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Job Opening – Community Liaison

i Aug 22nd No Comments by

Please submit resume’s and cover letters through our posting on Indeed.com at the link below:

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Community Liaison & Adult Enrichment Coordinator 2018

Sea Creatures Invade The House!

i Aug 22nd No Comments by

The New England Aquarium paid a visit to the house today to let our summer campers interact with their portable touch tanks. There were lots of fascinating sea-creatures to observe up-close. Thanks to Aquarium staffers Denny, Gisleyne, and Megan for making the experience educational AND fun!

Harvard Med Students Visit the House

i Aug 9th No Comments by

A group of students from the Harvard Medical School stopped by yesterday to spend some time with Selvin Chambers and the staff at Margaret Fuller House. The group got to learn about our work in the community and the challenges facing many people in our area. They got some career advice and were treated to some great local food from Izzy’s. Thanks for stopping by – you’re always welcome at the House!

We Still Have Summer Camp Openings!

i Jul 19th No Comments by

New Tech Lab Open!

i Jul 13th No Comments by

 

 

 

 

 

The Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House Community Tech Lab is Open! We offer the lab for job searching, skill-building, and for tasks that require access to the internet. Come by during office hours, Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 5:30pm, to check it out. A BIG thank you to Google Cambridge Campus and the tech-savvy volunteers who got the lab up and running. In the months ahead, we’ll be offering structured workshops in the lab so stay tuned…

Selvin Chambers Leading The House!

i Jul 9th No Comments by

Selvin Chambers has been named as the Executive Director of Margaret Fuller House.  Slevin has tremendous experience leading non-profits with a focus on human services and community advancement.  The Board of Directors is pleased that Selvin is leading the staff during an important time in the organizations history.  The services and support that Magaret Fuller House provide in the community are needed as much today as they ever have.  Selvin is committed to our mission and to our neighbors.

Job Announcement: Executive Director

i Sep 2nd No Comments by
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Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House
Job Announcement
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 
 
The Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House is an historic and vibrant community-based organization in Cambridge that provides resources and support to more than 4,000 people annually.  Our mission is to strengthen and empower youth, families and community residents, and to address the economic, social and political inequities that shape the lives and futures of Port/Area IV residents. 
 
A fixture in the community since 1902, the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House (MFNH) is now looking for a new Executive Director to strengthen our foundation and lead us into the future. She/he will be a strategic thinker, a collaborative leader, an exceptional communicator, and a strong advocate for and alongside the Port/Area IV community.  
 
The new Executive Director will work closely with a strong Board of Directors to implement MFNH’s mission and strategic goals. She/he will manage daily operations and provide oversight for a range of programs: a busy food pantry, enrichment programs for youth and seniors, a drop-in technology center, community outreach and organizing, and a variety of community partnerships.  Key responsibilities include financial management, fundraising and sustainability, program development, community engagement, strengthening of partnerships, and advocacy for low-income Port/Area IV residents in particular. 
 
The ideal candidate possesses: 
 
  • A strong background in community leadership, with an emphasis in working with an ethnically diverse urban population
  • A proven track record for relationship building among different stakeholders
  • Expertise in fundraising in an evolving non-profit  landscape
  • Experience in nonprofit management, including strong collaboration with Board of Directors
  • Familiarity with the needs and institutions of Cambridge or non-profit work experience in a similar environment  
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt an organization to the evolving needs of its constituency
  • Capacity to work in a demanding, fast-paced environment while collaborating and keeping the organization’s mission and goals in view
 
Diverse candidates from the Port/Area IV Community and Cambridge are encouraged to apply.  
 
Job description details are available at: https://goo.gl/bsNnUE  
  
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and interviews will begin in early October. To apply, send a resume, cover letter and questions or inquiries to:  EDsearch@margaretfullerhouse.org
 
The MFNH is an Affirmative Action, equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ethnicity, gender, nationality, religious belief, or sexual orientation.

LIT’s Reflect on their Summer

i Aug 26th No Comments by

As the summer draws to an end, the Leaders in Training took some time out to write reflections about their experiences in the program.

 Some of the LITs mentioned what they learned working with the kids and how they grew:

“I learned that at the end of the day, respect is better than being the kids’ favorite.”

“Through the LIT experience I’ve learned that patience and self-control were the most important aspects for me. Patience helped me work better with the kids and self-control helped me seem more mature towards them. These two aspects as an LIT helped me grow as a person.”

Keke Dorsainvil

vicky

 “I think I did grow this summer. I developed relationships with kids of all ages and learned how they see everything, which was pretty fun because their perspectives are way different than ours.”

Vicky Angeles

 

 

 

sahhi

“Something that was great about this summer was spending time with the kids. I say this because I love those kids. They’re fun and energetic. Even though sometimes they don’t listen they are still good kids. I love going to work knowing that I get to play with the kids. That is what made my summer great.”

Sahhi Puckerin

 

 

Heizy

“This summer I grew to be more patient because for two weeks I worked with the 9-12 age group and they were a lot to handle. They were a lot to handle because that age group is close to our age and we have to be a little bit more mature and have boundaries with the children. That was a good way to help me be more patient because you always have to know when to play and when to be serious.”

Heizy Mejia

marzuq

“One of the things I learned this summer was controlling my anger. From working here, I think I got more open-minded.”

“The best part of this camp is meeting new kids and understanding their character traits. My favorite experience was playing sports with the kids.”

Marzuq Puckerin

 

They reflected on their field trips with the kids:

kiana

“My favorite experience this summer was going to the Aquarium with the kids and seeing how fascinated and engaged they were looking at the fish and different sea animal life.”

Kiana Laws

 

 

They also reflected on their own field trips: (SkyZone, Laser Tag, Movies-Jurassic World, Watercountry)

Nellisa

“We use the money we raised from the LIT Bashments to help us go on these trips, and not only did we raise the money through our hard work (and those who contributed), but we had fun doing it also!”

Nellisha Leonce

 

 

“Some field trips were the first time I went/did something. It was really fun doing the field trips with the kids and to be able to experience new things.”

Vicky Angeles

And how the summer went overall:

haley“I really liked the aspect of teamwork in the LIT program- working together and doing everything as a team.”

Haley Favreau

 

 

 

 

“Overall I think that this summer was filled with new experiences and successes and I’m glad I was a part of it.”

Kiana Laws

 

The L.I.T. Summer Bashment

i Aug 4th No Comments by

Over the course of 2 weeks, a group of aspiring leaders know as the Leaders in Training Crew over at the Margaret Fuller House planned, organized and hosted Margaret Fuller’s first ever teen party on July 23rd, 2015. With the help of Niah Carvalho, the assistant supervisor of the LITs, and Jenny Levine, the main supervisor of these leaders, they were able to raise nearly $800 at the famous “L.I.T Summer Bashment”. The LITs sold almost 100 tickets and had over 150 teens from all over Eastern Massachusetts paying to get in at the door to dance to the amazing mixes by Maxwell Elgart, also known as DJ Mad Max. They were also assisted by a few other counselors of the MFNH Summer Program staff with chaperoning. The bashment brought the teens of the community together in fun and turned out to be a booming success.

The reactions of the teenagers after the party were maybe the best part of it all. 15 year-old, Peterlee Dorlelan, said on the Facebook page for the event, “The party was a blast!”  Karenah Harewood called it, “a LITuation” and said the “L.I.T crew did a great job.” Quincy West said, “this party was lit and it was a great turn up. You will be seeing me at the next one.”

So, why did the LITs throw this party anyways? Well, the young leaders were aspiring to go on many field trips to reward themselves for all the hard work they do around the MFNH such as working with the children in the summer program, cleaning the program and also assisting with all the major events of the organization. They wanted to be able to make money and have fun. Now that they’ve raised this money, they’re able to go on amazing trips and do amazing activities at places such as Laser Quest, Canobie Lake and maybe even Six Flags.

Written by Niah Carvalho

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Port Street Worker Position Available

i Apr 21st No Comments by

MFNH logoDear Colleagues and Neighbors,

 

The Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House in collaboration with the Port Action Group and with the support of the City of Cambridge seeks an experienced Street Worker for the Port/Area 4 neighborhood of Cambridge. The Port Street Worker will be a crucial link to young adults (17-32) not associated or connected to services and to opportunities present in the community.

 

We are seeking a person with strong interpersonal skills, an ability to work independently and someone who has extensive knowledge of the Port/Area 4 and of available Cambridge and other resources. This is a full time position and requires flexible work hours evenings, weekends and days.

 

A committee including members of the Port Action Group, staff of the Margaret Fuller House, Port community members, and Workforce staff of the City of Cambridge will be interviewing candidates. Resumes will be accepted up until a candidate is chosen. We hope to hire someone within the next six-eight weeks.

 

Attached below is the job description for the Street Worker position. Interested candidates are invited to submit resumes as soon as possible to Barbara Kibler:  bkibler@margaretfullerhouse.org or to the MFNH, 71 Cherry St. Cambridge, 02139.

 

streetworker Job Description 2015