Dorchester Bay EDC

Fair Foods | May 19

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Sick of spending an arm and a leg at grocery stores? Buy a $2.00 bag of fruits and produce today!


When: Tuesday, May 19


Where: 590 Dudley Street, Dorchester

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Special City Announcement Re: Housing Development, Sep. 1

The Fayston Street Residents Association, Lawrence Avenue Group and Blue Hill Ave., Quincy St., Magnolia St. and Howard Ave. Neighborhood Association invite you to an announcement by Mayor Thomas M. Menino and HUD at 10 a.m on Thursday, September 1, 2011, at the intersection of Quincy St. and Magnolia St. Please join Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation, Quincy Geneva Housing Corporation, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative and Project RIGHT, Inc. and your neighbors!

Parking is available at the former Pearl Meats lot on Quincy Street (across from Dunkeld and Mascoma). For more info, call Project RIGHT, Inc. @ 617.541.5451.x102, Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation @ 617.825.4200 or Quincy Geneva Housing Corporation @ 617.442.5711.

"Next Steps in Starting Your Business" Workshop and Legal Counseling Clinic, Jun. 16

Lawyers Committee for Civil RightsWondering whether you should be a sole proprietor or a company? Curious about the difference between a limited liability company and a corporation? Come to an introductory workshop at the Codman Square Branch Library, 690 Washington St., Dorchester, MA from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on June 16. Receive free, private consultations on business and legal questions relating to choice of entity and forming a new entity. This hybrid event is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Society of CPAs, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, Acción USA, Goodwin - Procter and Dorchester Bay EDC! 

These free workshops give a great overview of various legal issues facing business owners, and the clinics offer an opportunity to sit down with a business attorney and discuss business legal concerns and the possibility of free ongoing legal assistance. To participate, you must register no later than Wednesday, June 15. To register or for more information, please call (617) 988-0604 or email: You can also find information for related upcoming events at

Meeting on RFP Proposal for 191 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester, Jun. 27

Dorchester Bay EDCThe Department of Neighborhood Development will host a community meeting for the Dorchester Bay EDC to present their proposal for the future use of the vacant land located at 191 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester. Meeting will be held on Monday June 27, 2011 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at Bowdoin Street Health Center, 230 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester  For additional information, please contact Christopher Rooney, Project Mgr. at 617-635-0493.

Negotiation for Business Owners, Jun. 1

Dorchester Bay EDC will host a free workshop on negotation for small business owners. Join them at their offices on Wednesday, June 1st, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m to learn how local entrepreneurs can advocate effectively for their own needs. Practical tips and concrete examples make this a great lesson for any community businessperson. 

Workshop takes place in the DBEDC Tech Center, on the 2nd Floor of 594 Columbia Road, Dorchester. Space is limited! Register now! To RSVP, please call (617)988-0601 or email

Dorchester Bay EDC Homeowner Services Workshop, Mar. 10

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation invites the community to a Homeowner Services Workshop to learn all about homeowner resources. Dorchester Bay will show you how to lower utility bills, get free home upgrades, receive mortgage counseling, and more!

Refreshments will be provided. The workshop will be held Thursday, March 10 at the Columbia Road Apertments Technology Center (414R Columbia Road, entrance around the corner on Bodwell St.) This is a monthly event, please contact Max at Dorchester Bay EDC for more information: 617-825-4200 x 251 

Thursday, March 10, 6 - 8 p.m.

414R Columbia Road, Dorchester MA 02125

Dorchester Bay EDC






Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation acts to build a strong, thriving, and diverse community in Boston’s north Dorchester neighborhoods. Working closely with neighborhood residents and partners, we access resources to:
Develop and preserve affordable home ownership and rental housing,
Create and sustain commercial and economic development opportunities, and
Build community power through organizing and leadership development.


594 Columbia Rd Ste 302
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Homeowner Services provides home improvement and deleading loans for unbankable homeowners. The focus is keeping low to moderate income homeowners in their home; by decreasing maintenance costs, avoiding foreclosure, rehabbing uninhabitable units, educating the homeowner in financial literacy and increasing energy conservation. In our eleven year program we have lent more than $1.5 million and rehabbed 239 units of housing.

Youth Force Program is a youth leadership initiative that trains local teens to be community leaders and community organizers, who in turn train other local teens to be leaders and organizers in their own neighborhoods. The program is designed in a community organizing framework, and it focuses on building youth leaders, building youth relationships and building youth power. Youth Force members learn leadership and community organizing skills such as meeting facilitation, engaging in campaign work, relational meetings, power analysis and research actions. The program goal is to build youth power in Dorchester and beyond and to strengthen the local community by tackling specific, winnable issues. We grow leaders through engaging them in the issues that affect them directly.

Learning Is a Fun Experience (L.I.F.E.) is a new drop-in after school program with homework help, Internet research, public speaking, visual arts, ceramics, digital arts production, literacy and math computer games, sports, fun and enrichment activities.

Seniors Program supports approximately 90 elders living in and nearby Dorchester Bay rental units. Meeting three times weekly, they enhance their quality of life by offering community-based case management services and enrichment, prevention, education, and intervention programming. Rock and Roll Seniors pays stipends to seniors to use their expertise and energy to design their own program. They remain safe, connected and active.

TechnoBay Computer Training is an inter-genrational computer training course geared for families. Both parent and chilld learn about computer hardware and software. All courses are free of charge. For more information about the course contact Karen Cookie Sheers at 617-825-4200 x225

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