Arts & Culture

Boston University Metropolitan College

Phone: 

617.353.6000

Email: 
Mission: 

To make learning accessible to all. When you study at Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET), you participate in an exciting exchange of ideas—a spirit of innovation that reaches far beyond the classroom into the global arena. You’re connecting to students and faculty from around the world, engaging in new perspectives, fresh challenges, and novel solutions. Whether you are a professional seeking a career advantage with a bachelor’s or master’s degree, a lifelong learner looking for personal enrichment, or an international student here to gain unique business expertise, you share in the pursuit of an education that prepares you for the competitive and evolving needs of today’s world.

Location

755 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Parent Scholarship: BU's Metropolitan College introduces a new Scholarship for Parents. If a partent has a child enrolled in a Boston or Chelsea public school they may be eligable for the 50% Discount Program. By providing a 50 percent discount on tuition, the scholarship opens the door to an undergraduate college degree - along with me career opportunities, personal enrichment, and a chance for parents to share the inspiration of a college education with their family. Plus, parents benefit from the convenience of evening study.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
11/23/2010

Kroc Community Center

Phone: 

(617) 318-6900

Mission: 

The Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Boston will serve as a resource to enhance the community and provide individuals and families with opportunity to meet their potential. Beyond a facility for swim and gym, the Kroc Center will be a true center for the Uphams-Dudley community.

Location

650 Dudley Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Created: 
04/20/2011

Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is now open!

A community comprised of stronger individuals is a stronger community. The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers strive to build stronger communities through individualized services, care, and attention. Available services foster work and life skills development, educational enrichment, and spiritual and physical wellness. In addition to being a state of the art recreation facility, The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center will also provide the traditional social services and emergency assistance that people expect to receive from The Salvation Army. The services provided in Uphams Dudley will be based on the needs of the entire community. We believe that helping others creates hope for a better tomorrow.

105 Vibe (Radio 105 the Vibe)

Website: 
Mission: 

Keeping our community in tune! Home for reggae, hip-hop, R&B!

Key Programs Offered: 

News, Music, Movie Reviews, Event Calendar

Created: 
11/17/2010

Cristo Rey Boston High School

Phone: 

617.825.2580

Website: 
Mission: 

Cristo Rey's mission is to educate young people to become men and women of faith, purpose and service. Their expectation is that students will graduate from Cristo Rey Boston High School prepared to be leaders in their communities.

Location

100 Savin Hill Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

If you are a highly motivated student, eager to find yourself working in the corporate world, and ready to take the challenges of a demanding academic curriculum, Cristo Rey Boston is the school for you. Please contact us as soon as possible to get the application process started.
(617) 825-2580 x32

Also check out the school's Knight For A Day (student visitor) Program.

Key Programs Offered: 

The signature component of Cristo Rey Boston High School is the Corporate Work Study Program – a national educational model that leverages the resources of local business communities to make private, college preparatory education affordable and to give students an extraordinary experience that will shape the rest of their lives. This unique program separates Cristo Rey from other schools in the Boston area.

This academic year each Cristo Rey Boston student will work five full days per month at one of more than 100 area companies. To equip students with the skills they need to succeed at their work-study positions, all incoming freshmen and transfer students attend four weeks of professional training, and all returning students participate in one week of workshops geared toward improving work skills.

Created: 
11/12/2010

Boston Teens in Print

Phone: 

WriteBoston 617-541-2651

Email: 

Send submissions or staff applications to: ric.kahn.jcs@cityofboston.gov

Mission: 

Teens in Print provides a forum for teens to publish their own creative work, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and journalistic articles. T.i.P. has helped scores of Boston teens find their voice through the written word. More about T.i.P: Today, T.i.P. is published four times during the academic year. Since its launch, more than 200 teens have been published in the paper. With each successive issue, staffers have improved their journalism skills and gained confidence in their ability to communicate with their peers. Each issue also features the strong, vibrant art and photography of Artists for Humanity students. They continue to build their photojournalism skills, further strengthening T.i.P.’s commitment to quality. A total of 443 articles and poems have been published in T.i.P.'s 11 editions. 25 Boston public high schools have contributed to Teens In Print. 336 students have been published since the first issue in May 2004. 240 students outside of T.i.P. have submitted writing since May 2004. 30 Boston high school students attend T.i.P. meetings every Tuesday at the Boston Globe. 21 affiliated organizations have contributed to T.i.P. production. T.i.P. has had 96 total staff writers. 30 students registered from 8 different schools for the Summer Journalism Institute in 2007. T.i.P.'s total single copy distribution is 830,000.

Key Partners: 

Boston Globe Foundation, Boston Public Schools, Write Boston. The T.i.P. newspaper has aligned with other programs focused on developing writing skills among Boston public school students. WriteBoston Summer Journalism Institute This four-week summer program offers young people a fun way to improve writing, build journalism skills, and explore exciting places in Boston. Open to freshmen and sophomores, the Institute is sponsored by WriteBoston in collaboration with the Boston Globe Foundation and Northeastern University. Students learn basic interviewing, fact checking, and news writing skills from professional journalists, then put those skills to the test during field trips across the city. At the end of four weeks, participants turn in timely, interesting, and polished articles for placement in the fall issue of T.i.P. Media Matters Writing Conference for Teachers and Teens Media Matters was developed by the Boston Globe Foundation, in collaboration with UMass Boston and WriteBoston, to help expand on T.i.P.’s work and to showcase the Globe’s commitment to providing resources for teachers and inspiring future writers. The inaugural 2005 Conference attracted 450 budding writers and 125 of their teachers from across the Northeast. They gathered at the new UMass Campus Center for a full day of workshops, seminars, interactive icebreakers, and speakers from the worlds of business, academia, media, and the non-profit sector. The Conference was supported by a number of Boston Globe Foundation Flagship Partners, including WriteBoston, Teen Empowerment, Teen Voices, and Project: Think Different. Post-conference questionnaires confirm that Media Matters was a hit. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being “great,” the average rating of the overall conference by the student attendees was 7.1. Caroline Knapp Journalism Internship The Caroline Knapp Journalism Internship Program provides four Boston public high school students summer employment at area newspapers including the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, and selected weekly papers. Administered by WriteBoston and funded by the Arnold Hiatt Foundation and the Knapp family, the program was developed to honor the late Boston journalist and author Caroline Knapp. For eight weeks, interns become valuable members of local newsrooms. One recent Knapp intern, T.i.P. staff writer Samantha Mbawuiki, had several of her articles published, including a byline op-ed piece. Interns also develop their journalism skills through mentoring with colleagues. BostonTIP.com With the success of the print version of T.i.P., the Globe Foundation and WriteBoston have turned their attention to the Web. Partnering with the Globe’s acclaimed Boston.com site, they have designed a T.i.P Web site, www.bostonTIP.com. The goals are to help recruit writers and readers for T.i.P., to elicit reader feedback, and to become a resource for teachers, students and parents.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Submission Policy: Any teen attending a public high school in Boston can submit essays, memoirs, poetry, photographs, lyrics, stories, sketches, cartoons, commentaries, articles, and letters. Send submissions as MS Word attachments and also in body of the e-mail message. Provide your name, age, grade, and school. You must be a BPS student. FORMAT your writing: - Double spaced, Times New Roman, 12 point font. - In the upper left corner, print your name, contributing writer, and a title or headline. Whatever you submit has to be YOUR OWN CREATION. We only print original work. Please write “this is my own creation” next to your name. You will not get your work back; keep a copy for yourself. T.i.P. reserves the right to EDIT your work for length, content, or appropriateness. Want to join the staff of Teens in Print? Please download the necessary paperwork: TiP Staff Application TiP Staff Teacher Recommendation E-MAIL submissions or staff applications to: ric.kahn.jcs@cityofboston.gov or MAIL them to: Boston Teens in Print C/O WriteBoston 7 Palmer Street Roxbury, MA 02119

Created: 
11/03/2010

Dorchester Descendants

Mission: 

The Dorchester Descendants project is working to locate, contact, and stay connected to descendants of Dorchester families, in Massachusetts, across the U.S. and beyond. We hope to spread the word about the treasures, the historical properties and artifacts belonging to the Dorchester Historical Society. We are eager to connect people who count Dorchester ancestry as part of their family heritage. The Director of the Dorchester Descendants project is Faith Ferguson, a public historian working in the Boston area with experience in research, interpretation, administration, and education for historic sites and houses. You can contact her at faith@dorchesterdescendants.org.

Location

195 Boston Street
Dorchester, MA
United States
Key Partners: 

The Dorchester Atheneum The Dorchester Historical Society The Winthrop Society Tidemill Institute

Boston Latin Academy

Phone: 

617-299-9572

Email: 

academy@bostonpublicschools.org

Website: 

http://latinacademy.org/

Mission: 

The mission of Boston Latin Academy is to prepare students for higher academic study by challenging them with a rigorous curriculum. With this foundation, Boston Latin Academy prepares students to be independent learners and contributing citizens in a diverse and challenging society.

Location

205 Townsend St.
Boston, MA 02121
United States
Created: 
10/18/2010

Upham's Corner News Online

Email: 

uphamscornernews@gmail.com

Mission: 

A growing (and ever incomplete) portal to Upham's Corner activities, Upham's Corner News Online seeks to create a permanent and stable archive of newsworthy events occurring in, and pertinent to, the Upham's Corner area.

Location

United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Upham's Corner News Online welcomes your ideas, content, photos - whatever you believe is relevant to the community, that is appropriate to share with the community and that will add to the tapestry that defines who we are.

Our official email address is: UphamsCornerNews@gmail.com.

Key Programs Offered: 

News: articles & photos of local goings-on
Business and "deals" listing

Created: 
11/17/2010

Boys and Girls Club, Franklin Hill Housing Development

Phone: 

617-282-2800

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

Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Extended Day 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Mission: 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston is a 501(c)3 whose mission is to help young people, especially those who need us most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders. We do this by providing: * a safe haven filled with hope and opportunity * ongoing relationships with caring adults * life-enhancing programs

Location

5 Shandon Road
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Please contact the Club at 617-282-2800 to pick up an application and for additional information.

Key Programs Offered: 

Summer Enrichment Program 2010 This summer program will allow your child to experience the cultures, art and languages of the seven continents in a fun, safe and exciting environment. It will also help them maintain academic gains made during the school year. Ages: 6-12 Dates: July 6-August 20th Session1: July 6-July 16/ Theme: Africa and Australia Session 2: July 19-July 30/ Theme: North & South America Session 3: August 2-August 13/ Theme: Europe and Asia Session 4: August 16-August 20/ Theme: Antarctica

Created: 
05/10/2010

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston serve more than 14,000 children and teens, ages 6 to 18, in our Clubs, and through our programs and partnerships. Our approach focuses on six core initiatives: Arts; Education; Leadership; Life Skills; Sports, Fitness and Recreation; and Technology. During the summer, many of our Clubs run summer camp programs for children and leadership programs for teens. >> Read More

Extras for Creative Learning

Phone: 

(617) 635-8284

Fax: 

(617) 635-6382

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Tueday 10:00am – 5:30pm
Wednesday 10:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday 10:00am – 5:00pm

Excl is closed on all Federal, State, and weird Boston only Holidays.

Mission: 

ExCL is a shoppers paradise – well that, and a clearinghouse that recovers tons of material from being burned or thrown away and redistributes it for creative educational use. You won’t believe all the amazing supplies and products we have available every time you visit. This isn’t junk, it’s terrific materials of all sorts.

Location

443 Warren Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Teachers, group leaders, parents, and artists are able to obtain low-cost or no-cost recycled materials that offer unlimited creative opportunities to nurture learning, exploration, and discovery in classrooms, child care centers, youth groups, and beyond.

Business owners and manufacturers who have excess inventory, outdated stock, overruns, or seconds crowding their warehouse or office are eligible to participate in our tax-deductible recycling services. They reduce waste entering our landfills and help educators and service professionals with usable materials. Contact us at (617) 635-8284 if you’d like to make a materials donation. All donations are tax-deductible.

Ideas, advice, help and workshops. If you need ideas for projects, want to talk about supplies, programs or other ideas, give us a call we love being of help to your organization and projects. We offer two kinds of interactive workshops: 1. Workshops hosted at our site that you can register for; 2. Activities hosted at your site and fully facilitated by our staff.

Created: 
12/02/2010
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