The Charlestown Coalition News: 
Issue 19
March 2018
Teaming-Up for Change
(RT- Sarah Coughlin, Middle- Dan Conley)

Recently, Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley welcomed new community partners, including the Charlestown Coalition's  Turn It Around program,  to an ambitious diversion project. The goal is to double the capacity of an innovative program that helps juveniles charged with certain serious offenses get their lives back on track without incurring additional entries on their records.
DA Conley's office launched the Juvenile Alternative Resolution pilot project back in February of 2017 with a half dozen community-based agencies in Boston. At that time, partner agencies began accepting juveniles who faced delinquency charges in the Boston Juvenile Court and showed a moderate to high risk of re-offending. On March 21st, Conley welcomed a new batch of agencies to the team.

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MGH is Hiring!
MGH is looking to hire a Research Assistant for the Evaluation Team.
This is an entry level position, ideally someone just coming out of undergrad with a passion for community health and wanting to make programs better. Would love to find a youth scholar! Please
 click here for job description.

Turn it Around :
Youth of the Month
Yanailyz Betances
Yanailyz Betances  is our March  Turn It Around  Youth of the Month."Yanailyz is always willing to help and volunteer. She is kind, funny, and a great young woman to have in our youth group. We feel blessed she is a part of Turn It Around. "

-Ginaya Greene Murray

4th Annual Turn It Around
 Basketball Tournament
As part of our effort to create healthy and unifying opportunities for Charlestown youth, on Saturday, April 28, 2018, we are hosting our 4th Annual Turn It Around Basketball Tournament. This tournament is open to all middle and high school aged youth who are residents of Charlestown. In the past, nearly 75 kids participated in the tournament, and this year we're hoping to increase that number to more than 100.
The tournament takes place Saturday from 10 am-4 pm at the Charlestown Community Center and consists of a series of 3-on-3 games. Participants are also invited to a dinner and community building activity the night before, Friday, April 27th, from 6 to 8 pm at the local YMCA.
Inclusive teen programming is greatly needed in our community, and this tournament is one of the few (if not the only) event where youth can come out to learn and play together.

F or more details click here.

Feeling Lucky?
During our 4th Annual Basketball Tournament, we will be raffling off some great prizes, one of them being the "ultimate" scratch ticket board. For more information on purchasing a raffle ticket, please contact  Ginaya.

Love Your Block Grant
Official Press Release
Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the winners of the 2018 Love Your Block mini-grants, a program that awards funds to neighborhoods throughout Boston for beautification projects, highlighting the people and culture in Boston's neighborhoods. Out of the 60 applications, five winners were chosen to receive funding of up to $3,000. And the Charlestown Coalition is one of the winners!

Click here  to read the official press release from Mayor Marty Walsh.

Voices of Recovery
Paul Myers
Paul Myers is sharing his journey in recovery with us this month.

Click below for the full interview.

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