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
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.
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Please join us for the “Community benefit and healthy food: Massachusetts roundtable” on June 27, 2018, in Worcester, MA. Register today.
- 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.
How do organizations create an environment where people feel they can actively participate, where their contributions are respected and valued? This workshop is about taking that next step toward moving beyond the individualism of diversity to the systemic and cultural change needed to build inclusive organizations.
- A share of best practices on how to move from representation to the inclusion
- Understand the role of implicit bias and impact on leadership, hiring, staffing and decision-making
- Learn to have courageous conversations about race
- The role of intentionality — orientation to an inclusive culture that is self-perpetuating through organizational systems, policies, and practices
All Dorchester residents, providers, organizations, and community members are invited to join the Dorchester CARES Coalition to be a voice of change in the community. It provides to the opportunity to network with neighbors, exchange resources, and build partnerships. Free dinner and childcare is provided if RSVP to Tara Register.