• Happy 10th Birthday Roca Springfield!

    Roca Springfield is turning 10. It's been an honor to serve our courageous young people and we are grateful for the wonderful support we’ve received this past decade. We would be nowhere without your counsel, advice and encouragement.
    Thank you!

    Please join our virtual celebration on Thursday, October 8, 2020
    8:00 am Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    Register in advance here:  Enter webinar zoom link here
    Once you register, you will receive an email confirmation containing the information about joining our webinar

    Special Guests:
    Congressman Richard Neal
    Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni
    Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno
    State Representative Carlos Gonzalez
    Roca Western MA Director Chris Judd
    Roca Youth Worker Damion Johnson



  • Get a team together! Employees can volunteer as a team building exercise!

    Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen and Pantry is resuming providing hot meals to those looking for an evening meal, Mondays thru Fridays.

    To do this, we can always use help to prepare meals and to serve meals. Volunteers can work once or twice a month. If you have a small group of employees that are interested in helping, here is what we need: Meal prep (can include cooking or our staff can cook and you can help prep) – 3 to 5 people during the afternoon (often 1:00-3:00 but there is flexibility in times and the length will depend on the meal option) Meal serving – 2 to 4 people at dinner time (for us, that’s 4:00 – 6:00) to help serve meals and do a little cleanup afterward Stock shelves/bag food – 4 to 10 people to help stock shelves and bag food for pantry clients. This has some flexibility but is typically during the day, morning or afternoon. If interested, please contact Qualina Lewis, Operations Manager, at qualina@lorrainessoupkitchen.com or 413-592-9528


    What is Envision Our Chicopee: 2040?

    Envision Our Chicopee: 2040 will be the City’s first-ever city-wide Comprehensive Plan. What does this mean? A Comprehensive Plan is a shared vision for Chicopee’s future and a roadmap that guides how we get there together. It helps us make the things we love about Chicopee even better and fix the things that need to be fixed. A good Comprehensive Plan is a tool that can be used frequently by City leaders, staff, boards, and committees to make decisions about:

    • What new development looks like and where it happens

    • How the City can protect environmentally sensitive areas and historic sites

    • Prioritizing future investments in community services and infrastructure that promote fairness and equity across the city

    • Better supporting local business development

    Its most important goal is to protect and enhance the things in Chicopee that make it a great place to live, both for today’s residents and future generations.



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