Bird Street Community Center is the "hub" for children and youth who seek intellectual, physical, emotional, and personal growth and well being. Courts, social service agencies, schools and families trust Bird Street to help the community's low income/high risk children achieve important life goals and grow into young adults who are community change makers and leaders. Bird Street is the major provider of intentional programming for out-of-school and after school activities. Generations of children and then their children find a safe and caring place for growing and developing character and skills.
Brandy Cruthird established Body By Brandy 4 Kidz in 2005. Spurred by alarming reports of childhood obesity and the related health risks, she decided to research these disturbing statistics, and, after working with several hospitals, found it apparent that change was necessary. Locally, 35% of children under the age of six are overweight or obese - 15% more than the national average. Believing that these numbers were simply unacceptable for our community to ignore, Brandy developed the Fitness in the City and Fit Kidz programs. We believe that the only way to change these statistics is to encourage our children to exercise and maintain a balanced diet. As a result of this vision, every day fitness programming is offered at the gym to those in need.
The Theater Offensive’s mission is to form and present the diverse realities of queer lives in art so bold it breaks through personal isolation and political orthodoxy to help build an honest, progressive community.
Our work provokes vibrant discussion about the realities of being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Through social gatherings, soirees, workshops, and post-show discussions, the organization transcends traditional theater boundaries and opens new avenues of understanding, awareness and inclusion within queer communities as well as outside of them.
The mission of C2P Boston is to identify, develop, and catalyze prevention strategies that will reduce HIV infection rates among young men who have sex with men (YMSM) and transgender-identified young people (YTG) in the City of Boston. We will ensure these strategies are always deliberate, inclusive, and culturally competent through partnerships with organizations and individuals committed to our shared values and goals.
Join us at Youth Pride on the second Saturday in May. Help us support LGBT youth and their allies by cheering them on or staffing our literature table
March with us in the Boston Pride Parade on the second Saturday in June. Or staff our literature table, sell merchandise, or answer questions.
Help in our office with mailings for an hour or an afternoon.
Volunteer to help at an event.
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We help change attitudes and create an environment of understanding so that our gay family members and friends can live in a world that is safe and inclusive. We accomplish this through support, education, and advocacy. We offer:
Millennium Ten is a coalition of longstanding community partners and new leaders that have come together to encourage residents and stakeholders to define what's next for neighborhood, specifically the Talbot Norfolk Triangle (TNT) and Four Corners neighborhoods.
The Millennium Ten neighborhoods are at the hub of new transit in Boston. The MBTA is adding two new transit stations in the area: one on Talbot Ave near the heart of Codman Square and another in Four Corners on Washington Street. These two new transit stations will speed access to downtown for residents and offer an opportunity to local business in Four Corners and Codman. This process will help leverage the possibilities in the time of growth.
The process focuses on working with neighbors, business owners, community organizations and other members of the community, tapping on their wisdom, experience and energy to take action.
Formerly known as The Washington Corridor Weed & Seed site. The Dorchester Coalition for Great Neighborhoods convenes residents, neighborhood associations, public safety, and community development partners, and supports them in collaborative work for the improvement of the neighborhoods within the Washington Street Corridor. The association aims to: convene a monthly daytime public safety meeting for their target area, to raise money and other resources to support youth employment and youth development programs as a means to reduce youth violence, and to work with resident groups to identify neighborhood revitalization projects which result in increased greenspace or cultural opportunities for neighborhoods.
The monthly meetings are held at different locations each month on the fourth Tuesday.
Boston School of Music Arts offers lessons in voice, piano, guitar, songwriting, bass, drum, violin, viola, sax, trumpet, flute, clarinet, songwiting, and more. Tuition and fees can be found on their website. Discounts are offered to families with multiple students.