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Forum on Health Care Solutions Introduces Community Health Workers

These specially trained, paid workers fill a lot of different roles, from direct services like health screenings and home assessments to helping residents navigate systems of care and advocate for themselves.

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Volunteers Needed for 23rd Annual MLK Day of Service

The program will include the presentation of this year's MLK Peacemaker Award to PopCares Inc., in recognition of the difference the nonprofit organization makes in the lives of more than 310 local families who are battling cancer.

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Coalition Meeting Focuses on Region's Assets

"This is giving me shivers just looking at the potential we have come up with in the last 45 minutes." — Adam Hinds

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Residents Share Visions of Rural Health to Mark National Rural Health Day

"We'll have this great collection of pictures of people who filled out signs." — Kirby Lecy

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Community Outreach Volunteer Training for Residents to Bolster Community

Ideal participants must be committed to strengthening the Northern Berkshires by exploring how they can make a positive impact and learning how to assist residents in accessing available services.

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Coalition Forum: A Healthy Future Is In Our Hands

"A lot of the new money has been attracted into this community. Maybe sometimes it seems a little quiet, but there’s a lot going on." — Cathleen McElligott

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NBCC's Fall Neighborlies Honor Community Members

"We say thank you for small acts of kindness, as well as large feats of bravery." — Annie Rodgers

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Northern Berkshire Coalition Examines Unemployment, Job Training

"We need to get to the fundamentals, (someone who's) willing to say the words, 'I'm looking for a job, will you hire me?'" — Ricco Fruscio

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NCCC's UNITY Program Announces 2015-2016 Teen Programs

UNITY’s popular and long-running Youth Leadership Program (YLP) and Teen Writing Workshop (TWW) will again be offered and facilitated by nbCC staff Jessica Sweeney and Adam Tobin.

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Coalition Forum Brainstorms Topics, Change of Process

"Maybe we can change and become more efficient." — Dan Randall

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Northern Berkshire Community Coalition Names New Executive Director

“I am excited because I feel my background and current work match nbCC priorities related to community dialogue and problem solving, building strong neighborhoods, and youth-focused prevention programs.” — Adam Hinds

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North County Bids Farewell to NBCC Leader Bashevkin

"This community at its best is Al Bashevkin." — state Sen. Benjamin B. Downing

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Northern Berkshire Neighborlies Awarded

Friends, family and many supporters gathered to honor those who have made a significant difference in the lives of their community.

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Pride, Happiness at Opening of UNO Community Center

"It's amazing. I never dreamed it would look like this." — Shirley Davis

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Bashevkin Receives Commissioners Leadership Award

In presenting the award, Department of Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel said Bashevkin has led efforts to bring and retain many resources to Berkshire County.

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Bashevkin Leaving After 29 Years With Northern Berkshire Community Coalition

"I've been thinking about this for a year, and really talking to the board about it for awhile." — Alan Bashevkin

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Teenagers Run the Show at NBCC Forum

"You're not alone. There are relationships you can build in this community." — Al Bashevkin

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Volunteers Welcome at MLK Day of Service

The public can participate by providing service to the community at more than 10 sites.

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New Interfaith Group Sets Founding Convention For Jan. 25

"It's about personal story. It's about relationship-building through conversation." — Wendy Krom

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Forum: North Berkshire Needs Focus on Health, Not Just Health Care

"It's not about hospitals. It's not about health care. It's about health." — Ruth Blodgett

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North Adams Neighborhood Group Gets Place of Its Own

"I didn't get paid money for the whole 24 years but this project is worth doing it all over again because money is not everything." — Shirley Davis

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North Adams Planners OK Neighborhood Center, New Shops

"I think it's a great use for this building." — Planner Kyle Hanlon

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Northern Berkshire Forum Calls for Neighborhood Empowerment

"I bought Dunkin' Donuts, I plugged in my coffee pot, and I invited my neighbors in." — Sally Sussman

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Drug Abuse 'Crisis' Tackled at Coalition Forum

"This is not an easy conversation to have. People just do not want to talk about." — Paul Hickling

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North Adams Skate Park Moving Forward

"It's so gratifying to see the city prioritize a project that young people value - and that values young people." — Kate Merrigan

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