How to: Grassroots Advocacy

By FALPC Intern, Kristina Kalolo The Massachusetts’s YMCA and their partners are offering fabulous and free Advocacy Trainings for grassroots organizers. This event is a wonderful opportunity to think and practice ways to most effectively persuade decision-makers. Run by Diane Pickles and Lori Fresina, the Worcester training engaged with the following areas: Increase knowledge and […]

What you missed at last weeks Community Meeting…

In case you didn’t make it to our Quarterly Community Meeting last week at Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester, here’s a little recap. A fabulous spread of potluck dishes welcomed about 20 attendees, a mix of folks that we knew and some lovely new faces as well.  People were told they could bring their kids […]

Transportation & Public Health

By Liz Sheehan Castro, Worcester Food & Active Living Policy Council and Jerry Powers, WalkBike Worcester **This article appeared in the Telegram and Gazzette  on March 12th, 2-13 as an “As I See It” editorial.** Many of us know transportation is about access to jobs and housing, about economic competitiveness, convenience, quality of life, and […]