Speaking up for homes and jobs!

Call your representatives, and tell them that you want more affordable homes in your community!

We're hiring summer VISTAs!

We have great news to share - NeighborWorks has awarded us TWO Summer VISTA positions!  We will be hiring two individuals to work on the Resident Satisfaction Survey in Revere.  The Community Research VISTA will also have the opportunity to also do some social media/marketing work and CONNECT Research VISTA will so be doing data collection via focus groups/interviews. 

Please see VISTA Assignment Descriptions (VAD's) attached.  Share widely with your networks - we are looking for two people with enthusiasm, strong communication skills, ability to stay organized and work as an effective team member.  

This is a great 8-week opportunity for someone looking for summer work - benefits include a living stipend, public transit pass and education award or cash stipend upon completion of service. 

Our hiring timeline is short - we need to have someone in place by May 15th.  

CONNECT VISTA Assignment Descriptions

TND VISTA Assignment Description

For more information or to apply contact:

Melissa Walsh
Community Engagement Director


Re-imagining Broadway

Thank you to everyone who attended Re-imagining Broadway’s community workshop on April 5 at the Williams School. The City of Chelsea and its project team received great input from attendees on how to improve and revitalize Broadway.

The presentation is now available in English and in Spanish on the Documents section of the project website.

Feedback on Ideas
All of the meeting boards with ideas for improving downtown circulation (street direction, enhanced squares) are also available online for your review and feedback.

If you would like to send the project team feedback on these ideas, please click on the link here:

Parking Survey
We also want to remind you that the project’s parking survey is still open. If you have not completed it yet, please do so now. Your input will help us develop a deeper understanding of how well our existing parking supplies, policies, and management approach are serving the needs and expectations of our Downtown Chelsea business owners, employees, residents, and visitors.

This survey (available in English and Spanish) should take 5-7 minutes to complete. All responses will remain confidential and only be reported in the aggregate.


Visit Re-imagining Broadway's website at to learn more about the project and to sign up for emails.

Thank you,
The Re-imagining Broadway Project Team
Re-imagining Broadway is a planning effort, led by the City of Chelsea, to develop strategies to improve access and mobility for all users to downtown. The plan will focus not just on a redesign of downtown circulation, but also how that redesign will support businesses, residents, shoppers, workers, students, and all other travelers.

The goals of this effort are to:

  • Enhance how public space is used and accessed downtown
  • Support existing businesses and encourage new growth
  • Beautify the area and create a consistent, vibrant look
  • Improve overall safety for all users
  • Establish a circulation pattern that works for cars, buses, pedestrians, transit riders, and bicyclists

Thanks to the foresight and diligence of the Chelsea City Council and City Manager Thomas G. Ambrosino, the City of Chelsea continues to invest in Chelsea’s infrastructure to make transformative change. This plan is not an independent effort; it is one piece of the larger ongoing improvements being made in downtown and throughout Chelsea.

The Neighborhood Builders Grant Press Release from Bank of America

Press Release from Bank of America

Bank of America and Loving Spoonfuls and The Neighborhood Developers Partner in Greater Boston

Neighborhood Builders® helps nonprofits to focus on their impact through leadership development and $200,000 in flexible funding

BOSTON- Bank of America has named Lovin’ Spoonfuls and The Neighborhood Developers as 2015 Neighborhood Builders. The nonprofits are being recognized for their work in Greater Boston. Neighborhood Builders combines leadership development resources with $200,000 of flexible funding intended to help increase their capacity and impact in the Greater Boston community. “We recognize that nonprofits such as Lovin’ Spoonfulls and The Neighborhood Developers are on the frontlines as they tackle tough community issues that impact Greater Boston,” said Miceal Chamberlain, Massachusetts President, Bank of America. “These organizations have each taken transformative and successful approaches to providing vital services that help individuals and families in our area. Through Neighborhood Builders, we hope to help these organizations do even more for those they serve.”

The Neighborhood Developers (TND) began as a developer of affordable housing in Chelsea, Mass., and in 2006 broadened their services to take a more integrated approach to neighborhood revitalization. TND will use the Neighborhood Builders grant to launch a new inhouse Resident Services program that connects low-income families living in TND properties with social workers who are trained in community engagement and financial stability methods.

“Bridging the gap between abundance and need,” Lovin’ Spoonfuls rescues food that would otherwise be thrown away and distributes it to non-profits that feed the hungry in Greater Boston. Lovin’ Spoonfuls will use the Neighborhood Builders grant to increase the weekly collection and delivery of healthy, fresh food by 20 percent, resulting in a projected total of 1.3 million pounds of food handled by the organization in 2016.

“Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builders grant will kick start bringing TND’s essential services into the homes of our residents in Chelsea and Revere. The foundations of any family’s success - sound financial planning, gainful employment, and a sense of community, are realized through this work,” said Ann Houston, Executive Director, The Neighborhood Developers.

“There is an abundance of food donors in the Greater Boston area, but our donations are limited by how much food we can handle in a given day,” said Ashley Stanley, Founder and Executive Director, Lovin’ Spoonfuls. “The Neighborhood Builders grant will allow us to increase our food collection and delivery so we can serve more people throughout Boston every week.”

Since 2004, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation has invested $183 million in more than 900 nonprofit organizations and provided leadership resources to nearly 2,000 nonprofit leaders through Neighborhood Builders and the Neighborhood Builders Leadership Program® . This long-term investment in nonprofit leadership development and capacity building is the largest philanthropic investment of its kind.

Neighborhood Builders is just one example of our broader corporate social responsibility efforts to build vibrant communities and economies. By advancing partnerships with nonprofits addressing needs related to community development, basic human services and workforce development and education, we are working to increase financial stability and help individuals and families find the pathways out of poverty.

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