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Don’t Settle for Less! Get Paid What You’re Worth

A Salary Negotiations Workshop

Women are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to men in their first year out of college, nationwide - YIKES!

Former Lt. Governor and Founder of The Wage Project, Evelyn Murphy, is bringing her wisdom to City Hall for a highly interactive, nuts-and-bolts workshop, entitled Work $mart.  The workshop will focus on salary negotiations for working women in any sector. It is designed to give participants the tools, techniques, strategy and confidence to get paid fairly.

The workshop is being offered jointly by the City of Boston and the WAGE Project. The WAGE Project is a grassroots, action-oriented organization dedicated to enabling every working woman in America to be paid what she is worth. The session will be hosted by Evelyn Murphy, Ph.D economist, former Lt. Governor of Massachusetts, and the founder and President of the WAGE Project.

The workshop is free and open to the  public, but space is limited, so register here!


6:00-6:30pm Light refreshments and networking

6:30-8:30pm Salary negotiation workshop

8:30-9:00pm Questions and networking



Volunteer Opportunity: New Year - New Resolution

The Earned Income Tax Credit Campaign is currently seeking volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Volunteer as a tax preparer, credit adviser, student aid mentor or cash adviser at any of the tax clinics located around the City.

Meet Dorchester ONEin3er Jason Andrade and learn more about this unique opportunity to give back to the community.

As a Financial Health Specialist at DotWell, Jason’s job is to promote financial health and independence in the community, which he does through Earned Income Tax Credit Campaign tax clinics. With 26 free tax sites throughout Boston, which are all staffed by volunteers, the EITC Coalition serves 12,000 taxpayers each year with free tax preparation services, credit advising, FAFSA coaching and benefits enrollment.

“A perfect day in my world is making an impact in the lives of the individuals I work with by informing them of opportunities they otherwise would not have been privy to,” says Andrade.  “With at-risk youth, we discuss financial institutions in the community and all the different funding opportunities available for college so they understand it is possible to obtain higher education, no matter how difficult their personal life may be.”

During tax season, a large portion of Jason’s time is devoted to running the tax clinics at Codman Square Health Center and the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center, where he promotes the use of the Earned Income Tax Credit.  The Earned Income Tax Credit allows many households to financially plan for several months in the year and creates flexibility and breathing room for households that are struggling to make ends meet.

“The City itself is a great hub for innovation, ideas, collaboration and volunteerism,” says Andrade.  “And the collection of great colleges and public/private partnerships and organizations in the area makes Boston a vibrant city where many individuals can get involved and make an impact on their community in some meaningful way.”

Get Involved!

Get involved, or find out how you can benefit from the Earned Income Tax Credit Campaign by visiting, or by visiting to sign up for training to be a tax prepared or financial guide.



Scholarship for Advanced Degree in Non-Profit Leadership

Wheelock College’s Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership program and the United Way are proud to partner to provide a unique scholarship opportunity for the staff of United Way member agencies. The scholarship is designed as a four-way partnership between the United Way, Wheelock College, the employer, and the employee (student). The United Way and Wheelock College will each contribute 25% of the tuition, if the employing organization agrees to support the employee with an additional 25% match, thereby reducing the applicant’s share to 25% of tuition.

The MS in Organizational Leadership is designed for professionals who want to prepare for leadership and executive roles in non-profit organizations, NGOs, and higher education. Through a series of required courses and advanced electives, students will gain the knowledge, skills and values necessary to assume leadership roles. Students will learn to build effective multi-cultural organizations where the talents and contributions of individuals from diverse backgrounds are recognized, respected, and valued. Moreover, this comprehensive program prepares students to take on progressive leadership positions within their organizations, and within the nonprofit field in an increasingly global environment.

For more information please contact:
Irwin Nesoff, DSW
Associate Professor, Chairperson
Department of Leadership and Policy
(617) 879-2170