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MAPS Marks World AIDS Day with Special Event in Malden

December 17, 2014

MAPS WAD EventThe Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) brought more than 70 people together on December 5th, at the Top Choice Bar & Grill in Malden, to honor those fighting HIV and the virus’s victims. The event marked World AIDS Day (WAD), recognized around the world each year on December 1. [→]

MAPS & Partners Educate the Community about President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

December 10, 2014

With eager faces and many questions, more than 80 community members attended the six free Informational Sessions organized by the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)—in partnership with the Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants (MORI), Brazilian Immigrants Center (BIC), the Brazilian Women’s Group (GMB) and CVC UNIDO—to clarify President Barack Obama’s recent Executive Action on Immigration. The sessions took place between November 24 and December 3 at the six MAPS offices in Cambridge, Somerville, Brighton, Dorchester, Framingham and Lowell. [→]

MAPS Voted Best Non-Profit of 2014

December 8, 2014

The Best of 2014 - Brazilian MagazineWe are very proud to announce that MAPS was voted by the readers of Brazilian Magazine as the BEST COMMUNITY NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION OF 2014!

The election process involved hundreds of readers of the Brazilian Magazine in more than 120 cities and towns. Thank you so very much to our clients and friends who trust us with their lives, and make us work harder every day to help them lead healthier, safer and more contributing and independent lives.

We’re also very happy to be sharing this award distinction with the Brazilian Immigrant Center (BIC), a community partner that is also doing fantastic work and whose Executive Director Natalicia Tracy is being honored by MAPS at our 2015 Awards Gala.

Today is Giving Tuesday!

December 2, 2014

After Black Friday, Local-Businesses Saturday and Cyber Monday, it’s time for Giving Tuesday! Please consider making a donation to MAPS in this day of giving back to the community, by supporting local non-profit organizations. Your contribution makes a difference, and allows MAPS to keep providing social and health services for the Portuguese-speaking communities and other residents of Massachusetts.

Please click here to make a donation!

givingtuesdaysomerville_highresMAPS is also participating in the  first-annual Giving Tuesday Somerville, a joint fundraising effort including other 13 nonprofit organizations as part of the international Giving Tuesday program. Find out here how you can participate! And visit SCATTVSomerville.org to donate.

MAPS to Honor World AIDS Day with Special Event in Malden, Dec. 5th

November 26, 2014

FORPRINT_WAD_FLYER_ENGThere 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) on December 1st, the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) will host a special event on December 5th, from 6 to 10 pm, at the Top Choice Bar & Grill (formerly Bossa Nova Steak House), located at 290 Main Street in Malden. [→]

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