Greater Boston Area

Free Foster Parent Certification Training

Train to become a Certified Foster Parent! If you or someone you know is interested in changing a child/youth's life please contact our office Children Services of Roxbury Inc at 617-445-6655. There are approximately 250,000 children in need of Foster Parents every year. Are you ready to do something absolutely meaningful? Contact us to complete the intake process. More info at

Boston City Singers Auditions

Auditions are now open for Boston City Singers's 20th season! Does your child love to sing? Boston City Singers welcomes singers ages 4-18 for our Dorchester-based after school chorus programs. Founded in 1995, Boston City Singers is now Boston's largest youth chorus, with over 500 young people enrolled in 17 divisions in the neighborhood locations where they live and attend school. Boston City Singers provides comprehensive sequential music instruction to make up for the lack of choral arts training provided during regular school hours, and weekly singing classes and chorus rehearsals are designed to provide singers with well-balanced performance, youth development, cultural exploration, leadership training, and community service experience. Singers, grouped by age and level, develop progressive mastery of skills, and emphasis is placed on personal discipline, teamwork, and group cooperation. >> Read More

ADSL City Wide Baseball

All Dorchester Sports League is accepting registrations for the CITY WIDE Baseball league (players ages 11 through 12). The season starts in July and goes through August. The cost is $55.00 for the season. All games take place at Moakley Park in South Boston. For more information and to register, please contact or call 617-287-1601.


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

4 weeks, 4 materials >> Read More

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.
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