Tag Archive: education

Mar 19

Join us as a Volunteer Judge for City Champs!

The Boston Debate League, an organization that Currently works with 17 Boston Public Schools supporting them in forming and maintaining the Policy Debate teams. One of the fast growing leagues in the country, is offering a one-of-a-kind volunteer opportunity to support students who have dedicated their free time to mastering policy debate all year. We …

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Mar 16

We Matter: Save Our Schools!

Please sign and share this petition created by Boston Public School students http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/we-matter-save-our-schools Support the voices of Cristina Martinez of West Roxbury Academy and many youth who have testified at recent school committee meetings to halt Boston’s proposal to close 5 or more schools as of June 30, 2015 before there is a comprehensive capital facilities plan: West Roxbury …

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May 16

An Important Message from CWU about the SWM FY15 budget

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (SWM) released its $36.2 billion FY15 proposed budget yesterday. While they increased funding for critical programs like housing and child care, programs that provide education and training and cash grants to welfare recipients were drastically cut. You can help low-income families working to become economically stable by calling your …

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Oct 11

WED. 10/18 & MON. 10/28 – *Multi-Issue Youth Mayoral Forums*

PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY. And to help plan the forums, come to our planning meeting *today* (Thursday, October 10) from 4:00-5:30 at Dorchester Bay, 594 Columbia Rd, 4th floor (buzz #8/#9). PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY TO YOUR NETWORKS: These are the TWO YOUTH ORGANIZING EVENTS this fall that YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS! Wednesday, October 16 – …

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Aug 22

Free mobility classes for women

The Woman to Woman program at Crittenton Women’s Union is enrolling participants for their Fall term.  The term starts on Sept 9, 2013 More Info This is an 8 week, full time program for low income women that includes half-day computer lessons.  Participants with work with mentors and specialist to learn how to update their resumes, …

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Aug 14

United Sisters “Fill Your Fridge: Back to School Edition!”

FILL YOUR FRIDGE: Back to School Edition! On August 31, 2013 the United Sisters of Color will “fill the fridge” of 20 Boston families that have children in the household enrolled in school. All children in grades 6-12 will also receive a backpack filled with school supplies for the upcoming school year! Fill Your Fridge …

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Aug 06

Rally for Solutions on City Hall Plaza – Report Back

Via Blackstonian.com Yesterday, as many of you who joined us know, the Blackstonian organized a “Rally for Solutions” at City Hall Plaza to address violence in the city. We were motivated by our count of the shootings since the Boston Marathon passing the tragic milestone of 100 since April 15, 2013. Over 100 people joined …

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May 07

Educate to Liberate

Calling all Teachers, Youth, Parents & Community Members! Concerned about the quality of schools? Interested in learning about promising experiences of community organizing to improve schools? Join us for a weekend of learning, dialogue and action aimed at “Creating the Schools we Deserve” EDUCATE TO LIBERATE CREATING THE SCHOOLS WE DESERVE share * inspire * democratize * debate * activate 3rd Annual Boston-area Educators for …

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Oct 10

PETITION – Focus on quality and equity – slow down the BPS process!

[important]Sign the Petition[/important] To be delivered to: Mayor Thomas Menino, Mayor of Boston, Dr. Carol R. Johnson, Superintendent of The Boston Public Schools, Dean Hardin Coleman, Co-Chair External Advisory Committee, and Helen Dajer, Co-Chair, Co-Chair External Advisory Committee We are parents who believe that any new Boston Public Schools assignment process must provide children in …

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Sep 20

Regional Ethnic Studies gathering in SF October 7

Teaching Toward Justice: A Weekend of Building Solidarity and Strengthening a Movement Events surrounding the Teaching for Social Justice annual educator’s conference on Oct 6 in San Francisco, CA FRIDAY Tough Times, Resistance and Real Talk: Into the Political Economy of Race, Place & School with David Stovall Friday Oct 5, 7:30pm at I-SEEED (Institute …

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Aug 09

Operation Backpack – DONATION DAY SATURDAY

We are working with United Sisters of Color, a human service organization dedicated to serving our community, to supply 400 underserved Boston students with supplies and backpacks for the year and we need your help! This Saturday there will be 3 events to raise funds and in-kind donations for Operation Backpack, an effort to supply …

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Jan 23

Centro Presente seeks a highly motivated Education Organizer

Teaching Is Organizing! We want to teach for change and build social justice starting in the classroom! Centro Presente is looking for a highly motivated individual dedicated to racial, social and economic justice to serve as our Education Organizer.  This bilingual person would coordinate our adult education program, Education for Empowerment (EFE), which offers ESL, …

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Nov 09

Student RHEE-ACTION!

Please FORWARD WIDELY! EVERY PARENT, STUDENT, TEACHER, PRINCIPAL, YOUTH WORKER, UNION MEMBER, PUBLIC SERVANT, and CONCERNED CITIZEN in the area should be at this event. WHEN EDUCATION IS UNDER ATTACK, WHAT DO WE DO? FIGHT BACK! Student RHEE-ACTION! WHAT: Protest of Michelle Rhee’s $50,000 appearance at Symphony Hall WHEN: Wednesday, November 9th at 6:30pm until …

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Oct 19

OCUPA EL BARRIO – BOSTON

BLACK-UPY BOSTON: NEGROS | LATINOS | GENTE DE CABO VERDE DE DEWEY SQUARE A DUDLEY SQUARE Viernes 21 de OCT, 2011 | 6 pm DUDLEY SQUARE PLAZA (En el cruce entre Dudley St., Malcolm X Blvd., y Washington St.) Cuestiones que se discutirán: INJUSTICIA ECONÓMICA | DESEMPLEO | REGISTRO CRIMINAL CORI | VIOLENCIA / ASESINATOS …

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Oct 18

Occupy the Hood Boston – Friday October 21 6PM Dudley Sq.

Join the Blackstonian, 10,000 Strong Boston, Voices of Liberation, Brothers for Boston, the Union of Minority Neigborhoods, the National Action Network, and solidarity from Occupy Boston. We are trying to utilize the energy and passion generated by the organizers of the Occupy movement around the issues of forclosures, unemployment, education, police brutality, economic injustice, human services, …

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Oct 12

5 Undocumented Student Leaders Arrested

Francisco Bravo, Adrian Gonzalez, Neidi Dominguez, Nancy Meza and Tony Ortuno were arrested just moments ago after going in to the Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) Prosecutor’s office to demand that President Obama stop the deportation of undocumented youth and allow them the opportunity to apply for work authorization. Please do the following to support …

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