Massachusetts

Grant Williams Receives Bill Russell Mentoring Legacy Award

Celtics player second recipient of the award, recognizing dedication to mentoring youth in Massachusetts
Press Release

BOSTON, January 29, 2021 /3BL Media/ – MENTOR National, an organization dedicated to unifying mentoring across the nation, today announced the second recipient of The Bill Russell Mentoring Legacy Award, Grant Williams of the Boston Celtics. Through this award, MENTOR recognizes and honors Williams’ efforts to provide and support mentoring services to youth in Massachusetts, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and MENTOR have held a longstandin

Leveraging Skills-Based Volunteering to Promote Mental Health During COVID-19

A Cross-Sector Collaboration between Common Impact, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and East Boston Social Centers
Blog

As COVID-19 cases continue to climb across the country, many Americans are experiencing a mental health crisis too, especially healthcare and frontline workers. At East Boston Social Centers (the Social Centers), a nonprofit that provides afterschool programming, childcare, nutrition, and activities for the elderly, the staff were not exempt from the mental health tolls of the pandemic.

Veto of Landmark Climate Bill Is a Misstep by Gov. Baker and Missed Opportunity for Massachusetts

Press Release

The decision by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to pocket veto landmark climate legislation is “extremely disappointing and a step in the wrong direction for Massachusetts’ ability to mitigate the impacts of the climate crisis and protect overburdened and underserved communities,” said Alli Gold Roberts, director, state policy, at the sustainability nonprofit Ceres. 

Alexion Featured in Life Science Cares' First-Ever Community Engagement Benchmarking Report

Blog

Life Science Cares’ (LSC), which is a collective effort of the Life Science industry to eliminate the impact of poverty on our neighbors in the greater Boston area, has launched its first-ever community engagement benchmarking report.

A Day of Service with Alexion Interns

Blog

Alexion’s interns like to stay ahead of the curve. While the majority of employees will be spending Thursday, September 26th volunteering with nonprofit organizations around the globe, Alexion’s summer interns could not wait. On Wednesday, August 7th almost 30 volunteers from Alexion’s Boston headquarters spent the day at CASPAR (Cambridge And Somerville Programs for Addiction Recovery), a center for addiction recovery based in Cambridge, MA. CASPAR was founded in 1970 to meet the needs of the 10 percent of the local population that suffers from substance abuse. 

National Grid Wins Project of the Year, Best Water, Environment & Excellence in Safety Award of Merit

A remedy implementation project in Gloucester, MA.
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Phase IV – Gloucester Remedy Implementation
Best Project, Water/Environment, and Award of Merit, Excellence in Safety
Gloucester, Mass.          

Curiosity Cube Helps Stoke Lowell Students' Excitement for Science

By Elizabeth Dobbins
Multimedia with summary

LOWELL -- Students at Moody Elementary School pressed virtual reality goggles up to their faces Wednesday afternoon outside the Curiosity Cube, a traveling science lab inside a shipping container.

They were in a different, much smaller, world -- the inside of a cell.

"You know what's inside of vesicles?" one of the volunteer instructors, an employee at MilliporeSigma, asked.

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Celebrating Somerville, MA’s Performance in the National Grid Community Initiative of 2016

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Watch the video: Somerville, MA’s performance in the National Grid Community Initiative of 2016, completing 750 Home Energy Assessments. 

 

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Shire’s Rare in Kendall Square Event Brings Together Innovators in Rare Disease

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Did you know of 7,000 rare diseases, only 5% have treatments available?

On July 18th, Shire invited professionals local to Cambridge, MA to participate in Rare in Kendall Square: Collaborating to Advance Innovation in Rare Disease. Over 200 attendees gathered to network and weigh in on a panel discussion centered around the idea that partnerships can advance treatment options.

“Our fight against rare diseases cannot be waged alone – unique partnership models are critical,” said Flemming Ornskov, M.D., M.P.H. and CEO of Shire.

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