What's New at MAPS?
December 6, 2013
The MAPS World AIDS Day event is happening Friday night, Dec. 5, from 6-9 pm at our Cambridge Office (1046 Cambridge St.)!
Please come join us for this free evening including a traditional Brazilian feijoada dinner, a dramatic presentation, information about HIV/AIDS in the community and in the world, presentation of the MAPS Spotlight Certificates of Excellence, and much more! Please see our press release and Facebook page for more info.
November 22, 2013
Exec. Dir. Paulo Pinto and Paula Coutinho, new Board VP
At its meeting on Nov. 19, the MAPS Board of Directors elected its officers for the coming year. Elizabeth Chaves of Salem was re-elected as President; Raymond Estrella, MBA, of Somerville as Treasurer; and Stephen Pereira, M.Ed., of Brockton, as Secretary. Paula Coutinho, LICSW, of Pawtucket, RI, was elected as the Board’s new Vice President, replacing Elisa Tristán-Cheever, MD, of Pelham, NH, who stepped down from her officer’s position but will remain on the 15-member Board.
Chaves works for the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition, while Coutinho works at the Cambridge Health Alliance, and Estrella at Bluefin Robotics in Quincy. Pereira is a retired Arlington school administrator. [→]
November 15, 2013
There are 35 million people living with HIV today all over the world, according to the World Health Organization. Another 36 million have died of AIDS since the disease caused by the HIV virus was discovered in the 1980s. To honor those fighting HIV and the virus’s victims, and to commemorate World AIDS Day (WAD, December 1), MAPS will host a special event called Seventy Million Hugs on December 6, from 6 to 9 pm, at the nonprofit health and social service organization’s headquarters at 1046 Cambridge St. in Cambridge. [→]
November 13, 2013
The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) will offer four Citizenship & Health Days through the end of this year. The free events include US Citizenship Clinics for naturalization information and application assistance, as well as an introduction to the Massachusetts Navigator Program, which educates and enrolls applicants into new health insurance plans in accordance with the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). The upcoming MAPS Citizenship & Health Days will take place as follows: [→]
October 31, 2013
A film-maker/educator, a doctor who supports youth with medical career aspirations, a couple dedicated to providing household goods to low-income area residents, and two successful businessmen will be honored by the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) at the nonprofit health and social service organization’s 2014 Awards Gala next Spring, according to MAPS officials. [→]
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