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


The Mel King Institute 9th Annual Breakfast
Jun 21 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Please join the Mel King Institute for Community Building and Keynote speaker Karilyn Crockett to celebrate our 9th year of learning, innovating, and networking across the Massachusetts community development field.

During the breakfast, learn about our programs, partnerships, and accomplishments over the past year. As we continue to grow, your support is critical to help us provide the programming community development professionals need to build thriving and equitable communities.

Support the Mel King Institute:

Help dedicate the Urban Farming Institute’s new headquarters at the restored Fowler Clark Epstein Farm!
Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The $3.7 million restoration of the 1786 Fowler Clark Epstein Farm is complete and we want to show it to you! Join a festive gathering of friends and neighbors as we dedicate the new complex and celebrate the re-activation of Mattapan’s oldest buildings.
5:00-6:00 p.m. Tours and Family Fun
6:00 p.m. Dedication Ceremonies
6:30 p.m. Community Photograph
Monday, June 25, 2018
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Fowler Clark Epstein Farm
487 Norfolk Avenue, Mattapan
Everyone is welcome to this FREE event!
Community benefit and healthy food: Massachusetts Roundtable
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Please join us for the “Community benefit and healthy food: Massachusetts roundtable” on June 27, 2018, in Worcester, MARegister today. 
Across the country, hospitals are recognizing the vital link between healthy food access and population health, and they are putting their community benefit resources to work on solutions. Inspired by this growing commitment to community health, Health Care Without Harm’s Healthy Food in Health Care program conducted a national research project with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to explore how hospital investments are shaping the community food environment.   
This roundtable discussion will highlight our research, resources, and regional examples of best practice. The event will:
  • Introduce participants to the “Delivering community benefit: Healthy food playbook.”
  • Feature presentations from UMass Memorial Medical Center, Cooley Dickinson Health Care, and Boston Medical Center about their unique approaches to understanding and addressing food access issues in their communities and their work with community partners.
  • Highlight changes in Massachusetts, with Ben Wood of the Massachusetts Dept. of Health and Elana Brochin of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, discussing updates to the state’s guidelines for community benefit and determination of need.
Lunch will be served directly following the meeting at 12 pm where you can continue networking with other community benefit professionals and community partners.
Register by June 20th!
Northeast Health Equity Consortium (NHEC) – First Annual Health Equity Summit
Jun 28 all-day
Immigrant Student Success Webminar
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Immigrant Student Success: Strategies and Tools for K-12 and Adult Educators, a free, interactive, online workshop on July 10 and 11, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT, is for teachers,administrators, librarians and volunteers to promote the success of immigrant and refugee students through interactive webinars, group activities and live exercises with nationwide experts. We hope you will register for this free professional development opportunity or share it with your colleagues. Certificates of participation are available. Register for free here.
This is the seventh annual online workshop hosted by The Immigrant Learning Center’s Public Education Institute, and it will explore how to:
·         Integrate immigration into the curriculum;
·         Build relationships with immigrant students, families, and communities in perilous times;
·         Use storytelling to educate all students on immigration;
·         Empower both teachers and students;
·         Create more welcoming classrooms, and more.
Click here for more information and the list of presenters.

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