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2015 Upcoming Events including MLRI's Cash and SNAP Benefits 101 Trainings; ABCD's Elder Hunger Forum; Rosie's Place Policy Director Job Opening

Happy New Year! We are writing to inform you of some important upcoming events for January and February 2015, below. 
We also want to alert folks hankering to make a job change in the New Year to check the Public Policy Director position at Rosie's Place. The most wonderful Policy Director Sana Fadel has moved to a new advocacy position at Citizens for Juvenile Justice, and Rosie's is hiring for this position. Thank you Sana for your many years of outstanding advocacy on behalf of and side-by-side with low income and homeless residents of Massachusetts. You are an advocacy star! For persons interested in applying for this position, go to and click on link.
Upcoming Basic Benefits Trainings on Cash Benefits, SNAP/Food Stamps, Veterans Benefits and Elder Benefits:
Co-sponsored with Mass Continuing Legal Education, the following trainings will be held in Boston on:
  • January 15, 2015 Training: Cash Assistance for Massachusetts Families and Individuals - TAFDC and EAEDC (9:30 AM to 4:00 PM)
  • February 4, 2015 Training:  Food Stamps/SNAP Nutrition Benefits  (9:30 AM - 12:15 PM)
  • February 4, 2015 Training:  State and Federal Veterans Benefits  (1:15 PM - 4:00 PM)
  • February 25, 2015 Training:  Elder Benefits
Additional trainings on Immigrant/Benefits and CORI basics in March as well!  To REGISTER for any of these trainings, follow this link and scroll down to the the trainings you want to attend: Additional trainers will be presenting in many of these sessions. NOTE - If you are a non-profit or community organization registering for one of these trainings on the MCLE website, click on â€Non-lawyer advocate”. This will allow you to pay $25.00 for the session. You can register in advance or at the door (but advance recommended to guarantee materials).
Boston SNAP Coalition Meeting: 
The next Coalition meeting will be January 27th, Tuesday, from 10 to Noon at St Francis House, 39 Boylston Street, Boston.  An agenda will be sent in a separate email. .
3rd Annual ABCD Elder Hunger Forum: 

Wednesday, January 21st from 8:30 - Noon at the Boston Public Library. The following information is from Louis Kaplan of ABCD. Please RSVP directly to Lou at ABCD!

Dear Colleague:

If you haven't yet RSVP'd to this year's Forum, please do so at your earliest opportunity, as space is limited.

Your attendance at the 3rd Annual Elder Hunger Forum, sponsored by ABCD Elder Services, will help support our efforts to reduce food insecurity amongst Boston's seniors and provide the tools to help them eat healthier on a limited budget.  We will again have a panel of local experts to help assess what lies ahead.

We look forward to seeing you on January 21!

Louis Kaplan
Food Dollars Program, Action for Boston Community Development, Inc., Elder Services
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