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Spark Boston & the Office of Neighborhood Services present: Free Credit Building Workshop
April 26, 2018, 6:30-7:45 pm
Mattapan Library | 1350 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan
Boston Builds Credit is the City’s new program to help Bostonians build their credit scores for free.
Join Mayor Walsh’s Office of Financial Empowerment to learn credit basics in a free workshop. Sign up to get your Financial Check-Up afterwards: a confidential, one-on-one review of your credit report at no cost. You don’t need to be rich to have good credit, and you can build a score in a few months. All you need is to know and follow the rules of good credit!
Spark Neighborhood Tours: Jamaica Plain
Sat, May 19, 2018 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Stony Brook MBTA Stop |
100 Boylston Street | Jamaica Plain, MA
In partnership with the Jamaica Plain Historical Society, the tour will highlight local history, businesses, and more.
Boston is a city of unique and diverse neighborhoods. Some of them are well known and visited by the millennial population - but others not as much. The Neighborhood Tours project seeks to showcase the resources and richness or the neighborhoods and create awareness about the different local issues. This project was born to create local connections between millennials, their fellow Bostonians, and the city they live in. Join us May 19th at 11AM at Stony Brook T station for a tour of Jamaica Plain, one of Boston’s most diverse and vibrant neighborhoods.
Newmarket SPARK Social feat. Bully Boy Distillery
Friday, April 20 @ 6 PM
Bully Boy Distillery, 44 Cedric Street, Roxbury
Join us for our Civic Engagement Week SPARK Social! Bring your friends, family, colleagues, and anyone else for a drink at Newmarket's newest distillery, Bully Boy. Take a tour with SPARK Council members and friends, hear from the distillers about their new facility, and get to know Newmarket community members. Open to all!
The neighborhood SPARK Social is a monthly meet up celebrating each unique community in Boston and educating folks about the resources and amenities that each neighborhood holds. The SPARK Social is a fun, laid back way for SPARK members (plus their friends and family) to get out and explore the neighborhoods of Boston.
Professional Development Series Is Higher Ed Worth It?
Wednesday, April 4th @ 6 PM
WeWork Fort Point, 51 Melcher Street, Boston
Among Boston's thriving millennial scene, many young adults have aspirations to develop their skill sets to be better positioned for long-term success in their organization and community. Join SPARK Boston for a discussion to help answer a burning question: Is higher education worth the time and expense? Our panel of experience professionals will discuss the benefits and pathways of obtaining an advanced degree, how it helped (or didn't help) their career, the importance of development and how to escalate your career with or without an added diploma.
If you've thought about applying to grad school, have questions about the pros/cons, or not sure how to use your degree to its fullest potential, this event is for you.
Special thanks to WeWork and Level Edu for generously providing the venue and drinks for this event!
Meet 75 millennials from various industries asking themselves the same question of higher education. The evening will feature a panel discussion followed by small group topic networking sessions to ask more specific questions with our guests.
Chief Chat with BPL President David Leonard
Thursday, February 22nd @ 6 to 8 PM
Newsfeed Cafe, 700 Boylston Street, Boston
On Thursday, February 22 from 6-8 PM, join SPARK Boston and the Boston Public Library (BPL) at the Newsfeed Cafe at the Central Library in Copley Square for a panel conversation and Q&A with BPL President David Leonard and millennial members of the BPL community.
The SPARKs & Rec Summer Series
SPARK Boston and the Boston Parks & Recreation Department have teamed up to put on the SPARKs & Rec Summer Series! These three events highlight just a handful of the hundreds of amazing events the Parks Department puts on every summer. Let's celebrate the sun, Boston's amazing parks, and the amazing events happening in our neighborhoods!
Saturday, July 22, Noon to 2 PM - Free Watercolor Class at Christopher Columbus Park
Thursday, August 03, 2017 at 7:30 PM - Tito Puente Latin Music Series: Conjunto Barrio at O'Day Playground, South End
Friday, September 15, 2017 (Dusk) - MJW Movie Night featuring Top Gun at the Frog Pond, on Beacon Hill
2017-2018 SPARK Boston Council Applications Open
Monday, June 12th to Sunday, July 16th
SPARK Boston is seeking new members for the September 2017 to September 2018 Council term! We're looking for Boston residents who love this city, are between the ages of 20 to 34 and believe in the power of civic engagement.
Each month, Council members are required to attend one Council meeting every first Monday of the Month, attend one community meeting and report back, and attend one to two SPARK events. Council members will develop their own projects and programs to raise awareness about City programs, convene conversations about issues deeply affecting our city and generation, and engage Boston's 20 to 34 age demographic in civic life.
Monday, June 12th: Applications Open
Sunday, Jul 16th: Applications Close
Saturday, August 6th: First Round of Applicants Notified
Friday, August 25th: Final Round of Applicants Notified
Saturday, September 9th: First Council Meeting of the 2017-2018 SPARK Boston Council
In addition to completing this form, you must submit an updated resume and an optional reference letter (fellow millennial, civic leader or former ONEin3 or SPARK Council member) by email to sparkboston@Boston.gov with your LAST NAME, FIRST NAME 2017 APPLICATION in the subject line.
SPARK Social at Samuel Adams Brewery
Thursday, April 27th @ 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sam Adams Brewery, 30 Germania Street, Boston
21+ Only Event
Join SPARK Boston and Samuel Adams for a SPARK Social at the Sam Adams Brewery in Jamaica Plain! Meet native & new to Boston millennials for a FREE brewery tour, followed by networking and samples.
Boston Civic Engagement Workshop
Monday, April 24th
Room 801, Boston City Hall
If you've asked yourself in the past few months, "how can I get involved," make your first stop our Boston Civic Engagement Workshop, a partnership between SPARK Boston and Generation Citizen to teach civics in Boston. Using Generation Citizen's action-based civics framework, this workshop will teach millennials that they can (and should!) have an active dialogue with their civic groups & elected officials. Imagine Boston 2030, Boston Bikes & more will share stories of successful civic engagement.
CHIEF CHAT: Austin Blackmon
Tuesday, April 18th
75 Northern Avenue
Join SPARK Boston and Greenovate Boston at District Hall for a meet and greet with Chief Blackmon, followed by discussion highlighting Earth Day, and the ongoing progress and opportunities to get involved in the City’s Climate Action Plan. Our panel will be moderated by SPARK Boston Council member Edith Shi and includes Mike Nichols, Chief of Staff of the Rose Kennedy Greenway and Katie MacDonald, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Greentown Labs.
Passion & Purpose: Talks from Boston's Transgender Community
Tuesday, November 15th
1340 Boylston Street
Celebrate and honor Boston’s transgender community with the Fenway Health Youth Leaders Council and SPARK Boston.
CHIEF CHAT: Data Drives Boston
Wednesday, November 16th
125 Summer Street
Hear about what the City Hall's resident data-heads Dan Koh, Andrew Therriault, and Howard Lim are doing to keep Boston at the forefront of data-driven solutions.
The 2016 SPARK Impact Awards
Thursday, December 1st
23 Drydock Avenue
Join us for the 2016 SPARK Impact Award ceremony and celebrate the millennial contribution to Boston with food, drinks, entertainment, fantastic guest speakers and more.