Thrive in Five

Multi-Cultural Family Night | Nov. 27

Don't miss the Multi-cultural family night on November 27 from 6pm to 8:30pm! The event will feature multicultural food, performances, children’s activities, storytelling, arts & crafts and dancing! It will take place at 270 Vernon Street in Dorchester. To RSVP, or for more info, contact 617-740-2527 or

Real Talk: Positive Approaches to Discipline | Nov. 7

Come join us for dinner and learn some positive ways to discipline the young child in your life! This session helps parents understand typical anger triggers & responses. Strategies for managing their anger in healthy and productive ways are   shared, as are appropriate responses for parents to use when their children become frustrated or angry. 

Details: For caregivers, parents or grandparents of young children; Dinner will be served- 6pm

Date: Wednesday November 7th (6:00pm-8:30pm)

Location: Teen Center: Dorchester House Multi-Service Center

1353 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02122 

RSVP As soon as Possible to Marika at 617.740.2572 or by emailing

Fields Corner Children Thrive De-stress Workshop Feb. 16

Are you a caregiver of young children, looking for ways to relax and de-stress? Join for an evening discussion on taking care of yourself and minimizing stress. This workshop will offer several strategies to make your days and nights more pleasant and enjoyable! Dinner will be served. RSVP by phone to Tuyen Nguyen at 617.740.2586, or by email at Please RSVP if you will need childcare. The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the multi-purpose room of Dorchester House, located at 1353 Dorchester Ave in Dorchester, MA.

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Thrive in 5's mission is to get every one of Boston's 39,000 children under age 5 ready to succeed in school and in life and to prevent the readiness gap currently evident at school entry. For the Fields Corner Children Thrive, please click here.

Thrive in 5 is a public-private partnership sponsored by Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, with additional funding partners. Also see a breakdown of Thrive programs and goals. Contact information for various program branches is available here.

Boston Children Thrive in 5 is currently being implemented in 5 neighborhoods. In each neighborhood a "hub agency" leads and coordinates the effort. Each hub agency works in collaboration with many community partners.

Neighborhood : Hub Agency

  • Allston-Brighton : Family Nurturing Center
  • Roxbury/North Dorchester : Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
  • South End/Lower Roxbury : United South End Settlements
  • East Boston : East Boston Community Partnerships for Children Neighborhood Cluster
  • Field's Corner : Dorchester House Multi-Service Center


Thrive in 5
c/o United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley 51 Sleeper Street
Boston, MA 02210-1208
United States
Key Partners: 

Mayor Thomas Menino and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley; Barr Foundation, Boston Medical Center, Boston Public Schools / Community Partnerships for Children, Children's Hospital Boston, Eos Foundation, Partners HealthCare, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Thrive in 5 engages parents and representatives from Boston-based organizations in our Implementation Parternships. These partnerships serve as advisory groups for our work in Ready Families, Ready Educators, Ready Systems, Ready City, and Ready Children. Learn More & Get Involved.

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Boston Children Thrive in 5

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