Bus Route 18

Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester: Paul R. McLaughlin Youth Center

Phone: 

617.288.7120

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

September 8 - July 1

  • Bantams: Programmed activities only;
    Monday – Friday 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
  • Cadets: Monday – Friday 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; 
    Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
  • Juniors/Intermediates/Seniors:
    Monday - Friday 3:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.;
    Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. 

July 7 - August 15

  • Cadets & Juniors:
    Session 1– July 7– July 25; 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    Session 2 – July 28 – August 15 ; 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
  • Bantams:
    Session 1 Morning – July 7 – July 25; 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Session 1 Afternoon – July 7 – July 25; 1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    Session 2 Morning – July 28 – August 15; 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Session 2 Afternoon – July 28 – August 15; 1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    Intermediates/Seniors Monday - Friday 11:00 a.m. – 10:45 p.m.; Saturday 5:00 p.m. – 10:45 p.m.
Mission: 

To inspire and enable all young people, from diverse circumstances, to realize their full potential by providing opportunities for personal growth to become contributing, caring and responsible members of the community. Our Boys & Girls Clubs Provide A safe place to learn and grow. Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals. Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences. Hope and opportunity.

Location

Boys and Girls Club, Paul R. McLaughlin Youth Center
1135 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Membership in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester is open to all children between the ages of 6 and 17. Our Club has an "open door" policy. Members are well supervised while in the program areas, but may come and go as they please. The membership fee for all ages is just $5.00 per year, or $10.00 per year for immediate family members registering at the same time. All members must furnish proof of age when signing up.

Bantams: ages 6 - 7 (limited membership; no drop-in, programmed activities only.) 
Cadets: ages 8 - 9 Juniors: ages 10 - 12
Intermediates: ages 13 - 15
Seniors: ages 16 – 17

Orientation: After registering, members must attend a member's orientation. Parents are encouraged to attend as well.

Key Programs Offered: 

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester offer club members the chance to participate in programs that foster the intellectual, artistic and athletic interests of its members. Each program is age appropriate, supervised, structured and most importantly - designed to accommodate the wide variety of learning styles, social skills and intellectual abilities that our children bring to the Club each and every day. Members are grouped according to age and interests with activities falling into the following categories:

Triple Play – A comprehensive wellness program that weaves physical fitness, nutrition, stress reduction, healthy lifestyle choices together by drawing upon the 200+ programs that take place at the Club

The Arts – Painting & drawing, sculpture, photography and digital design

Music - Comprehensive music program including instruments, voice, and dance lessons. Also home to the Dorchester Music Clubhouse

Partnership with Berklee College of Music Education - Daily homework help, one-on-one tutoring, reading & writing enrichment, MCAS & SAT preparation

Life Skills - Leadership groups for 13-17 year olds (Keystone Club) and 10-13 year olds (Torch Club) teach civic responsibility and pride

Technology - Three computer learning centers, each with 10 computers, are available to members for educational and research purposes

Athletics - Basketball, hockey, soccer, baseball, track, volleyball, gymnastics, Judo and more

Aquatics - Organized swim teams, swimming lessons and drop-in swimming for all ages and levels

Social Recreation - Chess and other strategic board games, puzzles, pool, foosball, and movies

Career Service – Career preparation, placement and guidance for teens seeking employment support

Child Care - Licensed care for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers; after-school care for children ages 6-12

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
10/23/2009

All-Dorchester Sports League

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

ADSL
P.O. Box 220643
Dorchester, MA 02122

Phone: 

(617) 287-1601

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Our sports programs typically run from April through August with registration beginning in March. For specific times and dates, visit http://www.alldorchestersportsleague.org.

Dorchester Youth Soccer: The fall season begins on the weekend after Labor Day and ends on the weekend before Thanksgiving. The spring season begins on the second weekend of April and ends the weekend after Memorial Day.

Mission: 

ADSL’s mission is to prepare young people in Dorchester and surrounding neighborhoods for success in education, employment, and community life by breaking down racial barriers, building skills and self-esteem, promoting non-violence, providing personal support through sports and education programs.

They offer sports, fitness/nutrition and education programs for Dorchester youth which emphasize life skills, academic focus, and healthy and active lifestyles that are required to succeed in community life and become successful adults.

Location

All Dorchester Sports League
1565 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester 02122
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

More information about our programs can be found on our website or by calling the office at (617) 287-1601 or emailing ADSL at alldotsports@verizon.net

Key Programs Offered: 

ADSL offers sports, recreation, fitness, and education services for youth between the ages of 5 - 18. Sports offered include:

  • T-Ball
  • Little League Baseball
  • Babe Ruth baseball
  • Softball
  • Girls' Basketball
  • Sports & fitness clinics during August
  • Weight Lifting and training during the Fall and Winter at our Fitness Center at Town Field
  • Partnership with Dorchester Youth Soccer, a component of ADSL (ages 4-14). 
  • Partnership with Dorchester Youth Lacrosse.
  • Education Resource Center (ERC)

     ADSL's Education Resource Center offers participants a friendly and quiet space to study after school for internet research projects, homework help, and 1-on-1 tutoring. 

    The ERC is open to current and new participants free of charge Tuesday & Thursday between 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Anyone interested should contact the office at: (617) 287-1601 or email us at alldotsports@verizon.net

Created: 
09/20/2012

Dorchester Youth Collaborative

Phone: 

(617) 288-1748

Fax: 

(617) 288-2136

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

M-F: 9:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Mission: 

Our priority is to serve teens who have a high failure rate in other youth programs. At the Center for Urban Expression youth can relax in a safe, informal streets. Through having a drop-in center DYC is able to help reduce the likelihood that a youth will participate in high risk activities as well as the risk of becoming a perpetrator or victim in neighborhood violence.

Location

Dorchester Youth Collaborative
1514A Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Outreach/Crisis Intervention
* 24 hour crisis intervention services and conflict resolution support.
* We provide youth with safely, food and clothing.
* DYC staff have an extensive network of resources and referrals for youth within the community.

Educational Enrichment Program
* Mentor program, homework assistance, field trips
* DYC offers young women and men the opportunity to take part in educational workshops on health issues and discussion groups that promote healthy behavior and a resistance to negative peer pressure.

Income and Job Opportunities
* DYC offers youth day jobs in and around the center from simple errands to tutoring where money can be earned.
* Most of our youth use their money to buy clothes, food, attend school field trips and to pay fees at other youth programs.

Directing Acting & Producing (DAP)
* We provide media arts activities ranging from simple reading and creative writing to the completion of a feature length movie or screenplay.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Dorchester Place Preschool

Phone: 

(617) 282-5034

Website: 

N/A

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Mission: 

N/A

Location

Dorchester Place Preschool
18 Samoset Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

The day care is licensed for a capacity of 70 children. The weekly fee for day care is $162.50 per child. Vouchers are available through the Department of Transitional Assistance and referrals are made through the Department of Social Services. Subsidies slots are also available through Community Partnership. For more information, contact us at (617) 282-5034.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Dorchester People for Peace

Phone: 

(617) 282-3783

Website: 
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Regular meetings are the second Monday of every month, 7-9 pm at the Vietnamese Community Center at 42 Charles Street next to Field Corner T station and special events are frequent.

Mission: 

Our mission is to oppose the war in Iraq and US militarism in general; to build a multi-racial peace movement throughout the neighborhoods of Dorchester; and to work against the war at home, including violence, budget cuts, racism and political repression. We are always open to new people. Visit us at dotpeace.org.

Location

Vietnamese Community Center
42 Charles Street
Dorchester, MA
United States
Key Partners: 

United for Peace with Justice; Project HIP-HOP; ACORN; Boston Workers Alliance; Safety Net; City Life/Vida Urbana; and all local community anti-violence groups and individuals

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

You are very welcome at all regular meetings and special events. Get our wonderful weekly newsletter by writing Jeff Klein at jjk123@comcast.net. Please volunteer to leaflet or make calls. Join a committee: Anti-war; Biolab; Counter-recruitment; or Multicultural Competence.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

GreenDorchester

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Phone: 

978-697-0361

Website: 
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Call or email to get meeting dates & times.

Mission: 

GreenDorchester (formerly known as Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition) is a volunteer-run local organization working to make Dorchester a greener, healthier, more sustainable place to live, work, play and/or learn.

Location

450 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

Some of GreenDorchester's partners: Annapolis Neighborhood Association ~ Codman Square Health Center ~ Dorchester Historical Society ~ Dorchester House ~ DotWell ~ Fields Corner Main Street ~ Four Corners Main Street ~ Franklin Park Coalition ~ Friends of Ronan Park ~ Boston Healthy Homes and Schools Collaborative ~ St Marks Area Main Street ~ Uphams Corner Westside Neighborhood Association ~ Viet-AID.

New partners always welcome!

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Join in! Call 617-474-1478 or email info[at]greendorchester.org

Key Programs Offered: 

Air Quality Improvement, Bicycling/Walking Advocacy, Community-based Planning, Community Gardens, Environment, Farmers' Markets, Greenspace Creation, Public Transit Advocacy, Youth Leadership Development

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

DOTtots: A Weekly Neighborhood Playgroup

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

DOTtots Playgroup
C/O C. Gillis
14 Hinckley Street
Dorchester, MA 02125

Phone: 

(617) 436-8227

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Thursday mornings 9:30-11:30 AM

Mission: 

Parents and caregivers of children under 5 are invited and encouraged to attend this weekly neighborhood playgroup. It is a great opportunity to connect with other local parents and give your child(ren) an opportunity to socialize with other youngsters. Come for support, conversation, even snacks! We have toys and equipment for children from birth to preschool and everyone is welcome.

Location

Dunn Hall at Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish
800 Columbia Road
Dorchester 02125
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Just come on in and play

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Ashmont Hill Association

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

P.O. Box 240217
Dorchester, MA 02124

Phone: 

(617) 822-8178

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Last Thursdays, 7:30 PM, location varies - check website

Mission: 

Membership in the Ashmont Hill Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is open to all residents of Ashmont Hill, a neighborhood between Peabody Square and Codman Square. The Ashmont Hill Association provides opportunities for Ashmont Hill residents to get to know each other and discuss and engage in local issues and concerns. All residents receive the monthly newsletter, the Ashmont Outlook, which covers neighborhood events and activities. All neighbors are welcome and encouraged to attend monthly meetings, held in neighbors' homes, and to participate in other AHA activities.

First active in the early 1970s, the Association organizes street cleanups, sponsors a much-anticipated neighborhood-wide yard sale in May, works with other neighborhoods to organize the annual Peabody Square holiday tree lighting, and plans a yearly progressive dinner and other events to bring neighbors together. Through its Neighborhood Improvement Committee, the Association has facilitated the planting of numerous street trees, created two landscaped sidewalk extensions, and received a grant from the Boston Parks Department to design and landscape a community open space at the Codman Square branch library.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Membership in the Ashmont Hill Association is open to all Ashmont Hill residents.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Boston Society of Vulcans, The (Firefighters Association)

Phone: 

Office # 617-436-0019, Cell Phone: 617-799-8594

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday-Friday, hours vary

Mission: 

Our mission is to offer exposure and opportunity for public safety careers to minorities and disadvantaged youth. Through the development and delivery of injury prevention programs, fire education, disaster preparedness, health and minority recruitment services. We value: diversity, community, safety and education

Location

61 Columbia Rd
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Key Partners: 

International Association of Black Professional Firefighters

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Through direct contact to the organization, or participation in programs and services. We offer trainings at our location, or on site at a group, or orgainzations location.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester

Phone: 

617-288-7120

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

The drop in membership program at Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester (BGCD) is open to all children between the ages of 7 – 18. Each day Monday-Friday from 2:00-6:00pm members will participate in activities based on a rotation schedule. All Members under the age of 12 not participating in a specialized program from 6-8pm are required to depart the Club at 6:00pm. Teen Programming will run until 8:30pm, all teens must depart by 9pm.

 

The Bantam Program serves members ages five and six. Members are grouped according to age and will travel to each area with designated staff members. Bantams will meet each afternoon at the McLaughlin site and participate in developmentally appropriate programming. The cost is $50 per session ($150 per year) and registration is limited to 50 children.

Mission: 

To inspire and enable all young people, from diverse circumstances, to realize their full potential by providing opportunities for personal growth to become contributing, caring and responsible members of the community. Our Boys & Girls Clubs Provide A safe place to learn and grow. Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals. Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences. Hope and opportunity.

Locations

Colonel Daniel Marr Boys & Girls Clubhouse
35 Deer Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Paul R. McLaughlin Youth Center
1135 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Membership in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester (BGCD) is open to all children between the ages of 5 and 18. Members must be five by September 1st. BGCD has an "open door" policy. Members are well supervised while in the program areas, but may come and go as they please. The membership fee for all ages is just $5.00 per year, or $10.00 per year for immediate family members registering at the same time. All members must furnish proof of age when signing up. Orientation After registering, members must attend a member's orientation. Parents are encouraged to attend as well. Registration for summer programming begins in March and is offered on first-come-first-served basis (cost varies by year).

For more information, visit http://bgcdorchester.org/who-we-are/membership-info/

Key Programs Offered: 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester provides a safe place for our members to learn and grow, create meaningful relationships with caring adult professionals and participate in life-enhancing programs and character development experiences. BGCD offers exceptional out-of-school time programs year-round for youth ages five to 18. These programs are designed to complement each other; together, they form a comprehensive youth development plan that helps our members thrive today and develop the skills they need to succeed throughout their lives.

The key programs offered include:

  • ·         Aquatics               
  • ·         Athletics
  • ·         Early Education and Care
  • ·         Education             
  • ·         Fine Arts               
  • ·         Inclusive Services              
  • ·         Kids Café             
  • ·         Licensed School Age Care              
  • ·         Media Arts (Film & Photography)
  • ·         Music
  • ·         Social Recreation
  • ·         Summer Programs
  • ·         Teen Center
  • ·         Tween
Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
10/20/2009

Email: 

info@bgcdorchester.org

Website: 

www.bgcdorchester.org

Addtional Location: 

Walter Denney Youth Center

270 Mount Vernon Street

Dorchester, MA 02125

 

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