Upham's Corner

Farm Fresh Is Right Around The Corner! Boston Farmers' Markets

Save up to $10 with SNAP and Boston Bounty Bucks. Available at over 25 farmers markets near you!

Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers Market**

1900 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester 

Ashmont MBTA plaza 

Friday, 3PM - 7 PM 

June 24 - October 14 

Boston Medical Center Farmers Market

725 Albany St, South End

BMC Shapiro Building

Thursday, 12PM - 2PM

June 24 - September 30

Boston Public Market

100 Hanover St, Downtown

Above Haymarket Station

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, & Sunday,

8 AM - 8 PM

Year-Round Indoor Market

Boston Public Market Open Air Market**

136 Blackstone St, Downtown

Outside Boston Public Market

Wednesday, 11 AM - 6 PM

May 18 - November 16 >> Read More

Tae Kwon Do Instructor Needed

Looking for a Tae Kwon Instructor to teach Classes to elementary school children three times weekly at a local Boston Public School.  Experience working with children necessary.  Must be available in the mornings to mid afternoon. Please call 781-364-7027.  Compensation based on experience.  

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.

Uphams Corner Library: November Youth Programs

For ages 0-5:

Preschool Story Time, every Tuesday, 10:30-11:15 – We will sing songs, read books, be active, and make crafts together as we strengthen early literacy skills. Best for ages 3-5. If bringing a group of more than 5 children, please call at least one day in advance: 617-265-0139.


For ages 5 and up:

Papel Picado Craft, Monday, November 3, 4:00-5:00 – Come learn about Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, and make colorful skull tissue paper decorations.

ABC Twister Time, Wednesday, November 12, 4:30-5:30 – Test your flexibility and your alphabet knowledge with the library’s ABC Twister game. Win prizes if you’re the last one standing! >> Read More

Uphams Corner Flu Clinic | Nov 15

In preparation for flu season in Boston, typically October through March, everyone six months and older should receive a flu vaccine every year. Flu vaccines may be available through your health care provider, a pharmacy, or at a public flu clinic.

Click here to find a pharmacy in your neighborhood that offers flu vaccine (pharmacists in Massachusetts can only vaccinate those who are 18 years old and older). Please call ahead to confirm availability.

If you need help with insurance or finding a health care provider, or if you have questions about flu clinics, call the Mayor’s Health Line at 617-534-5050 or toll-free at 800-847-0710. >> Read More

St. Mary's Food Pantry

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 







Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


The Food Pantry is one of the most established ministries at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Concerned by issues of hunger and poverty in the Uphams Corner neighborhood of Dorchester, St. Mary’s Food Pantry was established in 1991 to help address the needs of those struggling to put food on their tables. Today the food pantry is staffed solely by volunteers and feeds approximately 300 low-income families (875 individuals) from Dorchester, Roxbury, and Jamaica Plain each month.


St. Mary’s food pantry is a member agency of the Greater Boston Food Bank and receives most of its food from this source. In addition, the pantry relies on Partner churches, community groups and individuals to help keep its shelves stocked.


St. Mary's Church
14 Cushing Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Key Partners: 

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 



  1. BulletThe St. Mary’s food pantry located at 14 Cushing Ave. in Dorchester is open on Tuesdays from 9:30 -11:30 AM.

  2. BulletThose in need of assistance may come to the pantry once a month to receive a variety of dry, canned and perishable food.

  3. BulletID is required at each visit.

  4. BulletRecipients must be “income eligible” to receive food assistance. See guidelines at point of registration.

  5. BulletFor information about Food Stamps and other free and low-cost food resources, call Project Bread’s Food Source Hotline: 1-800-645-8333.


There are a variety of volunteer opportunities at St. Mary’s food pantry:

  1. BulletHands-on assistance during pantry hours: Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 (Volunteers arrive at 8:30). Tasks include client sign-in and registration, translating for non-English speaking clients, food storage and pantry maintenance.

  2. BulletPlanning and implementing a food drive on behalf of the pantry

  3. BulletTranslation of written materials such as pantry policies and procedures, etc. – most notably Spanish, Creole and Portuguese

  4. BulletClerical assistance: telephone, written correspondence, etc.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities or to request a Volunteer Application, please contact our Food Pantry Coordinator.


Donations of non-perishable dry and canned foods (no glass containers, please) are always welcome. For a “wish list” of most needed foods, to plan a food drive or to arrange a food delivery, please contact our Food Pantry Coordinator.

Key Programs Offered: 

Upham's Corner Improvement Association





Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 


The Upham's Corner Improvement Association is an organization from many cultures whose membership seeks to improve the:

1. The image of our community
2. The quality of life in our community
3. The relationships we have with our neighboring communities
  • Our motto is "Upham's Corner Shines" and is meant to suggest cleanliness, beauty and an attractive community where everyone feels important and welcome.
  • We believe that cooperation begins with effective relationships.  We will be developing our relationships through an attitude of thoughtfulness, love and respect.
  • We will seek to effect change by demonstrating through our own actions and by engaging others in active participation.
  • We are an organization committed to action.  Every "meeting" will be an opportunity to make progress, not just talk.
  • By taking one small step every day/week, and by encouraging the people around us to do the same, we can make a big difference.
Key Partners: 

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Key Programs Offered: 

Safe Neighborhood Initiative


(617) 963-2910

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Dorchester SNI
Bimonthly meetings expected to begin in June at location TBA (working on finding a regular meeting space). BPD District C-11 attends these meetings. For more information, contact ADA Christine Walsh at 617-619-4315.

Grove Hall SNI
Meets 2nd Thursday of June, September, November, February and April from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Grove Hall Community Center on Geneva Avenue. Food is served beforehand at 5:30 p.m. BPD District B-2 attends these meetings. For more information, contact Michael Kozu at m_kozu@hotmail.com or 617.541.5454.x102.

Upham's Corner SNI
Meets 4th Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the City School, located at 614 Columbia Rd.
BPD District B-2 attends these meetings. For more information, contact ADA Matt Feeney at 617-619-4169.

Washington Corridor SNI
Meets 4th Tuesday of each month from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. BPD C11 and B3 attend these meetings.  Past meetings have been at DotWell, but the last few have been at the Franklin Hill Apartments community room at 5 Shandon Rd. Evening meetings are in the planning stages but are expected soon. For more information, contact Paul Malkemes at 617-929-0925 or paul@tbpm.org.


The Safe Neighborhood Initiative (SNI) addresses public safety and prosecutors community development issues through the collaborative efforts of to work the Boston Police Department and the Massachusetts and Suffolk County Attorney General's Offices. Its success addresses three exclusively primary areas of community concern: Coordinated Law Enforcement, Neighborhood Revitalization, and Prevention and Treatment. Local law enforcement cooperation allows prosecutors to work exclusively generated on cases generated by the SNI i, and has helped community residents to remove and prosecute violent offenders from their neighborhoods.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Contact individual SNI coordinators or the DA's office for more information.

Key Programs Offered: 

The coordinated law enforcement strand includes community policing, the establishment of an SNI neighborhood prosecutor in District and Superior Courts, and enhanced cooperation in special projects between the community and law enforcement agencies.

The neighborhood revitalization efforts of the SNI may include expedited city services, rehabilitation of abandoned property, the coordination of local merchants, and/or job training programs.

The prevention, intervention, and treatment principle of the SNI mobilizes community and government resources around priority community health issues, from youth violence prevention to outreach to seniors.

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 



Family Van, The

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

1542 Tremont St, Roxbury MA 02120









Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Thursday 9-12, Codman Square Friday 9-12, Uphams Corner Friday 1-4, Mattapan


The Family Van offers free confidential care such as blood sugar, glaucoma and cholesterol screenings, blood pressure checks, nutrition counseling, pregnancy tests and family planning, confidential HIV testing and counseling and referrals to other community resources. No appointment, medical insurance or identification is needed. For more information, call (617) 442-3200.


Codman Square
Washington Street
United States
Key Partners: 

Harvard Medical School

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 


Boston REACH Coalition

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Erline Achille 1010 Massachusetts Ave, 6th Floor Boston, MA 02118


(617) 534-2291


(617) 534-2563

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Meets 1st Monday of every month, 5:30 p.m., at the Grove Hall Community Center, 51 Geneva Ave., Dorchester.


The mission of the Boston REACH Coalition is to promote health equity and eliminate racial and health inequities in Boston. REACH: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health. The 200-member coalition has met monthly for ten years. The coalition has earned an outstanding reputation in the local and public health community for its work in raising awareness of racial and ethnic health disparities, educating the public about health issues that affect the Black community in Boston, and for its credible partnerships with community members, policymakers, faith-based leaders, and academic institutions. The coalition includes community members, community groups, health care providers, business and faith leaders, and academic partners. With new funding as a Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities (CEED), the coalition will expand its scope of work to address cardiovascular disease and public health issues related to men’s health, adolescent wellness, community advocacy, public policy, and environmental health. A strategic plan will ensure that community efforts to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities can be sustained.


Center for Health Equity and Social Justice
1010 Mass Ave
Boston, MA 02118
United States
Key Partners: 

Boston Public Health Commission (Center for Health Equity and Social Justice)

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Come to a meeting!

Key Programs Offered: 

Ongoing advocacy & community organizing. Community Voices The Coalition has worked with community member to identify factors that can promote or negate the health of the community. Please take a look at their projects and videos. Annual Retreat REACH Coalition members participate in this annual retreat to review and strengthen Coalition objectives and activities. Pink and Black Team: American Cancer Society Making Strides During breast cancer awareness month in October, join the Pink and Black Team to raise money for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Walk. More>> HPV Pilot Project The Boston REACH Coalition in partnership with Mass CONECT is conducting a pilot project aiming to understand better the communication barriers for underserved women with respect to the HPV vaccine and cervical cancer awareness.

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

REACH 2010

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