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17 May, 2013
MAPS celebrates the creation of three new Funds as the MAPS Endowment approaches its goal of $250,000 and completes its 10th anniversary year on June 30th.
MAPS created its Endowment in Fiscal Year 2003 to engage in long-term financial planning, and to help develop programs vital to the community. As a non-profit organization, the agency depends to a large degree on government grants and contracts to fund services and operations.
“Often this leads to gaps in services because the contracts dictate what services and communities they would like to cover,” said Paulo Pinto, MPA, MAPS Executive Director. “Programs for the elderly, children and immigrants in general are often overlooked.”
The MAPS Endowment currently includes 17 different funds totaling more than $234,000 as of March 2013, including three that were just created: the Sal Couto Family Fund, to support Elder Services; the Carlos Lima Family Fund, to support Citizenship and Civic Activism; and the Joe and Dorothy Chaves Family Fund, for Citizenship Services. [→]
16 May, 2013
The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) will offer a free US Citizenship Clinic for naturalization information and application assistance in Brighton, on May 23, in partnership with the Brazilian Women’s Group. The event is part of a series of drives being organized by MAPS within the Greater Boston Citizenship Initiative (GBCI), a collaboration of community partners funded by a grant from the Fish Family Foundation. For information, please call Paula Bronzoni at (617) 787-0557 or email email@example.com. [→]
10 May, 2013
The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) hosted more than 360 guests for an evening of elegance and glamour at the regional health and social service organization’s 2013 Awards Gala on May 4 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. Boston’s Seaport District was the perfect setting for the fundraising event, which celebrated the Portuguese-speaking people’s seafaring tradition while also honoring six distinguished individuals who have inspired and made a difference in the lives of many immigrants. [→]
1 May, 2013
The MAPS 2013 Awards Gala is this Saturday, May 4! This elegant annual fundraiser supports our health and social services in Greater Boston, Greater Lowell and Framingham.
The black-tie-optional event will take place at 6 pm, at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. It features a red carpet arrival, social hour, awards ceremony, online auction, entertainment, a Grand Raffle with four valuable prizes—including a $5,000 cash 1st Prize, a 2nd Prize Round Trip for 2 to Portugal—and much more!
Reservations are now closed for the event. Please call Lucinda at (617) 864-7600 weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm for more information.
“We’re very excited to invite the entire community to come and join us at our Gala,” said Paulo Pinto, MPA, MAPS Executive Director. “We guarantee our guests will have a night to remember, while supporting much-needed health and social services for Brazilians, Cape Verdeans, Portuguese and others throughout the area.”
30 April, 2013
Staff and supporters of the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) helped raise community awareness about sexual assault and how Portuguese-speaking victims can get help in their own language, during national Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in April. [→]
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