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Thank You from The Charlestown Coalition

This past Saturday June 10th, we had our 8th annual Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event was a huge success, with residents turning in a record-breaking 68.2 lbs of prescription medications. Turn it Around members assisted with weighing the prescriptions, giving out gift cards, explaining the group to community members, and selling water bottles and swag bags.

Hear from Turn it Around member, Kaltuma, about her experience with Summer Search Boston!


I got nominated for Summer Search at school (East Boston High School), and basically I've been doing it ever since my sophomore year. You get assigned a mentor and talk to them about anything you want. You talk to them once a week. Even when I graduate, I'll still get to talk to my mentors during my college years and so on.




8th Annual Prescription Take Back Day

The Charlestown Coalition's 9th Annual Prescription Take Back Day will be held on Saturday, June 10th. We will have a table in front of CVS during open market from 10-2. Please bring any expired or unused Prescriptions or over-the-counter medications and receive a $5.00 gift card!! We are still looking for gift card donations from local businesses so please consider supporting this important initiative. Last year we removed 1019 unused prescriptions (over 60lbs!) from our community!!  Help us make this year’s event even more successful!!

Barriers to School/Community Partnerships in Charlestown

Please join us: 

Tuesday MAY 16th

12 - 1 pm  


For a research presentation on the barriers to school/community organization partnership that Boston's school assignment model generates.  


The presentation will take place at the 

Boys and Girls Club's Performing Arts Center 

(15 Green St. Charlestown MA 02129)


Adult Volleyball League, Weds nights at the Charlestown Community Center

Want to get in shape, meet new people, and play volleyball? Join the Community Center's co-ed adult volleyball league. Games take place every Wednesday night from 7 - 9 pm. Bring $25 on or before May 3rd to participate. For more information and to sign up, call Pete Washington at 617-635-5171 x104.

Games start on Wednesday May 3rd at 255 Medford St, Charlestown, MA 02129 (Charlestown Community Center).

Straight Outta Charlestown: Turn it Around Youth of the Month!

This month's Turn it Around Youth of the Month is Melvin Jones! Melvin joined Turn it Around this past September. In his short time in Turn It Around, Melvin has consistently gone above and beyond. Whether he is helping us set up dinner, cleaning up, volunteering at community events, or just actively participating in meetings,  Melvin is a fantastic addition to our Turn it Around Community! We are so glad that he joined!

--Olivia Larkin, Prevention & Education Program Coordinator &

Group Leader for Melvin's small group within Turn it Around 

Feeling Lucky? Purchase a raffle ticket to benefit Turn It Around !

Buy a raffle ticket between now and the day of the tournament (April 8th) and you could win 20 scratch tickets! Tickets are $5 for 1 and $20 for 5 


The winner of the first drawing will win this Scratchy Board valued at $200! And, it could be worth millions--who knows!?


Contact Olivia Larkin to buy your ticket(s) today!



Additional tickets will be drawn for the following prizes:


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