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Assessment of Framingham Portuguese Speakers Indicate a Greater Need for Culturally Appropriate Social Services

March 21, 2017

framingham_1The Portuguese-speaking community in Framingham and surrounding areas need improved access to culturally and linguistically competent social services, with a special focus on health insurance enrollment, housing and job training, ESOL and domestic violence and sexual assault services. This is the main conclusion of the Framingham Community Needs Assessment Survey recently conducted by the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS). [→]

MAPS Announces 2017 Awards Gala Sponsors and Honorary Committee

March 16, 2017

website_logoPlans are well under way for the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) 2017 Awards Gala, which will be presented by four Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners: the Apres, Cafua, Couto and Riverside Management Groups. The black-tie-optional event will take place Saturday, April 29th, at the elegant Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge. It will feature a Red Carpet arrival, cocktail reception, banquet, awards ceremony honoring distinguished community members and organizations, silent auction, entertainment and much more. [→]

MAPS Offices to close on Tuesday, March 13

March 13, 2017





Due to the snowstorm expected tomorrow – Tuesday, March 14th – ALL MAPS offices will be closed.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. If you had an appointment scheduled, we will be contacting you to reschedule. Stay safe!

ICE: Know Your Rights

March 10, 2017

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If you or anyone you know is in risk of deportation, make sure to have a plan, and KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!

Click here to download a PDF in English put together by the Immigrant Defense Project that you can print out and share with the community.

MAPS Invites Community to White Ribbon Day Exhibit with Portuguese-speaking Male Artists on March 3rd

February 21, 2017

MAPS_WRD_2017_POSTCARD_enThe Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) will host a White Ribbon Day (WRD) Art Exhibit event on Friday, March 3rd, from 4 to 7 pm at the health and social services organization’s Dorchester office, at 1 Stoughton Street. This event, which is open to the public, is MAPS’ way of reaching out to all males in the Portuguese-speaking community to join the White Ribbon Day initiative to end violence against women and all gender-based violence.

 MAPS has invited a group of male artists from the Portuguese-speaking community to each exhibit 4 to 5 pieces of artwork. Confirmed so far are visual artists Alexandre Henrique, Tierry Tavares, Ricardo Nassif and Yuri Ferreira, who will share with the guests their personal interpretation of their art pieces, reflecting themes of female empowerment, self-worth, non-violence and respect. State Representative Evandro C. Carvalho will also be at the event to show his commitment to the cause and to share a few words with the audience. [→]

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