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TELL US WHAT YOU THINK!

Dear Hyde Square Task Force community members and supporters,

As someone who knows Hyde Square Task Force, we would like to ask your help in completing this short survey to provide feedback and advice to our board and staff leadership about our future. We are interested in hearing from a wide variety of people as we take a step back, assess the organization’s strengths and weaknesses, and consider how Hyde Square Task Force can best serve the community over the next 3-5 years.

Please take the +/- 15 minutes it requires to make sure that your voice and perspective are taken into account in our planning!

Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HSTFStrategicPlanning

Thank you for your support and honest feedback.

Sincerely,
Celina Miranda, Ph.D.
Executive Director

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¡Su opinión nos interesa!

Estimados amigos y miembros de la comunidad del Comité de Hyde Square (HSTF):

Sabiendo que usted conoce a HSTF, nos gustaría pedirle su ayuda para completar esta breve encuesta que nos ayudará a tomar decisiones sobre nuestro futuro. Estamos interesados en saber la opinion de una variedad de personas para evaluar las fortalezas y debilidades de la organización y considerar cómo HSTF puede servir mejor a la comunidad durante los próximos 3 a 5 años.

Por favor dedique +/- 15 minutos para asegurar de que su voz y perspectiva se tomen en cuenta en nuestra planificación.

Encuesta: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HSTFEncuesta

Muchas gracias por su apoyo y su honestidad.

Sinceramente,
Celina Miranda, Ph.D.
Directora Ejecutiva

RELIEF DRIVE FOR PUERTO RICO

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Hyde Square Task Force is currently accepting donations to help families that are re-locating to Boston from Puerto Rico as a result of the devastation of Hurricane Maria. We’re looking to collect warm winter clothes (new or clean and gently-used) and new toys. Please support our efforts by donating today.

Drop off dates:
Tue. Nov. 14TH & 28TH | 10AM-7PM
Thu. Nov. 16TH & 30TH | 10AM-7PM
Sat. Nov. 18TH, Dec. 2ND & 9TH | 10AM-2PM

Location:
Hyde Square Task Force
30 Sunnyside Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Behind the Blessed Sacrament Church

Items to donate:
Clothing (Infant/Toddler + Adults)
Boots, Coats, Gloves/Mittens, Hats, Scarves, Sweaters

Toys (for children all ages)

For more information, contact Brenda@hydesquare.org of Oscar (HSTF alumnus) at HMtoydrive@gmail.com

HSTF Keeping the Heat on TD Garden

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HSTF Youth leader Jonah Muñiz explains that youth can benefit from TD Garden
pay-out to the state, by securing funds for a new recreation center.

Join us tomorrow, Thursday, August 3, from 12:00-12:30 PM  for a protest action in front of TD Garden. We will meet in the park behind the Bobby Orr Statue beside TD Garden at the corner of Causeway Street and Beverly Street.

In recent weeks HSTF youth have made local and national headlines after they exposed a 1993 law that states that the owners of the TD Garden have a financial commitment to provide funds each year for recreational facilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

HSTF youth have determined that TD Garden owes $13.8 million and we need to hold TD Garden and billionaire owner Jeremy Jacobs accountable as they have ignored this law for 24 years. 

We are asking for Celtics and Bruins fans to wear their gear and speak out at this action. If you would like to make a short speech as a fan, please contact Ken Tangvik: Ken@HydeSquare.org  or 617-905-7424.

 

PLEASE JOIN US IF YOU CAN!

Local Youth that Exposed the TD Garden Noncompliance to Speak out

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HSTF youth leaders Lorrie Pearson, Jonah Muñiz, and Mabel Gondres (left to right).

On July 13th, Hyde Square Task Force youth leaders made headlines when they discovered that a 24 year-old fundraising deal between TD Garden and the State’s recreational facilities had been forgotten. After the story was covered by the Boston Globe and several other mainstream media outlets, the question remains “what happens next?”

To answer this question, at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, youth with Hyde Square Task Force will hold a press conference to express their outrage concerning the noncompliance by the TD Garden in relation to a 1993 Massachusetts law.

The press conference will be held at the Hyde Square Task Force Youth Community Development Center, located behind the Blessed Sacrament Church at 361 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain.

At the event, youth will also reveal their calculations in determining how much TD Garden owes the State of Massachusetts after 24 years of noncompliance.

PLEASE JOIN US IF YOU CAN MAKE IT!

MOSAIC WORKSHOPS | WEDNESDAYS 5:30-7:30PM

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This summer, Hyde Square Task Force is partnering with artists Richard Youngstrom, Fiona O’Connor, and Andrea Tamkin to create beautiful hand-crafted mosiacs! Join us every Wednesday on the Blessed Sacrament Church Plaza to contribute to these unique pieces of art.  

CLICK HERE FOR OUR FULL EVENT CALENDAR.  

For more information, contact Sarah@hydesquare.org.

“These teens found out something about TD Garden no one realized for 24 years…”

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Today’s Boston Globe: HSTF youth uncover a long-ignored
law calling for fundraising help for city facilities

HSTF youth Lorrie Pearson, Mabel Gondres, and Jonah Muñiz, featured on the front page of today’s Boston Globe.

For the last year, youth at Hyde Square Task Force have been diligently working on a campaign for the Jackson Square Recreation Center that was promised to Roxbury and Jamaica Plain youth over 15 years ago. Through their research, they discovered an important and long-forgotten law that could ultimately have a positive impact on thousands of children and youth across Boston for years to come. 

Today’s Boston Globe article brings this discovery to light. 

Read the Boston Globe’s article here 

 

VIVA EL LATIN QUARTER KICK-OFF | ERIC GERMAN BAND

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TOMORROW, Tuesday, July 11th will be a great night in Boston’s Latin Quarter! At 6:30 pm, a concert featuring the Eric German Band will bring some incredible Salsa and Bomba y Plena music to the Blessed Sacrament Church Plaza. Pick up some dinner from a delicious Latin Quarter restaurant and enjoy great live music! Then on Wednesday, July 12th, join us for mosaic making at 5:30 pm and Zumba at 6:30 pm.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR FULL EVENT CALENDAR.

*Please note: In the event of rain, the Eric German Band will move their performance into the Youth Community Development Center (behind the Blessed Sacrament Church).

For more information, contact Sarah@hydesquare.org.

VIVA EL LATIN QUARTER!

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SUMMER EVENTS | JULY – AUGUST 

This summer we will be hosting a series of FREE community events in Boston’s Latin Quarter! Viva el Latin Quarter is part of Hyde Square Task Force’s work to maintain a vibrant community in the Hyde/Jackson Square neighborhood of Jamaica Plain and to preserve and celebrate Afro-Latin arts and culture. We’ll have great live music, mosaic making, Zumba, and discussions on important issues affecting many in our community.  

On July 11th, the series will kick off  with some amazing Salsa and Bomba y Plena music from the Eric German Band. Can’t wait until then? On July 8th, we’re also hosting a porch as part of JP Porchfest! CLICK HERE FOR OUR FULL EVENT CALENDAR.

For more information, contact Sarah@hydesquare.org.

THE SILENT CRISIS II

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Earlier this month, Hyde Square Task Force was happy to host the Greater Boston Latino Network for a press release to share the Silent Crisis II report. The new report reveals that Latinos continue to be left out of Boston and Chelsea executive positions, despite major population growth.

The event was covered by numerous media outlets, including the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Bay State Banner and Telemundo. Please find the news clips and full report at GBLN’s website: http://www.greaterbostonlatinos.org/