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Celebrating Economic Independence | April 9


On Wednesday, April 9 Crittenton Women's Union (CWU) will host Live! Work! Thrive! a night to celebrate economic independence within women. This event will take place at the JFK Library located at Columbia Point in Boston beginning at 6 pm. 

The gala celebrates another year of groundbreaking work to find and implement cutting edge anti-poverty approaches that help women on a journey to economic independence. CWU, a Boston based nonprofits assists low income women and their families lift themselves out of poverty. 

For more information about this event, contact Ethel Shepard at or by phone at 617-259-2962.

18th Annual Immigrants Day at the State House | April 8

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On Tuesday April 8, MIRA Coalition will host their 18th Annual Immigrants Day at the State House. This event will take place at the State House located on Beacon St from 9:30 am until 12:30 pm. 

Some of the topics that will be discussed are safe driving, tuition equity, Trust Act, worker's rights, citizenship, healthcare, refugee services, safety from domestic violence, integration, funding for English/ABE classes, and more. 

To RSVP for this event, contact Ana Vasconcelos at or by phone at 617-350-5480 ext. 227. You may also contact Samantha Almeida at or by phone at 617-350-5480 ext. 205. 

AACA Multi-Industry Job Fair

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On Monday, April 7 the Asian American Civic Association will host a job fair at the Double Tree Hotel located at 821 Washington Street in Boston. This event will take place from 10 am until 1 pm. 

Attendees have the chance to meet face-to-face with employers who are offering great job opportunities. Some of the employers that will be there include, Amtrak, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Citizens Bank, the Double Tree, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Home Depot, Macy's Santander Bank, TD Bank, State Street Corporation, and many more. Please wear proper business attire and bring copies of your resume. 

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Dot Out Annual Spring Meeting Social

On Monday, April 7, Dot Out will host their Annual Spring Meeting Social. This event will take place at the Harp & Bard Restaurant located at 1099 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester. Networking will begin at 6:30 and the meeting will start promptly at 7. 

Join Dot Out for for complimentary pub food and some networking. They will be discussing the triumphs of last year and how they will continue to succeed this year. If you are interested in getting more involved with Dot Out in their social, civic, or political events, join the board or volunteer for their summer events. 

Black & Green Celebration | April 6

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On Sunday, April 6 the Irish International Immigrant Center (IIIC) and Montserrat Aspirers will host their 20th Annual Black and Green Celebration. This event will take place at the Montserrat Aspirers Hall located at 358 Washington Street in Dorchester from 2-5 pm. 

This event was established in 1994 as a way to foster trust and build bridges between communities in Boston. It brings together many cultures for an afternoon of great food, music, and discussion. The theme of this year's event is The Faces of Change in Boston: Our Community Challenges and Improvements. The discussion will be led  by two special guests, Massachusetts State Senator, Linda Dorcena Forry a native Bostonian and first generation Haitian-American to represent the 1st Suffolk District. The other guest is author/activist Michael Patrick MacDonald, a South Boston native.  >> Read More

Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts 22nd Annual Gala | April 5


On Saturday, April 5 the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (ULEM) will host their 22nd Annual Gala event at Lombardo's located at 6 Billings St in Randolph. This event will take place from 6 pm until 1 am. Come celebrate the importance of the work carried out by ULEM and pay tribute to outstanding honorees. 

There will be live entertainment, a silent auction, and an awards ceremony. Entertainment will be provided by Harold Melvin's Bluenotes and Bella Canzano. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Roxanne Fernandes at or by phone at 617-442-4519. 

The Boston Home Center FREE Housing Expo | April 5

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On Saturday, April 5 the Boston Home Center will host a Free Housing Expo at the Mildred Ave Community Center located at 5 Mildred Ave in Mattapan. This expo will take place from 10 am until 2 pm. Some of the workshops will include financial assistance, hiring a contractor, structuring your finances to buy a home, home repair programs, and much more. 

For more information, contact The Boston Home Center Department of Neighborhood Development at 617-635-HOME (4663). You can also send them an email at To reigster and reserve your spot for the event visit, .

2014 Haynes EEC 5K Walk/Run | April 5

On Saturday, April 5 the Haynes Early Education Center (EEC) will host a 5K Walk/Run. This event will take place at the Haynes EEC located at 263 Blue Hill Avenue in Roxbury. The goal of this 5K is to raise $5,000 for the school's wellness initiatives and to bring awareness to students, families, staff, and community neighbors about healthy eating and the importance of physical activity. Help support the Haynes EEC by helping them reach their goal. 

Books of Hope Poetry for Children | April 4

Books of Hope

April is National Poetry Month. The Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library will host Books of Hope Poetry for Children. This event is scheduled to take place on Friday, April 4 from 3:30 pm until 4:30 pm. This event will take place at the Fields Corner Branch Library located at 1520 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester. 

The event is for children ages 6-12. They can come read, recite, and perform poetry with the Books of Hope Creative Writing program. They can discover new poets and poem and express themselves in a creative and positive atmosphere. 

This event is sponsored by the Boston Public Library Foundation. 

A Conversation with Former Governor Dukakis & Doug Most | April 4

JFK Presidential Library

Join former Massachusetts Governor Dukakis and Doug Most for a conversation about  Boston's transportation through the years. This conversation will take place on Friday, April 4 from 6:30-8 pm at the JFK Presidential Library located at Columbia Point in Boston. 

This conversation will discuss the past, present, and future of urban transportation and Boston's MBTA. Former Governor Dukakis was known for riding the Green line, a distinction that has led to a proposal to rename South Station in his honor. Most's most recent book "The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry that Built America's First Subway" has received wide praise from The New York Times, The Economist, The Boston Globe, and many more. Join these transportation enthusiasts this Friday for a great conversation.

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