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.

 

BACH’s 2017 Annual Meeting & HCL Awards

BACH’s 2017 Annual Meeting will happen on December 12th, 5:30-8PM at the Bruce Bolling Building in Dudley!  This year’s topic is Redistributing Boston’s Wealth: Investing Healthcare Dollars into Communities of Color and will include a panel discussion. We will also present the Healthy Community Leadership Awards to honor Bostonians who have taken on a leadership role to improve the health of the community and address racial and ethnic health inequities. Nominate someone you know for a HCL Award today!  Nominations are due on Monday,  November 20th!

Click here for more details. Register Today!

 

 

Nov
27
Mon
Let’s Be Honest – Sex and Sexuality Workshop
Nov 27 @ 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.

Nov
28
Tue
Understanding Boston: 2017 Greater Boston Housing Report Card
Nov 28 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Understanding Boston: 2017 Greater Boston Housing Report Card @ The Edgerley Center for Civic Leadership, Boston Foundation | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Event for the release of the 2017 Greater Boston Housing Report Card. Lead author Barry Bluestone, Senior Fellow at the Boston Foundation, & Professor of Political Economy at Northeastern University’s School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs, will present the report, Ideas from the Urban Core: Responsive Development as a Model for Regional Growth.

Nov
29
Wed
MPHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo
Nov 29 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
MPHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo @ DCU Center | Worcester | Massachusetts | United States

Massachusetts Public Health Association’s (MPHA’s) 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo “Can Health Care Treat Inequality? Organizing for a Health System that Tackles Social Determinants” will feature a panel of leaders leading the way in shaping health care transformation by focusing specifically on the social determinants of health. With massive changes to health care delivery and financing taking place right now in Massachusetts and nationally, the event will explore how the public health community can influence our health system to meaningfully address non-medical barriers to health in Massachusetts.

Dec
4
Mon
Let’s Be Honest – Sex and Sexuality Workshop
Dec 4 @ 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.

Dec
5
Tue
2017 Community Food Systems Conference
Dec 5 – Dec 7 all-day
2017 Community Food Systems Conference @ Boston Park Plaza  | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project’s Community Food Systems Conference will address common underlying themes between food security, social justice and sustainable agriculture including obstacles in urban and rural environments and fostering community empowerment to create and sustain resilient local food systems. It will provide space for conversations around promoting, facilitating, and supporting self-reliance; breaking down barriers to racial justice; connecting communities to their food sources; and impacting communities at the local and regional level through sustainable food production.

Dec
7
Thu
Hospitals and Housing Investments: National and Massachusetts-Based Approaches
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hospitals and Housing Investments: National and Massachusetts-Based Approaches @ The Westin Copley Place | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association, and the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations are hosting an important discussion on the topic of hospital investments in housing. The event will feature remarks from health care leaders from across the country and the state whose institutions are implementing innovative approaches in addressing the housing needs of their patient population, while demonstrating success in meeting their health care needs.

Registration deadline: Tuesday, November 28, 2017.

Dec
11
Mon
Let’s Be Honest – Sex and Sexuality Workshop
Dec 11 @ 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.

Dec
13
Wed
CRA Basics: Accessing Opportunities for Communities
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
CRA Basics: Accessing Opportunities for Communities @ Boston Private Bank

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is a federal law designed to encourage commercial banks and savings associations to help meet the needs of borrowers in all segments of their communities, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. Financial Institutions are regularly examined to determine their impact in meeting local needs and are on the look-out for opportunities and collaborations to do so. Learn about the basics of the CRA, and how you can most effectively access opportunities and connect with lenders through the CRA at this event by Mel King Institute.

Dec
14
Thu
Introduction to Community Economic Development
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Introduction to Community Economic Development @ Boston Private Great Room  | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

This course will provide an overview of contemporary community development including its values, goals, theory of change and strategies. The day is designed to examine the challenges and opportunities confronting community developers today.  It will explore:

  • How the field has evolved since its birth in the 1960s and 1970s.
  • How the field is currently organized, including the role of different players such as community based organizations, community development financial institutions, local, state and federal government agencies, banks, and other stakeholders.
  • The core values and goals of the community development field, the tensions and contradictions that we face and the theory of change that drives our work
  • The core community economic development issues and strategies, including community planning, community organizing, real estate development and business development, while also looking at some of the emerging innovations in the field.
Dec
18
Mon
Let’s Be Honest – Sex and Sexuality Workshop
Dec 18 @ 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.

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