Environment/Nature

Columbia Washington Street Neighborhood Association

Phone: 

(617) 989-8668

Email: 
Mission: 

Our mission is to promote social, economic, environmental justice, crime prevention, neighborhood development, and increase access to resources via transportion. We engage residents to be more active in their community in order to accomplish our mission.

Key Partners: 

Four Corners Action Coalition

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Attend the Monthly meetings

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Massachusetts Studies Project (UMass Boston)

Phone: 

(617) 287-7654

Mission: 

Our mission is to engage students, teachers and "lifelong learners" in their own communities through local history, local culture and local heritage

Key Partners: 

SCI Dorchester, Boston Public Library, Boston Public Schools, The University of Massachusetts

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Neponset River Watershed Association ("NepRWA")

Phone: 

(781) 575-0354

Email: 

staff@neponset.org

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm

Mission: 

The Neponset River Watershed Association works to protect and restore the Neponset River, its tributaries and surrounding watershed lands for the benefit of present and future generations. NepRWA accomplishes this mission through: Environmental monitoring, science, research and planning; Outreach and education to the general public and targeted audiences; Demonstration projects that highlight new and existing best practices; Political action at the local, state and federal levels; On-the-ground cleanup, restoration, and preservation projects; and Advocacy and, when necessary, litigation. NepRWA always strives to use a collaborative approach to carry out its mission but will employ legal action or other non-collaborative methods when necessary. NepRWA works in the 14 towns of the Neponset River Watershed: Boston (Dorchester, Hyde Park & Mattapan), Canton, Dedham, Dover, Foxborough, Medfield, Milton, Norwood, Randolph, Quincy, Sharon, Stoughton, Walpole and Westwood. Roughly 300,000 people live in the Neponset River Watershed.

Location

Neponset River Watershed Association
2173 Washington Street
Canton, MA 02021
United States
Key Partners: 

NepRWA partners with various municipal and state agencies, academic institutions, civic associations and organizations as relevant opportunities surface.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Residents can volunteer, become members, attend events, or intern with NepRWA. Please visit www.neponset.org or call 781-575-0354 to learn more.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
11/29/2010

Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

First Thursdays, 7 PM, Plasterers Hall, 7 Frederika Street (corner Minot)

Mission: 

To encourage a sense of neighborhood and community spirit and to facilitate interaction among residents. To facilitate cooperation from various government departments in order to improve services provided to the AANA neighborhood. To work toward the establishment, maintenance and improvement of our neighborhood by encouraging civic participation in all phases of community affairs; and To work with nearby neighborhood associations to foster open communications and support the betterment of the entire Dorchester community.

Location

The Plasterer's Union Hall
7 Frederika St
Dorchester, MA
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

See website

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Urban Asthma Coalition

Phone: 

617.451.0049

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

M-F: 9am-5pm

Mission: 

The Boston Urban Asthma Coalition aims to promote collaboration between organizations and residents concerned about the various factors that affect asthma such as the environment, quality of health care, access to health care, and education. This Collaboration taps into the expertise and resources of these city residents and organizations through advocacy and educational projects. In addition, it strengthens, personally and professionally, the network of people addressing the severity, morbidity, and mortality of asthma.

Location

Boston Urban Asthma Coalition
622 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition, Lead Action Collaborative, Bowdoin Street Health Center, Four Corners Action Coalition, Dorchester Housing Action Team, Project RIGHT, MassCOSH, Head Start, Boston Public Schools, Boston Public Health Commission.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Residents can join our active committees, healthy housing, healthy schools and health, to advocate for improving the city for people with asthma. Our committees meet regularly, either monthly or bi-monthly. Residents can also join our leadership development programs.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

United Neighborhood Association

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Mission: 

Key Partners: 

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Key Programs Offered: 

617-282-4955
617-282-4955

Saturday: 10am-12pm

Working with residents and local businesses to improve the Quality of Life in the Four Corners area of Dorchester.

Jamaal Leek, Chair

Attending Meetings, Volunteering for events, Community Gardening, meeting with business owners, etc.

No
No
Yes
No
251-500
No
Other

Mass Energy Consumers Alliance

Phone: 

(617) 524-3950

Mission: 

Mass Energy is a non-profit organization that both advocates and acts in the marketplace on behalf of consumers and the environment. We have offered discount heating oil since 1982 and now serve 8500 households. We also offer green electricity options and solar energy services. Our advocacy work serves all consumers and our charitable programs benefit low-income households and other nonprofit organizations.

Location

Massachusetts Energy Consumers Alliance
284 Amory Street
Boston, MA 02130
United States
Key Partners: 

Mass Interfaith, Power and Light, People's Power & Light ( RI), Mass Climate Action Network, MassPIRG, Mass Audubon

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

They can join our discount heating oil program, bio-heat program, recieve heating oil assistance, or join New England Wind Fund our support renewable energy programs.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Bowdoin Street Health Center

Phone: 

(617) 754-0100

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday-Thursday: 9am-7pm
Friday: 9:30am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm

Mission: 

The Health Center is a member of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston., which is world-renowned for excellence in patient care, research, teaching and community service. A Havard-teaching hospital, the medical center offers medical expertise in cardiology, cancer care, women's health, diabetes/vascular surgery, obstetrics, transplantation and AIDS. If you need specialized care, testing or hospitalization, our clinical staff can refer you or your family members to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center or Children's Hospital. Reports on tests and specialized care are sent to our providers so they can manage all your care needs.

Location

Bowdoin Street Health Center
230 Bowdoin Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Key Partners: 

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Childrens Hospital Boston, Kit Clark Senior Center, Boston Public Health Commission, Dorchester Cares, Teen Empowerment Alternatives for Community & Environment, Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation, Greater Four Corners Action Coalition

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Referrals, community organizing through Community Health Program, involvement in community events.

Key Programs Offered: 

Besides its clinical services, Bowdoin Street Health Center has a number of community-outreach, mentoring, volunteer programs: check out the HealthyIs Media Gallery or the Health Corps Program for High School Students as fine examples.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
11/03/2010

American Family Child Care Association

Phone: 

Hot Line: (617) 929-0555

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

M-F: 7:30am-6pm

Mission: 

We are an association of licensed family childcare programs in Massachusetts. Our mission is to improve work conditions for in-home Family Child Care Providers, to improve the quality of care for young children, and to advocate for and support families in our Commonwealth.

Family Childcare programs offer care for children ages 0-12, full time, part time, drop-in, before and after school, evenings and overnight, during summer and school vacations, as well as event care.

Location

American Family Child Care Association
33 Peacevale Road
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

Boston Community Partnerships, National Association of Family Child Care, The Department of Early Education and Care, Center For Women; Enterprise, Boston High Risk Youth Network, American Family Child Care Cooperative

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call (617) 929-0555 or visit us at www.myafcca.org.

Key Programs Offered: 
  • Hot Line: A referral line for parents to find a family childcare program anywhere in Massachusetts.
    There are over 8000 license programs with AFCCA. All program costs are on a sliding scale or accept vouchers or scholarships.

  • Advocacy and referrals for parents and family members looking for housing, employment, and other resources.
  • Advocacy and support for family childcare providers and employees
Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
12/02/2010

Pope's Hill Neighborhood Association

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Meets 4th Weds., 7-9PM, at 1 Worrell Street (Murphy School)

Mission: 

We the residents and friends of the Pope's Hill section of Dorchester, realizing the efficacious results of well organized planning and discussion pertinent to maintaining a properly balanced neighborhood, hereby join together to assist each other and act.

Location

Murphy School
1 Worrell Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Created: 
12/03/2010
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