Reimagine Play – On the MOVE – Kids Fitness Program

On the MOVE is a fitness bootcamp for kids ages 5-12 of all fitness levels. The program incorporates fun obstacles courses, agility drills, strength training and body-weight movements to get kids active and strong during the Spring season. 
This Bootcamp: 
  • Teaches fundamental fitness skills and healthy eating habits for optimal performance in sports and other physical activities
  • Improves strength and endurance, while also helping kids develop perseverance, self-esteem and confidence
  • Introduces kids to a variety of active play activities, obstacle courses, and team based games
  • Is led by certified instructors that foster a positive environment and encourage kids to lead a healthy lifestyle 

5-Week Series: Saturdays, April 30, May 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2016 1:00 - 2:30 pm >> Read More

Free Zumba Classes

Zumba, Every Tuesday night from 7:30pm to 8:15pm at  The Intersection Church (500 Talbot Ave Dorchester),  entrance on the Argyle street side in the basement . All ages welcome.

St. Mark Community Education Program

Free Citizenship Class Winter/Spring, 2016

Book $25
Saturdays, 9:00am to 12:00pm, starting Saturday, January 23 – through Saturday, April 9.

This class prepares students for all parts of their Citizenship test: literacy test, 100 questions about U.S. history and government, as well as, help with improving speaking and listening abilities in English.
St. Mark is partnered with the Irish International Immigrant Center which provides applicants free technical and legal help in completing their applications for citizenship.

Basic level English
Legal Permanent Resident card

St.Mark’s School Annex
197 A Centre Street >> Read More

ESOL for Human Services Job Training Program

  • Do you like working with people?
  • Do you like helping people with disabilities?

Improve your English and prepare for a job in human services. Join Catholic Charities for their information session on their upcoming ESOL class, find out more to start on this exciting career path!

EVERY WEDNESDAY in January and February at 10:00 or 1:00pm

Information sessions at 185 Columbia Road in Dorchester, MA. (Room 215) 
Find out about the program and fill out an application. 
Next class session begins February 29, 2016-June 16, 2016

Free 4 month class - ESOL for Human Services

Are you? 

  • Legally able to work in the US
  • over 18 years of age
  • Available from 9:00-2:30pm Monday to Thursday

Do you have? >> Read More

Become a Mentor; Boston Partners in Education

Do you have what it takes to be an academic mentor to a student? Boston Partners in Education is seeking members of the community to step up to the plate and become a mentor to students of schools in Dorchester.

There are dozens of public schools in Dorchester, and hundreds of students in need of support! From kindergarten to 12th grade, YOU can mentor a student during the school day in the classroom and help them succeed! Opportunities are available to mentor in literacy, math, and science classes!

We will match you with a student based on your availability and interests, including: >> Read More

Fairmount Accelerator 2016


The Fairmount LaunchPad is a startup accelerator that supports creative entrepreneurs along the Fairmount Indigo Corridor to launch and grow thriving businesses.


Selected entrepreneurs gain access to: 

  • 24/7 access to collaborative work space for four months
  • a community of highly motivated entrepreneurs
  • skill and resource exchange 
  • financial education 
  • lean business model strategy
  • an online business planning tool 
  • focused business training and mentorship
  • a wide variety of workshops
  • access to startup capital
  • networking events 
  • one-on-one consulting from experts 


Operation Able Skills Training Programs



Administrative Business

Office Training

12 weeks in MS Office 2013 (includes Outlook, Word, Excel), then 6 week Internship

Class Starts December 14, 2015

Medical & Healthcare

Office Training

12 week course teaching medical office essentials, then 6 week Internship

Class Starts December 14, 2015

ABLE Beginnings

Six Weeks 180 Hours

Basic computer skills, online job applications

Class Starts November 16, 2015

ABLE Job Resource Center >> Read More

BACH Community Advisory Board

Do you care about the health of Bowdoin Geneva?
Do you want to be part of the decision making process?
Boston Alliance for Community Health (BACH) is looking for residents for a Community Advisory Board (CAB) to develop a Request for Proposal (RFP) and select the winner(s)!
CAB Member Requirements:

  • Must be a resident of Bowdoin Geneva.
  • Must NOT be affiliated with an organization planning to apply (will need to sign a waiver).
  • Must NOT be employed by a community agency.
  • Must commit to 5-7 CAB meetings in 2016, including one full-day training, Saturday, 12/19, on leadership development, grant writing and reviewing, and community organizing.

All CAB members will receive a stipend (TBD) for participation at each meeting. >> Read More

The Boston Project Ministries Homework Center

The Boston Project Ministries is a community based organization. They currently offer homework support and tutoring.


Who: K2-8th graders primarily for those who live in the TNT Neighborhood. 

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Lifeguard classes at Dorchester YMCA!

Have you ever been interested in becoming a Lifeguard? Do you need a great job with flexible hours? Then the YMCA lifeguard course is definitely for you! Employment opportunities will be available at the DORCHESTER YMCA upon successful completion of this course.

To register for this course please sign up with the front desk at the Dorchester YMCA.

If you have questions please contact Patrick at or by calling 617-436-7750 EXT 217.

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