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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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New Home for the Food Pantry

New Home for the Food Pantry

Due to ongoing work on the Chelsea Survival Center, our food pantry is moving, but not very far! You can find our new location right across from 63 Sixth Street under the overpass, where we will continue to distribute food and other necessities to our community. We...

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Carpentry Apprenticeship Program Kickoff

Carpentry Apprenticeship Program Kickoff

Our Carpentry Apprenticeship Program has officially started! A group of local up and coming carpenters made their way to Dorchester to begin learning the trade with our friends at the Carpenter’s Union. In the coming weeks, these newly minted apprentices will gain...

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Chelsea Awarded $300,000 in Federal Funding

Chelsea Awarded $300,000 in Federal Funding

La Colaborativa is thrilled to announce that Chelsea has received $300,000 of Community Project Funding! This funding, recently passed by congress and signed by President Biden, will support workforce readiness and aims to help our community members find good-paying...

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Community Members, Community Change

Community Members, Community Change

Nearly every afternoon, you can find La Colaborativa's Promotores canvassing around Chelsea, talking to community members to see if they can offer any help. Promotores connect tenants fighting evictions to legal help, sign members up for ESOL classes and job training,...

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Chelsea Youth Rally for Their Future

Chelsea Youth Rally for Their Future

Last week, a group of La Colaborativa Youth headed to the Massachusetts State House to take part in the 14th Annual I Have a Future Rally to demand legislation and funding for youth jobs, education, housing, and juvenile justice.

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Closing the Pediatric Vaccination Gap

Closing the Pediatric Vaccination Gap

Two weeks ago, La Colaborativa and East Boston Neighborhood Health Center opened up a twice-weekly pediatric vaccine clinic at 318 Broadway. In this short time we've vaccinated more than 80 kids and halved the pediatric vaccine gap in Chelsea! This is the direct...

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