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


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.

Supervisory Skills Workshop
Dec 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Supervisory Skills Workshop @ Community Health Education Center (CHEC) | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

A two session workshop addressing issues specific to the supervision of community health workers. The workshop reviews the key roles and responsibilities of supervisors including hiring, orientation/training, establishing performance standards, goal setting as well as best practices of supervision. Participants explore ways to support their CHW staff, discover new strategies and techniques to make staff accountable, resolve conflict and provide constructive feedback. Participants apply methods learned in the workshop to CHW specific role play scenarios.

Connecting: Racism in America Today
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Connecting: Racism in America Today @ City Year Inc

This workshop is designed to create a safe and productive space for participants to be self-reflective about our current political and social climate, and to have an open dialogue. This workshop will provide a structure to dig deeper on issues that have permeated our country and encourage participants to create a personal action plan.

Confronting Systemic Racism
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Confronting Systemic Racism @ Harvard Square | Cambridge | Massachusetts | United States

This 5-week course will focus on bridging a deep understanding of personal and structural racism into commitments and a solid plan to move forward. Participants will examine their experiential roles in the dynamics of systemic racism and find the next step in framing their roles in social justice movements. This course is geared to move beyond talking about racism and social oppression and set on finding ways to take action, whether in your own personal sphere or in your community.

All are welcome, but please note the course takes an explicit view that transforming both ourselves and our society to be racially just implicates a responsibility in white and privileged folks to engage in this work more robustly.

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.

Technical Strategies to Ensure Full Participation in Multi-Lingual Meetings
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

This workshop will cover a variety of techniques and approaches to meetings and long-term involvement that move people out of the corner and into the inner circle of the meeting. During this training, the group will engage in exercises and role plays to compare and contrast effective versus ineffective meetings in terms of participant engagement across different languages. Participants will also be given the chance to discuss challenges with the trainers who have over 10 years of experience in working to overcome language barriers.

English for Advancement Program
Dec 8 @ 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.

Train the Trainer Workshop
Dec 11 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Train the Trainer Workshop @ Community Health Education Center (CHEC) | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

This two-day intensive training is designed to build and strengthen training and facilitation skills based on an adult learner education model. You will learn successful methods for conducting training workshops from icebreakers to managing group dynamics. You will also gain hands on practice using various training methods to engage the learning styles of your participants. (Training must be part of your current job/or this will be part of a new role that you will be taking on).

BACH 2017 Annual Meeting
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

BACH 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!
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.

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