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Reverend Cheng Imm Tan Updates Aug 2013

August 30, 2013 Announcements

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Enclosed are this week announcements for your sharing with your networks. Please forward any of your announcements to [email protected] and we will be happy to post them on.


All the best,
Reverend Cheng Imm Tan

Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians

Immigration Advice
(July-December 2013 Schedule)

September 4 & 18
October 2 & 16
November 6 & 20
December 4 & 18

Room 804 in Boston City Hall
12:00 (noon) – 2:00 PM
For more information, please call 617-635-2980.


U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
in collaboration with
The City of Boston and the National Youth Violence Prevention Forum invite you to participate in a:

Free Capacity Building / Grant Writing Training  offered by HUD at Northeastern University on September 17-18, 2013 (flyer enclosed).  This is an excellent training and a great resource.  Seats are limited.  Do take advantage of this resource and register early to ensure you have a seat.

To register e-mail your information to: [email protected]

TECH GOES HOME can teach your constituents the SKILLS they need to
. Search for and apply to jobs on the internet
. Use technology to better run their small businesses
. Enhance English and work with their children using educational online programs
. Use the internet to access community resources and services


Program participants can purchase a NEW computer or tablet for ONLY $50!

Please RSVP for the event by Friday, September 6.

Click here to RSVP:

If you have any difficulty with the RSVP link, please email [email protected] or call An Le at 617-635-1961.
If your organization would like to partner with Tech Goes Home but cannot attend the event, please email[email protected] to learn more.

We look forward to seeing you there!

About Tech Goes Home:
With support from the city of Boston, Tech Goes Home is a national nonprofit program that has successfully provided more than 10,000 under-served residents the opportunity, tools, education and access required for 21st century skills development.

TGH Small Business is a new initiative that aims to help micro-business owners use technology and online tools to Organize, Market, and Sell through 15 hours of FREE training from a trainer in the business’s community and the opportunity to purchase a new computer for a $50 copay. By the end of the program, participants will have a working knowledge of and confidence in a selection of hand-picked web tools that address common needs of micro-businesses.
Tech Goes Home is looking to partner with organizations that would be interested in adopting its FREE materials and course model. Tech Goes Home will train individuals from interested organizations, and support you throughout the duration of the course.
Visit Tech Goes Home online at


The 2013 Boston Ahts Festival is this weekend! Saturday & Sunday, 8/31-9/1, 12-8pm
Since 2003, Mayor Menino has presented the Boston Ahts Festival in the North End’s beautiful Christopher Columbus Park. This year’s event is Saturday and Sunday, 8/31/13-9/1/13 from 12 – 8PM. Highlights include:
- Over 50 visual and craft artists exhibiting and selling their work
- Performances throughout the weekend from noon-8pm on the main stage
- Saturday evening firework display, 9pm
- An interactive arts program
- Temporary public art installations on view
For the full schedule download the 2013 Arts Festival program here.
We look forward to seeing you at the Ahts festival this weekend!

For more information contact the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism & Special Events at 617.635.3911.
Follow us on Twitter & Facebook.


Street Dedication and Sign Unveiling
In honor of:

María Sánchez
Please join us to celebrate María’s dedication to the community!

Saturday, September 14, 2013
10:00am-11:00am:  Ceremony
11:30am-12:00pm:  Refreshments

Corner of Tremont and Gurney Streets in Mission Hill, Boston, MA  02120

Refreshments immediately following at Fuentes Market Parking Lot
680 Parker Street; Boston, MA  02120

For further details or information, please contact:

Maria Alamo, 617-669-5274
Marlene Sánchez, 617-827-5688

Music by: Grupo Yagua-David Morales

Sponsored By:
City of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino,
City of Boston Neighborhood Services, Public Works Department, Fuentes Market, Friends of María Sánchez, The Laboy and Fuentes Family, The Roberto Clemente 21 League & Dancers – Alfredo Liriano & Carmen Rosado and Residents of Mission Hill


What: Mexican Independence Anniversary Celebration in Boston
When: Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 6 PM to 12 AM
Where: Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center, Roxbury Community College
Admission: Adults $7
Children under 13 years old free Admission

Come and experience the ceremony of “El grito” the shout out of Viva Mexico by Consul General of Mexico Daniel Hernandez Joseph and give your taste buds a real treat with the “Taco Fest” you can even vote for the “Best Taco of New England” while you listen the most authentic representative of Mexican Music Veronica Robles and her Mariachi in addition to this there will be folkloric dance, activities for children and more…..

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience an authentic Mexican Fiesta
Get your tickets online at

Veronica Robles
Telemundo’s Orale con Veronica TV show

Email: [email protected]


La Alianza Hispana
Women of Courage Awards
Thursday, October 24, 2013, 8-10 am
One Financial Conference & Events Center, Boston

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities Form enclosed.
Nomination forms and supporting documents can be sent by fax (617) 442-2259 or to by email to[email protected] and are due no later than Friday, September 6, 2013
If you have questions about the nomination process membership status, requirements, or selecting which category your nominee falls under please contact Vivian Pera at (617) 427-7175 X 236 or email[email protected]

John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, Tufts Health Foundation
And Mayor Menino’s Commission on Affairs of the Eldery present:

Space is limited. Advanced registration required for participation in workshops, lunch, and presentations. Registration information on the reverse side of the page.
Registration deadline is Thursday, September 12th.
. Healthy Cooking Demo
. Tai Chi
. Massage
. Zumba
. Beauty Demo
. Still Life Drawing
Affordable Care Act
. Fraud/Scam Prevention
And other Healthy Aging Topics!
All Day Vendor Fair!
. Blood Pressure, Vision, and Body Mass Index Screenings
. Benefits CheckUp
. Sign up for SHINE, SNAP, and other benefits
. City Hall To Go Truck!

Saturday, September 21st, 2013
10:00 AM—3:00 PM
at University of Massachusetts Boston
Including information on Caregiver Services and Support Groups, Benefits and Assistance Programs, Senior Living Residences, and more!
A Health and Wellness Symposium for Seniors
University of Massachusetts Boston complies with all ADA requirements. If you require disability-related accommodations for a University of Massachusetts Boston event you will be attending, please contact the University of Massachusetts Boston Customer Service Center by tele-phone at 617-287-4000 or by e-mail at[email protected] at least two weeks prior to the event so we may provide what you require.
Nutritious Lunch Provided
Gerontology Institute

REGISTER NOW! Complete and mail this form to the Elderly Commission, One City Hall Square, Rm 271, Boston, MA 02201, or fax it to 617.635.3213.
You can also register by phone at 617.635.4366 or online at
Don’t forget to register by Thursday, September 12th, 2013!
Tula Q. Mahl
Deputy Commissioner of Policy and Communications
Commission on Affairs of the Elderly – City of Boston


Disability Law Center’s Annual Benefit Auction
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Royal Sonesta Hotel
Cambridge, Massachusetts
6pm – 9pm
Disability Law Center is Proud to Honor

Edward M. Kennedy Leadership Award
Mayor Thomas M. Menino & Spaulding Rehabilitation Network

  Unsung Hero Award
Bobby White, Robert White & Associates

  Individual Leadership Award
Dennis Heaphy

$125 per person – Complimentary Beverages, Light Dinner & Parking Included

Disability Law Center Inc
11 Beacon St Ste 925
Boston, MA 02108 · Beacon Hill
(617) 723-8455


Fundación Dominicana del Arte y la Cultura de Boston

“Mis Cosas”
un libro de 116 páginas conteniendo 115 poesías y poemas
Autor: Vicente García

Día:  Sábado 7 de septiembre, 2013
Hora:  6:00 PM
Lugar:  Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St., Jamaica Plain, MA. 02130
Para mayor información, puede llamar a Junior Pepen 617-755-3613 o Luis Matos 617-792-9916



Allston Brighton CDC’s annual All Bright World Night celebration will be on Thursday November 7, 2013 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, at Common Ground in Allston. Be sure to mark your calendars and come celebrate with us!

All Bright World Night is the signature event and annual fundraiser for the Allston Brighton CDC. It celebrates the tastes and sounds of our diverse community in Allston Brighton and supports the work of the Allston Brighton CDC. This year we are pleased to have Mayor Thomas Menino, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren, and United States Representative Michael Capuano serving as our Honorary Chairs. These dedicated public servants have generously offered their support of our event and have been tireless advocates of the CDC.

The Allston Brighton CDC works to build a stronger and more stable community by representing and supporting the expressed interests, positive engagement and leadership of Allston Brighton’s diverse local communities, institutions, individuals, and families of all incomes. For over 33 years, we have developed affordable housing, increased access to homeownership, connected our community to healthy open spaces, and established pathways for civic engagement. In recent months we have expanded our efforts to encompass new challenges such as promoting community health and creating programming for vulnerable, low-income youth.
An invitation will follow.

Contact [email protected] with questions.
Allston Brighton CDC mailing address is:
Suite 288
Allston, Ma 02134


Percussions*Re*Percussions: Quintín Rivera Toro
Celebrando el histórico triunfo de justicia social de Villa Victoria con el artista puertorriqueño Quintín Rivera Toro a través de una sesión de improvisación musical participativa abierta a percusionistas profesionales y aficionados de la comunidad. RSVP en Facebook

LA GALERÍA at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, un programa de IBA
85 W. Newton St., Boston, MA 02118

EN EXHIBICIÓN: 30 de agosto – 5 de octubre, 2013
RECEPCIÓN DE APERTURA: ¡MAÑANA! sábado, 31 de agosto, 6-9PM
CHARLA: viernes, 20 de septiembre, 6-8PM

Para más información, visita o llámanos al (617) 927-1707

HORAS DE LA GALERÍA: jueves y viernes: 3—7PM / sábado: 1—4PM
o con cita: (617) 927-1742 / [email protected]
La Galería at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts es un programa de IBA – Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, una organización sin fines de lucro que desde 1968 incrementa el poder de individuos por medio de programas de educación, desarrollo laboral y artes y crea comunidades vibrantes de vivienda accesible.
A través del generoso apoyo de nuestros amigos, como tú, IBA ofrece vibrantes programas de arte latino a bajo costo. ¡Cada dólar es importante! Haz clic aquí y dona ahora

Percussions*Re*Percussions: Quintín Rivera Toro
Tomorrow we celebrate the historic social justice triumph of Villa Victoria with Puerto Rican artist Quintín Rivera Toro through a participatory musical jam session open to professional and amateur percussionists from the community and surrounding areas. RSVP on Facebook

LA GALERÍA at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, a program of IBA
85 W. Newton St., Boston, MA 02118

ON VIEW: August 30 – October 5, 2013
ARTIST TALK: Friday, September 20, 6-8PM


For more information, go to or call (617) 927-1707

GALLERY HOURS: Thursday and Friday: 3—7PM / Saturday: 1—4PM
or by appointment: (617) 927-1742 / [email protected]

La Galería at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts is a program of IBA – Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción

CelebrAsians: Cancer Walk on the Runway is a benefit fashion show for Asian Women for Health, New England’s one and only peer-led, community-based network dedicated to advancing Asian women’s health and wellness through education, advocacy and support.  The event will feature Asian Cancer survivors and the creations of leading Asian designers including Avni Trivedi, Anh Vu Sawyer, Vienne Cheung, Qingjian Shi and more.
Venue: Dance Union
16 Bow Street, Somerville

Contact: Chien-Chi Huang
617-767-1071 or [email protected] for sponsorship information

Ticket price: 10 or more $75, advance $85, after 9/20 or at the door $100
Pre-Show Reception: 7:00-8:00 pm
Event website:

Thank you so much and I hope to see you at the event!

Chien-Chi Huang, Director
Asian Women for Health
Educate. Advocate. Reciprocate.
Direct Line:  617-870-4056


Live Jazz Every Friday and Saturday night, 9pm-12am at the Fairmont Battery Wharf Hotel Jazz Lounge – 3 Battery Wharf (North End) Boston, MA.
(617) 994-9000

With the Lance Houston Jazz Quartet -
Twitter: @lancehouston
Lance Houston
(617) 420-2372


18th Brazilian Independence Day Festival
DCR Herter Park, Charles River – 1175 Soldiers Field Road
Out Door Festival – Sunday, September 8, 2013, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


K. George and Carolann S. Najarian, M.D. Lecture on Human Rights
Endowed Public Program of the Armenian Heritage Foundation
Sponsor of Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway, Boston

2013 Najarian Lecture on Human Rights – In Our Midst: Slavery Unmasked

Keynote Speaker:
Siddharth Kara
Fellow, Carr Center Program on Human Trafficking &
Modern Slavery, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Thursday, October 24 at 7pm
Faneuil Hall, Boston

For their important participation, we also extend appreciation to the speakers and to Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Task Force on Human Trafficking, WGBH Senior Investigative Reporter Phillip Martin, Boston Bar Association, Boston Police Human Trafficking Unit, Boston University School of Law Human Trafficking Clinic, Family Justice Center, Google, Millennium Hotels, My Life My Choice, Kim’s Project, Lutheran Services of New England, Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance, Polaris Project among other organizations and their leadership.

For further information, please email [email protected]

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) is a national leader in education, dedicated to supporting the Commonwealth’s students and educators.  We are currently seeking highly qualified candidates to join our diverse workforce.  Attached is a list of employment opportunities currently available at ESE and posted on the Human Resources Division’s Commonwealth Employment Opportunities (CEO) website.
For more detailed information and application instructions, please refer to the attached Job Opportunity List or visit our Job Opportunities page on ESE’s official website.
You are invited to apply for any position(s) for which you possess the expertise and interest. If you know of qualified individuals who may have an interest in our positions, please feel free to forward this e-mail or direct them to our website.
Please do not hesitate to contact Maureen O’Brien or any other HR staff member if you have questions.
Maureen O’Brien
Sr. Human Resources Center Liaison
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA  02148
Tel : 781-338-6107
Fax: 781-338-3387
email: [email protected]






18th Brazilian Independence Day Festival
DCR Herter Park, Charles River – 1175 Soldiers Field Road
Out Door Festival – Sunday, September 8, 2013, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Election Department is seeking a substantial amount of help for the Municipal Preliminary Election on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013.

The Election Department is seeking a substantial amount of help for the Municipal Preliminary Election on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013. Given the historic nature of this election, a significant voter turnout is anticipated.
Assistance is needed city-wide at all levels: Wardens, Clerks, Inspectors, and particularly, bilingual staff are needed at Boston’s 255 Polling Locations. More information regarding the Election Day Poll Worker’s position can be found on our website.
Additionally, a large team of workers will be needed to staff telephone lines in the Election Department that day: duties will include answering inquiries from the general public, as well as fielding calls from the election officers at the polls.
For more information on how you can help on Election day or to sign up to help
Please contact [email protected].


Positions: Interpreters Wanted
The Asian-American National Committee, Inc., (AANC), is currently looking for several good part-time and/or on-call freelance interpreters and translators for the following languages:
Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin); Korean; Vietnamese; Cambodian/Khmer; Lao/Laotian; Thai; and others.
Pay: $25 per-hour. Well paid by-the-hour and rewarding positions.
Candidates must be bilingual and possess strong English verbal and written communication skills.
Experience preferred, but not necessary. Must be dependable, flexible, professional, and be able to pass various required exams, as needed.
Must have own car or be willing to travel by public transportation, and be available to be on-call. Private transportation is preferred.
If interested, please send or email us your current resume, state-issued picture identification, and inquiries to:[email protected] or fax to: (800) 931-8575 and/or call (877) 799-2262 Ext. 551. The AANC’s
The AANC is an equal opportunity national organization. All are welcome to join and apply.

Tuan D. Nguyen, A.L.M.
Asian-American National Committee, Inc.
Office of the Chairman and CEO
Tuan D. Nguyen, A.L.M., Chairman and CEO    [email protected]
(877) 799-2262 Ext. 101  FAX: (800) 931-8575



Centro Presente and the MA Trust Act Coalition Present:

Just Communities
General Producer: Centro Presente
Just Communities Trailer

A mini-documentary about the impact of the S-Comm program on immigrant communities. More than 1,600,000 people have been deported under the Obama administration and S-Comm has been the legal tool that the US government is using to deport undocumented immigrants.

JUST COMMUNITIES features testimonies of affected immigrant families, activists and elected officials that are working for better public policies around immigration.  This mini-documentary examines the direct connection between unfair policies and programs like S-Comm with the suffering and separation of immigrant families and the current U.S. immigration system.
The video also explores possible solutions and finds that there is hope for JUST COMMUNITIES/COMUNIDADES JUSTAS for all of us.

The Struggle Continues!

WHEN: Wednesday, September 25th at 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Gardner Auditorium, MA State House

If you want to join the MA TRUST ACT Coalition, please contact José Palma [email protected] or Patricia Montes [email protected] at Centro Presente.
This activity is in support of the MA TRUST ACT Campaign

Join the Mailing List!

Centro Presente
17 Inner Belt Road
Somerville, Massachusetts 02143


Iraqi & Arab Community Association,Inc.
ESL Programs
Attached is the flyer for ESL classes.

Iman Shati
Executive Director
Iraqi & Arab Community Association,Inc.
298 Union Street Suite 1, Lynn, MA 01901
Tel:   339-440-2589
Fax:  781-477-1812


Seeking Evening ESOL Teachers at Notre Dame Education Center
Please send inquiries and resumes to [email protected].  Women of Courage Awards Thursday, October 24, 2013,
8 -10 am One Financial Conference & Events Center, Boston

Job Title: ESOL Teacher (PM)
Reports To:  ESOL Evening Coordinator
Schedule: 8 hours per week/37 weeks
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Department:  ESOL
Approved By/Date:  Executive Director 6/1/12

Summary:  The ESOL teacher provides group instruction to adult learners. Instructors must maintain student assessment and attendance records to monitor student progress during the year. They must meet with students throughout the year to update student goals. Teachers are responsible for developing lesson plans and sub-plans. They are required to attend staff development workshops, update curriculum in keeping with the DESE frameworks, and participate in the committees and events of the Center.  ESOL levels 1 and 2 meet Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 PM -8:00 PM. ESOL levels 3 and 4 meet Monday and Wednesday, 5:30 PM -8:00 PM.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

Collaborate with the ESOL team to register prospective students, administer placement tests and complete all intake forms

Maintain appropriate student records

Select and develop class material suitable for the students’ level

Provide input and participate in program and staff development

Attend at least 12 hours of professional development activities per year, or 2.5% of paid hours, whichever is greater

New staff is required to attend the fifteen hour teacher orientation provided by SABES in addition to the hours of required professional development

Create an informal, comfortable environment that is conducive to learning

Work with the ESOL Evening Coordinator in establishing the alignment of ESOL Curriculum Frameworks with NDEC curriculum

Formulate well defined and consistent objectives with the instructional level of students

Participate in monthly staff meetings

Competency: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Understanding the Adult Learner:  Incorporates theories of and research in adult development in designing effective instruction appropriate to the learning environment (e.g., in the classroom, workplace, homeless shelter); Incorporates theories of and research in adult learning and in learning disabilities in designing effective instruction appropriate to the learning environment; Uses knowledge of the factors that influence adult learners’ participation and persistence in adult basic education programs to increase learner success.

Diversity and Equity: Interacts equitably and responsibly with all learners, Provides learners with strategies and tools to collaborate with other learners, co-workers, and community members; Draws on the range of interests, needs, and approaches of learners in planning instruction; Promotes learner understanding of American civic culture, its underlying ideals, political principles, institutions, procedures, and processes in the design of curriculum; Uses, in appropriate contexts, instructional materials conveying a range of contributions of various immigrant and native groups have made to American society.

Instructional Design and Teaching Approaches: Draws on the history, structure, purpose, and critical issues of adult basic education in planning instruction; Uses needs analyses in the design of instruction; Designs curriculum relevant to the experiences, interests, and goals of learners, the particular instructional setting, and the Department’s adult basic education curriculum frameworks; Integrates appropriate use of technologies into the adult education teaching and learning process; Sets forth the learning objectives, instructional methods, and their rationale in the design of instruction and makes them available to colleagues and learners; Uses a variety of instructional methods, techniques, and tools that facilitate adult learning; Uses strategies that are effective for learners to develop and use critical thinking and to solve complex problems.

Learner Assessment and Evaluation: Creates and uses formal and informal assessments for the purpose of placing learners at the appropriate instructional level; Creates and uses formative and summative assessments to evaluate learner progress; Confers with colleagues, supervisors, and community resources when special assessments are required; Evaluates the effectiveness of instruction and modifies it based upon results and student feedback; Uses data collection systems for program improvement.

Facilitating the Adult Learning Environment: Communicates effectively and appropriately with learners; Creates an environment conducive to adult learning; Promotes learner involvement in community and societal issues; Refers adult learners with challenging life issues to the appropriate resources; Uses resources available to learners to develop employment readiness skills; Collaborates effectively with learners, colleagues, and relevant members of various educational settings (e.g., family literacy, corrections, or workplace education) and the community at large; Incorporates the principles of lifelong learning (e.g., modeling self-application methods) to prepare learners for continued education and training outside the classroom.

Professionalism/Continuing Education: Reflects critically on the experiences of self and others, such as learners, colleagues, and supervisors; Develops goals for an individual professional development plan; Complies with rules and regulations as specified in the NDEC Personnel guidelines; Maintains good attendance and is punctual and professional in appearance; Meets the Professional Development requirements of DESE etc.; Is receptive to feedback and suggestions for growth and improvement.

Qualifications: Directly supervises staff within the department; carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and applicable laws.

Bachelor’s degree or higher, Master’s degree preferred

Required Qualifications:
Experience working with adult learners
Ability to adapt teaching styles and materials to meet the individual needs of students
Excellent oral and communication skills
Facility in a second language preferred
Good computer skills preferred
Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Certificates and Licenses:  None required

Supervisory Responsibilities:
No supervisory responsibilities

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the office/classroom work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is routinely required to stand and walk.

Anna Fernandez-Buehrens
Literacy Coordinator
Notre Dame Education Center
200 Old Colony Avenue
South Boston, MA 02127
(617) 268-1912 ext. 247
Fax: (617) 464-7924


Citizens Bank is committed to helping revitalize neighborhoods across the Commonwealth. I’m excited to announce the official launch of Citizens Bank’s Growing Communities initiative – a partnership to support urban development initiatives and collaboration in Massachusetts.
Citizens Bank’s Growing Communities will invest up to $150,000 total in grants ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 for projects that contribute to the resiliency of neighborhoods by fostering economic growth. Applications may include efforts for neighborhood revitalization in distressed communities, support for local economic activity, creation of small businesses, job creation and other creative and collaborative responses to make a neighborhood a better place to live and work.
At Citizens Bank, we believe deeply in giving back to the communities where we live and work. We believe that the Citizens Bank’s Growing Communities initiative will have a significant impact on neighborhood development revitalization initiatives, help local residents, nonprofit organizations and business owners.

To learn more about Growing Communities and to apply click HERE!

Applications are due by 5p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2013.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions in the meantime.

Andrea Martinez Frey, Vice President, Public Affairs
RBS Citizens Financial Group, Communications & Marketing
28 State Street
Mailstop MS1110
Boston, MA 02109
Telephone:  617.725.5843
[email protected]  |

The Worker Education Program is offering two free Morning ESOL classes to Boston residents beginning September 16, 2013.

English and Computers
Level I
Monday/Wednesday 9:30 – 12:00

English and Computers
Level II
Tuesday/Thursday 9:30 – 12:00

Registration and testing will be on Thursday 9/5/2013, Monday 9/9/2013 & Wednesday 9/11/2013
Time: 9:30-12:00

at the Worker Education Program in the MAHA Bldg
1803 Dorchester Ave., 2nd floor classroom, Dorchester Near Ashmont Station; street parking available.
Questions? Call Kathleen or Betsy at (617) 822-0104

Classes are funded by English for New Bostonians.

Esther D. Leonelli
Worker Education Program
1803 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
Tel:  617-822-0130


Instructor – Pharmacy Technician Certification Training Program

JVS’ Pharmacy Technician Certification Training program is a middle skills training program designed to assist adults who seek entry level positions in retail pharmacies.  Populations served include refugees and immigrants, dislocated workers, individuals transitioning from public assistance, other low-income individuals with barriers to employment; in addition to incumbent pharmacy staff seeking certification. 

The instructor will develop curriculum, lesson plans and teaching materials that lead students to the goal of passing the national certification exam. The instructor will be an active participant in the skills training team and contribute to the goal of the students passing the exam and becoming employed as a pharmacy technician in a local pharmacy.

2-5 years of teaching adults;
Experience working in a pharmacy strongly preferred;
Strong Microsoft Office skills;
Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills;
Strong written and oral communication skills;
Demonstrated presentation and facilitation skills;
Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with a diverse group of clients at all levels of the organization;
Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently;
Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

BS in Education, Science or related field required, Master’s preferred.

JVS CULTURE:  JVS is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities.  By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, JVS will better serve our local communities and continue to provide quality services.

APPLICATION:  Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected].  Please indicate in your cover letter the resource where you saw this listing.  People with disabilities, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

Margaret Chapin
HR Specialist – JVS
29 Winter Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Tel:         (617) 399 – 3236
Fax:        (617) 428 – 0380
E-mail:   [email protected]





The Cambridge Community Learning Center is looking for part-time Intermediate Level ESOL instructors from September-June for Tues/Thurs evenings and Mon/Wed mornings. These positions are for 10 hours per week: 6 hours teaching and 4 hours preparation time.

• Teach ESOL classes to adult students
• Develop instructional materials and lesson plans, based on CLC Curriculum and Massachusetts ABE Curriculum Frameworks
• Provide on-going assessment of students
• Keep records of student attendance
• Conference individually with students at the end of each semester
• Review and track goals and achievements with students
• Assist students in developing or reviewing education and career plans through classroom activities
• Communicate with advisors about student issues
• Participate in staff and program development activities
• Experience with the needs of adult learners in a community-based setting

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

*   Knowledge of methods and materials used in ESOL instruction
*   Sensitivity to the needs of the adult learner population
*   Excellent oral and written communication skills

Experience and/or Education

*   Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
*   Minimum of one year of experience teaching ESOL, preferably to adults
*   Experience teaching English using computer-based programs preferred
*   BEST Plus and/or TABE CLAS-E certification highly desirable
*   Experience with the needs of adult learners in a community-based setting

RATE: $ 24.60 per hour

To apply, please submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to:
Joseph Passeri at < [email protected] > AND also to the Personnel Department at[email protected]<mailto:em[email protected]>

Teresa Brown
Community Learning Center
5 Western Avenue (formerly 19 Brookline Street)
Cambridge, MA 02139
fax 857-235-9713


Free 3-week Intensive English Class starts 9/11
The AmeriCorps New Americans Integration Program invites adults interested in a  3-week intensive afternoon English class to register for a class taught by AmeriCorps members training to be ESOL teachers.  There will be three sections of class from beginning to intermediate level (approx. SPL 0-6).  Classes will run every afternoon from 2:30-4:45 downtown for three weeks starting 9/11.
If you have students who are on your wait list or could use some extra practice, please refer them.
To register or for more information please contact Laura Onyeneho at English for New Bostonians at (617) 350-5480 x230 or [email protected]. A flyer is also available at

Claudia Green
Executive Director
English for New Bostonians
105 Chauncy St., Suite 901
Boston, MA 02111
617.350.5480 x203


Training Announcement: Supporting Skilled Immigrants — An ESOL Practitioner’s Toolkit
Date:  September 27, 2013   Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Location: Downtown Boston
Audience: ESOL instructors, counselors, program directors and managers
Facilitators: Paul Feltman, Katherine Gebremedhin, Martha Oesch
How often in community ESOL classes does a teacher face the dilemma of what to do when adult learners with limited literacy skills in their native languages sit next to learners with degrees in engineering, business, or medicine? How often are immigrants with high school diplomas or advanced degrees misdirected into adult basic education or GED prep classes meant for native speakers of English? This workshop will address these challenges, discussing ways to help skilled immigrants and immigrant professionals navigate career pathways, including discussion of local programs and resources.  It will also introduce the Supporting Skilled Immigrants toolkit, which includes essential credential and licensing information, critical incidents and case studies to help teachers guide students toward success, online resources for skilled immigrants and advisors, as well as innovative ESOL classroom strategies and program models.
This training will be presented by WES Global Talent Bridge, in collaboration with its co-sponsors English for New Bostonians and the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition.  The session is free of charge, and a light breakfast will be provided.  Site location and directions will be provided upon registration.
Registration:  To register, please visit

Claudia Green
Executive Director
English for New Bostonians
105 Chauncy St., Suite 901
Boston, MA 02111
617.350.5480 x203

Adult Education Transitions Teacher (Part-Time Hourly Position) FY 2014
The Adult Education Program strives to equip adult immigrants – with a particular focus on low-income Latino families in the Roxbury area – with the tools necessary to overcome barriers to employment and education advancement.
The Transitions Teacher will work in concert with the Adult Education team to support and empower low-income immigrant adults to overcome obstacles to obtaining employment and job training needed to make progress in their lives and become agents of change in their families and community. The Transitions Teacher will teach our intermediate-level “next steps” ESL and computer literacy cohort. The Transitions Teacher will embody the sense of possibility for program participants to impact the course of their lives and their families in this country.
September 2013- June 2014
Mondays, Wednesday, and Thursday, 6-8:30PM
7.5hrs teaching time weekly, plus 3hrs prep and 1.5hr program & professional development
Occasional daytime meetings and trainings required.

•         Passion for HERC mission; an inner drive to help limited English proficient individuals overcome internal and external obstacles to advance

•         Superb teaching or workforce development experience
•          Demonstrated commitment to working in a social service setting and with a diverse population
•          Microsoft Office proficient
•          Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education, TESOL, human services, business or related field and/or 3-5 years relevant work experience required.
Please submit your resume and thoughtful cover level as soon as possible to [email protected] .


The Boston Center for Adult Education offers an upper-intermediate/advanced writing course for working professionals, TOEFL students, or college readiness students: 

Beyond Basics: Writing for the Non-native English Speaker
This course runs monthly, Monday and Wednesday 6-8PM, for $200
The next courses begin on Sept. 9th and Oct. 7th

The Boston Center for Adult Education also offers an accent reduction course designed for working professionals, TOEFL students, or college bound students:

American English Pronunciation
This course runs monthly, Tuesday and Thursday 6-8PM, for $175
The next courses begin on Sept. 10th and Oct. 8th

If you have any students interested in improving these specific skills, and have been unable to find a course that targets these direct needs, please refer them to Ashley Valentini, ESL program manager at the BCAE [email protected] , or to our website to register.

Ashley Valentini MAT ESL
ESL Program Director
The Boston Center for Adult Education
122 Arlington St.
Boston, MA 02116
[email protected]

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Endicott College Boston to offer Associate Degree in Hospitality

Endicott College Boston will be offering an Associate degree in Hospitality starting Fall 2013. The Associate degree is a two year program covering basic business management as well as hotel, food and beverage, and events management.  Also included is a core curriculum of Arts and Humanities, Math and Science, and General Psychology.

Marcelo Juica, Director of Endicott College Boston said: “The hospitality industry in Boston is among the strongest in the nation. With new hotels and the recent addition to the South Boston Convention Center, the demand for an educated workforce will continue to grow. Programs like this will help provide the industry with skilled local workers.” Endicott has reached out to the stakeholders in the industry to tailor the program for the hospitality field. Brian Pellinen, Academic Dean of Professional Studies, said, “The hospitality industry is a career gateway for many people, and we want to help students build the skills to make it an even more rewarding career choice.”

This new program is built for both students new to the hospitality field or those already in the industry and looking to continue to work towards earning a college degree. Many of the prospective students will be first generation college attendees, and in many cases first generation Americans. Endicott has always been an innovator in assisting students in receiving credit for prior learning or life experience, and that practice will apply to this new degree as well. “Our counselors will work one-on-one with students to assist them in crafting a personalized schedule and financial package.” said Juica.

About Endicott College Boston
Endicott College Boston is a non-traditional Undergraduate and Graduate academic center that focuses on serving immigrant populations and first generation college students.  Located just off Boston Common at 19 Temple Place, the center offers Associate, Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Business, Liberal Studies, Education, Psychology and Hospitality, as well as six levels of English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Learn more and apply at

Marcelo Juica
Director of Endicott College Boston
[email protected]

Endicott College Boston is seeking an ENG099 Introduction to College Writing instructor for fall 2013.  The class begins on Wednesday, September 3rd and is scheduled to run on Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00 to 10:00AM.  The class will likely have 10 students who are looking to develop college level writing skills and be ready for ENG101 College Writing Seminar offered in the Spring Semester.  The ideal candidate will have experience working with a diverse students population and possess a Master’s degree with a language or writing focus.  Interested instructors can contact Brian Pellinen, Academic Dean of Endicott College Boston at[email protected]


Charlestown Adult Education seeks to hire an experienced GED Math teacher.
• Provide instruction in Math using participatory, hands-on, and contextualized curriculum
• Methods of teaching should emulate STAR pedagogy using leveled grouping, individualized instruction, and peer work
• Prepare students at either GLE 4-6 or 6-12 for GED test (level to be determined on interview)
• Meet/collaborate weekly with Math team and Director to develop and enhance current curriculum

• Must have a Bachelor’s degree
• Must have at least 3 years of experience teaching Math to adults
• Must be passionate, compassionate, sensitive and devoted to the overall well-being of our diverse population of adult learners
• Must have excellent communication and inter-personal skills and the ability to multi-task
• Must be flexible and able to individualize instruction
• Must be willing and able to work with our Boston College volunteer tutors
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12:30-2:30
6 hours of teaching
2 hours of preparation
1 hour of program development
1 hour of staff development
10 hours total
Please email cover letter and resume to [email protected]
Lori D’Alleva
Director of Education
Charlestown Adult Ed.
76 Monument Street

Charlestown Adult Education
Committed to the improvement and overall well-being of our adult learners

In order to address the impending changes to the GED test from paper and pencil to computerized, Charlestown Adult Education will pilot a Writing / Computer class as of September, 2013.  In preparation for these changes, Pre-GED students will learn to use all the computer functions necessary to write a well-organized essay, while learning essential writing skills needed to prepare for the GED test.  Students will also learn on-line test taking skills, like use of drop down arrow, drag and drop, and other relevant strategies.  The instructor hired for this position will be highly qualified in the areas of Writing and Computer literacy and will effectively combine both skills.
•  Be able to effectively teach foundational rules of Writing such as Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Sentence Structure, Vocabulary, and Paragraph and Essay Development
• Be able to enhance critical thinking and problem solving in Writing
•  Be able to effectively teach  computer functions such as Word Processing, tool bar, on-line test taking skills, on-line college and career applications, and other basic functions so that students will learn to use the computer as a writing tool and be prepared for the GED Writing test.
• Class will be taught in the computer lab and students will be expected to use the computer for all writing assignments.
• Class must be learner-centered and participatory

• Must have at least three years of experience teaching both Computers and Writing to Pre-GED level students from various cultural and educational backgrounds.
• Must be passionate about improving the overall well-being of our adult learners
• Must be  patient, kind, and prepared to work with students at varying levels of ability in both Writing and Computers
• Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field
Class schedule: Sept 9th 2013- June 13th 2014
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:30-12:30
3 teaching hours 2 prep hours 5 total (with a possibility for additional hours)
Please send resume and cover letter to Lori D’Alleva at [email protected]
Please specify the position you are applying for~~

Lori D’Alleva
Director of Education
Charlestown Adult Ed.
76 Monument Street


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