All Dorchester

Massachusetts Adult Literacy Hotline

  • Improve Your Reading, Writing, and Math Skills
  • Learn to Speak English
  • Earn a High School Equivalency Credential
  • Volunteer in an Adult Education Program

Call Today! Massachusetts Adult Literacy Hotline:  1-800-447-8844 7 days a week, 6 AM to midnight. 


Free information on Adult Secondary Education/HiSET prep, ESOL, reading, writing, math, and citizenship classes for adults offered throughout Massachusetts.


Information online at:

Dotbike Meetings

DotBike is local group working to encourage and support bicycling in Dorchester. They promote safe, bike-friendly environments and advocate for policies that increase bike access and use.
Come to their next meetings!
Black Box Theater @ Codman Academy, 6:30-8:00pm
14 Epping St. Dorchester, MA 02124
  • March 22nd
  • May 17th
  • July 19th
  • September 20th
  • November 15th

Strive Boston: Free Job Readiness, Financial Literacy & Placement Services Program

Free Job Readiness, Financial Literacy & Placement Services 5 Week Program. No Experience Needed!

The Program includes: 

  • Professional development
  • Resume writing
  • Basic computer training
  • Hi-Set preparation
  • Mock interviews
  • Employer presentations
  • Job placement assistance at completion of training
  • 2 year follow-up services
  • Youth programing 16 - 24

Certification Programs:

  • CPR/First Aid/AED
  • OSHA 10
  • Microsoft Suite


Location:  651 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124

  • T   617-825-1800
  • F    617-825-1896

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Operation P.E.A.C.E. Dorchester Youth Center : Computer Lab/Computer Class Schedule

Operation P.E.A.C.E. Dorchester Youth Center:

Their 800-sq/ft center is handicap accessible and was built to provide free learning, technology resources, and an activity space for Dorchester residents. Their computer lab has eight workstations and our After School space has the capacity to serve 12 children, grades K-5.

Computer Lab/Computer Class Schedule 


  • Computer Lab Open Noon-2pm
  • **No Computer classes unless you have scheduled an appointment.


11:00-Noon Computer Class:

  • Introduction to the computer and it’s parts
  • How to set up Email
  • Facebook
  • Password resets
  • Introduction to Word, Excel, etc

WEDNESDAY >> Read More

Yoga Classes

Free yoga at BCYF cleveland community center. 

Where:  BCYF Cleveland Community Center, 11 Charles Street, Dorchester 

When: Monday & Wednesdays AT 7:00PM

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

Urban Destiny Life Center Afterschool Program

Urban Destiny Life Center (Codman Square)

777 Washington St. Dorchester

Now Enrolling children 6-14 years old

After-School program 2:00pm-6:00pm

Call: Sandra Williams (617)296-0914

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

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