Saheli Outreach at 2017 IAGB Republic Day Celebration

By Supriya Gupta Saheli began 2017 in full swing, leading another outreach program right in the first month of the year, during the frosty New England winter. The outreach event was the Indian Association of Greater Boston (IAGB)’s Republic Day celebration, held at Burlington High School on January 28th. Hundreds of people flocked to the…

Men Can Help End Gender-Based Violence: White Ribbon Day Event

Saheli Advisory Committee Member Ramesh Advani will lead Saheli’s participation in White Ribbon Day, an annual event in which men and boys are invited to be leaders in ending gender-based violence and transforming harmful gender norms. Saheli welcomes you to join us and Jane Doe Inc. at Faneuil Hall on March 1st, 2017. Please RSVP…

Saheli to Join South Asian Coalition at the Boston Women’s March

Sahelis Mariya Taher, Katy Hurley and Usha Vakil join the Boston Women’s March on the Commons. Saheli invites you to join the South Asian Coalition in the Boston Women’s March for America on Saturday, January 21st, at 11 AM.  March in solidarity to support equality, professional opportunities, and freedom from harassment regardless of our ethnicity,…

Open Labs for Computer Beginners in January and February

Due to the enthusiasm and energy of Saheli Vandana Sharma Saheli will offer free classes “Open Labs for Beginners” learning to use computers this January and February in Quincy Public Library. Open Labs will take place Saturday mornings from 10am-12 noon. For more details, please see attached flyer. To register, call Thomas Crane Public Library…

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…

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…