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COSA is excited to host a panel on the changing landscape of food insecurity in Western Massachusetts by hosting speakers representing a ladder of services. From direct on the ground work, to regional approaches, to the federal response, they will discuss both the increasing need as well as novel solutions.

Lev BenEzra, Executive Director of the Amherst Survival Center

Christina Maxwell, Director of Programs for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

Koby Gardner-Levine, Regional Manager for the Office of Congressman Jim McGovern

Join COSA on Tuesday, February 13 at 10:00am-11:00am on Zoom.

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2nd Week for HSF's Feb 13th Breakfast! Artificial Intelligence, Human Service.

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Celebrate Black History Month at the ASC Friday, Feb 23 12-1pm! Join the Amherst Survival Center as they honor Black History Month featuring a special community meal honoring famous black chefs and a performance from the Amherst Area Gospel Choir.

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Join TIHC’s monthly meeting on Thursday Feb. 8 at 1pm, featuring an exciting panel of national experts talking about the importance of policy and systems change for building resilient communities as well as preventing or healing from trauma, at the local, state and national levels. 

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Massachusetts Public Health Association is hiring a graduate student intern for the 2024-25 academic year! As an integral member of the MPHA policy team, the intern will play an important role in policy analysis, research, writing, and advocacy. This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience with statewide policy work. 

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Safe Passage is looking for a Temporary Administrative Assistant for Community Engagement to support their Community Engagement department in client data and providing support for program operations! This is a hybrid, 35 hours/week position with a salary of $20/hour. Read more and apply at the link below. 

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CBS News: Harvard, MIT students develop female manikins to make CPR training more inclusive to women

Food Bank News: Helping pantries expand into social services and get paid for it

Spotlight on Poverty: Study finds CTC expansion fueled dip in anxiety, depression in recipient families

Community Action Pioneer Valley

Head Start Lead Infant Toddler Teacher (Northampton)

Head Start Itinerant Lead Teacher (Franklin/Hampshire Counties)

Head Start Teachers, Preschool (Turners Falls and Northampton)

Head Start Teacher Assistant Floater: Infant-Toddler (Turners Falls)

Way Finders

Vice President, Housing Education Services -

Housing Search Worker (Bilingual; FT; 2nd shift) -

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Feb 08: Trauma Informed Hampshire County Monthly Meeting on Zoom

Feb 08: Human Service Forum Cyber Security

Feb 09: Hampshire County Food Policy Council Dinner & Visioning Event

Feb 10: Northampton Recovery Center Black History Month Film Screening

Feb 13: COSA Meeting on Food Security on Zoom

Feb 13: Human Service Forum Breakfast - Artificial Intelligence, Human Service

Feb 15: Human Service Forum Benefits and Liability

Feb 17: The United Arc ARC-a-Palooza at Shea Theater Arts Center

Feb 22: Human Service Forum Assessing DEI as a New Supervisor

Feb 24: Northampton Recovery Center Black History Month Film Screening

Feb 28: Human Service Forum Advanced Management Series begins

Mar 18: Brazelton Touchpoints Parenting While Black

Apr 06: Amherst Survival Center Save the Date for Empty Bowls Event


COSA Meeting Schedule - Tuesdays at 10am-11am

Feb 13: COSA Meeting on Food Insecurity on Zoom

Mar 12: COSA Meeting Special Guest Rural Affairs Director Anne Gobi on Zoom

Apr 09: COSA Meeting on CLAA-Fair Housing & Housing Discrimination

May 14: COSA Meeting on Highlights of the JEDI Committee Work

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