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Winter Newsletter

i Jan 3rd No Comments by

Happy New Year!

We’re excited to bring you our new Margaret Fuller House Newsletter.

We’ve titled the newsletter ‘Conversations’ to remember the meetings Margaret Fuller hosted in Boston during the 1830s. She created gatherings, called ‘conversations’, where intellectual and activist women could speak freely. During these meetings, Fuller encouraged attendees to further explore topics they were passionate about.

We hope you enjoy our first issue and we welcome all suggestions!

Click here to view the entire issue.

Apply for our Volunteer Coordinator Internship

i Dec 26th No Comments by

We’re looking for a Volunteer Coordinator Intern to join our dynamic Margaret Fuller House team.

As Volunteer Coordinator you will develop valuable nonprofit management skills and learn about the needs of Area IV and Greater Cambridge. The Volunteer Coordinator will be an integral part in making our volunteer program run efficiently and providing meaningful experiences for staff, volunteers, and MFNH clients.

For a job description and to apply click here.

Volunteers help us prepare for Thanksgiving 2011

Now Hiring – Food Pantry Manager

i Oct 11th No Comments by

 The Margaret Fuller Neighborhood house is seeking a part-time Food Pantry Manager who will be responsible for the operations, maintenance and development of the food pantry.  Duties include recruiting and overseeing volunteers and work-study students.  He/she will also order food, supplies, organize intake of all clients, and monitor the pantry budget. Will maintain statistics and prepare quarterly and yearly written reports.

Position requirements: experience in working with diverse communities, excellent people skills, good organizational skills, the ability to work independently and learn quickly.  Must have good computer skills: experience with databases (or ability to learn) and word processing. A flexible schedule is important and a car helpful.  He/she must be able to lift 50 lbs. 

This position is part-time 20 hours per week. Approximate schedule is:

  • Wednesday   12:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Thursday       11:30 pm – 5:30
  •  Friday            8:45 am – 12:15 pm
  •  Saturday        8:45 am – 12:15 pm

These hours may change somewhat according to needs of Pantry.

Please email cover letter and resume immediately to asmall@mfnhouse.org or mail to Annie Small, Operations Manager, Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House, 71 Cherry St., Cambridge MA, 02139

 

The Margaret Fuller House is a non-profit 501c3 affirmative action employer

Free Diabetes Workshop for all Cambridge Residents

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Area IV Pride Day is tomorrow!

i Sep 16th No Comments by

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Join us tomorrow for the 9th Annual Area IV Community Pride day at Columbia Park for music, food, giveaways, games, and the basketball tournament.

For questions contact Roscoe at 617-308-6420 or call us at 617-547-4680.

 

We’re still looking for a Port Neighborhood Streetworker

i Sep 13th No Comments by

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

 

The Streetworker will assess the skills and needs of this population, make referrals and manage on-going relationships with individuals throughout their contact with services.  The primary focus will be 22-32 year olds with services for 17-21 year olds focusing on referrals to appropriate services.

Reports to: The Executive Director of the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House.

Receives Guidance from:  Port Action Group

 

Responsibilities:

Street Outreach:

  • Engage street involved youth and young adults including court involved, homeless, gang involved and formerly incarcerated to develop intentional relationships that push them to lead positive change for themselves and their community;
  • Assess skills and needs, make appropriate referrals and assist with accessing services (substance abuse treatment, housing advocacy, GED, job training, job readiness, Rapid Employment, other);
  • Follow-up and support after referrals have been made;
  • Manage on-going relationships (with 22-32 year olds) throughout their contact with services. This includes job-coaching, resume writing and following up with referral sources.

Administrative:

  • Maintain comprehensive statistics and case records
  • Attend supervision and trainings.
  • Write reports and provide a summary of statistics quarterly and as needed.
  • Streeworker hours need to be flexible on weekdays, evenings and weekends

Community Outreach:

  • Work closely with Area 4 Community Coordinator to develop relationships with referral sources;
  • Develop relationships with city/state based services and programs to support outreach and referrals in
  • Develop and maintain consistent relationships with referral source
  • Previous street outreach experience;
  • Ability to relate to youth and young adults;
  • Extensive knowledge of Port/Area 4;
  • Ability to access community resources;
  • Good computer skills: Word and  Excel
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and to work with less structure;
  • Sensitivity to issues of racial and cultural diversity, sexual orientation, gender, etc…
  • Understanding of professional and personal boundaries;
  • Openness to training and feedback;
  • Sense of humor, integrity and common sense;
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends. (Flexibility is essential)

Qualifications:

 

This is a full-time position with benefits and an annual salary of $36,000-$40,000, commensurate with experience. Please submit a cover letter and resume to: Barbara Kibler, bkibler@margaretfullerhouse.org or mail to The Margaret Fuller House, 71 Cherry Street, Cambridge, MA  02139.

 

Central Swings: A Celebration of Central Sqaure

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This performance was originally scheduled for Thursday, August 25th but it has been postponed to Friday September 9 from 6:00-9:00

 

Every Thursday night in August join us for an outdoor celebration of music, dance, theater, and street performances from 5pm-7pm featuring Central Sqaure cultural institutions and talent.

This week Dance Complex presents Jean Apolon Dance Ensemble.

Sponsored by the Central Square Business Association

Area IV Pride Day Volunteer Needs

i Aug 25th No Comments by

Pride Day is less than a month away! We are busy planning the details  but we need your help the day of the event.  We need folks to help with set up, break down and everything in between.

Here are the shifts….

  • From 9:30 to 12:00 we need help with setting up.
  • During the event we have a couple of shifts for a few tasks. The first is from 12:00 to 3:00 the second is from 3:00 to 5:00. We need…
    • Grill Masters to cook up lunch
    • Food and Drink servers
    • Expert Face Painters!
  • We need moon-bounce monitors from 12:00 to 2:00 or 2:00 to 4:00 or 4:00-5:00
  • From 4:00 to 5:30 we could use help with breaking down and cleaning up.

 If you are interested in any of these please contact Roscoe Thomas at (c) 617-308-6420 or rthomas@mfnhouse.org with the hours you are available and which task you would like to help with.

Tonight’s Central Square Sw!ngs performance has been rescheduled!

i Aug 25th No Comments by
The exciting outdoor CENTRAL SW!NGS performance planned this evening, Thursday, August 25th,
will be postponed due to threats of thunderstorms! The performance will be rescheduled for Friday,
September 9th from 6:00 – 9:00 in Jill Brown Rhone Plaza (aka Lafayette Plaza) in Central Square.

Back to School Bash

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