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Dorchester Arts Collaborative

Phone: 

(617) 822-8278

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

Weds, Thur, Fri open 1 pm to 5 pm

Saturdays open 12 noon to 5 pm

Mission: 

Dorchester Arts Collaborative is a non-profit organization that develops and facilitates arts programming in Dorchester MA to cultivate and stimulate the social, cultural, and economic enrichment of Boston's largest, most diverse and most historic neighborhood.

Location

Erick Jean Center for the Arts
157 Washington Street Unit A
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Key Partners: 

ArtMorpheus

Codman Sq Neighborhood Development Corp.

Codman Sq Health Center
 

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Please visit the website for information on how to get involved - http://dac-line.org

Key Programs Offered: 

The Dorchester Arts Collaborative (DAC) is located in Dorchester's first arts center, the Erick Jean Center for the Arts. DAC created and runs an annual Dorchester-wide Open Studios event for local artists which has taken place in multiple locations throughout the community during October each year since 2002.

New events and programs are developed each year - please check DAC's website for the latest. 

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
02/14/2013

Annapolis Neighborhood Association

Phone: 

(617) 233-9177

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Last Thursdays, 7PM, Community Hall of Annapolis Street Development

Mission: 

Keeping our Neighborhood Safe

Location

Annapolis St
Upham's Corner 02125
United States
Key Partners: 

Columbia Savin Hill Civic Assocaition, Neighbors of Annapolis, Sumner, Stoughton, Bakersfield, Willis, Morrill, Mayfield, Trescott, Chase, Sumner Pk, Sumner Sq, Conrad Sumner Place Kevin Road

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Flyers are given out each month announcing upcoming meetings.

Leahy Holloran Community Center

Phone: 

(617) 635-5150

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

COMMUNITY CENTER HOURS OF OPERATION Monday — Thursday: 1:00 — 9:00 p.m. Friday: 1:00—10:00 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. Teen Center Tues.—Thurs. 3:00 –8:45 PM Fri. 3:00—9:45 PM Sat. 10:00 AM—4:45 PM

Mission: 

The Leahy-Holloran Community Center is a non-profit organization. The center has been serving the Dorchester Community since October 1973. We serve Pre-Schoolers, children, teens, adults and the elderly. During the academic year we offer Pre-School/K1, childrens' after school activities, adult classes and a teen center. Some of the programs currently available are swimming lessons for adults and children, children’s drawing classes, adult computer classes, sewing lessons, line dancing, water aerobics, adult and children ceramic classes. The name of the Murphy Community Center was changed to the Leahy-Holloran Community Center in 2009.

Location

1 Worrell Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Download the membership application here. Family Membership Family Membership Cost: $20.00 Senior Discount: $10.00 Youth Membership - 12 -17 years: $10.00 All memberships follow the program year of September 1, 2010 - August 31, 2011. You must have a current LHCC Membership to register for any program/activity.

Key Programs Offered: 
Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Murphy Community Center

Created: 
02/03/2011

Vietnamese American Civic Association (VACA)

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

42 Charles Street, Dorchester, MA 02122

(Viet-AID building)

Phone: 

(617) 288-7344

Website: 

http://www.vaca-boston.org

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

M-F: 9am-5pm Social services for elderly / youth programs 
Weekend: 9am-noon ESL program only

Mission: 

Our mission is to promote family self-sufficiency and well being, and to facilitate community empowerment among Boston's Vietnamese population

Location

Vietnamese American Civic Association
42 Charles Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Walk in

Key Programs Offered: 

Youth Development Program - Phuongdai Nguyen - Youth Program Coordinator The Vietnamese-American Civic Association Youth Development Program’s mission is to prepare and provide newly arrived Vietnamese refugees and immigrant youth as well as youth living in and around the community of Dorchester a safe interactive-learning environment where they are exposed to a variety of issues and topics that are tailored to their interest in order for them to develop into healthy educated adults.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
02/23/2010

Project RIGHT, Inc.

Phone: 

(617) 541-5454

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm

Mission: 

Our mission is to promote resident involvement in neighborhood stabilization and economic development within the community of Greater Grove Hall (Roxbury and North Dorchester).

Location

Project R.I.G.H.T. Inc
320A Blue Hill Avenue
Grove Hall, MA 02121
United States
Key Partners: 

Holborn, Gannett, Gaston, Otisfield Betterment Association Garrison Trotter Neighborhood Association Devon, Normandy, Brunswick Residents Association Fayston Street Residents Association Pasadena, Supple & Columbia

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Though various forums such as coming to community and neighborhood meetings and participating in these meeting by voicing your concerns and assisting with solutions to problems. You can volunteer in our office on a project or initiative of your choosing.

Key Programs Offered: 

Grove Hall Safe Neighborhood Initiative/ Weed and Seed
Grove Hall Youth Workers Alliance
Mike & Al's Basketball League
Grove Hall Gay Straight Lesbian Alliance (Thursdays at 3:30)
Grove Hall Problem Properties Task Force
Grove Hall Youth Outreach Connection
Drug and Alcohol Prevention Services (DAPS)
Multi-Unit Housing Initiative
Grove Hall Getting Healthier

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Four Corners Main Street

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

PO Box 240877 Dorchester, MA 02124

Phone: 

(617) 697-1447

Mission: 

In partnership with the community, create a lively business district, fostering commercial revitalization, strengthening small businesses and encouraging new enterprises.

Location

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

Boston Main Streets/City of Boston, residents, merchants, other non-profit organizations

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Contact the executive director.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
10/29/2009

John W. McCormack Civic Association

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

McCormack Civic Association 72 Roseclair Street Dorchester, MA 02125

Phone: 

617-710-3793

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Meeting Time: M-F, 7pm M-F, 9am-9pm

Mission: 

To support and act as a liason to any of our residents concerns, issues and initiatives

Location

John W. McCormack Civic Association
72 Roseclair Street
Dorchester, MA 02125, MA
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Log School

Phone: 

(617) 288-6683

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

M-F, 7:00 am-9:00 pm

Mission: 

The Log School, founded by Joe Carpineto in 1974, is a settlement house which offers Dorchester an array of educational and social services. The goal of our dedicated staff is to provide services that will improve the lives of local residents and strengthen the community as a whole by implementing programs based on changing neighborhood needs.

Location

Log School
222 Bowdoin Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Key Partners: 

College Bound Dorchester (formerly Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses), United Way Massachusetts, Department of Education, Alternative Education Alliance, Boston Youth Service Network, Mass Attorney General's Office, X-CEL Adult Education Services, Dorchester Adult Literacy Coalition, MCAE, Dorchester Cares, Catholic Charities Teen Center

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

By calling (617) 474-1232

Key Programs Offered: 

After School Program This program provides 6-12 year-olds with a safe haven after school and helps them advance in school through intensive academic assistance. The program runs Monday through Friday from 2:30 to 5:30 pm. Ensuring children's safety aids families by giving their parents peace of mind to focus on work and education. Participants in this program and their parents are connected to additional support services within and outside of Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses' extensive system. Altogether, the Log School After School program offers a potent combination of academic encouragement, family support, risk reduction, and violence prevention.

Drop-In Child Care Center A drop-in childcare center for infants to children up to age 6 years old is available to parents enrolled in ESL classes, GED classes, or other activities at the Log School during the day.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Classes are available days and evenings, at all skill levels. Adult basic education and literacy classes are also available. Upper level classes include computer instruction.

Food Pantry The Food Pantry at Log School provides free weekly staple groceries on Fridays from 8 am to 9 am. Emergency food is available by appointment. There is no eligibility criteria or costs.

GED Preparation Classes Students from any neighborhood in Boston over the age of 18 can enroll in classes. Instruction is available daily at all skill levels.

Preschool Program Log School offers a fully licensed day care center providing children, ages 2.9 - 6 years, an innovative, multi-cultural curriculum.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Log School Family Education Center

Created: 
04/19/2011

Freedom House

Phone: 

(617) 445-3700

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Sunday-Friday: 9-6pm, Saturday 9 -1, evening events

Mission: 

Freedom House’s mission is to promote educational excellence, economic self-sufficiency community engagement and social justice in order to alleviate poverty in Boston’s most distressed urban neighborhoods. Freedom House has an extraordinarily rich history of addressing issues of poverty, educational achievement and social justice. The organization has a sixty year history of working on many issues impacting communities of color and historically underserved neighborhoods such as urban renewal, racial segregation and educational issues including disparities in academic achievement which have a long term negative impact on students of color. Understanding that solutions are complex, Freedom House has created innovative solutions. We achieve our mission through the provision of: targeted educational programs (REACH Institute), civic engagement programming (the Snowden Center for Civic Engagement and Action) and community resources for life long learning.

Location

Freedom House, Inc.
5 Crawford Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Key Partners: 

Northeastern University School of Education, Boston University School of Social Work, The Timothy Smith Fund, Citizen Schools, Boston Private Industry Council, Girls Get Connected, Operation Hope, Muriel S. Snowden International School at Copley

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Just walk right in and speak with any of our staff and we will direct you to the person you need to speak with depending on your interest.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes; See facility

Created: 
02/04/2011

Columbia Point Associates

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

c/o The Boston Globe; Attn: Cathy Downs
P.O. Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205

Phone: 

(617) 929-2141

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Meeting time: Thursday, 8:00 a.m.

Mission: 

Columbia Point Associates (CPA) is the association of organizations on the Columbia Point peninsula. The goal of CPA is: (1) to exchange information and discuss relevant issues on Columbia Point; (2) to seek joint principles for future development on the peninsula; (3) to develop positions on area of common interest and civic concern and take action when needed; (4) to share resources and serve the community. CPA membership is open to any institution with a major physical presence on the peninsula.

Key Partners: 

Bayside Exposition Center Boston College High School The Boston Globe The Boston Teachers’ Union Health and Welfare Fund Club Doubletree Hotel at Bayside Corcoran Jennison Companies the Walter Denney Youth Center Dever Elementary School Geiger-Gibson Comm

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

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