide Victims Providers Network is a professional homicide response network for service providers serving families and communities impacted by violence. The network was established to build trust and foster collaboration among service providers, to develop and maintain a clear homicide response process for all families and communities, and to provide a space for service providers to practice self-care and receive guidance and support from their peers.

Beginning Internet Classes – Brighton Branch Library
Jan 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mystified by the net? Don’t know how to surf? Help is available on a one-on-one basis to get you started with beginner internet classes.

Housing Search Workshop
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This workshop offers information and answers about how to conduct a successful housing search, including learning how to communicate with housing authorities, agencies, and landlords.

Prioritizing Youth Voice in Public Health Efforts
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Topics: Youth engagement, integrating youth voice in public health conversations, implementing a youth development approach into coalition work.

Description: Empowering youth to engage and take an active role in public health can play a critical role in improving the health of a community through local policy change. This training will encourage participants to examine ways they can lift youth voices in public health processes while encouraging greater civic participation and representation through case studies and hands-on activities. Participants will gain the skills needed to engage youth in every step of the process when it comes to community organizing and engagement, from gathering resources to understanding the climate of the community and educating officials about policy change. Involving youth voices in these processes is often the best way to encourage policymakers to make change. Participants will leave the training with strategies on how to intentionally engage youth in every step of the process for community change.

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify levels of youth participation.
  2. Name strategies for engaging youth in every step of the process of promoting policy change.
  3. Identify best practices for engaging youth in community health work.


Immigration Consultants with Volunteer Attorneys
Jan 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

These consultations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call at least 1 week in advance for interpretations other than Spanish and/or disability accommodations.

Board Basics: A Toolkit of Best Practices for Nonprofit Boards
Jan 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

A nonprofit board navigates an organization’s path toward a sustainable future by creating an effective governance structure with sound, legal and financial management policies, and a plan that ensures adequate resources to advance its mission.

Board Basics: A Toolkit of Best Practices for Nonprofit Boards will explore the components of a strong board including planning, governance, operations, corporate responsibility, fundraising, and more. Participants will be asked to complete a board assessment prior to the session which will set the stage for discussion, problem solving and strategies for addressing board “pain-points.”

Learning Objectives:

Participants will explore:

Why a strategic plan is critical to board effectiveness
An overview of board roles and responsibilities
How to recruit and retain volunteer leadership (create a board map and position description)
Sharpening committee effectiveness
Components of an effective board meeting
Corporate responsibility
A fundraising plan that will engage all board members
Target Audience

Decision-makers at a nonprofit organizations including executive directors, high-level program directors, volunteer board members, and board presidents.

About the Trainer

Vicki Burkhart works with nonprofit organizations who have visionary leaders, well-articulated missions and committed volunteers to take these organizations to the next level — including expansion to a national platform. Her nonprofit background spans 35-years and she is recognized for her experience in merging and scaling nonprofit, volunteer organizations. In addition, Vicki has served nonprofits as an executive director for over 30 years, most recently as the executive director of Kids’ Chance of America.

Vicki is the founder of The Burkhart Group, a nonprofit consulting and growth strategy firm, which has provided seasoned professional service to nonprofit organizations for the last 20 years. The firm and its cultivated network of nonprofit professionals continues to grow nonprofits nationally and internationally. Most recently, Vicki launched The More Than Giving Company and serves as the lead executive for the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs in the mid-Atlantic region.







Loss of Spouse/Partner (Peabody)
Jan 17 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

For those 60+ in Age.This grief support group takes place on Thursdays 1/17 through 2/21/2019. All sessions run from 12:30-2pm. You must be present at the first session to attend this group.

Community Housing Clinic
Jan 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Office of Housing Stability’s Community Housing Clinic is a tremendous resource for residents — tenants and landlords — to talk one-on-one with a housing professional about landlord-tenant laws, learn how to access affordable housing opportunities and discover housing resources available to landlords and tenants. Tenants can learn about their rights if their building is sold, their rents are rising or they’re facing eviction. Landlords can get information on enforcing lease provisions, cost-effective resources to resolve disputes and programs to support home repairs and maintenance.

English for Advancement Program
Jan 18 @ 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.

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