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Waltham Community Events

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Upcoming Community Events


January 2020


February 2020

From Desegregation to Meaningful Integration in Public Schools

Dr. Susan Eaton is Professor of Practice in Social Policy and Director of the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy at the Heller School. Eaton's work has centered around civil rights in education, school desegregation, racial and ethnic diversity, and inclusion in K-12 schools.

Join us to learn about the history and legal landscape of school integration efforts across the U.S., followed by a discussion of our own racial integration efforts here in Waltham using the Real Integration framework developed by Integrate NYC.

When: Thursday, January 30, 2020

Time: 6:30PM - 8:00PM

Where: Waltham Public Library - Lecture Hall

RSVP: Waltham Partnership for Youth 

Please view our flyer in ENGLISH and en ESPAÑOL.


Mental Health in Communities of Color

When: Monday, February 10, 2020

Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Where: Waltham High School - Cannon Lecture Hall

People of color struggle with their mental health just as much, but are less likely to seek help. Join the conversation. Be part of the change.

A resource fair of local organizations who focus on the health of people color, followed by a panel discussion about mental health in communities of color and how we can reduce the stigma for ourselves and others  *The entire event will also be translated into Spanish!

Individuals may register for the Mental Health in Communities of Color event HERE

Businesses interested in having a resource table at the Mental Health in Communities of Color event may register HERE.

Contact: Ivy Watts, 781-325-5511

Sponsored by: Waltham Partnership for Youth

Monthly Events

American Citizenship Course
American Citizenship Course

In this FREE course, you will learn about: 

  • English Skills required for the citizenship exam and interview
  • The history and government topics on the citizenship exam
  • The rights and responsibilities that come with being an American Citizen

Meeting Dates

When: Every Saturday, 3:00-4:00pm

January 18 2020 - May 2020

Where: Watch CDC 

24 Crescent St Suite 201 Waltham, MA 02453

For More Information: 781-891-6689 x 202

Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code

The Girls Who Code club teaches girls 12-18 with any level of coding experience how coding skills can help them pursue their passion, whatever it is. Our experienced instructors help girls explore storytelling, illustration, gaming, music production, and more through a variety of coding technologies. But it's always more club than class!

For more information about the Girls Who Code club, read HERE.

Real Talk
Real Talk

Real Talk: Real Talk is a youth-led forum for discussing the issues that are most important to teens. We meet two Mondays a month from 6-8 in the Waltham Public Library Teen Room. Each event is planned, promoted, and executed by teen leaders with help from our Teen Specialist. In exchange for their work, our teen leaders receive training, support, work history, and a stipend. Real Talk is made possible through the generosity of the Library Initiative for Teens and Tweens (LITT), a project of the Rhyme and Reason Fund at the Boston Foundation.

For complete details about Real Talk, read more HERE.

Waltham Partnership for Youth Coalition/Trailblazers (WPY Coalition)
Waltham Partnership for Youth Coalition/Trailblazers (WPY Coalition)

Waltham Partnership for Youth Coalition/Trailblazers (WPY Coalition)

WPY is a multi-sector community coalition working together to make Waltham a safe, healthy, just, and engaged community where all young people can thrive.

Our mission is to support a culture of mental health and wellness, free of substance misuse, for Waltham youth by connecting all sectors of the community, addressing root causes, and promoting advocacy, education, and policy change. We meet:

Every 1st Wednesday of the month through June (Adults and Youth) Room 142 WHS

Every Wednesday until end of school year (Youth Only) Starts November 6 held in the WHS library E-Learning lab

For more information about WPY Coalition, please visit their website HERE.

Or, contact:

Shanesha Christmas, WPY Youth Coordinator, E: 

Ivy Watts, Coalition Program Director, E:

Watch City Market
Watch City Market

Watch City Market: Waltham Public Schools, Healthy Waltham and The Greater Boston Food Bank have partnered up to offer Waltham families at NO COST Food Market once a month at the McDevitt Middle School. Watch City Market is open to ALL Waltham Residents. Each person/family can shop for up to 50 lbs of food including produce, meats, dairy and staple grocery items.

For complete details and registration information for the market, read:

Watch City Market Flyer in English


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