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Conference budget includes more funds, EMAC waiver

There are a lot of positives in the FY '19 budget headed for Gov. Charlie Baker's desk, including an EMAC hardship waiver sought by many nonprofits and others.

Senate opioid bill includes loan repayment program

The bill would establish an education loan repayment program for human service workers, subject to appropriation.

National Disability Voter Registration Week starts Monday

REV UP!'s National Disability Voter Registration Week is slated for July 16-20, 2018.

Council welcomes interns for workforce, marketing projects

Brooke LePage of Trinity College and Candace Reyes of Northeastern University are on board to learn about the sector, the Council's policy and communications work, and help with research.

Convention registration now open! Early-bird discounts available

The 43rd Annual Convention & Expo: RISE! will take place Thursday, September 20th in Boston. More than 1,100 people are expected at the event, which includes nearly 80 exhibitors and 36 workshops. Early-bird registration ends July 23rd.

Snap to it! It’s time for the annual Broadcast Your Love of Human Services Contest

The Seventh Annual Broadcast Your Love of Human Services Contest is underway! Submit photos for the contest through August 31st. Three finalists will voted on at the Annual Convention in September.

Council, Boston College seeking social enterprise projects

The What a Great Idea! program links graduate students with Council members that want to explore starting a social enterprise or expand an existing one. Applications are being accepted through July 27th.

Many ways for colleges, nonprofits to partner

The Council hosted MetroWest University Roundtable to bring together human services nonprofits with Central Mass. colleges and university to begin forging partnerships.

Council announces keynote for 43rd Annual Convention: RISE!

A daughter of immigrants, Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch rose from the poverty of a Texas border town to become the highest ranking Hispanic woman in the Combat Support Field of the U.S. Army and then retired to focus on educating and empowering the next generation of leaders.

Two free webinars added to training calendar

The Council has added webinars on board engagement and hiring that are offered exclusively for members.

Council’s next University Roundtable is June 25th

The free, members-only event connects human services HR staff and executives to college representatives as a way to learn more about programs and how to recruit students.

Tuition Remission program 2018-19 renewal is underway

Tuition Remission allows human services workers to take some undergraduate courses tuition-free at state-sponsored colleges and universities. Renewal forms for organizations to be eligible for the 2018-19 academic year are due this month.

EMAC assessment appeals deadline is June 30

Providers' Council members that wish to appeal the first-quarter EMAC Supplement assessment must do so by June 30th.

Council members, executives honored for leadership

The A.R.T. Institute and John McManus Leadership Forum hosted "Celebrating Humanity & Environment – Facing New Challenges” on May 10 in Needham.

Scholarships available for grad-level education pursuits

Providers' Council member employees who meet all criteria can apply for one-time awards toward their pursuit of a master's degree.

SWM budget amendments would strengthen human services workforce

Sens. DiDomenico and Lesser file amendments to study pay disparities and create loan repayment for qualified human services workers.

First look at Senate Ways & Means budget bill

The Senate Ways & Means Committee put forth its budget plan on May 10. The full chamber is scheduled to begin debate on May 22 after amendments are filed.

Council employment law training takes members beyond the basics

The half-day training session provided an in-depth look at recent and upcoming changes to employment law in Massachusetts.

Draft opioid bill includes student loan repay program

The bill was reported out of the Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery with language to establish a repayment program using language from the Council's legislation.

A diverse array of trainings offered in May

There's plenty to choose from on the Council's events calendar this month. Here's a quick rundown.

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