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April 18, 2014
Dr. Claire Andrade Watkins, center. At left, Board President Elizabeth Chaves and Executive Director Paulo Pinto. At right, co-hosts Edna Leith and Marcony Almeida
Inspiring award recipients, a team of staff, Board members and volunteers dedicated to serving the community, and a roomful of friends and supporters raised community pride as well as a record dollar amount of close to $130,000 at the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers’ (MAPS’) 2014 Awards Gala on April 12th at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. Some 420 elegantly dressed leaders, members and friends of the Portuguese-speaking community served by MAPS walked the red carpet, enjoyed a cocktail hour and banquet, and applauded as six award recipients were honored for their significant contributions to the lives of Brazilians, Cape Verdeans, Portuguese and others in Massachusetts.
Photos by Elias Polcheira [→]
April 18, 2014
The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) has set 10 more dates in its continuing series of Citizenship & Health Days, rotating among its six offices between mid-April and the end of June. The free events include US Citizenship Clinics for naturalization information and application assistance, as well as help enrolling applicants into new health insurance plans in accordance with the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). The upcoming MAPS Citizenship & Health Days will take place as follows: [→]
April 17, 2014
Mrs. Frances Coutinho
It is with immense regret that we inform our community of the passing of Mrs. Frances Coutinho. She and her husband, the late Manuel N. Coutinho, were long-time supporters of MAPS, and inspired many generations of the agency’s staff and volunteers to go above and beyond in serving the Portuguese-speaking communities in Massachusetts.
Our sincere condolences to the dear Coutinho family, and our eternal gratitude to this amazing human being!
April 14, 2014
Thank you for a beautiful, SOLD OUT MAPS 2014 Awards Gala on Saturday, April 12th. at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. To our award recipients who inspired us so much; to our guests, sponsors, presenters and other Honorary Committee members, advertisers, Raffle and Auction donors; as well as to our staff, Board members and volunteers who made it all happen – a very special and heartfelt Obrigado!
Here’s a link to Gala photos taken by O Favorito, one of our Gala Media Sponsors.
For Raffle winners, check here.
Please keep checking our home page and 2014 Awards Gala page as well as our Facebook page for many more photos and stories!
April 1, 2014
Limited seating is still available for the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) 2014 Awards Gala, to take place April 12 at 6 pm at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel! The RSVP deadline is Friday, April 4 for the health and social service organization’s largest annual fundraiser.
The Gala is a black tie-optional event featuring a red carpet arrival with paparazzi, banquet, awards ceremony, entertainment with Elle Gomes and her band as well as DJ Manny Morais, dancing, a Silent Auction, a raffle and more. Gala reservations, at $85 per person, can be made by calling (617) 864-7600 or following the Reservations link on the left side of the MAPS home page at www.maps-inc.org. [→]
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