Nonquit Street Neighborhood Association and Land Trust




NSNALT, founded in 1992, bridges the Catalogue’s basic categories of “Nature” and “Culture.” It serves the "higher spiritual needs of residents” as a necessity, not a luxury, in the low-income, blighted community of Upham's Corner, Dorchester. With many volunteers, NSNALT organized clean-ups of local properties, persuaded property owners to make specific improvements and security enhancements, and transformed two desolate spaces at opposite ends of a 400-ft gap


21 Nonquit Street PO Box 255410
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States

The work accomplished by Ruth Clarke and the Nonquit Street Neighborhood Association and Land Trust, Inc. has served as an inspiration to other neighborhoods to transform empty lots on their streets into open and green spaces.