April 24, 2015
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. [→]
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. [→]
April 22, 2015
From 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)
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!
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 https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JZ6ZFF3, or on Facebook!
The survey can be completed in Portuguese, Spanish, Haitian Creole or English.