We would like to thank all those who volunteered in our clean-up efforts on Saturday April 28th and the efforts made to help beautify our community. Please join us in our next Community Clean-up which will take place on Saturday May 26th. Volunteers will meet at our Community Center located at 43 Canal Street, formerly known as the Portuguese American Club. Community Clean-ups are scheduled as follows: June 30th, July 30th, August 25th and September 29th. from 12-3pm. Or at your convenience if you share our hashtag #KeepItClean2k18
Israel Rivera (Izzy) – Community Engagement Director joined OneHolyoke CDC in the Fall of 2016. The Community Engagement Director values participation by all residents in the Flats Community.
Izzy has lived in the Flats neighborhood for over 30 years and has served the community on numerous occasions. All along, developing strong ties and building relations with other community leaders in Holyoke.
OneHolyoke Community Development Corporation Partners With AmeriCorps To Hire Their First Outreach Specialist.
For the first time ever, we have a volunteer coordinator on staff thanks to Americorp LISC Boston. Gustavo Romero is Flats resident, Kelly Elementary parent, Westfield State University graduate, and the creator of this mural that is located at Center and Samosett streets!
Welcome Aboard Gustavo!
Thank you LISC-Boston for the opportunity, our collaboration results in the first
Mobile Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
Our organization is partnering with the Mobile Food Bank of Western Massachusetts with a shared goal to increase access to nutritious foods and to reach families and individuals in need. The Food Bank is held every second and fourth Friday of every month rain or shine on the corner of Mosher and N. Bridge St. In The Flats.
Project Asset Map (PAM) Survey
Quality of Life Surveys and Reports: In partnership with the UMass School of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, Nueva Esperanza Inc. and several other Holyoke-based agencies, OneHolyoke has sponsored the Project Asset Mapping (PAM) Survey. The results provide detailed information about resident perceptions of the quality of life, safety and needs of their neighborhoods.
Westfield State University (WSU) prepared a detailed report about the impact of Community Development Corporations on learning in their communities, and heard community voices in Holyoke about a “Learning in Place” plan OneHolyoke is creating.
Thank you to Professor Marijoan Bull and all WSU students for their great work, and to our partner on this project, Nueva Esperanza Inc.
To view the report please click on the link provided.