City Agency

Boston Housing Authority

Phone: 

617.988.4000

Website: 

http://www.bostonhousing.org/

Mission: 

This is a public agency which provides affordable housing to low and moderate income indivduals and families. You have to be eligible to apply for this housing.

Created: 
01/24/2011

Rental Housing Resource Center

Phone: 

617.635.4200

Website: 

http://www.cityofboston.gov/dnd/brhc/

Mission: 

If you rent an apartment,this center can help you: - If you are having a problem with your land lord or a tenant. - If you have any related qustions.

Created: 
01/24/2011

Boston Public Schools Adult Education

Phone: 

617-635-9300

Fax: 

617-635-9045

Location

Madison Park Complex
55 Malcolm X Boulevard
Roxbury 02120
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Boston Central Adult High School:

  • open to adult students who want to complete high school diploma requirements
  • evening program at Madison Park Technical Vocational School
  • ADP/ESOL

Adult Diploma Program

  • open to adult students who demonstrate life-skill competencies
  • students earn a Boston Central Adult High School diploma
  • day and evening hours available at fifteen community sites

Adult Learning Center Family Literacy Program

  • open to adult students who want instruction in basic skills, English as a Second Language, or GED preparation classes
  • Family Literacy Program works to improve Boston Public School parents' academic and parenting skills
  • provides links between parents and schools, and brings parents and children together for common actitivies

GED Testing Information

  • registration materials, test sites and dates, and test preparation programs for the High School Equivalency Examination (G.E.D.)

Culinary Arts

  • Adult Education and Community Services (AECS) Culinary Arts Training Program

Facilities Maintenance

  • Adult Education and Community Services (AECS) Facilities Maintenance Training Program

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Boston Public Schools Department of Adult Education

Created: 
11/29/2011

Boston Public Schools Family Literacy Program Adult Learning Center

Phone: 

617-635-9300

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

This school-year program operates from September to June, 8:30 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

Mission: 

The Family Literacy Program at the Adult Learning Center is committed to strengthening literacy in families and parenting skills of parents of children enrolled in the Boston Public Schools. When parents improve their own academic skills, they are better able to assist their children with school work. These adult students are encouraged to become advocates for their children. All courses are free of charge and include parenting skills and computer lab.

Location

Family Literacy Program at the Adult Learning Center
11A Charles Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Key Partners: 

Dorchester Adult Literacy Coalition

Key Programs Offered: 

Together, Now!: Parent and child learning activity program

Adult Basic Education: Classes to improve basic skills in reading, math and writing

English for Speakers of Other Languages: Speak, read and write better English

G.E.D. Exam Preparation: Earn a high school equivalency diploma.

Massachusetts Family Literacy Consortium: Resources for Programs statewide.

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Adult Learning Center Family Literacy Program; Family Literacy Program

Created: 
01/20/2011

Thrive in 5

Phone: 

(617) 624-8005

Fax: 

(617) 624-9114

Mission: 

Thrive in 5's mission is to get every one of Boston's 39,000 children under age 5 ready to succeed in school and in life and to prevent the readiness gap currently evident at school entry. For the Fields Corner Children Thrive, please click here.

Thrive in 5 is a public-private partnership sponsored by Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, with additional funding partners. Also see a breakdown of Thrive programs and goals. Contact information for various program branches is available here.

Boston Children Thrive in 5 is currently being implemented in 5 neighborhoods. In each neighborhood a "hub agency" leads and coordinates the effort. Each hub agency works in collaboration with many community partners.

Neighborhood : Hub Agency

  • Allston-Brighton : Family Nurturing Center
  • Roxbury/North Dorchester : Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
  • South End/Lower Roxbury : United South End Settlements
  • East Boston : East Boston Community Partnerships for Children Neighborhood Cluster
  • Field's Corner : Dorchester House Multi-Service Center

Locations

Thrive in 5
c/o United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley 51 Sleeper Street
Boston, MA 02210-1208
United States
Key Partners: 

Mayor Thomas Menino and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley; Barr Foundation, Boston Medical Center, Boston Public Schools / Community Partnerships for Children, Children's Hospital Boston, Eos Foundation, Partners HealthCare, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Thrive in 5 engages parents and representatives from Boston-based organizations in our Implementation Parternships. These partnerships serve as advisory groups for our work in Ready Families, Ready Educators, Ready Systems, Ready City, and Ready Children. Learn More & Get Involved.

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Boston Children Thrive in 5

Created: 
12/29/2010

Boston Public Library Homework Assistance Program (HAP)

Phone: 

617-859-2335

Email: 

jsnow@bpl.org

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Locations in the Dorchester Area:

690 Adams Street, Adams Branch; Monday & Wednesday 4:00-6:00 pm

690 Washington Street, Codman Square Branch; Monday & Thursday 4:00-6:00pm

1520 Dorchester Ave, Fields Corner Branch; Tuesday 4:00-6:00pm

5 Crawford Street, Grove Hall Branch; Thursday 4:00-6:00pm

27 Richmond Street, Lower Mills; Monday & Thursday 4:00-6:00pm

500 Columbia Road, Upham's Corner Branch Thursday 4:00-6:00pm

Mission: 

To offer free educational tutoring in all areas of Boston. Open to students in all grades.

Key Partners: 

Boston Public Library, Boston Teachers' Union

Created: 
10/29/2010

Greater Ashmont Main Street

Phone: 

(617) 825-3846

Mission: 

Greater Ashmont Main Street strives to maintain and further develop our district as a welcoming destination for those from inside and outside the area, offering:

* A transit-oriented, Complete Streets locale that benefits a culturally diverse population,

* A complementary business mix that supports the needs of area residents and civic organizations,

* The appeal of rich historical qualities melded with modern day development, and

* A vibrant social scene offering spaces favorable for community gatherings, which will attract patronage from beyond our region.

Location

1914 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States

Upham's Corner Main Street

Phone: 

(617) 265-0363

Mission: 

Through a partnership of merchants, residents and civic leaders, our Main Street organization will make Upham’s Corner a thriving, multi-cultural, business and entertainment center that attracts people from all over Boston. UCMS was first created in 1996, when a group of passionate neighborhood residents, merchants, and civic leaders banded together to plan and manage the revitalization of the once vibrant Upham's Corner business and residential district. With a volunteer Board of Directors and a small but committed staff, UCMS set out to create new permanent jobs, an optimal mix of retail businesses, and shopping opportunities that fit the needs of residents.

Location

545 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

The organization operates under the Four-Point Approach, created by The National Trust for Historic Preservation, to facilitate the revitalization of Upham’s Corner. UCMS mirrors the Four-Point Approach through the use of four committees: Design, Economic Restructuring, Organization, and Promotion.

As one of the 19 programs in the Boston Main Streets network, UCMS is an enterprising program that has a track record of innovative project planning and implementation that has raised the profile of the Upham’s Corner Commercial District. Upham’s Corner is becoming more competitive in the retail and entertainment arenas of Boston and is now a highly sought location for new businesses looking for a profitable location.

Created: 
04/28/2011

Boston Police Department, District B-2

Phone: 

(617) 343-4270

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Public Service counter located at Boston Police Headquarters at One Schroeder Plaza in Roxbury: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm Tuesday (Extended Hours) 8:30am – 6:00pm Direct: 1-617-343-4633 Fax: 1-617-343-5106

Mission: 

Captain's Message: Be advised that District B-2 has a team of dedicated and enthusiastic workers who are committed to reducing crime and improving the quality of life for the residents that live in our neighborhoods. Although our primary focus is on reducing the gun violence in our neighborhoods, we are also committed to addressing the issues and concerns that are brought to our attention. We try and accomplish our objectives through the many different initiatives outlined in our Crime Reduction Strategy. Some of these initiatives include Operation Impact, Operation Family Matters and Operation Responsibility & Accountability.

Location

2400 Washington Street
Roxbury, MA 02119-3203
United States
Key Partners: 

On a daily basis the officers work closely with members of the Clergy, community, other city agencies as well as our partners in the Criminal Justice system in an effort to make the neighborhoods of this district safer.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Please contact the Community Service Office at (617) 343-4278 for further details.

Key Programs Offered: 

* Operation Impact is a bi-weekly meeting with representatives from the district, citywide units, BHA, MBTA Police, District Attorney's Office, Attorney General's Office, U.S. Attorney's Office and Probation officials from Roxbury District Court. The focus of this group is on the identification of strategies to reduce the gun violence and the retaliatory shootings that often occur as a result. * Operation Family Matters is a weekly meeting of detectives and officers from the Community Service Office (CSO) that discuss the unsolved shootings. The officer from the CSO is responsible for maintaining a positive relationship with the victim and their family and urges them to share information that is crucial for investigators. Officers also rely upon the assistance of the Clergy, YSPN, BCYF Street workers and mentors from the community to assist in this program. * Operation Responsibility & Accountability is a district-based initiative that involves the assignment of all patrol officers to one or more Reporting Areas (R.A.) on the district so that each shift has an officer assigned to every RA. The officers, working under the direction of a beat team supervisor, assume ownership and responsibility for addressing crime and quality of life issues that occur on their RA. The officers from the CSO are also involved in many programs that are designed to improve and foster the relationship between the youth and police officers. An officer conducts Officer Friendly presentations to after-school programs in various schools throughout the district. In addition, the officer, in partnership with the Police Activities League (P.A.L.) equips a B-2 Fun-Day Van that visits the parks and community centers on the district and provides games, music and other fun activities for the children. An officer from the CSO is also involved with the "Youth & Police Partnership" (YPP), which is an entity of the Children's Services of Roxbury. This is a program that has proven to be effective in discussing and restoring relationships between the youth and police officers. A key component of this program is the "KNOW THE LAW" play that the youth and officers perform and which emphasizes the pressures and consequences to any negative decisions that are made. Some of the other programs that the officers from the CSO are involved with are the B-2 Youth & Family Safety Day, B-2 Christmas Party, Junior Police Academy as well as fishing trips and outings to amusement parks such as Canobie Lake and Six Flags.

Created: 
04/23/2010

ONEin3

Phone: 

617.918.4303

Mission: 

ONEin3 Boston serves the one-third of Boston's population that is between the ages of 20 and 34. The program connects Boston's young adults with resources related to home buying, business development, professional networking, and civic engagement.

Key Partners: 

City of Boston, Boston Redevelopment Authority

Key Programs Offered: 

Boston Young Entrepreneurs; This group serves the needs of growth companies and start-ups with a Boston base. BYE meets once a month to provide constructive feedback on business plan presentations and also put on educational seminars on topics of interest to young companies. Your are welcome to attend and tap into Boston's entrepreneurial community.

ONEin3 Neighborhood Groups; The Neighborhood Groups build civic engagement through community-based social activity. There are Groups active in many of Boston's neighborhoods, and they each put on a handful of events a year. You are welcome to join us in your neighborhood or to explore a new one through these gatherings.

ONEin3 Mayor's Advisory Council; The Council is comprised of five subcommittees (Jobs and Careers, Housing, Young Families, Social and Cultural Life, and Civic Engagement) whose members are selected eaach year through an application process. The Council meets monthly to develop program and policy recommendations that are presented to the Mayor

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