Greater Boston Area


Mark your calendar and do not forget to apply to the HOPELINE to be considered for employment with the Boston Youth Fund for the summer of 2014!

All applicants must be full-time residents of Boston and be between the ages of 15 and 18 years old. You must turn 15 on or before Jul 6, 2014 and cannot turn 19 on or before Aug 15, 2014.

Register online 24 hours a day from Feb 1 at 10am until Mar 3 at 11:59pm or call 617-635-HOPE (4673) on Feb 18, 19 & 20 from 10am-2pm. Applying with the HOPELINE does NOT guarantee a summer job.

Please call the Boston Youth Fund with any questions, 617-635-4202. Also, see a list of sites that offered HOPELINE jobs last summer.

Be sure to also mark your calendar for the Boston Youth Fund Job Fair on Feb 15! Learn about potential employers, get help with your resume, build relationships with employers, and more! Register for the event NOW:

Valley Green Feast - Local, Organic Food Biked To Your Door

Valley Green Feast, Western Mass’ trusted local, organic food delivery service is offering $5 off their first order with the coupon code, VGFBOS.

Orders will be delivered by bike thanks to our co-op partners, Boston Collective Delivery, from their hub on Channel St. Neighborhoods that will recieve delivery: Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Chinatown / Leather District, Dorchester, Downtown, Fenway-Kenmore, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill, North End, Roxbury, South Boston, South End, West End
Enjoy customized produce baskets in different sizes, meat, cheese, yogurt, baked good and so much more biked right to your door.
Launching January 8th - place your order before January 2nd for the first drop off.
To place your first order you must register at Valley Green Feast

Art Explorations | January 10

Art Explorations is an immersive art playgroup for children 2 - 4 yrs., w/ caregiver 
at the Erick Jean Center for the Art @ 157A Washington St., Dorchester, MA 
4 Fridays from 10-11a, starting January 10th and running until January 31st,
$40 for the 4 week session
4 weeks, 4 materials
Explore Paper
Explore Light
Explore Clay
Explore Lines
This class will be a hands on art experience.  Children will be given opportunity to discover and work with a new material each week in an inviting, engaging and open-ended environment.  Caregivers will also be encouraged to think about how to join children in their work in ways that enhance children's ideas and curiosity. 
To reserve a spot or to get more information email Abbie Wanamaker at
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Winter Farmers' Market | January 5 to March 30

Winter Farmers Market in Codman Square begins on Sunday January 5 to March 30. Enjoy fresh bread, cheese, local produce, local meat, food trucks, live music, and family activities! Check the Dorchester Community Food Coop website for more information about specials week to week.

SNAP/EBT WELCOME—-BOUNTY BUCK DOUBLES THE VALUE! They welcome customers with SNAP benefits, and are a proud participant in the Boston Bounty Bucks program. EBT customers can receive up to $10.00 of free food when they use their card at the Dorchester Winter Farmers’ Market.


Dorchester Winter Farmers' Market
The Great Hall at Codman Square Health Center
6 Norfolk St, Dorchester 02124
Sundays, 12pm to 4pm

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Christmas Tree Collection

Monday, December 30, 2013 – Friday, January 10, 2014
Public Works will collect Christmas trees for composting from Monday December 30, 2013 to January 10, 2014. Please remove all ornaments, decorations, and stands from trees and place trees at the curb by 7AM on your recycling day. Do not put trees in plastic bags, and don't forget to recycle your holiday catalogs and wrapping paper as well.
For more details or contact information please contact Boston Public Works at 617-635-4500
Look Up Your Recycling Day click here

Art Explorations

Art Explorations an immersive art playgroup for children 2 - 4 yrs., w/ caregiver
at the DAC, Erick Jean Center for the Art @ 157A Washington St., Dorchester, MA
4 Fridays from 10-11a, starting January 10th and running until January 31st,
$40 for the 4 week session

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Millennium Ten 20 in 2014 Community Proposal

The Millennium Ten Initiative has set aside $20,000 to support 20 projects with up to $1,000 each (with a total project costs not to exceed $3,000)  in the Codman Square and Four Corners neighborhoods. These projects will speak to a strategy/ tactic of the Millennium Ten Community Contract, and bring new voices and new neighbors to the table.
This is a great opportunity to pull together some neighbors and support each other in developing ideas that will benefit the community at large.

Massachuestts Behavioral Health Partnership

MBHP’s Family Advisory Council is seeking new members.  This is a great opportunity for family members to weigh in on MBHP policy and program development.  If you have experience parenting a youth with mental health needs, we want your input! Please see attached for more information.
For questions or concerns please feel free to contact:
Kaitlyn Sudol
Recovery Coordinator
Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership
1000 Washington Street, Suite 310, Boston, MA 02118
Ph: 617-350-1952 | Fax: 855-643-2336


JVS- Bridges to College Program

Prepare for a College Degree And Future Career Success
Take Classes At JVS⇒ Enroll In College, Earn Degree Or Certificate⇒ Start your Career
Our Program:
  • For Working Adults
  • Free 23 week College Readiness Program
  • College Enrollment
  • Money For School
  • Job Placement Help
Popular Careers in Biotechnology * HVAC* Green Energy * Accounting * Business Computer Science * Healthcare* Management
Program Begins
January 22nd, 2014
Space is limited
Apply Sept 23—Dec 20

JVS- Adult Diploma Program

Graduate with a Boston Public High School Diploma! >> Read More

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