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2016 Joe & Dorothy Chaves Memorial Walk a Success

September 26, 2016

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The 2016 MAPS Team at the Joe Chaves Memorial Walk

This year’s Joe Chaves 5K Walk through Cambridge into Charlestown was a resounding success! A group of MAPS staff and family members joined a great crowd of supporters on Sunday, September 25, 2016, walking the route under sunny skies, helping to raise funds for MAPS programs and Bunker Hill Community College scholarships.

Click here to learn more about the Joe Chaves Memorial Walk/ Run and the Joe & Dorothy Chaves foundation. [→]

MAPS Attends National CDC Grantee Meeting in Atlanta

September 23, 2016

Paulo Pinto, MPA, Milena Mello and Jean Granick, from CHA

Paulo Pinto, MPA, Milena Mello and Jean Granick, from CHA

The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers is attending the national Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Grantee Meeting for community-based organizations in Atlanta this week.

MAPS Executive Director Paulo Pinto and HIV/STI Prevention and Screening Program Director Milena Mello are meeting with CDC officials and representatives of approximately 90 other organizations that were awarded 5-year grants to implement comprehensive high-impact HIV prevention programs to reduce morbidity, mortality and related health disparities.

The MAPS grant includes a partnership with Cambridge Health Alliance, which is also being represented at this national meeting by Program Manager Jean Granick.

AG Healey Kicks Off Her Office’s Advisory Council on New Americans

September 20, 2016

img_20160920_093602_01Building on her commitment to ensure that the Attorney General’s Office is a resource for those who need it the most, Attorney General Maura Healey today kicked off the new Advisory Council on New Americans. The 26-member council will work with AG Healey and her staff on how the office can best address the needs of the state’s immigrant and refugee communities.

The Attorney General’s Advisory Council on New Americans, a new initiative under AG Healey’s Community Engagement Division, will form a consistent dialogue between immigrant and refugee leaders across the state and the AG’s Office to advise on issues affecting immigrant communities including civil and consumer rights issues, health care, workers’ rights and housing.

“I am excited to launch the Advisory Council for New Americans to strengthen our work on behalf of immigrant and refugee communities,” said AG Healey at the council’s kickoff meeting in her Boston office. “Building strong partnerships with community organizations will help ensure that all of our residents are treated fairly in Massachusetts.” [→]

Dr. Edward Leitão Fund Offers Scholarships to Portuguese-American Medical Students

September 14, 2016

Dr. Edward Leitão

Dr. Edward Leitão

The Dr. Edward Leitão Memorial Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for scholarships from Portuguese-American medical students and physicians in training, following the fund’s goal of filling the need among the community for Portuguese-speaking medical professionals. The fund is offering up to two scholarships of $1,500 each, and the deadline for submission of applications is November 15, 2016, at 5PM EST. [→]

MAPS Invites Community to the Joe Chaves Walk/Run on Sept. 25th

September 12, 2016

chaves-walk-2015_004The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) invites the community to join the organization’s Walk Team for the 5th Annual Joe Chaves 5K Memorial Walk/Run on Sept. 25th in Cambridge and Charlestown. Funds raised support scholarships and community programs for the Portuguese-American community of Greater Boston. [→]

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