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29th Annual Youth Services Awards (for youth and adults)

Each year, Mayor Setti D. Warren gives awards to individuals who have contributed service to the Newton Community. The Newton Parks and Recreation Commission and the Newton Health and Human Services Youth Commission are asking your help in seeking nominations for the 29th Annual Youth Services Awards.
Learn about the awards and nominate at

Please submit nominations of deserving Newton residents and students before May 19th. Thank you for your help in recognizing the efforts of individuals who have contributed extensively to the Newton Community.

Adult awards will be judged on the basis of a person’s contribution and involvement in youth programs in Newton.

Youth awards will be judged on the basis of demonstrated good citizenship and service to their fellow youth or community.

NSF Boston Marathon Team raises nearly $10,000 to Support Newton Schools

Anna Ford, administration staffer at Newton North, and Holly Kee, Southside aide
and Dreamfar mentor at Newton South, teamed up to run the Boston Marathon
for Newton Schools Foundation. In total they raised nearly $10,000 for NSF to
support excellence and innovation in the Newton Public Schools. Thank you,
Anna and Holly, for your dedication and commitment to the students of Newton!

For more information on Newton Schools Foundation, go to

Teen Volunteer Day With Historic Newton

All are welcome to help improve our community by cleaning up the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds. Those who volunteer will be provided FREE admission into the museum. Please dress appropriately for cleaning flower beds, raking leaves, etc.

Space is limited so to sign up or for more information please contact Georgette Chiasson at or visit the website at

April 27th, 2:30 – 5:00 pm
286 Waverly Avenue, Newton

One Can Help annual benefit

Looking for a way to make a difference? Please join One Can Help at its annual fundraiser. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased here or at Founded by Waban attorney Anne Bader-Martin, One Can Help provides timely, targeted assistance (in the form of small grants) to court-involved families and foster children, when no other funds are available.

With great food and drink, live music and engaging speakers including Josh Kraft, President and CEO of Boys and Girls Club of Boston, the One Can Help benefit is a fun way to spend an evening and support a worthy cause. 95% of all funds raised will go directly to program expenses, and will also help One Can Help attain a $10,000 matching grant from a local foundation.

May 2nd, 6:30-9:00 pm
Windsor Club
1601 Beacon St, Waban

Seeking host families for cultural exchange

CCI Greenheart is currently seeking volunteer host families from Newton, Brookline, Brighton, and Watertown for a group of high-school age French students participating in a 3-week cultural immersion program from July 8th – July 28th. Volunteer host families will be responsible for providing meals and housing for one student for the three week period and will be able to spend time with the student and share aspects of American culture. This 3-week program is a great introduction to hosting for families who have never hosted an exchange student before! See flyer here: Host a student

Families interested in hosting or learning more should contact the Local Coordinator, Monique Baumont at or 908-720-0520.