community

The Third Way: Community Building and Ethiopian Cuisine

A pop dinner with curated conversations about the importance of organizing and creating communal tribes. Join us for a pop-up dinner event at the Reservoir Church in Cambridge. Lueh Soh will be leading us a conversation about the importance of organizing as a community. We discuss how gathering and creating communal tribes surrounding business topics, […]


Parenting Journey Host Second Annual Social & Family Justice Institute

The Social & Family Justice Institute is a convening of cross-sector stakeholders and partners to advance an agenda that promotes community, uplifts parents, and cultivates leadership. This year’s institute will focus on Transforming Our Communities through Civic Engagement. Parenting Journey will facilitate a conversation with other inspired thought-partners to discuss what’s at stake for families […]


Maintaining Heritage Languages in Our Communities

Gabriela Badillo Creative Director, 68 Voices, 68 Hearts, Mexico City Maung Nyeu Founder and Executive Director, Our Golden Hour; Ph.D. candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Education Maria Luisa Parra-Velasco Founder, Multilingual Family Resource Center; Senior Preceptor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University How can people retain the strength of their identities when their […]


Youth on Climate Justice: Why should we care?

?What is climate justice? How does it connect to racism? Why should Somerville residents care about climate change? How are young people experiencing, dealing with, and fighting climate change? How does and will it affect us, from the food we eat to the health inequities we face? What can we do about it? If you’ve […]


Going Cardboard in the Digital Age

In tech-savvy Greater Boston, a whole culture has developed around board gaming Pop into Aeronaut Brewing Company on a Monday night, grab a lager or an IPA, and let Christine Platzek introduce you to some of the regulars. Maybe the ones who are trying to plant the best bean fields, or those desperate to sort […]


The Community That Goes With the Flow

Local Flow Artists Spin Fire, Juggling Pins, and More Hanging out with flow artists for an evening, you’ll find yourself asking a lot of questions. What, exactly, is poi? (Short ropes with balls on the end.) Is spinning fire scary? (Yes.) Is it dangerous? (Not as dangerous as you might think.) How many hours do […]


East Somerville Main Streets Gets a New Director

From her master’s degree in nonprofit management to her time with the Mass Cultural Council, Jennifer Atwood has spent much of her career helping small organizations stay afloat and contribute to their communities. She took the helm as executive director at East Somerville Main Streets at the start of October, where she’s steering the two […]


Reanimating Community with AniMAtic

The animation community in Greater Boston is bigger than many people realize—a misperception that’s due to a lack of communication among creators, according to animators Alex Salsberg and Ian Connell. That dynamic is what they’re trying to solve with AniMAtic Boston, a Somerville-based event series and online community. Salsberg and Connell became interested in building […]


Fall Job Fair

The Office of Workforce Development is sponsoring a Fall Job Fair on Wednesday, October 17, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Central Square Library, 45 Pearl Street in Cambridge. This will be a great opportunity for job seekers to connect with employers including Berkshire Bank, Cambridge Savings Bank, Cataldo Ambulance Services, Colwen Hotels, […]


Somerville Sangha

Ease your way into this years’ fall season with a co-led wellness experience entailing a challenging Power Yoga flow, hand crafted refreshments, live music, and prize giveaways from our entrepreneurial peers in the fitness industry. Sangha, meaning Community in Sanskrit, is just what you’ll find at our event! Our venue at Warehouse XI is nestled […]


Zombie Apocalypse Game Aims to Build Community Resiliency

What’s the magic ingredient to turn disaster preparedness into public art? According to Rebecca Michelson, it’s zombies. “What’s most important for people to know is that there is a massive zombie apocalypse coming, and they need to be aware that it’s on its way, and preparing is the first priority,” she says. Michelson and her collaborator […]


Breakfast of Family Champions hosted by Parenting Journey

Somerville-based nonprofit, Parenting Journey, will host its inaugural Breakfast of Family Champions benefit dinner honoring members of the community who work to empower families. It will be an evening of fun and celebration, featuring lively activities such as a Family Feud style game show with special guests, and the always enjoyable, breakfast for dinner. All […]