Education

Holland Elementary School

Phone: 

(617) 635-8832

Mission: 

We are beautiful people. We will learn, grow and become strong. As a scholar of the John P. Holland School I must learn to respect myself, my teachers and my fellow classmates. I must strive to do my best work in academic subjects. I must discipline myself at all times.

Location

John P. Holland Elementary School
85 Olney Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Holland Community Center

Boston Public Library, Adams Street Branch

Phone: 

(617) 436-6900

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Mondays and Wednesdays 12 to 8 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Homework Assistance Program Monday-Thursday 3:30-5:30PM; tutoring Monday and Wednesday 4-6PM

Mission: 

Service was first provided in 1875 through a delivery station established in Neponset on Walnut Street. A reading room was opened at 362 Neponset Avenue in 1947. The present branch library building was opened in 1951, and at the time represented the first new neighborhood facility built in 20 years.

Location

BPL Adams Street Branch
690 Adams Street Adams Village
02122
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

To register for a library card, click here!

Key Programs Offered: 
  • Homework Assistance Program

    Free one-on-one homework help for students in grades K-8 from high-achieving high school mentors. Available at every BPL branch Monday-Thursday from 3:30-5:30PM.

  • Boston Teachers' Union Tutors

    Tutoring for students in all grades from BPS teachers. Days and times vary by location. Adams street: Monday and Wednesday 4-6PM.

  • Reading Readiness for Preschoolers

    Tuesdays: 10:30am, Stories songs and activities designed to reinforce the building blocks of reading. Includes performances by children's performers.

  • All libraries also provide computers for public use and FREE wireless access.
Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
05/21/2010

DISTINCTIVE ASPECTS OF THE COLLECTION
The Adams Street Branch supports the broad interests of a passionate reading neighborhood with outstanding mystery, history and summer reading collections. The branch has been complemented on its eclectic and varied audio-visual collection and extensive list of films. They also have a wide range of CDs to borrow!

RECURRING PROGRAMMING OFFERED
The Adams Street Branch is more than a library: it is a community gathering place for the local business association, many neighborhood organizations including a women’s writing group, and three Girl Scout troops that use our community room on a regular basis. Adams Street offers a variety of programs, from well-attended toddler, lap sit, Reading Readiness and Pajama story times to a busy Friday morning Play Group, and for adults a Monday afternoon film series.

The Adams Street Branch is teamed with the Richard J. Murphy School and Murphy Community Center as part of Mayor Menino’s Community Learning Initiative, a multi-department collaboration aimed at helping Boston’s youth reach their full potential by coordinating learning and recreation throughout the day.

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING OFFERED
During the spring, summer and fall months, a reading garden provides a beautiful setting for special children’s events, musical performances for adults and kids, and piñatas on occasion. The branch regularly schedules lectures on a variety of topics in the community room, and offers special programs for children during school vacation weeks as well as an active schedule of summer reading events. The Adams Street Branch is also the hub for BPL participation in The Big Read, a program designed to restore reading for pleasure to the center of American life.

HISTORY
Service to the Adams Street neighborhood was first provided in 1875 through a delivery station on Walnut Street. A reading room was opened at 362 Neponset Avenue in 1947. The present branch library building was opened in 1951, and represented the first new neighborhood facility built in 20 years. In 2004, through the fundraising efforts of the Friends of the Adams Street Library, a portion of the library’s yard was transformed into a Reading Garden, featuring decorative brickwork, colorful landscaping and wrought iron benches, a peaceful oasis in the midst of a busy urban neighborhood.

WAITT House Inc

Phone: 

(617) 445-5510

Email: 

waitthouse@aol.com

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Call for more information

Mission: 

WAITT House brings people from various races, languages, and culture together in a way that empowers them with the education, skills, and support they need to improve the conditions in their lives and in their neighborhoods.

Location

WAITT House Inc
117 Mount Pleasant Ave
Roxbury, MA 02119
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Youth Build- Boston

Phone: 

(617) 445-8887

Email: 

info@ybboston.org

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

YBB is open from Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, Open some Saturdays for weekend programs Closed Sundays

 

Mission: 

Launched in 1990 with 28 young people in a church basement, YBB was the first replication of the YouthBuild model outside of New York. The mission of YouthBuild Boston Inc. (YBB) is to improve opportunities for young people of Boston by teaching skills that will equip them to support themselves and help develop personal and neighborhood responsibility. The guiding principle of YBB is "Youth or young adults, when treated as valuable resources, will realize that they can be partners in rebuilding their community". YBB realizes that the difficulties that young people face must be overcome by addressing the terrible and overwhelming lack of empowerment that they often feel. These feelings are reinforced by a society that views them as part of the problem, and not the solution. YBB recognizes that these individuals are capable of and vital to improving their lives and the condition of their community. YBB has been successful since its inception. YBB, along with other agencies has contributed to the vibrancy of the community. Consistent funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, AmeriCorps, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, YouthBuild USA, the private foundation community, corporations, and individuals, has enabled us to serve Boston youth.

Location

YouthBuild Boston
27 Centre Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
United States
Key Partners: 

(SUPPORTERS) AKS Associates Alexander, Aronson, Finning, CPA & Consultants Amelia Peabody Foundation Anna B. Stearns Foundation Bank of America Bank of America Foundation Boston Private Bank & Trust Boston Trust & Investment Management Company BR Alexander BV Leasing & Management, LLC Citizens Bank Clippership Foundation Cooper Leeser Fund Goudy, Clancy and Assoc. Charitable Fund I.O.U.E. Local 4 Kevin Gorter Memorial Foundation M. E. O'Brien & Sons McPherson Group Mellon Bank Northeast Kennels Paulist Community Center Pearl Meat Company Robert F. White Associates Shawmut Design Construction Company Sovereign Bank State Street Foundation Stream The Boston Foundation Tishman Construction Walter J. Noonan Trust Wellington Management Group Foundation YouthBuild USA

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
05/26/2010

Boston Ten Point Coalition

Phone: 

(617) 524-4331

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

M-F: 9-5

Mission: 

The Boston TenPoint Coalition is an ecumenical group of Christian clergy and lay leaders working to mobilize the Christian community around issues affecting Black and Latino youth, especially those at risk for violence, drug abuse and other destructive behavior.
The Boston TenPoint Coalition envisions a strong, mobilized coalition of churches, effectively using their collective power to provide consistent services for high-risk youth while rebuilding communities to secure a safe, moral and productive future for all youth in Greater Boston. Boston TenPoint foresees a future when the social entrepreneurial efforts of Coalition members and partners will generate the funds required to sustain local efforts while reaching out to replicate successful policies, programs and practices throughout the state and region.

The Boston TenPoint Coalition is committed to reinforcing and creating new networks of violence prevention and intervention services, by building the capacity of member churches to serve high-risk and, oftentimes, violent youth. The Coalition also commits to strengthening and expanding partnerships with community-based, governmental, and private sector institutions willing to invest in high-risk youth and the future of the communities in which they live.

Location

Boston Ten Point Coalition
215 Forest Hills Street
Boston, MA 02130
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

La Alianza Hispana, Inc.

Phone: 

(617) 427-7175

Mission: 

La Alianza Hispana, Inc. is a community based organization providing culturally and linguistically appropriate health and education programs to the Latino Community of Greater Boston.

Founded in 1971, La Alianza Hispana has become the starting point for over 2,000 Latinos annually who seek support at all stages of life. La Alianza Hispana strenghthens individuals, families and communitites for ongoing success.

Location

La Alianza Hispana Headquarters
409 Dudley Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Workforce and Education Center for Success
409 Dudley Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
Tel. 617-427-7175

Senior Social and Recreation Center
63 Parker Hill Avenue
Boston, MA 02120
Tel. 617-232-0634

La Alianza Hispana's Family Counseling Center
78 Forest St
Roxbury, MA 02119
Tel. 617-427-7175

Dorchester Place Out of School Time

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

20 Roseland Street, Dorchester, MA, 02124

Phone: 

(617) 282-5034

Email: 

N/A

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday through Friday from 9:00 - 4:00 PM Extended day care are available for working parents. Morning hours are available from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and afternoon hours from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Mission: 

Recognizing that Out of School Time programs are critical to a child's academic success in school, College Bound Dorchester provides students with a range of activities including homework assistance, writing, visual and performing arts, science exploration, physical education and field trips. Out of School Time programs serve children ages 5 to 13 years between the hours of 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm during the academic year, and all day during school and summer vacations. Programs are licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, and income eligible slots are available for parents meeting the requirements. Vouchers are also accepted.

Location

18 Samoset Street
Dorchester 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

College Bound Dorchester, Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
11/24/2010

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Dorchester Place Preschool

Phone: 

(617) 282-5034

Website: 

N/A

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Mission: 

N/A

Location

Dorchester Place Preschool
18 Samoset Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

The day care is licensed for a capacity of 70 children. The weekly fee for day care is $162.50 per child. Vouchers are available through the Department of Transitional Assistance and referrals are made through the Department of Social Services. Subsidies slots are also available through Community Partnership. For more information, contact us at (617) 282-5034.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Family Nurturing Center

Phone: 

(617) 474-1143

Fax: 

(617) 474-1261

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Mission: 

The FNC works with others to build nurturing communities where children are cherished, families are supported, and healthy human development is promoted by all.

Nurturing Programs bring parents and children together to learn, have fun, and build supportive relationships with other community families. These programs strengthen family relationships, improve parenting skills, and build a sense of community that makes it easier for families to withstand the stress of raising children. We work with housing communities, health centers, schools, community based organizations, child care programs, senior programs, volunteer groups, faith-based organizations, private and public institutions and others to achieve our mission.

Location

Family Nurturing Center
200 Bowdoin St
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Contact the Family Nurturing Center, or check the get involved page.

Key Programs Offered: 

Nurturing Programs: validated, internationally recognized curricula that promote nurturing relationships among all family members while building community connections to support positive parenting. Offered in various forms for parents and children, fathers, teen parents, foster families, and the Cape Verdean community.

Training Programs: Trainings and workshops vary in length and are customized for each particular audience. FNC provides training in English, Spanish, and Cape Verdean Creole and will train at your site, ours, or another convenient location. FNC provides customized training programs and consultation in the following areas: Nurturing Program Development Trainings (including cultural adaptations) Family and Parenting Support (including fathers) Team Building Community and Program Development Early Childhood Development (including Infant Massage) Parent Leadership

Circles of Caring: FNC convenes groups of parents, child care providers, health care workers, and others to develop a shared vision for supporting families in their neighborhood. Then we work together to make that vision a reality.

Welcome Baby celebrates the birth of a baby, providing the family of the newborn with a beautiful basket full of gifts as well as valuable parenting information, safety items for the home, books to promote early literacy, and a community resource directory to link them to a variety of community supports. The program supports new parents at a critical time in their family's development, increasing their knowledge about what to expect and where to go for help, and links them to needed neighborhood resources.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Family Resource Center, Dorchester CARES Family Resource Center, Family Nurturing Center

Created: 
03/02/2011

Urban Scholars Program (UMass Boston)

Phone: 

(617) 287-5830

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Academic Year: Monday thru Thursday. 9AM-7PM & Friday 9AM-5PM
Summer Institute: Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM

Mission: 

The purpose of Urban Scholars is to provide talented urban students with the academic skills and the motivation to achieve at the limits of their potential. Our overarching goal is to enable our students to assume positions of leadership and achievement in society. To this end, our academic program is governed by the following core goals:
-To a graduating Urban Scholar, critical thinking is a habit of mind that is both creative and analytical.
-A graduating Urban Scholar expresses his or her thinking effectively in both written and oral form.
-Competency, confidence and resourcefulness in academic settings and beyond are hallmarks of every graduating Urban Scholar.
-A graduating Urban Scholar respects human dignity, accepts responsibility for his/her actions and exercises his/her rights and responsibilities as a citizen.

Location

UMass Boston
100 Morrissey Blv.
Boston, MA 02115
United States
Key Partners: 

Middle Schools Include: Grover Cleveland, Patrick Gavin, Solomon Lewenberg, John McCormack, William Rogers, and Woodrow Wilson.
High Schools Include: Dorchester Education Complex, South Boston Education Complex, and Jeremiah E. Burke

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Contact recruiter Chris Kelly at 617-287-5830 if you attend one of our partner schools.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

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