QARI Youth ServiceCorps Offers South Shore Youths Opportunity to Volunteer on Own Terms

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According to Minh Pham, a senior at North Quincy High School and Director of Media Outreach for the newly-formed QARI (Quincy Asian Resources, Inc) Youth ServiceCorps, volunteering can feel “like being in prison.”

That feeling comes from offering one’s time and services and in return being told what to do and where to go, says Pham. Continue reading

Mayor Menino Kick-Starts “You Have Rights” Campaign

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City of Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino made an appearance in Chinatown on April 23 at the Metropolitan Community Room, on Oak Street, to kick-start the Office of New Bostonians’ new “You Have Rights” education campaign, aimed at providing information to residents about their rights to decent housing and reporting substandard conditions. Continue reading