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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Feb
19
Mon
Let’s Be Honest – Sex and Sexuality Workshop
Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Let's Be Honest - Sex and Sexuality Workshop @ Family Enrichment Site, UP Academy School | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Let’s Be Honest is a free workshop for parents to help them learn how to create a comfortable environment of trust for talking about sex and sexuality. Adolescents have questions about their bodies, relationships, contraceptives, sexually transmitted infections and sexual decision making.  Research shows that they want to get answers from their parents. Help them make the right choices by being prepared with this informative and interactive workshop for teens and trusted caregivers. We will provide techniques for talking about sexual health issues in a comfortable manner as well as useful information and resources to help teens make healthy choices.

Feb
20
Tue
Grassroots Speaker Series: Black & Pink
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

In the midst of today’s hostile political climate, grassroots organizers remind us that the struggles of oppressed people are not new. TSNE MissionWorks, with our long history of the nonprofit capacity building, seeks to use our platform to lift up the voices of grassroots community organizers working on some of our society’s most pressing issues. The series highlights the creativity, resourcefulness, and resilience of local community organizers. Our speakers will share how their lived experiences shape their organizing and the difficulties they face leading grassroots organizations. Our speakers will explain how audience members can get involved in supporting their work, and may include a facilitated action step during their talks. We hope that attendees will leave with ideas about how to continue to support these important organizations and causes in their own lives—as nonprofit workers, funders, students, or community members.

Feb
21
Wed
CREATING SUCCESSFUL YOUTH-ADULT PARTNERSHIPS
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Description: Building off the webinar “Engaging Youth in Your Work,” this training will explore strategies for actively engaging and retaining youth members in your coalition work. We will go through the different levels in which youth are involved in the work, how to find youth-friendly spaces, and most importantly, how to build up their confidence so that they know their voice matters in community health work. Topics will include: creating strong youth-adult partnerships, communication and relationship building with youth. Participants will be introduced to tools to better involve young people in community health leadership roles.

Audience: Community coalitions and partners

Participants completing this training will be able to:
1. Identify levels of youth participation
2. Provide examples of youth participation in relation to their work
3. Identify strategies to include more youth voice and choice in their work

Trainer: Daisy Ortega (HRiA)

This training addresses the following MA DPH Coalition Criteria: 

• Shared vision including a focus on reducing health disparities and promoting health equity
• Consistency with MA DPH’s goals and priorities
• Participation from key stakeholders (individuals and organizations that have a vested stake or interest in a program or policy initiative, e.g. it will impact them directly)
• Membership that is reflective of the community

Feb
22
Thu
Can We Talk? Cory Johnson Program for Post-Traumatic Healing
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Can We Talk? Cory Johnson Program for Post-Traumatic Healing @ Roxbury Presbyterian Church  | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

This is a monthly series focused on learning about all the aspects of trauma and how we can connect with and claim healing wisdom. Current mental health understanding for trauma recovery will be presented along with how the healing process is essentially a spiritual one. Dinner will be provided and the evening will continue with a presentation and time for discussion and sharing. Child care is provided.

Feb
23
Fri
English for Advancement Program
Feb 23 @ 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.

Feb
26
Mon
Let’s Be Honest – Sex and Sexuality Workshop
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Let's Be Honest - Sex and Sexuality Workshop @ Family Enrichment Site, UP Academy School | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Let’s Be Honest is a free workshop for parents to help them learn how to create a comfortable environment of trust for talking about sex and sexuality. Adolescents have questions about their bodies, relationships, contraceptives, sexually transmitted infections and sexual decision making.  Research shows that they want to get answers from their parents. Help them make the right choices by being prepared with this informative and interactive workshop for teens and trusted caregivers. We will provide techniques for talking about sexual health issues in a comfortable manner as well as useful information and resources to help teens make healthy choices.

Feb
27
Tue
Webinar : From the Ground Up: Built Environment Strategies and Support for Walk-able Communities
Feb 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The purpose of this webinar is to discuss how built environment strategies such as land development plans, policies, and zoning code reforms can support walkable communities —and the importance of collaboration between planners, transportation and public health practitioners. Join us on February 27th, 2018 at 3pm Eastern, 12pm Pacific for the webinar, “From the Ground Up: Built Environment Strategies and Support for Walkable Communities.”
 
By the end of the webinar, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand the evidence-based built environment strategies that improve physical activity
  • Become familiar with the recently completed CDC-funded resources from the Institute for Health Research and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Be able to Illustrate the association between zoning elements and walking  
  • Be informed about the American Public Health Association collaborative activities with other agencies to promote walking  and walkability as a way to improve public health 
  • Learn how state and local health departments can facilitate effective collaboration with planning, transportation and others to ensure activity-friendly policies and practices – including zoning code reform and land development plans. For more information click here.
Mar
1
Thu
Online Training: Community Building Through a Health Equity Framework
Mar 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Description: Effective community health work applies an equity lens, with an emphasis on building individual and coalition capacity to engage diverse communities through empowering and competing approaches. There are numerous barriers to such engagement; some conscious, and some unconscious. Race, class, and cultural communication styles all influence the ways in which diverse communities relate to the work. This online training will introduce participants to health equity, culturally competent approaches, and how to think collaboratively about ways to effectively engage diverse populations/communities in their efforts.

Audience: Individuals or teams working towards community health who may be new to health equity work, or those seeking a refresher.

Learning Objectives: Participants completing this online training will be able to:

  1. Describe health equity and diversity in a community context.
  2. Describe aspects of a culturally competent approach to community work.
  3. Identify strategies for collaborative work when working across differences.
Mar
2
Fri
English for Advancement Program
Mar 2 @ 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.

Mar
3
Sat
Local Housing Authority (LHA) Resident Board Member Training
Mar 3 all-day

This free two-day training is part of MKI’s Public Housing Training Program for residents of public housing. It is only open to residents who serve on the Board of their Local Housing Authority.

The training helps participants handle challenges unique to their particular role as both a resident and a Board Member. Participants learn about the role of the Board Member, take an in-depth look at budgets and capital improvement plans, and receive a free resource binder. They get a chance to network with each other to discuss experiences and share stories in order build confidence to perform their duties and contribute to a thriving Housing Authority.

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