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Gladys Receives  Honorary Doctorate

Gladys Receives Honorary Doctorate

Cambridge College honored our own Gladys Vega with an Honorary Doctorate of Human Letters at their 2022 commencement ceremony! "As a fierce advocate for basic human rights, [Gladys's] work exemplifies [her] passion and deep commitment to equality, social justice,...

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La Colaborativa Honored  by Boston Bar

La Colaborativa Honored by Boston Bar

Last night, La Colaborativa was honored by the Boston Bar at its annual Beacon Awards as the recipient of the Empowerment Award! La Colaborativa was selected due to the tireless work of our employees and volunteers who took swift action in responding to the COVID-19...

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Celebrating Our Future Leaders

Celebrating Our Future Leaders

Summer is almost here and with it the end of another school year! Graduating high school is an achievement in itself, but especially for the La Colaborativa youth who have beat the odds and excelled in school, in spite of personal challenges. Our youth work readiness...

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Support Through the Shortage

Support Through the Shortage

Photo by Brian Snyder - REUTERS Wednesday has always been the busiest day of the week at La Colaborativa's food pantry, with lines wrapping around a full Chelsea city block. While many are there for fresh vegetables and pantry staples but many more are in search of...

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Youth Take a Stand

Youth Take a Stand

Photo by Darlene DeVita Every day, there is another national news story of gun violence, including in Uvalde, Texas, a Latinx community much like Chelsea. Even though Massachusetts has the second lowest firearm mortality rate in the United States, many of our youth...

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La Colaborativa Staff Honored

La Colaborativa Staff Honored

La Colaborativa is honored to have received several honors recently for our work on behalf of immigrant families. Executive Director and Chelsea Public Schools Alumnus Gladys Vega was in good company receiving an inaugural Excellence Award from the Chelsea Public...

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May Day Scenes: May 1st March for Immigrant Workers

May Day Scenes: May 1st March for Immigrant Workers

Every year on May 1, La Colaborativa marches for immigrant workers in honor of International Workers' Day. The march mobilizes thousands of people behind immigrant workers and has led to significant victories for workers over the years - from the driver's license...

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