The Charlestown Coalition News: 
Issue 26
October 2018
Prevention Month Assembly
October is National Substance Use Disorder Prevention Month, and for the past four years, the Charlestown Coalition has partnered with the Clarence D. Edwards Middle School to host an educational assembly for students.

This year, Andi Macone from Phoenix Multi-Sport facilitated an inspirational workout while sharing her experience, strength, and hope with our Charlestown youth at the middle school.
Phoenix Multi-Sport's goal is to help people who struggle with addiction find their path to recovery through exercise and fellowship. The program is free, and the only requirement to participate is 48 hours of sobriety. To learn more about Phoenix, click here.  
Special thank you to Andi Macone and Phoenix Multi-Sport for sharing their practical exercise techniques. As always, we are grateful to our partners at the Clarence R. Edwards Middle School for sharing their space and hosting another successful Prevention Month Assembly. 

Changes at the Coalition
Two staff members are expecting new additions to their families! Shannon Lundin, community outreach coordinator, will begin her maternity leave in mid-October. But, don't worry-we promise she will be back! And, prevention coordinator Ginaya Greene-Murray is expecting her little one sometime in December.

We will carry on with the Turn It Around youth program despite being shorthanded, and we will keep everyone informed of any schedule or location changes (if they happen). We appreciate your understanding and look forward to continuing to serve and support Charlestown residents and youth!

(Center for Community Health Improvement staff with Charlestown Coalition for the double baby shower)

Now Hiring:
Youth Worker Position at Coalition!
The Charlestown Coalition is looking for a full-time 
Please share this job posting with anyone who may be interested!

Turn It Around Speaks Up
Turn It Around speaks up during a Boston Redevelopment Meeting.
(Youth Council Member of Turn It Around, Zaire R., speaks up during a Boston Redevelopment Meeting.)

"ONE CHARLESTOWN" is the complete redevelopment and revitalization of the Bunker Hill Apartments, transforming New England's largest federal housing project into 13 blocks of mixed-income housing. The project will create new buildings and well-lit, tree-lined streets that restore important connections in the neighborhood. All 1,100 affordable apartments now on the site will be replaced, alongside new market-rate units, neighborhood shops, restaurants, and community spaces (source: ).

Click Here to learn about the topics discussed at the October 18th City Council Committee Meeting on Housing and Community Development, A Working Session on Docket  #0293. 

Congratulations Sarah!

We are pleased to announce that Sarah Coughlin, Director of the Charlestown Coalition, has been elected President of the Board for NASW-MA (National Association of Social Workers) and will serve this year (beginning Sept 28th) as President-Elect and then 3 years as President.
Congratulations on this well-deserved honor, Sarah!

Turn It Around :
Youth of the Month
Anthony M.
Anthony is our October Turn It Around Youth of the Month."Anthony is a great helper during our TIA meetings! His enthusiasm for the group has allowed him to be a great recruiter as well. We are so happy to have Anthony and we look forward to spending more time getting to know him."

-Ginaya Greene Murray

Voices of Recovery
Jack Kelly
Jack Kelly is sharing his journey in recovery with us this month.

Click below for the full interview.

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