NETWORK FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

Educate, Engage, Activate

MLK Winchester Day of Service 2024

We are so grateful to our co-hosts Winchester ABC and our sponsors at the En Ka Society and Winchester Community Music School, plus everyone who attended, for making MLK Winchester Day of Community Service 2024 such a beautiful program and successful day. With a children’s room featuring learnings by Story Starters and local leaders reading children’s stories, … Read more

LET Program on Social Media & Teen Mental Health

It was a pleasure to have Dr. Jill Walsh speak at Monday night’s Social Media & Teen Mental Health Workshop as part of the Leaders for an Equitable Tomorrow (LET) program. Including a presentation from Dr. Walsh and breakout groups for attendees, the evening was full of learning and open discussions that sparked some powerful insights. … Read more

LET Wellness Workshop

The NFSJ interns, along with our LET counterparts at Social Capital Inc, participated in a second workshop on Tuesday on the topic of youth mental health. We met with Ariana DePreta, a licensed therapist and specialist regarding the intersection of mental healtha nd sports, who walked us through what mental health is, some common illnesses, … Read more

LET Interns Attend Mindfulness Workshop

By NFSJ Intern Hannah McWhan On Tuesday, July 18, NFSJ interns participated in a mindfulness and meditation workshop led by the wonderful yoga and mindfulness instructor, Sharon Marrama. It was an insightful and very well executed lesson on not only how to consciously practice mindfulness in our daily lives, but also how to teach these … Read more

LET Initiative Kicks off with “Youth Mental Health & Sports”

On Tuesday, March 7th, the Network for Social Justice and our partners at Woburn-based Social Capital Inc. (SCI) launched the Leaders for an Equitable Tomorrow (LET) initiative, a 3-year project made possible by a grant from Winchester Hospital Community Benefits. The kick-off program, “Youth Wellness & Sports,” was geared toward high school students from Woburn … Read more

2023 MLK Day of Community Service

By Harrison Zeiberg, SCI AmeriCorps Fellow serving with NFSJ On Monday, January 16th, the Network for Social Justice and our community partners were honored to welcome hundreds of residents from Winchester and the surrounding area to the 4th annual MLK Day of Community Service at Winchester High School! Attendees of all ages were able to … Read more

Turtle Island Art Project Unveiling

On a rainy Sunday morning, the NFSJ — together with our friends at Wright Locke Farm — were thrilled to welcome folks into the Farm’s beautiful All Seasons Barn for the unveiling of Turtle Island artwork, which was collaboratively created at our Indigenous Peoples’ Day Family Celebration in October. The work will be on display at … Read more

Panel Discussion Examines how Health Begins at Home

On Wednesday, September 21, the Winchester Housing Coalition hosted Health Begins at Home, a panel discussion examining the link between quality affordable housing and community well-being. The Coalition was incredibly fortunate to welcome Dr. Megan Sandel, associate professor of pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine and associate professor of environmental health at the Boston University School … Read more