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April 2017
April Showers:
Staying on Top of Your Job Search

April is here, and with it comes the rain. But don’t let April’s reputation for gloomy weather keep you from moving ahead! We’ve all heard the phrase “April Showers Bring May Flowers”- the idea that, despite the gloomy weather of April, we have something wonderful to look forward to in May because of the work the rain is putting in now to prepare the land. That same concept can be applied to your job search.

Putting in extra effort (or watering, if you will) in the short-term to pull together all of your application needs will lead you to better results in the long-term! Here at MAP, we see the hard work our students and Alumni put in every day, and have a few tips on how to kick start your Spring job search and keep you motivated along the way... (Read More)
 

 

Alumni Workshops and Events
Contact Ashley Cilenti for Information or to RSVP
acilenti@stfrancishouse.org or 617-654-1257
Resume and Cover Letters:
Drop-In Sessions


Every Thursday, 10:00 - 11:30 

Bring your resume, cover letter and some job descriptions to be edited. Then, head into the Alumni Center to begin editing your documents!

* If you do not have a copy of your documents, we may be able to find originals from your time in MAP. 

 
NEW:
MAP Engagement Workshops!

 
For the first time, MAP will be hosting both Prospective Students as well as Alumni together in our new Workshop series. Drop-In on Tuesdays at 1:00 to take part. Space is limited, so be sure to arrive early for a spot!

April 4th: Approaching Change—Where are you now and where would you like to go? (Danielle)

April 11th: Setting small goals-and achieving them!  Creating vision boards to help MAP your futures! (Ashley)

April 18th: Spring Fashion—Finding the best look for YOU! (Linda)

April 25th: Accessing Community Resources—Making the most of what Boston has to offer! (Lisa)
 
MAP Needs Your Help!
 
In February, we requested your help to e-mail your State Representatives and Senators, and advocate for MAP funding in person at the State House.

We are asking for your help once again, to help solidify MAP in the House Budget for $150,000. MAP receives State Funding under Line Item 7003-1206.

You will be receiving Instructions from our CEO and President, Karen LaFrazia during the second week of April. At that time, please contact your Representatives and ask for their support to ensure that MAP stays on the Budget!
Alumni Repeat Assessment
 
If you are a part of the following classes and have not already completed a survey, please reach out to schedule time to do so. This information is important for funding and data collection!

6 Month Assessment: 159, 160, 161
12 Month Assessment: 154, 155, 156, 157

If you are not in these classes, but would like to update your information we would greatly appreciate it!
Alumni Center Hours:

Mondays/Fridays : 9am - 3pm
Tuesdays/Thursdays: 9am - 3pm, (Closed 10:30-11:15 for Information Session)
Wednesdays: 9am - 12:30pm

*Breakfast and Lunch available daily*

Important Dates and Events:

Saturday, April 1st: Tax Filing
Monday, April 17th: Closed for Patriot's Day
Tuesday, April 4, 11, 18, 25: Weekly MAP Engagement Workshops
Thursday, April 7, 14, 21, 28: Resume and Cover Letter Review

Studio Shine:
Appointments are held Fridays from 1pm -3 pm. Alumni are eligible for clothing once every 6 months, with verification of your need: Interview, new job, court. Please schedule appointments at least one week in advance of when you will need clothing!


Alumni Services:
Looking for help with your job search, housing applications, or just want to chat? Need a referral for other services? Make an appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays with Ashley. 

Remember to contact us any time you update your information! The only way to hear about new events, workshops, or changes around MAP is by staying connected.

You can e-mail Ashley or call the main line at 617-654-1257. 
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Moving Ahead Program, 4th Floor
39 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116
617.654.1257

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