Freedom House

Barbershop/Beauty Salon Workshop | Jan 25

Learn how to grow your business and make more money. 

You will hear how to:

  • Attract New Customers
  • Make Existing Customers More Profitable
  • Provide Distinctive Customer Experience 
  • Run a Smooth and Successful Business 

When: Monday, Jan 25

9:30- Breakfast & Networking

10:00-11:30am Workshop & Discussion 

Where: Freedom House 5 Crawford St, Dorchester


To RSVP contact Ed Gaskin Text: 617-460-2326 or Email

Black Males: “We Will Write The Script” I Oct. 18

Black Males We Write The Script

Black Males: “We Will Write the Script”

What: One hundred students ranging in age from 12 – 22 are invited to have discussions with 20 local, professional men of color on diverse topics which include defining your “Blackness” and your identity, current events, code switching and professionalism, etc. The forum’s goal is to provide a safe space and atmosphere for black men to discuss the struggles based on their self-identity. Participating young men are provided a vocal outlet and chance to connect with other young men and professionals which can foster long-lasting bonds. Food will be provided along with kinship, guidance and a chance to make a positive change and form lasting relationships.

When: October 18th, 11:30am – 3pm

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Can We Talk? The Black Community and the Boston Busing Desegregation Crisis Jan. 24 & 31

What you think we should all know about the school desegregation crisis of the 1970s and its connection to today? The Boston Busing/Desegregation Project (a project of Union of Minority Neighborhoods) has partnered with Freedom House is going to hold a two part discussion entitled 'Can We Talk?: The Black Community and the Boston Busing Desegregation Crisis.' On Tuesday, January 24th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. see a clip from the Boston Busing/ Desegregation Project's film "Can We Talk" (Directed by Scott Mercer) and discuss the film and the project.

On Tuesday, January 31st, a panel of community members will discuss and respond to issues raised at the first event. The event will be held at Freedom House, 14 Crawford Street in Dorchester. Come continue the conversation about the crisis of school desegregation in the 1970s and its impact today. This event will also be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more information, please email umnunity [at] or call 617.522.3349.

"The Bridge" Networking Party and Fundraiser Dec. 13

Freedom House is teaming up with Fourth Wall Project to host "The Bridge" — a networking party and fundraiser in support of Freedom House. Freedom House is a Dorchester-based charity dedicated to inspiring and teaching young people in under-resourced communities to succeed academically. "The Bridge" is designed to serve as a link between professionals from a wide variety of industries and backgrounds. The event sponsors are a network of professionals in ten different industries, so expect to broaden your network of contacts and meet new people. You will have an opportunity to hear about Freedom House's positive impact on the lives of teenagers!

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Education Policy Conference Nov. 19

On November 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Freedom House will be hosting the first Annual Educational Policy Conference! The theme is college preparedness, and there will be some of the best leaders in the field to discuss education reform. At the conference, you will be able to see leaders in the field engage with the community in a conversation about reform. For parents and students with the goal of graduation, this venue provides an opportunity to ask questions and get resources that will help you on your way to high school, college, and career success!

The event will include keynote speakers: Secretary Paul Reville, Massachusetts Secretary of Education, and Dr. Ronal Ferguson, Senior Lecturer in Education and Policy at Harvard University. There will also be A Success Boston Panel with Freedom House, Inc, Hyde Square Task Force, ACCESS Boston, Bottom Line, Boston Private Industry Council (PIC), and the Education Resources Institute (TERI).

There will also be roundtable discussions for parents and community! Youth and families are encouraged to attend. The event will begin with registration and light breakfast at 8:30.

For more information, contact Marie Hovis by email or call 617.445.3700. Freedom House is located at 14 Crawford Street in Dorchester, 02121.

Freedom House


(617) 445-3700

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Sunday-Friday: 9-6pm, Saturday 9 -1, evening events


Freedom House’s mission is to promote educational excellence, economic self-sufficiency community engagement and social justice in order to alleviate poverty in Boston’s most distressed urban neighborhoods. Freedom House has an extraordinarily rich history of addressing issues of poverty, educational achievement and social justice. The organization has a sixty year history of working on many issues impacting communities of color and historically underserved neighborhoods such as urban renewal, racial segregation and educational issues including disparities in academic achievement which have a long term negative impact on students of color. Understanding that solutions are complex, Freedom House has created innovative solutions. We achieve our mission through the provision of: targeted educational programs (REACH Institute), civic engagement programming (the Snowden Center for Civic Engagement and Action) and community resources for life long learning.


Freedom House, Inc.
5 Crawford Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Key Partners: 

Northeastern University School of Education, Boston University School of Social Work, The Timothy Smith Fund, Citizen Schools, Boston Private Industry Council, Girls Get Connected, Operation Hope, Muriel S. Snowden International School at Copley

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Just walk right in and speak with any of our staff and we will direct you to the person you need to speak with depending on your interest.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes; See facility

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