FREE tax clinics at Codman Square Health Center | Jan 26-April 15

info on free tax clinic


This FREE tax clinic is sponsored by the Boston Tax Coalition to help YOU get your tax refund without paying a dime! Just bring proof of ID, residence, and income!


When: Mondays and Wednesdays beginning January 26th


Saturdays 9:00AM-2:00PM

Where: Codman Square Health Center 

450 Washinton Street, Dorchester

Questions?: visit


*There is also a tax clinic held at the Dorchester House/ DotHouseHealth. This site is located at 1353 Washington Street on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:00PM-8:00PM and Saturdays from 9:00AM-1:00PM.*

ReVision Urban Farm Programs for Youth | Jan. 14 & 27

ReVision Urban Farm and the Uphams Corner Library have teamed up and created two upcoming programs for youth! Learn to grow herbs and understand the importance of fresh, healthy food grown on farms.


Herb Workshops:  Wednesday, January 14, 4:00PM

BPL Uphams Corner Library
500 Columbia Rd., Dorchester


Intro to Food Justice: Tuesday, January 27th, 3:30PM

BPL Dudley Library

65 Warren Street, Roxbury

Fair Housing Art Contest | NOW until March 1

fair housing flyer

 Mayor Marty Walsh welcomes students grades 1-12 to create a work of art and win prizes! All artwork must represent the theme surrounding Fair Housing which is "opening doors for all."

Acceptable mediums of art include:

posters- 22"x28"with paint, water color, color pencils, markers, etc

paintings- 16"x20" canvas or 22"x28 poster paper

collages- 22"x28"

to submit: email


The top 3 winners will receive prizes, from iPads to gift cards and more!

Finalists will be invited to an award ceremony in April


*All entries must be submitted by March 1st for consideration. 

YMCA Basketball League sign-ups | NOW until Feb 8

Dorchester YMCA basketball info

Want to get active this winter? Do you love basketball? Want to form a team to play in an adult league?

The Dorchester YMCA basketball league begins February 8th. Don't miss out on your chance to sign up and play ball with your friends and fellow community members!

About the league:

-20 years old and up

-10 teams with 7-10 players each

-5 on 5 with 20 minute halves

-15-week session including playoffs

When: FINAL DAY TO SIGN-UP is February 5th.

Season begins February 8th

Where: Dorchester YMCA

776 Washington Street, Dorchester

To sign up: contact Rick at (617)436-7750 ext. 219 >> Read More

Budgeting for a Better Life | Jan 27

boston home buyer workshops

As part of the many workshops offered by the Boston Home Center and Citizens Bank, Budgeting for a Better Life will provide homebuyers with information on how to create a budget that is both livable and maintainable. 


When: Tuesday, January 27th


Where: Hyde Park Community Center

1179 River Street, Hyde Park

To register: visit or call (617)635-4663

Entrepreneur Training and Contest | Jan 27

info on entrepreneur contest

Learn to become an entrepreneur and even WIN at the upcoming Entrepreneur training and contest! Priority in this contest will be given to residents of Mattapan, Roxbury, and Dorchester! The contest winner will receive money to help start their own business or company!


When: Tuesday, January 27th


Where:  Mattapan 

Contact: Junior Gustavo at or (617)372-2228.

Health Care Open Enrollment Assistance | Jan 28

Felix G Arroyo, Chief of Health and Human Services for the City of Boston, joins CeltiCare Health in an event to encourage and inform people about enrolling in health care before the February 15th 2015 deadline.


When: Wednesday, January 28th 


Where: Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center

632 Blue Hill Ave, Dorchester

Questions?: Contact Autumn Gould or 617-338-6601

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ESOL for Human Services Information Session | Jan 29 - Feb 17

esol for human services flyer

Do you want to help people with disabilities? Are you interested in the Human Services field? Do you want to take classes in English and Job Training?

ESOL for Human Services provides job training and ESOL classes for people interested in the Human Services or disabilities services field. These FREE classes begin the last week of February and continue until June. 

Information sessions will be held weekly for anyone who is interested and wants to learn more.


When: Thursdays January 29th to February 17th

Where: Catholic Charities Yawkey Center

185 Columbia Road, Dorchester


-18 years or older

-High School Diploma or GED

-MA drivers license or Permit

Questions?: Contact Alice Nelson at (617)506-6910 or email her at


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