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MassCOSH (Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health)

Phone: 

(617) 825-7233

Fax: 

617-506-0542

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

Monday thru Friday 9 am -5 pm

Mission: 

MassCOSH brings together workers, unions, community groups, and health, safety and environmental activists to organize and advocate for safe, secure jobs and healthy communities throughout eastern and central Massachusetts. Through training, technical assistance and building community/labor alliances, MassCOSH mobilizes its members and develops leaders in the movement to end unsafe work conditions.

Location

MassCOSH
1532B Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Key Partners: 

Community Works & The Massachusetts Environmental Trust

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call or get refer from any other organization or union for services

Key Programs Offered: 

Labor Environmental Health Initiative
Labor Environmental Health Initiative builds successful coalitions between
labor and environmental groups to combat environmental health hazards and replace toxic chemicals with safer ones.

Teens Lead at Work (TL@W)
Teens Lead at Work, a youth-led program, involves teens in educating
their peers about their rights and engaging young people in organizing for
safe working conditions.

Union Education and Organizing
Strengthens the capacity of unions to mobilize and organize for safe and healthy working conditions.

Immigrant Workers Center
Builds the power of immigrant and workers of color to mobilize and organize for safe and healthy work conditions.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
11/19/2010

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

Harbor Health Services, Inc

Phone: 

(617) 282-3200

Mission: 

Harbor Health Services, Inc. is a nonprofit, public health agency committed to providing quality, comprehensive health care in Metropolitan Boston urban neighborhoods, the South Shore and Cape Cod communities. We provide a wide network of healthcare services to meet the needs of our patients. Harbor Health owns and operates three community health centers including: Geiger Gibson Community Health Center; Neponset Health Center; and Mid Upper Cape Community Health Center. In addition, Harbor Health administers the Elder Service Plan, a program providing care to frail elders in their place of residence, the Women Infant Children Nutrition Program, the Ellen Jones Community Dental Center and the Columbia Point Infant & Toddler Day Care Program.

Location

Neponset Health Center
398 Neponset Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Key Partners: 

Franklin Park Zoo

Phone: 

(617) 541-LION

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Summer Hours (April 1 - Sept. 30) Weekdays: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Weekends & Holidays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Winter Hours (Oct. 1 - March 31) 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas)

Mission: 

Zoo New England's mission is to inspire people to protect and sustain the natural world for future generations by creating fun and engaging experiences that integrate wildlife and conservation programs, research and education.

Location

Franklin Park Zoo
1 Franklin Park Rd
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

To learn about education programs, special events, conservation initiatives or volunteer opportunities, please visit www.zoonewengland.org

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Geiger Gibson Community Health Center

Phone: 

(617) 533-2300

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

Medical: Monday thru Friday 9:00am-9:00pm Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm Dental: Monday thru Friday 7:30am-9:00pm Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm

Mission: 

Harbor Health Services is a public health agency committed to providing quality, comprehensive health care to all those in our community regardless of ability to pay. For over 40 years, the Geiger Gibson Community Health Center (GGCHC) has delivered medical, dental and behavioral health services to residents in Dorchester and the surrounding areas. All GGCHC Physicians and Nurse Practitioners are Board Certified or Board Eligible in their specialty.

Location

Geiger Gibson Community Health Center
1135 Morton Street
Mattapan, MA 02126
United States
Key Partners: 

Harbor Health Services, inc.: Neponset Community Health Center; Dorchester Substance Abuse Coalition; Youth Violence Prevention Project (St. Mark's Area Main Street)

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Please call 617-288-1140 to schedule an appointment.

Key Programs Offered: 

Harbor Health's services include: Community Education, Daycare, Elder Care, Financial Counseling; Health, Social and Interpreter. Please visit the website to determine locations of specific services.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Columbia Point Health Center

Created: 
01/24/2011

Massachusetts Promise Fellowship

Phone: 

(617) 373-7881

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday - Friday 9-5

Mission: 

Since 2000, Northeastern University has hosted the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship Program. Originally created through a partnership with America’s Promise and the Corporation for National and Community Service, Fellowship members are committed and talented individuals dedicated to building a better future for children and youth. A Program Director and Director of Training and Evaluation located in the Center of Community Service coordinate the activities of 30 full-time Massachusetts Promise Fellows serving in communities across the Commonwealth. OUR SERVICE As a group, Fellows work toward five specific Performance Measures. These are well-defined objectives developed in partnership with our host-sites and funders. All Fellow projects align with one (or more) of the following Performance Measures (summarized): 1) Youth Leadership Development - Fellows will work closely with and support emerging youth leaders as the young people develop and implement a variety of activities, programs, and projects that benefit their community. 2) Mentoring - Fellows will develop new mentoring programs and expand upon current mentoring programs in an effort to establish and support new mentor/mentee matches. 3) After-School Enrichment - Fellows will develop and lead out of school enrichment activities (i.e., adventure programming, service-learning projects, tutoring, athletics) for young people. 4) Youth Outreach and Education - Fellows will coordinate and lead education and outreach efforts (i.e., newsletters, websites, seminars, summits, workshops, dances) to inform and educate young people on a variety of issues and topics (i.e., sex education, health care access, nutrition, substance abuse prevention, diversity awareness, conflict resolution, HIV/AIDS, legal rights, mental health). 5) Volunteer Recruitment and Coordination– All Fellows will actively recruit, train, and manage volunteers that will serve to support their project and the mission of their host organization.

Location

Massachusetts Promise Fellowship
360 Huntington Avenue 212 Columbus Place
Boston, MA 02115
United States
Key Partners: 

The Massachusetts Service Alliance generates an ethic of service throughout the Commonwealth by creating and supporting diverse, high quality service and volunteer opportunities for all age groups, resulting in stronger communities and more active citizens. America’s Promise, founded by Gen. Colin Powell, mobilizes people from every sector of American life to build the character and competence of our nation's youth by fulfilling Five Promises: 1) Caring adults in their lives, as parents, mentors, tutors, coaches 2) Safe places with structured activities during non-school hours 3) Healthy start and future 4) Marketable skills through effective education 5) Opportunities to give back through community service The Corporation for National and Community Service works with governor-appointed state commissions, non-profits, faith-based groups, schools, and other civic organizations to provide opportunities for Americans of all ages to serve their communities. Their AmeriCorps program, the domestic Peace Corps, engages more than 50,000 Americans in intensive, results-driven service each year.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Apply for fellowship positions through www.masspromisefellows.org or call 617 373 7881 for more information.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Boston Harbor Association - The Harbor Walk

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

The Boston Harbor Association
374 Congress Street, Suite 307
Boston, MA 02210

Phone: 

(617) 482-1722

Email: 
Mission: 

The Boston Harbor Association (TBHA) is the leading harbor advocacy group working to promote a clean, alive, and accessible Boston Harbor. Founded in 1973 by the League of Women Voters and the Boston Shipping Association, TBHA prides itself in its creative and innovative programs to help educate the public and build a consensus for a clean and alive Harbor. The Boston Harbor Association is making a difference today and for future generations with solutions and programs that promote maritime industrial activities, environmental protection, and public access around Boston Harbor.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Christ the King Dorchester

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

PO Box 220754, Dorchester, MA 02125

Phone: 

(617) 299-9066

Email: 

info@ctkdorchester.org

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Weekly Worship Service: Sunday 10:00am Prayer Meeting: Wednesday 6:30am Community Groups: Wednesday 7:00pm, Thursday 7:00pm

Mission: 

Christ the King is focused on being a church in the city for those who are in need of the grace of God. We want CTK Dorchester to help meet the spiritual needs of those in the neighborhood. We would hope as we get settled to exist in a cooperative atmosphere among the many Christian endeavors in Dorchester, adding to that mix our own emphases on God honoring worship, expositional preaching, hopeful evangelism and community service.

Location

Christ the King Dorchester
50 Stoughton Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
04/23/2010

Mass Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) Network & Minority Business Center (UMass Boston)

Phone: 

(617) 287-7750

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

Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Mission: 

The Mass Small Business Development Center (MSBDC)Network & Minority Business Center provides entrepreneurs and business owners with resources and support to succeed in their business endeavors. Our Center provides a full range of FREE business advisory services and training activities throughout the year.

Location

100 Morrissey Boulevard McCormack Building, 5th Floor, Room 403
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Key Partners: 

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Massachusetts Department of Business and Technology

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

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