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La Alianza Hispana, Inc.

Phone: 

(617) 427-7175

Mission: 

La Alianza Hispana, Inc. is a community based organization providing culturally and linguistically appropriate health and education programs to the Latino Community of Greater Boston.

Founded in 1971, La Alianza Hispana has become the starting point for over 2,000 Latinos annually who seek support at all stages of life. La Alianza Hispana strenghthens individuals, families and communitites for ongoing success.

Location

La Alianza Hispana Headquarters
409 Dudley Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Workforce and Education Center for Success
409 Dudley Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
Tel. 617-427-7175

Senior Social and Recreation Center
63 Parker Hill Avenue
Boston, MA 02120
Tel. 617-232-0634

La Alianza Hispana's Family Counseling Center
78 Forest St
Roxbury, MA 02119
Tel. 617-427-7175

Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)

Phone: 

(617) 825-5897

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Mon, Tues, Thurs: 9:00 - 5:00
Wed, Fri: 9:00 - 8:00 PM (for youth program activities)

Mission: 

To improve the lives of Portuguese-speaking individuals and families from Massachusetts and help them become contributing, active participants in American society while maintaining strong ethnic identity and a sense of community.

MAPS works with and for the Brazilian, Cape Verdean, Portuguese and other Portuguese-speaking communities to increase access and remove barriers to health, education and social services through direct services, advocacy, leadership and community development.

Location

Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers, Dorchester Branch
1 Stoughton Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
11/22/2010

Casa Esperanza

Phone: 

(617) 445-1123

Email: 

info@casaesperanza.org

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

M-F: 9-5

Mission: 

Casa Esperanza Inc.’s mission is to help men, women and families overcome homelessness, recover from alcoholism and drug addiction, gain the skills they need to be self-sufficient, contributing members of society and to repair and strengthen families torn apart by substance abuse.

Location

263 Eustis Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
03/04/2010

Boston Police Department, District C-11

Phone: 

(617) 343-4330

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

9-5

Mission: 

Protect and Serve

Location

District C-11 Boston Police
40 Gibson Street
MA 02122
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

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Pilgrim Church

Phone: 

(617) 282-0456

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Worship Sundays @ 11:00am
Office 9-5pm

Mission: 

True evangelical faith cannot lie dormant.
It clothes the naked,
It feeds the hungry,
It comforts the sorrowful,
It shelters the destitute,
It serves those that harm it,
It binds up that which is wounded,
It has become all things to all people.

Location

Pilgrim Church
540 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Project Care & Concern
The Pilgrim Woman's Club
Ministry to The Homeless
Community Lunch
Holistic Health Center
Bible Study & Sunday School

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
12/02/2010

Catholic Charities Greater Boston at the Yawkey Center

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Phone: 

(617) 506-6600 (ESOL Counselor)/ (617)506-6627 (ABEGED Counselor)

Email: 

sara_jorgensen@ccab.org/christine_doret@ccab.org/michelle_perry@ccab.org

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Day care opens at 7 a.m. and building at 8 p.m. Haitian Multi-Service Center open 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Yawkey Konbit Creole open 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Mission: 

Catholic Charities Greater Boston is a community service center of Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Boston. Catholic Charities Greater Boston provides direct service in Dorchester at the Yawkey Center, in Somerville, and in other Boston neighborhoods through an array of programs and services including Basic Needs Services, parenting programs, an after-school program for teens, a summer camp for inner-city children, elder social services, and a variety of residential programs. All are designed to address the complex issues that many individuals and families face today. More than 38,000 are served each year.

Location

Catholic Charities Greater Boston at the Yawkey Center
185 Columbia Rd.
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Key Partners: 

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call or visit.

Key Programs Offered: 

ABE/ESOL-Program offers Pre-ESOL Literacy Classes for Haitian Creole Speakers. All Students receive employment and computer skills training.

Basic Needs Emergency Services Sunset Point Camp Foster Grandparents Program Friendly Visitor and Elderly Outreach Program Healthy Families Intensive Asian Adolescent Services Intensive Haitian Family Intervention Shelters and Transitional Housing <a href="%3Cb%3EHaitian%20Multi-Service%20Center%3C/b%3E:%20The%20Haitian%20Multi-Service%20Center,%20the%20largest%20social%20service%20agency%20serving%20the%20Haitian%20population%20in%20Massachusetts,%20is%20a%20non-profit%20agency%20founded%20in%201978%20to%20meet%20the%20needs%20of%20the%20rapidly%20increasing%20number%20of%20Haitian%20refugees%20coming%20to%20the%20area.%20It%20joined%20the%20Catholic%20Charities%20network%20in%201984.%20Its%20mission%20is%20to%20serve,%20in%20a%20linguistically%20and%20culturally%20sensitive%20manner,%20the%20health,%20education,%20day%20care%20and%20the%20immigration/settlement/food%20needs%20of%20the%20Haitian%20community,%20numbered%20at%20about%2020-25,000,%20and%20to%20foster%20economic%20and%20social%20self-sufficiency.%20Today%20it%20serves%205,000%20families%20annually.%20On-site%20programs%20include:%20Adult%20Education%20%28literacy,%20ESL,%20EDP-External%20Diploma%20Program%29,%20Citizenship,%20Computer%20Literacy,%20Education%20for%20Employment,%20Day%20Care,%20Pregnancy%20and%20Parenting%20Support%20Programs,%20Immigration%20and%20Refugee%20assistance,%20Food%20Pantry,%20and%20Haitian%20Elders.%20The%20Center%20serves%20clients%20primarily%20from%20Dorchester,%20Mattapan,%20Hyde%20Park,%20Jamaica%20Plain,%20and%20Roxbury.%20Hours:%208:30%20a.m.%20-%207:30%20p.m.%0A%0A%0A%3Cbr%3E%3Cb%3EYawkey%20Konbit-Kreyol%20Center%20for%20Early%20Education%20&%20Care%3C/b%3E:%20Offered%20from%207:30%20-%205:30p.m.%20Open%20to%20children%20ages%202%20months%20to%209%20years.%20Financial%20Aid:%20-Vouchers%20accepted%20-HeadStart%20-Sliding%20scale%0A%0A%3Ca%20%20data-cke-saved-href=" http:="" www.ccab.org="" el_centro.html"="" target="0">El Centro del Cardenal Youth Education at Yawkey: This GED program helps out-of-school and high-risk youth—who did not thrive in the public school system—earn earn their GED. Students are generally between the ages of 14 and 21. These youth may be referrals from courts or the Department of Family and Children Services. GED and alternative education programs are bilingual. Career Pathways: The Career Pathways program supports both youth and adult programs with next-step options through career exploration, internships, job shadowing opportunities, and employment. It may also include individual case management.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
11/29/2011

Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI)

Phone: 

(617) 442-9670

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Office Hours: 9 am to 5 pm

Mission: 

The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) is a nonprofit community-based planning and organizing entity rooted in the Roxbury/North Dorchester neighborhoods of Boston. DSNI's approach to neighborhood revitalization is comprehensive including economic, human, physical, and environmental growth. It was formed in 1984 when residents of the Dudley Street area came together out of fear and anger to revive their neighborhood that was devastated by arson, disinvestment, neglect and redlining practices, and protect it from outside speculators. DSNI works to implement resident-driven plans partnering with nonprofit organizations, community development corporations (CDCs), businesses and religious institutions serving the neighborhood, as well as banks, government agencies, corporations and foundations. The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative has grown into a collaborative effort of over 3,000 residents, businesses, non-profits and religious institutions members committed to revitalizing this culturally diverse neighborhood of 24,000 people and maintaining its character and affordability. DSNI is the only community-based nonprofit in the country which has been granted eminent domain authority over abandoned and within its boundaries.

The Dudley area of Roxbury/North Dorchester is one of the poorest neighborhoods in Boston. This diverse community of African American and Cape Verdean (72%), Latino (24%), and White (4%) residents has a per capita income of $12,332. Approximately 27% of the area’s population falls below the federal poverty level of $17,029 for a family of four and 62% fall below the Family Economic Self-Sufficiency of $37,591. The unemployment rate for the neighborhood is around 13.6%. Just over a quarter of the housing is owner-occupied as compared to the city’s average of 32%. A third of the population is 19 years or under and about two-thirds of the population is 35 years and under. Families with children under 18 years represent almost half of Dudley neighborhood households, which is twice as large a share as in Boston citywide.

Located less than two miles from downtown Boston in Roxbury/North Dorchester, the DSNI neighborhood had a staggering amount of vacant land (21% or 1,300 parcels) in the 1980s -- vestiges of fires, discrimination and neglect of the '60's and '70's. Dudley Street is a trilingual neighborhood of 5,197 African-American, Latin American, Cape Verdean, and White families speaking English, Spanish and Cape Verdean Creole. It is a remarkable reservoir of multi-generational resident leadership, talent, spirit and determination.

Partly through its diverse, 34 seat Board of Directors including 16 residents from each of the 4 major ethnic groups (African-American, Latino, Cape Verdean, White) plus 2 additional Board-appointed residents, 3 youth, 7 nonprofit agencies, 2 churches, 2 businesses, and 2 CDCs, Dudley residents and its community partners develop strategies that will ensure that local residents are the primary beneficiaries of the community economic growth, and that human development and environmental issues are addressed.

DSNI's major accomplishment has been, and continues to be, organizing and empowering the residents of the Dudley Street neighborhood to create a shared vision of the neighborhood prioritizing development without displacement and bringing it to reality by creating strategic partnerships with individuals and organizations in the private, government, and nonprofit sectors. That shared vision first emerged from a community-wide process conducted initially in 1987 that resulted in a resident-developed, comprehensive revitalization plan.

The 1987 comprehensive plan was updated in our urban village visioning process in 1996, involving over 180 residents and organization representatives. Their ideas affirm many elements of the 1987 plan, add important refinements and renew their commitment to creating an "urban village" and declare their belief that "Anything Is Possible". From this process, a major commitment was made to enhance economic power in the Dudley neighborhood. Through DSNI’s community land trust, the Dudley neighborhood has the only permanent affordable housing in the city of Boston.

Residents continue to guide this plan which established community control over a critical mass of the 1,300 parcels of abandoned land that had come to characterize the neighborhood. Residents gained control by convincing the authorities in Boston’s city government to take the unprecedented step of granting the community the power of eminent domain over much of the vacant land combined with a partnership with the city on the publicly-owned vacant land. The Dudley neighborhood thus acquired valuable assets, established a community land trust, set a criteria for development and a "place at the table" for the planning and development of the community.

The eminent domain authority obtained by the community applies to the vacant land in a 60 acre area called the "Dudley Triangle" that is bounded on two sides by Dudley Street and Blue Hill Avenue – two corridors that link three commercial centers within the DSNI area: Dudley Square, Upham’s Corner and Grove Hall. That area is established as a community land trust known as Dudley Neighbors, Inc. (DNI) to ensure community land ownership, permanence and affordability.

The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative is an innovative, high performing holistic community change effort that continues to thrive. Residents lead a community collaboration with the shared goal of creating a vibrant, high quality diverse urban village. Today, the dramatic rebuilding of human, social and physical infrastructure has signaled that this is a neighborhood on its way back. DSNI focuses on three strategic areas: community economic development, leadership development and collaboration, and youth opportunities and development. Talented young adults return to the community in large numbers to play their role in sustaining change. To date more than half of the 1,300 abandoned parcels have been permanently transformed into over 400 new high quality affordable houses, community centers, new schools, Dudley Town Common, community greenhouse, parks, playgrounds, gardens, an orchard and other public spaces. Dudley residents are proud of their neighborhood and committed to the continuation of the revitalization effort.

Location

504 Dudley Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
United States
Key Partners: 

GOTCHA (Get Off the Corner Hanging Around): DSNI is one of several organizations involved in the GOTCHA Youth Jobs effort.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
11/18/2010

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

Bartholomew Family Child Care

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Phone: 

(617) 282-5034 / (617) 506-5956

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

Mission: 

Twenty-seven Department of Early Education and Care licensed childcare providers in Dorchester, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Hyde Park, and Roslindale, who can have up to six infants to 6-year-olds in their homes, have contracted with Bartholomew Family Child Care to serve at present 130 children. Quality childcare is provided in a safe and nurturing environment. This allows parents to feel secure as they work, attend school, and address other personal issues. Provider supports include career development, technical assistance, monitoring and evaluation referrals and assistance with basic supplies. With their comprehensive and holistic care, providers develop family-support services and prepare children academically and socially to enter primary grade school.

Location

Bartholomew Family Child Care
18 Samoset St
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

College Bound Dorchester (formerly FDNH)

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Contact Laverne through email or phone.

Key Programs Offered: 

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

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