Volunteer Spotlight: Shivangi Shah

By Shanta Poddar, Volunteer Shivangi Shah joined Saheli as a volunteer in the summer of 2016. She took a huge share of the responsibility of making Saheli’s online Purple Purse challenge a success. She worked tirelessly managing the technical aspects  of the fundraiser, and helped to write the messages and create the images and video. She reached out to…

Saheli Shines Light on Domestic Violence in Uncertain Times

By Shanta Poddar, Volunteer In October of 2016, Saheli participated in and sponsored various events in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Since 1987, October has been observed as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the U.S. Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the “Day of Unity” held in October 1981, and was conceived by the…

Quincy’s Computer Literacy Class Expands Offerings and Will Have Its Fifth Graduating Class

In December, Saheli will have completed its fifth session of computer literacy classes in Quincy. This year, the program introduced Online Profile Development, Networking and Productivity Skills with a workshop held in collaboration with Studley Group of Quincy. Fred Studley of Studley Group spoke about Profile Management and presentations. Volunteer teachers also facilitated workshops on…

Saheli Kicks Off College Readiness Program

On October 18th, 2016, Saheli launched the College Readiness Program for South Asian Girls. The program is funded by a generous grant from the Watertown Community Foundation to help female South Asian students in Watertown public schools prepare for college and their future careers. The kick-off event was held at Watertown High School and was…

Saheli Participates in Diwali Celebrations in Cambridge

The City of Cambridge celebrated Diwali 2016 with great enthusiasm at the Cambridge Senior Center on Sunday, October 30th, 2016. Mayor E. Denise Simmons and Councilor Nadeem Mazen warmly welcomed a diverse group of fun-loving guests from across the Boston Metropolitan region. Saheli staff and volunteers helped at the event and worked as food servers…

Saheli Receives INE Best Non-Profit in NE Choice Award

On October 28th, Saheli was the proud recipient of the INE Best Non-Profit in NE Award. Several notable community entrepreneurs, civic leaders, physicians, artists and music schools also received awards. Three Board members, two staff and several volunteers were present at the award ceremony held at the Westin Hotel in Waltham. Board member Kumkum Pareek…