A huge thank you to Rachel Morales for stepping up to be our new treasurer!

We know she will be amazing in the position and we welcome her support.

Rachel Morales is the Director of Admissions at the University of Southern Maine. She has worked in Admissions since 2003. She has a long-standing commitment to social justice work, with community service involving Cultivating Multicultural Alliances, Dialogues in Diversity, Maine Youth Suicide Prevention, and as a Board of Directors member for the Center for Prevention of Hate. In 2010, she received the IDEAL (Inclusion, Diversity, Education, Access & Leadership) Award from the New England Association for College Admission Counseling. Ms. Morales lives with her family in Portland, Maine.


From our partners, colleagues, and friends who helped plan and attended the 2nd Annual Black History Month Community Wellness Fair, we want to say THANK YOU! We were so thrilled you were able to join us and participate in so many fruitful conversations, connect and learn from one another. We truly hope that you enjoyed the varying sessions we offered and found the information shared helpful and transferable to your personal and professional careers.

Attached, please find the Official Wellness Fair Toolkit. We hope you will be able to use this throughout the year, share it with others, and start conversations about the contents of the toolkit that take place beyond Black History Month.

BHM Wellness Fair Toolkit OFFICIAL (1)
Download PDF • 370KB

Finally, we just wanted to remind you that all of the recordings from the week will remain on the StrengthenME YouTube page.

Once again, THANK YOU so much for joining us and we hope to see you next year!

Carolyn Brady & Regina Phillips

Co-Chairs of the BHM Community Wellness Fair Planning Committee


Updated: Apr 26

Cross Cultural Community Services, in partnership with the Community Wellness Fair Planning Committee, is proud to present the second annual

Black History Month Community Wellness Fair!

This event is designed to support families as they learn more about available services and general health best practices, to help them reduce stress, to ease the navigation process through the ongoing impacts of COVID, and to determine how we can best support each other during these difficult times.

This year, the fair will take place from February 28th- March 3rd, 2022. Due to the ongoing nature of the pandemic, the fair will remain entirely virtual. However, we are very excited to feature many returning special guests as well as a variety of new panels. We are looking forward to making this year’s fair the best one yet!



See below for the latest updates from CCCS!