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Franklin Park Coalition

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

P.O. Box 302333 Boston, MA 02130

Phone: 

(617) 442-4141

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Office hours are from 9am-5pm. For all other events please check out our website for date & times.

Mission: 

The Franklin Park Coalition is a non-profit organization founded in 1974 to expand community participation in the stewardship of Franklin Park—Boston’s largest urban greenspace. Coalition members work to bring diverse park constituents together across the divides of racial and class boundaries, finding common ground through park involvement, advocacy, and stewardship.

Location

Franklin Park Coalition Office
2010 Columbus Ave
Roxbury, MA
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Please contact us via phone, email or through our website

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Greater Four Corners Action Coalition

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

    

Phone: 

(617) 436-0289

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

9:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Mission: 

Greater Four Corners Action Coalition works to promote neighborhood stabilization in the Four Corners Community of Dorchester, Massachusetts. This is accomplished by adressing the issues of crime and safety, through organizing residents, providing positive opportunities for youth, promoting economic development and collaborating with others. Our priority roles are: Organizer, Service Provider, and Collaborator/Supporter of other efforts.GFCAC is in the forefront of the change in local community organizing. Organizations are collaborating to effect regional planning and create standing policies so as not to have to put out the same fires over and over again. Our current work reflects this new direction. We also aim to address issues of transportation, environmental and economic justice. GFCAC spearheaded efforts to bring improved transportation services to the Four Corners community, advocating for new stops on the Fairmount line.

Location

367 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA
United States
Key Partners: 

ACE, Codman Square NDC, Bowdoin/Geneva Health Center, On The Move: Greater Boston Transportation Justice Coalition

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call 617-436-0289 to join for a nominal fee. One can join anytime and get involved or one can attend the annual meeting. Board elections will be held and membership is open to all. This meeting is held annually on the second Thursday in October.

Key Programs Offered: 

   

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
01/10/2012

City School, The

Phone: 

617-822-3075

Mission: 

The City School develops and strengthens the power of youth to work toward building a just society. We do this through creative education and critical thinking, leadership development, action and service, and promoting understanding and relationships across differences.

Location

614 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

The Summer Leadership Program is where teens learn that individually and collectively, they are powerful agents of social change. Sixty diverse teens unite to bridge social barriers and empower themselves with hands-on leadership training, classroom learning, internships at local nonprofits, and social action projects they implement throughout the city.

Youth Outreach Weekends engage teens in the realities of homelessness and poverty. City School youth leaders guide the way with challenging discussions, learning games, workshops to uncover root causes and undo sterotypes, and community service at nearby shelters and soup kitchens.

The Prison Empowment Project connects people inside and outside of Massachusetts' prisons. Youth and adult participants travel to prisons to dialogue with volunteer inmates about the circumstances, behaviors and choices that have caused them to be behind bars. (Taught in collaboration with Boston Police Dept. Community Disorders Unit.)

The Social Justice Education Institute uses The City School's pedagogy and youth-adult model to assist teachers, youth workers, administrators, civic leaders and others in developing curricula and programming with a strong social-justice-based focus. The goal is to transform our practices and engage young people to help support youth agency, voice and leadership. (Educators can receive Professional Development Points through the BPS Center for Leadership Development.)

The Grads' Program promotes youth leadership, youth power and youth action for teens who've been through any City School program. It strengthens their leadership skills and knowledge, provides a proactive place for networking, and engages in youth-adult collaboration on advocacy, service work, retreats, the Youth Summit and more.

Rose from Concrete uncovers the leadership potential in youth who are court-involved, through workshops, leadership training and learning groups at several DYS community re-entry sites.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
04/23/2010

Casa Esperanza

Phone: 

(617) 445-1123

Email: 

info@casaesperanza.org

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

M-F: 9-5

Mission: 

Casa Esperanza Inc.’s mission is to help men, women and families overcome homelessness, recover from alcoholism and drug addiction, gain the skills they need to be self-sufficient, contributing members of society and to repair and strengthen families torn apart by substance abuse.

Location

263 Eustis Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
03/04/2010

Pilgrim Church

Phone: 

(617) 282-0456

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Worship Sundays @ 11:00am
Office 9-5pm

Mission: 

True evangelical faith cannot lie dormant.
It clothes the naked,
It feeds the hungry,
It comforts the sorrowful,
It shelters the destitute,
It serves those that harm it,
It binds up that which is wounded,
It has become all things to all people.

Location

Pilgrim Church
540 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Project Care & Concern
The Pilgrim Woman's Club
Ministry to The Homeless
Community Lunch
Holistic Health Center
Bible Study & Sunday School

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
12/02/2010

Catholic Charities Greater Boston at the Yawkey Center

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Phone: 

(617) 506-6600 (ESOL Counselor)/ (617)506-6627 (ABEGED Counselor)

Email: 

sara_jorgensen@ccab.org/christine_doret@ccab.org/michelle_perry@ccab.org

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Day care opens at 7 a.m. and building at 8 p.m. Haitian Multi-Service Center open 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Yawkey Konbit Creole open 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Mission: 

Catholic Charities Greater Boston is a community service center of Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Boston. Catholic Charities Greater Boston provides direct service in Dorchester at the Yawkey Center, in Somerville, and in other Boston neighborhoods through an array of programs and services including Basic Needs Services, parenting programs, an after-school program for teens, a summer camp for inner-city children, elder social services, and a variety of residential programs. All are designed to address the complex issues that many individuals and families face today. More than 38,000 are served each year.

Location

Catholic Charities Greater Boston at the Yawkey Center
185 Columbia Rd.
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Key Partners: 

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call or visit.

Key Programs Offered: 

ABE/ESOL-Program offers Pre-ESOL Literacy Classes for Haitian Creole Speakers. All Students receive employment and computer skills training.

Basic Needs Emergency Services Sunset Point Camp Foster Grandparents Program Friendly Visitor and Elderly Outreach Program Healthy Families Intensive Asian Adolescent Services Intensive Haitian Family Intervention Shelters and Transitional Housing <a href="%3Cb%3EHaitian%20Multi-Service%20Center%3C/b%3E:%20The%20Haitian%20Multi-Service%20Center,%20the%20largest%20social%20service%20agency%20serving%20the%20Haitian%20population%20in%20Massachusetts,%20is%20a%20non-profit%20agency%20founded%20in%201978%20to%20meet%20the%20needs%20of%20the%20rapidly%20increasing%20number%20of%20Haitian%20refugees%20coming%20to%20the%20area.%20It%20joined%20the%20Catholic%20Charities%20network%20in%201984.%20Its%20mission%20is%20to%20serve,%20in%20a%20linguistically%20and%20culturally%20sensitive%20manner,%20the%20health,%20education,%20day%20care%20and%20the%20immigration/settlement/food%20needs%20of%20the%20Haitian%20community,%20numbered%20at%20about%2020-25,000,%20and%20to%20foster%20economic%20and%20social%20self-sufficiency.%20Today%20it%20serves%205,000%20families%20annually.%20On-site%20programs%20include:%20Adult%20Education%20%28literacy,%20ESL,%20EDP-External%20Diploma%20Program%29,%20Citizenship,%20Computer%20Literacy,%20Education%20for%20Employment,%20Day%20Care,%20Pregnancy%20and%20Parenting%20Support%20Programs,%20Immigration%20and%20Refugee%20assistance,%20Food%20Pantry,%20and%20Haitian%20Elders.%20The%20Center%20serves%20clients%20primarily%20from%20Dorchester,%20Mattapan,%20Hyde%20Park,%20Jamaica%20Plain,%20and%20Roxbury.%20Hours:%208:30%20a.m.%20-%207:30%20p.m.%0A%0A%0A%3Cbr%3E%3Cb%3EYawkey%20Konbit-Kreyol%20Center%20for%20Early%20Education%20&%20Care%3C/b%3E:%20Offered%20from%207:30%20-%205:30p.m.%20Open%20to%20children%20ages%202%20months%20to%209%20years.%20Financial%20Aid:%20-Vouchers%20accepted%20-HeadStart%20-Sliding%20scale%0A%0A%3Ca%20%20data-cke-saved-href=" http:="" www.ccab.org="" el_centro.html"="" target="0">El Centro del Cardenal Youth Education at Yawkey: This GED program helps out-of-school and high-risk youth—who did not thrive in the public school system—earn earn their GED. Students are generally between the ages of 14 and 21. These youth may be referrals from courts or the Department of Family and Children Services. GED and alternative education programs are bilingual. Career Pathways: The Career Pathways program supports both youth and adult programs with next-step options through career exploration, internships, job shadowing opportunities, and employment. It may also include individual case management.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
11/29/2011

Bowdoin Street After School Program

Phone: 

(617) 282-4107

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday through Friday 2:00-6:00pm

Mission: 

To provide quality academic based after school care

Location

284 Bowdoin Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Key Partners: 

St. Peter School, Catholic Charities Teen Center

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Phone the office, email our program, or stop by for an application.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Franklin Park Zoo

Phone: 

(617) 541-LION

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Summer Hours (April 1 - Sept. 30) Weekdays: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Weekends & Holidays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Winter Hours (Oct. 1 - March 31) 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas)

Mission: 

Zoo New England's mission is to inspire people to protect and sustain the natural world for future generations by creating fun and engaging experiences that integrate wildlife and conservation programs, research and education.

Location

Franklin Park Zoo
1 Franklin Park Rd
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

To learn about education programs, special events, conservation initiatives or volunteer opportunities, please visit www.zoonewengland.org

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Geiger Gibson Community Health Center

Phone: 

(617) 533-2300

Email: 
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Medical: Monday thru Friday 9:00am-9:00pm Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm Dental: Monday thru Friday 7:30am-9:00pm Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm

Mission: 

Harbor Health Services is a public health agency committed to providing quality, comprehensive health care to all those in our community regardless of ability to pay. For over 40 years, the Geiger Gibson Community Health Center (GGCHC) has delivered medical, dental and behavioral health services to residents in Dorchester and the surrounding areas. All GGCHC Physicians and Nurse Practitioners are Board Certified or Board Eligible in their specialty.

Location

Geiger Gibson Community Health Center
1135 Morton Street
Mattapan, MA 02126
United States
Key Partners: 

Harbor Health Services, inc.: Neponset Community Health Center; Dorchester Substance Abuse Coalition; Youth Violence Prevention Project (St. Mark's Area Main Street)

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Please call 617-288-1140 to schedule an appointment.

Key Programs Offered: 

Harbor Health's services include: Community Education, Daycare, Elder Care, Financial Counseling; Health, Social and Interpreter. Please visit the website to determine locations of specific services.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Columbia Point Health Center

Created: 
01/24/2011

Columbia Washington Street Neighborhood Association

Phone: 

(617) 989-8668

Email: 
Mission: 

Our mission is to promote social, economic, environmental justice, crime prevention, neighborhood development, and increase access to resources via transportion. We engage residents to be more active in their community in order to accomplish our mission.

Key Partners: 

Four Corners Action Coalition

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Attend the Monthly meetings

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

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