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Tax Tuesday: New Changes to This Year’s Filing

February 28th, 2017|NECN|

Kate Seekell, a member of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs, talks the changes coming to this year's tax filing. View clip here

Eighth-graders from all over the state give service to honor MLK

January 15th, 2017|The Boston Globe|

Eighth-graders from all over the state spent their Saturday afternoon in a Brighton warehouse sorting bags of donated clothes, books, and toys — and many said there was no other way they would rather spend the day. Full article here

Man Versus Money and Machine

January 10th, 2017|National Journal|

...John­son’s cam­paign team is fa­mil­i­ar with us­ing an un­tra­di­tion­al play­book to pro­pel un­der­dog can­did­ates... An­oth­er cam­paign ad­viser, Doug Ru­bin, helped elect Dev­al Patrick as the first Afric­an-Amer­ic­an gov­ernor of Mas­sachu­setts. Like John­son, Patrick was a Har­vard Law School gradu­ate with no polit­ic­al ex­per­i­ence pri­or to run­ning — and was ini­tially viewed as a long-shot. He [...]

Saying Goodbye After Teaching Young People to Build Confidence, and Homes

January 2nd, 2017|New York Times|

Dorothy Stoneman spent last month packing up her office — all 38 years worth of a career as the founder of YouthBuild U.S.A., a nonprofit that began in East Harlem when she and a group of teenagers came together to rehabilitate an abandoned building. Full article here

Once an inmate, now a CEO: Ex-con works to turn youths around

December 26th, 2016|Associated Press|

While in prison, Valverde did his best to redeem himself, earning two college degrees, teaching fellow inmates how to read and write, and working as an HIV/AIDS counselor. Next week, he’ll take over as chief executive officer of YouthBuild USA Inc., an organization with a global network of programs aimed at helping young, low-income dropouts [...]

Somerville Spotlight: BioDiversity Fellows Program graduate Jeffrey Smith

December 20th, 2016|Somerville Journal|

Somerville resident Jeffrey Smith recently graduated from the BioDiversity Fellows Program with the Partnership, Inc., a Boston-based nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of multicultural professionals. He is the latest profile in our Somerville Spotlight series. Full article here

Canton, Stoughton residents recognized by Project 351

November 28th, 2016|Wicked Local|

Haley Donovan, of Canton, and Emily Gareri, of Stoughton, were recently announced as members of the 2017 Alumni Leadership Team of Project 351 - a statewide, youth-driven service nonprofit organization that convenes eighth-graders from every city and town in Massachusetts for a transformative year of leadership development and community impact through service opportunities. The ALT [...]

Report sees need for expanded vocational education in Mass.

November 25th, 2016|Worcester Telegram & Gazette|

A report calling for expansion of vocational educational opportunities in the state highlights Worcester Technical High School as a success story. But the “Skills For Our Future” report, released by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center on Friday, also reveals Worcester kids are not getting enough opportunities to participate in that and other vocational programs. [...]

Climate Change Policy In The Trump Administration: A Tale Of Two Cities

November 21st, 2016|Huffington Post|

Many environmentalists are fearful that the election of Donald Trump will set back U.S. efforts to combat climate change. That combat has many fronts, most notably motor vehicle fuel standards, building efficiency standards, and plans to materially reduce carbon emissions from the electric sector. During the campaign, Hillary Clinton argued decisive action is needed immediately [...]

Medtech startups to pitch investors at annual MassMEDIC Showcase

October 27th, 2016|Boston Business Journal|

On Friday, 21 emerging medical device companies will present their technologies and business plans to a group of local investors at the annual MedTech Showcase, hosted by the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council. More than 300 venture leaders and business leaders are expected to attend the event tomorrow, Oct. 28 from 8 a.m. to 2 [...]