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Event Calendar (Feb. 22 – March 7)

Free film, food & discussion
Friday, Feb. 22
6:30 – 9 p.m.
Castle Square Community Center
476 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118

The Castle Square Tenants Organization (CSTO) will hold its screening event at the Castle Square Community Center. The documentary “The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975,” which has won many awards including the Editing Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, will be screened. Besides the film, appetizers will be served and a panel discussion and Q&A with audience will be presented. Public are welcome to join. Continue reading

Youth Voices: Youth in Government

Youth programs play a very important role in children’s lives today. Such programs allow youth to learn in different environments and promote knowledge as well as awareness. They also help youth to express themselves and their capabilities. One of these youth program called Youth in Government lets the younger generation learn about democracy and how each and every person can make a difference. The YIG helps children express their individuality through public speaking, giving them opportunities to develop their leadership skills as well as make new friends. It helps participants understand the democratic process. The YMCA YIG stands on the four major core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. There are YIG branches established throughout the United States and it is Malden’s first delegation. Although this is Malden’s first delegation, YIG has been running in Massachusetts for 29 years and currently consists of 200 members. Continue reading

Homeowner protection increased by new foreclosure laws

For struggling families in Greater Boston, there are new foreclosure laws to help homeowners keep their property. Learn more about these laws by speaking with a housing counselor. Asian Community Development Corporation’s Comprehensive Housing Opportunities Program has housing counselors who can help. Continue reading

Press Conference Explores Why Immigrants Can’t Afford to Naturalize

Tomorrow, Friday February 15, local immigrants and community based organizations will gather at Centro Latino in Chelsea to present local detail on a new national report exploring the detrimental effects of high citizenship fees. “Nurturing Naturalization: Could Lowering the Fee Help?” indicates that the $680 naturalization fee has become a major barrier to applying for U.S. citizenship for legal immigrants in low-wage jobs, a group that overwhelmingly desires to become American. Continue reading