Community Calendar

Upcoming Events:

MAPS Free Walk-In Health Clinic: April 24, 2015 - 4:00 pm
"Asking For It" (Play): April 25, 2015 - 12:00 am
MAPS Free Walk-In Health Clinic: April 28, 2015 - 5:00 pm
MAPS Board of Directors Meeting: April 28, 2015 - 6:00 pm

What's New at MAPS?

MAPS Honors 5 Community Leaders and Celebrates Community Success at Elegant Waterfront Fundraising Gala

April 24, 2015

Award Recipients and Presenters (photo by Amelia Andrade)Inspiring words, spirited musical performances and elegant gold-themed surroundings marked the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers’ (MAPS’) 2015 Awards Gala on April 18th at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. The annual black tie-optional event—complete with red carpet paparazzi welcome, banquet, and awards ceremony—attracted more than 400 community members, business leaders and area officials to raise $133,000 for MAPS’ culturally and linguistically competent health and social services for Portuguese speakers. [→]

MAPS and LDS Invite Community Members to Six Area Public Forums On Senior Housing Needs for Portuguese Speakers

April 23, 2015

Are you a Brazilian, Cabo Verdean or Portuguese senior citizen, family member, or service provider with concerns or ideas about housing and services for elders in our Portuguese-speaking communities? You are cordially invited to attend one of six upcoming forums to discuss the most pressing housing needs for elders in this area. [→]

Thank You for a Beautiful Gala!

April 22, 2015

DSC_4295From all of us at MAPS, many, many thanks to everyone who supported and joined in our MAPS 2015 Awards Gala on Saturday evening in Boston! It was an honor for MAPS to present awards to five outstanding individuals-Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone, Naveo Credit Union CEO Rui Domingos, our amazing community volunteer Antonio Alves, owner of Thony’s Barbershop in Roxbury, Brazilian Immigrant Center Executive Director Natalicia Tracy, and Joel Schwartz, Cape Verdean Community UNIDO Board Member, initiator of the annual Cape Verdean-Jewish Passover Seder and founding Director of Moving from Debts to Assets.

They are shown above with MAPS Executive Director Paulo Pinto, MPA, MAPS Board President Paula Coutinho, LICSW, and our co-hosts – Filipe Zamborlini, Vice President of the MAPS Board, and entertainer/former MAPS staff member Elisangela Almeida – along with most of the award presenters and others in this photo by Amelia Andrade. Please watch our site and Facebook page for lots more photos and a full account of this successful and beautiful event!

More photos now from:
Galera Top (Jornal dos Sports)
Amelia Andrade
Bill Brett-Boston

See you at the Gala!

April 17, 2015

We’re looking forward to celebrating our achievements this year and honoring our five award recipients. Our Gala is going to be an amazing night with amazing food and entertainment.

See you there!

Gala invite Front

Cambridge Health Alliance Community Survey Available Online!

April 7, 2015

Attention Community Members!


Do you live, work and/or obtain services in the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) service areas of Cambridge, Somerville, Everett, Malden, Medford, Revere, Winthrop and Chelsea? Please help CHA learn more about community health needs and your experience with CHA services, by filling out their new community member survey at, or on Facebook!

The survey can be completed in Portuguese, Spanish, Haitian Creole or English.

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