Special Notices

Community Calendar

Upcoming Events:

SOMERVILLE// Free Walk-in Health Clinic: September 26, 2017 - 4:00 pm
MAPS Board of Directors Meeting: September 26, 2017 - 6:00 pm
FRAMINGHAM// Free Walk-In Health Clinic: September 28, 2017 - 4:00 pm
BRIGHTON// Free Walk-In Health Clinic: September 29, 2017 - 4:00 pm

What's New at MAPS?

Free DACA Renewal Clinics

September 8, 2017

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MAPS Statement regarding the termination of DACA:

September 6, 2017

The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) is extremely disappointed and saddened by President Trump’s decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

This is highly successful program, which gave almost a million young people brought to this country as children peace of mind, and the opportunity to attend college and work legally, and thus to fully become active participants in American society and economy. [→]

Do you know someone who deserves a MAPS 2018 Award?

September 1, 2017

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The MAPS Annual Awards Gala is an opportunity for our communities to come together in a glamorous celebration of our many successes. It is also an evening where we honor five individuals/ organizations who’ve made outstanding contributions to the betterment of the lives of the Portuguese-speaking communities of Massachusetts.

We’ve recognized heads of businesses and organizations who value social responsibility, restless volunteers who choose to spend their free time helping others, community members dedicated to serving our communities, and many others. Now, we’re asking for your help in choosing the MAPS 2018 Award Recipients. [→]

Portugal’s Secretary of State for the Communities Visits MAPS

August 31, 2017

2On Wednesday, September 30th we had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. José Luis Carneiro, Portugal’s Secretary of State for the Communities, to our Cambridge Office. After meeting some of the seniors attending the MAPS Senior Center, the Portuguese official met with members of the MAPS Administration and congratulated the organization for the “quality and broad range of services MAPS provides”. [→]

2017 Brazilian Festival in Boston Celebrates Brazil’s Culture and Diversity

August 31, 2017

21200472_1718590408232776_5479144974044942519_oOnce again this year, hundreds of community members, businesses and organizations are expected to take part in the Brazilian Independence Festival, a multi-day event celebrating Brazil’s culture, history and diversity. The Festival takes place from September 5-10, the main attraction being the outdoors festival on Sunday, September 10, from 12 to 6pm at the DCR Herter Park: 1175 Soldiers Field Rd, Boston, Massachusetts, MA 02135

MAPS is going to be there, raising awareness about the many free services we provide to the community, and offering free, quick and confidential HIV/ STI tests.

Click here to learn more about the festival.

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