Breastfeeding Peer Support Training Opportunity

Title: Community Lactation Counselor Training

When: February 18th – 20th, 9am-3pm

What: Are you interested in learning the skills to support families in your community? Vital Village is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE) Training to become a breastfeeding peer counselor!  During the training, you’ll learn the essentials for providing peer counseling in lactation management and facilitating breastfeeding support groups. Please fill out this application form and learn more here if you are interested, or  contact with questions.  >> Read More

Meet Boston Police Commissioner Gross at First Parish Dorchester

Meet Boston Police Commissioner Gross at First Parish Dorchester on January 11, 2019

First Parish Dorchester is pleased to announce that Boston Police Commissioner William Gross will be attending the monthly Community Dinner on January 11, 2019. Neighbors are invited to join us for the pot luck dinner. It will be held in the Parish Hall located at 10 Parish Street Dorchester from 6-8 PM. Please bring something to share or just come and enjoy an evening of food and conversation with the new Commissioner.  We look forward to hearing from the Commissioner on his plans for policing in Boston. >> Read More

Boston Baroque Free Community Concert at the Strand Theatre

Boston Baroque presents Free Community Concert at Strand Theatre

Sunday, December 30, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Road, Dorchester, 02125


Mayor Marty Walsh has invited Grammy-nominated Boston Baroque to perform its sixth annual Free Community Concert at the Strand Theatre on Sunday, December 30 at 2pm. Ring in the New Year with family and friends and enjoy Bach's sparkling "Brandenburg Concerto No. 4" and Vivaldi's "Violin Concerto," performed with virtuosic flair by Boston Baroque concertmaster Christina Day Martinson. Families are welcome! The event is free, but tickets are required. 



Online: Boston Baroque Box Office >> Read More

Boston City Singers Annual Winter Stars Holiday Concerts

Celebrate the season with Boston City Singers as they perform their annual Winter Stars Holiday Concerts on Saturday, December 15, in Jamaica Plain, and Sunday, December 16, in Dorchester.

The Jamaica Plain concert will be held at 11:00 a.m., December 15, at Hope Central Church, 85 Seaverns Ave., and will showcase the singing talents of children aged 4 to 11 from the organization’s Jamaica Plain and Dorchester Kodaly and Training Choruses.

The Dorchester concert will take place at 3:00 p.m., December 16, at St. Ann Church, 243 Neponset Ave., and feature performances by Boston City Singers Carolers, Cantare, Harmony and Tour Choir, along with a performance by the Saint John Paul Catholic II Academy String Ensemble. >> Read More

Healthworks Community Fitness Family Holiday Party

The wonder of the holiday season is here, and Santa Claus is coming to town!

Join Healthworks Community Fitness for holiday cookie decorating, hot cocoa, arts and crafts, stories, and of course...SANTA. Families with children of all ages are welcome!

This event will take place on Saturday, December 1 from 11 AM - 1:30 PM at Healthworks Community Fitness | 450 Washington Street, Dorchester.

More info and registration here.

Franklin Park Turkey Trot 5K 2018

Start your Thanksgiving Day with a run or walk on the beautiful paths of the crown jewel of the Emerald Necklace, Franklin Park! The scenic 3.1 mile (5k) route includes the most beautiful and historic views of the park. >> Read More

Community First Aid Workshop

Family Nurturing Center/ Dorchester CARES Coalition invites you to participate in the Community First Aid workshop!


The workshop has been designed as a community healing approach to assist individuals, families and young people affected by traumatic events to create stronger bonds with one another, and begin the recovery & healing process.


This trauma informed discussion is being offered at the

Family Enrichment Site, UP Academy 35 Westville Street in Dorchester

Wednesday, November 14 from 5:30pm-7:30pm.


Please contact, Tara Register@  or 617-474-1143 x263 for additional information.


Fuel Registration Assistance

Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation and Action for Boston Community Development will be hosting a one day event for fuel assistance registration! Spanish and Cape Verdean Creole speaking staff will be available. By appointment only. Contact Durrell Harris to make your appointment, at 617-288-2700 or

WHERE: 15 Elmhurst Street, Dorchester, MA 02124

WHEN: November 5, 2018, 10am-5pm


1. Photo ID for person who is applying

2. Social security card for everyone in the household 

3. Proof of income for everyone in your household who is 18 years or older for the past 30 days, and if someone is 18 years or older and is a full time student, submit a letter from the school or college

4. Current (most recent) gas and electric bill or oil bill >> Read More

5th Annual Vital Village Leadership Summit - Community Resilience: Roots of Empowerment

This is an event flyer.

When: Friday, November 9th from 8-4pm

Where: Kroc Corps Community Center – 650 Dudley St. Boston, MA 02125

What: "Vital Village Network is excited to offer the Fifth Annual Leadership Summit. This summit will focus on civic engagement, criminal justice, and more than a story through workshops, panelist, and presentations to provide practices and policies to increase your impact on community and family wellbeing. We hope you can join us to build connections and be inspired by amazing entrepreneurs, experts, and community champions who are making a difference in the Boston community and beyond. The Leadership Summit will be Co-Hosted by Boston Alliance for Young Children Social Emotional Wellness, Boston Family Engagement Network, Phenomenal Moms, Father Friendly Initiative, and Vital Village Community Partnership." >> Read More

Who is She?

Join Healthworks Community Fitness on Saturday, 10/20/18 from 9am-1pm for their women empowerment expo! 'Who is She?' is an event created to help women feel empowered through a day spent with massage therapists, make up artists, hair professionals, personal trainers, retailers, skin care specialists, and more. This is a FREE event that is open to the public! There will also be food and door prizes. Don't miss out! The location is 450 Washington Street, 02124.

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