Arts & Culture

Seekers of Knowledge Inc

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Seekers of Knowledge Inc P.O. Box 240082 Dorchester, MA 02124

Phone: 

617-379-2421

Fax: 

617-822-2421

Mission: 

Our mission is to support the development of young girls through the arts of creative expression, academic support, and social/emotional development. We instill in each seeker the importance of encouragement, understanding, team building, respect, discipline and community service.

Location

Perkins Community Center
155 Talbot Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Summer Arts Series 2010 Monday July 5 - Friday August 27 (8 weeks) 8:00 am - 6:00 pm: 10 hours each day Check back for 2011 Summer Series information. Program includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Summer Series Costume, All Field Trips (family trip in August).

Centro del Cardenal (Cardinal Cushing Center)

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Phone: 

(617) 506-6600

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Mission: 

Centro del Cardenal is committed to providing young men and women, ages 14-20, with the opportunity to earn either a high school diploma or a GED in a nurturing environment that values and supports them.

Location

185 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Key Partners: 

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Key Programs Offered: 

Created: 
11/10/2010

This GED program helps out-of-school and high-risk youth—who did not thrive in the public school system—earn earn their GED

Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston: Blue Hill Club

Phone: 

617-474-1050

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Ages 6-12: Monday-Friday 1-6PM Ages 13-18: Monday-Thursday 1-8PM, Friday 1-10PM Summer Day Camp Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM Pre-Camp 8AM-9AM Extended Day 5PM-6PM Ages 6-12

Location

15 Talbot Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

General membership: Call (617) 474-1050 To register for summer camp: All interested families must attend an orientation session.

 

 

Key Programs Offered: 

During the school year, members may drop in at any time. Activities include arts and crafts, a clay studio, cooking, dance, music lessons, tutoring, life skills development, aquatics, football, basketball, karate, computers, and more. Summer: Three two-week sessions and one one-week session July 6-16: Around the World and Mad Scientist July 19-30: Eco Explorers and Sports Week August 2-13: Water Works and DaVinci August 16-20: Camp Olympics

Created: 
04/23/2010

Salvation Army Children's Learning Center

Phone: 

(617) 822-5172

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

School Age Program
(During School Year) M-F: 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM
(During Vacations & Summer) M-F: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Preschool
(Year Round) 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Locations

26 Wales Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
10 Melville Ave
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

The Children's Learning Center is a year-round quality School Age Program (preschool also offered). They serve a nutritious lunch and snack prepared on site every day.

Created: 
02/22/2010

Wesley Child Care Center Inc.

Phone: 

(617) 436-5800

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

M-F 9:00am-5:30pm

Mission: 

We are a licensed and accredited program designed for the needs of school aged children. We offer a balance of tutorials, computers, recreation, a after school program and arts and crafts with nutritious meals provided. We also have a new language program that now is teaching french and spanish.

Location

29 Stanton Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Walk in, and we serve children from the ages 5-14yrs old.

Key Programs Offered: 

Wesley School Age Program

Created: 
02/23/2010

Stitch House

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Phone: 

(617) 265-8013

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Tuesday - Friday: 10am to 8pm Saturday: 10am to 6pm Sunday: 12am to 6pm Monday: Closed

Mission: 

Knit Sew Quilt Create! Stitch House Dorchester is yarn & crochet store offering high quality materials and supplies. We also offer classes in all of the fiber arts , including sewing and quilting.

Location

Stitch House
846 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Key Partners: 

Murphy Community Center

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Key Programs Offered: 

Stitch House offers various Classes and Clubs. To see their current list of classes visit here and clubs here, or drop in for more information.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

For Knitting Groups

Created: 
01/08/2010

University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston)

Phone: 

(617) 287-5000

Website: 
Mission: 

The University of Massachusetts Boston, one of five campuses of the University of Massachusetts, is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban universities. A comprehensive, doctoral-granting campus, we provide challenging teaching, distinguished research, and extensive service which particularly respond to the academic and economic needs of the state's urban areas and their diverse populations.

The University of Massachusetts Boston strives to:

- Sustain a faculty dedicated to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching
- Provide innovative and programs that can respond in a timely manner to societal issues and problems
- Meet the needs of both traditional and nontraditional students
- Continue to promote diversity among students, faculty, and staff
- Conduct educational, scholarly, and service activities that contribute to meeting the needs of a diverse society
- Nurture both pure and applied research to advance knowledge and to create a better society for all
- Devote research and public service activities to the cultural, social, and economic development of Great Boston and the global community
- Dedicate itself to understanding and improving the environment and the well being of citizens of this region

Location

UMass Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Student interested in taking courses or enrolling can Apply Here

Applications can also be mailed to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125-3393
Fax: (617) 287-5999

Created: 
10/14/2010

Strand Theatre

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

P.O. Box 255247
Dorchester, MA 02125

Phone: 

617-635-1403

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

See website

Mission: 

The mission of the Strand Theatre is to serve as a cultural and educational resource to artists and audiences regardless of race or cultural background, age, ability, gender, economic level, or sexual orientation. Central to the Strand's mission is the development and implementation of youth arts educations programs. The Strand Theatre has a special commitment to the surrounding communities of Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan.

Location

Strand Theatre
543 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Brookview House Inc

Phone: 

617-265-2965

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Contact Brookfield for information on year-round services. Summer Youth Program (Ages 6-12) M-F: 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Mission: 

Established in 1990, the agency’s mission is to help homeless and at risk families learn the skills necessary to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. With sites in Roxbury and Dorchester, we provide a safe, community setting with customized services to give homeless moms and kids the help and skills they need to succeed. We believe: Family homelessness can be solved. Motivated homeless families can break the generational cycle of poverty if given the right resources: o A safe place to stay o Access to support, education, job and life skills training o Support for their children Children of all ages are traumatized by homelessness and poverty but with proper attention and support can thrive. Every homeless family needs a customized plan with concrete goals and support to become self-sufficient. Brookview House serves the following people: Women committed to do what it takes to lift their families out of homelessness. Their children, who have been traumatized by instability Children and adults in the community at risk of becoming homeless Brookview targets families -- more than a third of the homeless population - at risk of long-term public dependency, who demonstrate the capacity to move toward self-sufficiency.

Location

2 Brookview Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Brookview House conducts monthly tours to introduce people to our work. In just an hour you can hear from someone who has been through our program and tour our supportive housing and youth development space. Staff and Board members will also be on hand to answer questions and share their perspective on Brookview House. Tours take place at 2 Brookview Street in Dorchester from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. For more information, call Mercedes Tompkins at (617) 265-2965 x 208 or E-mail: MTompkins@BrookviewHouse.org Volunteering: If you would like to volunteer at Brookview House, please submit your info in the form here.

Key Programs Offered: 

Affordable housing services, training and education (help moms develop skills so they can support their families), youth development, homelessness prevention and stabilization. Above & Beyond Programs Homework support, creative expression, arts & crafts, oral discussions, reading & writing assignments, technology and math exploration, field trips, dance & step, and snacks.

Created: 
11/03/2010

Perkins Community Center

Phone: 

617-635-5146

Email: 

perkinscc@cityofboston.gov

Website: 

www.cityofboston.gov/bcyf

Location

Perkins Community Center
155 Talbot Ave
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

Boston Centers for Youth & Families Joseph Lee Elementary School Lee Academy Pilot School Codman Square Library DotWell

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

For Adult Education, including GED and ESOL classes, contact Papa Diop at (617) 635-1894. Drop-in registration every first and third Wednesday of the month. For all other after-school, summer, and recreation programs: call the front desk at (617) 635-1895.

Key Programs Offered: 

School Age Child Care After-School and Summer Program Piranhas After-School Program: Meets M-F, 3:20 - 6. 4 - 5pm writing. 5 - 6pm pool. $150/year. 1st month: Deposit and &35. Then: $35 every 3 months. Piranhas Swim Team: Membership overlaps with After-School Program, but open to others also. Swim meets 6pm Fridays.** Open Swimming: Saturdays. 10:15 - 11 Children, 11 - 12 Lap Swimming, 1 - 2:30 Community/Open Swim, 2-4:30 Adults.** Fire Star Homework Drop-in: Call center for more info Boston Raider's Mentoring: Academic help for youth aged 7-18. M-F, 3-8pm. $20/month. Strong Women, Strong Girls: Mentoring for girls in grades 3, 4 and 5 at Perkins on Thursdays, 4 - 5:30pm. Open Gym Peewee Basketball: Saturdays, 9am - 1pm. $65/season. Season runs approximately October - April. Self-Defense: Free self-defense classes taught on Saturdays from 9 - 11:30 am. 16 years and up. Karate: Classes offered for ages 5 and up, adults included, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 6-8. Call center for pricing information. Dorchester Adult Literacy Coalition site

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
11/29/2011
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