Another year, another dinner; the 3rd Annual Christmas Dinner At Kelly school was nothing shorter than magical! We’d like to start by thanking our sponsors again for not holding anything back, and being gracious enough to continue your contribution into the community. Turn out was amazing; the audience of smiles, laughs, and eyes of astonishment danced about while the entertainment commenced. Thank you everyone for showing up, together we are Holyoke and that night was a perfect example of how resilient, strong, inclusive, and altruistic we are!
Sponsors: Vcare LLC,
Westside Finishing, Fiesta Café, City Sports, and Holyoke Public Schools.
Other sponsors include: Holyoke Housing Authority, Victor Home Health Care, MassHire, Nueva
Esperanza, Peoples United Bank, River Valley Counseling, Whitman Properties, Hub
International New England LLC., Marcotte Ford Sales Inc., Ctown Super Market, Peoples Bank,
Holyoke Gas & Electric, Martin J. Clayton Insurance Agency Inc., High Muzik Inc., Ward 1 City
Councilor Gladys Lebron-Martinez, Jenni Ortega Realty Group, Aaron Vega, Holyoke Tax Service,
Daniel Escobar Foundation, The Recluse LLC.
Knowing my neighborhood/Conociendo mi barrio
Our first day was a success!
Shout out to Joseph krupczynski and his umass class who are partnering with us to provide Holyoke 8th and 9th graders the opportunity to gain a perspective of their community via architecture.
¡Nuestro primer día fue un éxito!
Gracias a Joseph krupczynski y su clase de umass que se han asociado con nosotros para brindarles a los estudiantes de Holyoke la oportunidad de obtener una perspectiva de su comunidad a través de la arquitectura.
Our next class will be held Monday 11/5/2018 at the same location 43 Canal Street Holyoke, MA 5:30pm – 7:30 food and beverages will be provided.
Nuestra próxima clase se llevará a cabo el lunes 5/11/2018 en el mismo lugar. 43 Canal Street Holyoke, MA 5:30 pm – 7:30 se proporcionarán alimentos y bebidas.
For more info/Para mas informacion (413) 533-7101 ext. 108)
October 20, 2018
OneHolyoke and many other neighboring CDC’s got together to reflect and celebrate future and past community development projects. Alongside prominent political figures Marty Walsh (Mayor of Boston), Governor Charlie Baker, and gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez.
Saturday October 6, 2018
Celebrate Holyoke, the annual summer event took place this fall. Despite the delay, the turn out resulted in a very prominent Holyoke presence, as we all showed up to celebrate the heritage we are proud to bolster. Vendors of all likes were present, also a rich mix of great music and artists showed up to display and sell their work. One Holyoke CDC was there in full altruistic form as volunteers helped sell hot dogs and hamburgers for the philanthropist group the Rotary Club. Teaming together, and donating proceeds to achieve the Rotary Clubs goals.
Raymour and Flanigan Outlet alongside of One Holyoke CDC and City Sports Bar hosted a beautiful fund-raiser to benefit OneHolyoke CDC’s efforts in community development. Accompanying us, we had the privilege of having an amazing instructor. The esteemed painter, known for her “Mills” painting series, also long time teacher at Magnet Middle School and Professor at UMass Lora Barrett. Guiding us through every line, as the bartenders from City Sports Bar kept our wine glasses full. Raffle prizes were won, also offering the guest free food from the mini buffet: the lovely benefit was an event that was not to be missed. We here at OneHolyoke CDC are extremely thankful to Raymour and Flanigan Outlet, and City Sports Bar, for sponsoring and hosting this event. Also extending a special thank you to the wonderful Instructor Lora Barrett.
Dallas Maverick guard J.J. Barea visits Holyoke upon receiving the 2017-2018 J. Walter Kennedy Award. Showing love and support to our community, giving inspiration to hurricane Maria survivors. Bringing along his coach Rick Carlisle. Barea also received the humanitarian award by the Basketball Hall of Fame for his part in providing hurricane relief to the island of Puerto Rico.
Barea spoke to the kids of Holyoke High, emphasizing how important it is to say in school. Inviting our future generation to be more involved in issues regarding not only our country but most importantly our community. Making a clear statement on how it’s not only about being a great person at a job or skill, we have to be great people to each other in our communities
An amazing day at Springfield Museums. Tons of laughs, smiles and knowledge shared between each other as we made our way through exhibits. From the wacky world of Dr. Seuss to traveling back into time. From the triassic period where the dinosaurs dominated the land . And in-between, to the beginnings of early cultures all over the planet. Even stretching into the vast complexity of space. It’s safe to say we left no stone unturned in time and space!
Another successful Greeting! Wishing the best of luck to our nations prospects!
Special thank you to all volunteers, for without your dedication to our kids this wouldn’t be possible.