Family Week Early Bird Registration is Open!
Feb01

Family Week Early Bird Registration is Open!

FAMILY WEEK 2016 July 23 – 30, 2016 Early Bird Registration: Register now! Family Week is a week-long event where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer (LGBTQ) parented families grow together in Provincetown, MA. Through support and inspiration, families foster friendships and strategies on how to address the unique challenges that arise for LGBTQ families. We have found in over 20 years providing youth programming at Family Week, that regardless of your child’s interests, personality, or experiences, they will have a positive and powerful experience connecting with the COLAGE community at...

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Welcome our new Board of Directors leadership team!
Jan20

Welcome our new Board of Directors leadership team!

Join us in welcoming COLAGE’s incoming Board of Directors leadership team. It is with great pleasure that we announce our incoming Board of Directors executive leadership team, Adrian Ogle, Chair, Michelle Duso, Vice Chair, Jordan Budd, Secretary, and Penny Barton-Zuckerman, Treasurer. We would also like to extend sincere appreciation for the six years of exceptional board service that outgoing Chair, Paul Perry has dedicated to COLAGE. Under his leadership, COLAGE has made incredible strides in welcoming strong staff leadership, expanding programs, growing our communities, and impacting significant progress towards lived equality for our families. Thank you...

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Staff Positions Open for Family Week 2016!
Jan12

Staff Positions Open for Family Week 2016!

During Family Week, hundreds of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) parented families spend aweek in Provincetown, MA. The COLAGE daily program includes recreational activities, workshops, creative expression activities, leadership development, and youth empowerment that allow participants to gain confidence and pride, make new friends, express themselves creatively, and have a lot of fun while connecting in enduring ways to community of other youth. The COLAGE Family Week staff is an enthusiastic team of adults who share the experience of having an LGBTQ parent. We create a fun and safe environment for all of our youth participants. In 2015, 189 youth ages 8-18 and 38 adult volunteers participated in the COLAGE Family Week program creating a vibrant community of people unlike any other. To apply: Fill out the Family Week Application 2016 and back ground check consent form and submit it no later than Monday, March 7th, 2016 by emailing it to our Program Director at colage@colage.org in either a word document or PDF. Please only submit a handwritten application if you have legible handwriting. If this is your first time applying to be a staff member, you must also send the COLAGE Family Week Volunteer Reference Request 2016.docx to two references and have your references email them to us no later than Monday, March 7th, 2016.   FAQ’s Why volunteer? Volunteering your time on the COLAGE Family Week Staff is an incredible opportunity to work with fantastic youth, develop friendships with fellow adults, gain leadership experience, social justice facilitation skills, and learn to be a strong advocate for ourselves and our families. Participating in Family Week as staff will connect you to this network of adults that will, in all, likelihood, become a second family. You will also have the chance to affect the lives an amazing group of youth. You will have the unique opportunity to connect with other adults with LGBTQ parents who are a part of the team. Although the week is very intense in terms of your time and energy, you will also be enjoying the queer friendly vacation atmosphere of Ptown, a beautiful beach community on the Cape. What does it mean to be on the Family Week Staff? The COLAGE Family Week Staff team works together to provide social, educational, and community building activities for youth ages 8 and up. COLAGE activities are offered for four groups of youth with LGBTQ parents: Sprouts are 2nd-3rd graders, Camp are 4th–5th graders, Middle Schoolers are 6ht-8th grade, and the High School Program for 9th-12th graders. We expect that Family Week volunteers commit to a very busy week with daily meetings, facilitation, trainings, and staff support. Most...

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Make a gift to COLAGE today!
Dec01

Make a gift to COLAGE today!

Earlier this year we asked a COLAGEr if she would like to return to Family Week next year and she said, “Yes, I felt free. And didn’t feel different.”   Join us TODAY, December 1, for#GivingTuesday, and every new and increased gift to empower the next generation of change-makers will be matched by the the Reva and David Logan Foundation! Tomorrow, December 1st, go...

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COLAGE seeks National Program Director!
Nov30

COLAGE seeks National Program Director!

COLAGE is looking for a National Program Director to help us bring our vision of leveraging more of the 6-million people with LGBTQ parents into a network of just leaders in our collective communities. The National Program Director will work closely with the Executive Director and Board to chart a course for our next 5 and 10 year strategic plan which will include growing program participation, enhancing strategic partnerships, expanding resources to support our growing programs, engaging our national youth and volunteer leaders to help provide greater access to direct programs and COLAGE resources with the goal to continue to evolve our programs to meet the changing needs of youth in LGBTQ families. With the belief that through empowering people with LGBTQ parents, we are enabling generations of change makers, the National Program Director role has the opportunity to join COLAGE during a pivotal moment in our 25-year history. This position joins our Executive Director, Board of Directors, and over 40 national volunteers. While we are currently a small team with a $300,000 budget, we are in a period of growth and expansion and are looking for a team member who is prepared and excited to participate in helping us reach our ambitious goals. Click here to learn...

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