The Town of Amherst will hold a public hearing on June 16 about priorities for Community Development Block Grant funds for the coming year. Get all the CDBG details here.
Reminder: No COSA/UWHC Resource Calls in June or July. Happy summer vacation!
Foster an Inclusive Culture for Your LGBTQ+ Staff and Partners
June may be Pride Month, but supporting your Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning Plus (LGBTQ+) employees and partners should be a year-round effort. This 90-minute webinar from Candid provides an overview of LGBTQ+ identities and the discrimination and exclusion experienced by the LGBTQ+ community.
Making Sense of Census Data
Great webinars coming in June & July:

Jun 08: Food Security
Jun 24: LGBTQ Community
Jul 22: Early Childhood
Eviction Moratorium Ends June 30
Check out this update from Attorney General Maura Healey's office with links to eviction help request forms and RAFT info.

The Massachusetts Office of the Child Advocate asks your assistance in helping to determine initiatives to prevent youth suicide. Please complete the survey by June 25.
Virtual Viewpoints:
The Caring Economy
June 24

Join the Texas Women's Foundation for a webinar where they will discuss the economic impacts of care, particularly care for the elderly and people with disabilities, and how understanding care as a shared responsibility will set the stage for a stronger economy for all. REGISTER.
NEW Volunteer Matching Platform is a statewide volunteer and organization matching platform. The platform operates at the statewide level and it rolls up organizational information from partner sites across the Commonwealth. The site is a very user-friendly way for nonprofits across the state to connect with potential volunteers and supporters. Details HERE.
The Alliance for Digital Equity is hosting a forum on June 30. Learn more about their report available HERE. You can also register for this event HERE.
Catch up on your Nonprofit Board Training with a June 23 webinar from Attorney General Maura Healey's office. Tune in from anywhere for the latest information.
MA Commission on the Status of Women has released their report on the effects of COVID-19 on women of color. Press release and report online.
MassBudget: Senate budget debate added millions for local projects and a few controversial proposals, but took no bold measures
WWLP News: MA Department of Early Education and Care teams with Boston nonprofit to offer free pooled coronavirus testing to childcare sites
It has been over 25 years since the last major effort to recommend improvements on how to measure the official poverty rate. Yet it is one of the most closely watched government statistics. Learn more about new alternate measures in this webinar on June 9.
Northwestern District Attorney's Office
Northwestern District Attorney's Office
Community Action Pioneer Valley:
Jun 09: New Alternate Measures of Poverty Webinar
Jun 10: Human Service Forum NXT GEN Institute for Emerging Leaders
Jun 15: Amherst Survival Center Annual Meeting
Jun 15: MA Attorney General's Office Elder Abuse Awareness Webinar
Jun 16: Amherst CDBG Public Hearing
Jun 21: Human Service Forum Telehealth, Technologies & Selfcare
Jun 23: MA Attorney General's Office Nonprofit Board Member Webinar
Jun 25: OCA Survey on Youth Suicide Prevention Initiatives concludes
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