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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

i Sep 6th No Comments by

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

i Aug 23rd No Comments by

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Screen on the Green

i Aug 16th No Comments by

On Wednesday, August 17th at 7pm Screen on the Green will be showing the film Tangled at the Greene-Rose Heritage Park .  Bring a blanket,  invite your friends, and come enjoy free popcorn, juice, and the movie.

Central Swings – A Celebration of Central Square

i Aug 15th No Comments by

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 T.T The Bear’s Place presents Township and Devil on Horseback.

Sponsored by the Central Square Business Association

Arts in The Park

i Aug 9th No Comments by

 

 

The Arts in the Park Graffiti Arts Show will be held at Clement Morgan Park (Columbia St Park) this Saturday, August 13th from 3pm – 8pm. The FREE event showcases the works of local graffiti and street artists. Please invite friends and family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Central Swings: A Celebration of Central Square

i Aug 8th No Comments by

 

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 Cafe Luna presents Green Line Inbound & Special Guests

Sponsored by the Central Square Business Association.

 

Area IV Late Night Basketball Program

i Aug 5th No Comments by

The night basketball program has returned to Area IV, it is now called the Sion Chambers Memorial, Area IV Late-Night Basketball program. The program runs on Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm – 1am through October 1st at the Boys and Girls Club at 119 Windsor Street and is an open-court pickup game which is open to anyone.
The program is staffed by employees from the Boys and Girls Club and Cambridge Police Officers and is only possible due to generous donations from the Pentecostal Tabernacle Church and The Boston Foundation.

One of the goals of the program is to provide opportunities for neighborhood teens to have positive interactions with the police and other adults and professionals. The city’s Emergency Medical Services provider, Pro EMS, will have a crew on hand periodically to speak with kids about a career in EMS. Staff from the Pentecostal Tabernacle Church will also drop in on the program occasionally. Local leaders and businesses are encouraged to stop by.

Please help spread the word and encourage neighborhood youth to drop by and participate or just hang out and watch.