Greater Boston Area

Neponset River Watershed Association ("NepRWA")

Phone: 

(781) 575-0354

Email: 

staff@neponset.org

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm

Mission: 

The Neponset River Watershed Association works to protect and restore the Neponset River, its tributaries and surrounding watershed lands for the benefit of present and future generations. NepRWA accomplishes this mission through: Environmental monitoring, science, research and planning; Outreach and education to the general public and targeted audiences; Demonstration projects that highlight new and existing best practices; Political action at the local, state and federal levels; On-the-ground cleanup, restoration, and preservation projects; and Advocacy and, when necessary, litigation. NepRWA always strives to use a collaborative approach to carry out its mission but will employ legal action or other non-collaborative methods when necessary. NepRWA works in the 14 towns of the Neponset River Watershed: Boston (Dorchester, Hyde Park & Mattapan), Canton, Dedham, Dover, Foxborough, Medfield, Milton, Norwood, Randolph, Quincy, Sharon, Stoughton, Walpole and Westwood. Roughly 300,000 people live in the Neponset River Watershed.

Location

Neponset River Watershed Association
2173 Washington Street
Canton, MA 02021
United States
Key Partners: 

NepRWA partners with various municipal and state agencies, academic institutions, civic associations and organizations as relevant opportunities surface.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Residents can volunteer, become members, attend events, or intern with NepRWA. Please visit www.neponset.org or call 781-575-0354 to learn more.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
11/29/2010

Boston Centers for Youth & Families

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

1483 Tremont St Boston, MA 02120

Phone: 

617-635-4920

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Community Centers are open during the summer and during school vacations. Many provide special school vacation activities and camps. Call your neighborhood community center for a complete schedule.

Cleveland: 11 Charles St., Dorchester, MA 02122; 617-635-5141,
Grove Hall: 51 Geneva Ave., Dorchester, MA 02121; 617-635-2643,
Holland Community Center*: 85 Olney St., Dorchester, MA 02121; 617-635-5144
Leahy-Holloran*^: 1 Worrell St., Dorchester, MA 02122; 617-635-5150
Perkins Community Center*: 155 Talbot Ave., Dorchester, MA 02124; 617-635-5146; Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

*Denotes location with pool
^Formerly the Murphy Community Center

You can see the all-BCYF calendar here for some special citywide events.

Mission: 

The Mission of Boston Centers for Youth & Families is to enhance the quality of life for Boston's residents by supporting children, youth and families through a wide range of programs and services. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for Boston residents by partnering with Community Center councils, agencies and businesses to support children, youth, individuals and families through a wide range of comprehensive programs.

The Perkins Community Center Adult Learning Program's goal is to provide student-centered adult education classes which help learners meet their education and life goals.

Location

BCYF
United States
Key Partners: 

The Dorchester Adult Literacy Coalition (DALC)

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Residents join the Community Center through membership. Many activities are free.

Many community centers rent their facilities out for meetings and events. Contact your neighborhood community center to get more information about fees and availability.

Go to www.cityofboston.gov/bcyf/volunteer.asp to find out more about volunteer opportunities at Boston Centers for Youth & Families or call the BCYF Administrative Offices at 617-635-4920.

If you would like Boston Centers for Youth & Families to attend your community event, contact Sandy Holden at 617-635-4920 x2213 or sandy.holden@cityofboston.gov.

Key Programs Offered: 

Education, recreation, childcare, community meetings, and more. BCYF Program Guides can be found at http://www.cityofboston.gov/bcyf/. You can also view information about each center at the guide entries linked above.

GIRLS Initiative (Growth, Intervention, Respect, Leadership & Support for Girls): The GIRLS Initiative features the Girls' Leadership Corps made up of peer leaders representing all of Boston's neighborhoods. These peer leaders will be leaders both at their local community center and as part of a citywide corps. Each week, they will facilitate workshops at their assigned neighborhood community centers and support programming for girls. During the summer, the GIRLS Initiative sponsors several "Girls' Night Out" events at various community centers around the city. Contact Erika Butler at 617-635-4920 x2314 for more information about the programming available just for girls through the GIRLS Initiative.

Almost all neighborhood community centers provide a free, walk-in breakfast and lunch to youth 18 and under during the summer through the school department. Contact Boston Public Schools at 617-635-9000 for more information about free summer meals. Many community centers also offer a free senior lunch program. Call your local community center for details.

Created: 
02/23/2011

Dorchester Locations:
Perkins Community Center
155 Talbot Avenue
Dorchester 02124
617-635-5146

Cleveland Community Center (Grover Cleveland School)
11 Charles St.
Dorchester 02122
617-635-5141

Holland Community Center
85 Olney St.
Dorchester 02121
617-635-5144

Marshall Community Center - CLOSED
35 Westville St.
Dorchester 02124
617-635-5149

Leahy-Holloran Community Center
1 Worrell St.
Dorchester 02122
617-635-5150

The Network/La Red

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

PO Box 6011 Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 

Hotline: 617-742-4911 (Voice); 617-227-4911 (TTY), Office: (617) 695-0877

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Office: 7 days, 9am-5pm Hotline: 7 days, 9am-midnight

Mission: 

 

The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, BDSM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Rooted in anti-oppression principles, our work aims to create a world where all people are free from oppression. We strengthen our communities through organizing, education, and the provision of support services.

Key Partners: 

GLBT Domestic Violence Coaltion, Jane Doe: Mass Coalition against sexual assault and domestic violence, Mass Transgender Political Coalition, Boston Pride, Governor's Commission against sexual and domestic violence, Mass Office of Victim Assistance / State Organization = GLBT Domestic Violence Coalition, Jane Doe Inc.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call hotline for all services, call office line, email, or visit website for volunteer opportunities and upcoming community events.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
09/11/2012
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