Bobby Mendes Peace Legacy

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

The Bobby Mendes Peace Legacy
c/o Touchable Stories
65 East Cottage St. Dorchester, MA 02125


The Bobby Mendes Peace Legacy is an anti-violence initiative co-directed by Dorchester peace activist Isaura Mendes and Shannon Flattery of Touchable Stories. It is named in honor of Isaura's oldest son Bobby who was murdered in 1995. It is rededicated to her youngest son Matthew who was murdered in 2006.

The program began in 1999 to help stem the tide of growing homicides in the Dorchester/Roxbury neighborhoods. Programs include public speaking in schools and prisons, grief counseling for families and friends who have lost loved ones, roundtable dinners with community members and their elected officials, holiday celebrations for local children and The Annual Parent's & Children's Walk for Peace.


65 East Cottage Street
Dorchester, MA
United States
Key Partners: 

Touchable Stories; The Riley Foundation Family Strengthening Small Grants Fund, The Lenny Zakim Fund, Floyd Williams Funeral Home, Maxwell Community Business Park, Suffolk County Sheriffs Department, Boston City Councilor Felix Arroyo, Humphrey Street Studios, M.Y.H.O.O.D, PeaceWorks, Project Hope, Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers, Maxwell Flea Market, Radio Nha Terra, Sovereign Bank, Toys for Tots, Wainwright Bank

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Contributions may be made directly to support this work by making checks payable to:
“The Bobby Mendes Peace Legacy”
c/o Touchable Stories
65 East Cottage St. Dorchester, MA 02125

Secure contributions can also be made online at

Key Programs Offered: 

Parents and Children's Peace Walk | Back to School BBQ | Christmas with Bobby | Anti-Violence Roundtables | Survivor Outreach and Family Breavement Support | Find Your Voice | Louis D. Brown Peace Institute

See here for details.