Arts/Culture

Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester: Paul R. McLaughlin Youth Center

Phone: 

617.288.7120

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

September 8 - July 1

  • Bantams: Programmed activities only;
    Monday – Friday 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
  • Cadets: Monday – Friday 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; 
    Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
  • Juniors/Intermediates/Seniors:
    Monday - Friday 3:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.;
    Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. 

July 7 - August 15

  • Cadets & Juniors:
    Session 1– July 7– July 25; 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    Session 2 – July 28 – August 15 ; 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
  • Bantams:
    Session 1 Morning – July 7 – July 25; 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Session 1 Afternoon – July 7 – July 25; 1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    Session 2 Morning – July 28 – August 15; 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Session 2 Afternoon – July 28 – August 15; 1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    Intermediates/Seniors Monday - Friday 11:00 a.m. – 10:45 p.m.; Saturday 5:00 p.m. – 10:45 p.m.
Mission: 

To inspire and enable all young people, from diverse circumstances, to realize their full potential by providing opportunities for personal growth to become contributing, caring and responsible members of the community. Our Boys & Girls Clubs Provide A safe place to learn and grow. Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals. Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences. Hope and opportunity.

Location

Boys and Girls Club, Paul R. McLaughlin Youth Center
1135 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Membership in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester is open to all children between the ages of 6 and 17. Our Club has an "open door" policy. Members are well supervised while in the program areas, but may come and go as they please. The membership fee for all ages is just $5.00 per year, or $10.00 per year for immediate family members registering at the same time. All members must furnish proof of age when signing up.

Bantams: ages 6 - 7 (limited membership; no drop-in, programmed activities only.) 
Cadets: ages 8 - 9 Juniors: ages 10 - 12
Intermediates: ages 13 - 15
Seniors: ages 16 – 17

Orientation: After registering, members must attend a member's orientation. Parents are encouraged to attend as well.

Key Programs Offered: 

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester offer club members the chance to participate in programs that foster the intellectual, artistic and athletic interests of its members. Each program is age appropriate, supervised, structured and most importantly - designed to accommodate the wide variety of learning styles, social skills and intellectual abilities that our children bring to the Club each and every day. Members are grouped according to age and interests with activities falling into the following categories:

Triple Play – A comprehensive wellness program that weaves physical fitness, nutrition, stress reduction, healthy lifestyle choices together by drawing upon the 200+ programs that take place at the Club

The Arts – Painting & drawing, sculpture, photography and digital design

Music - Comprehensive music program including instruments, voice, and dance lessons. Also home to the Dorchester Music Clubhouse

Partnership with Berklee College of Music Education - Daily homework help, one-on-one tutoring, reading & writing enrichment, MCAS & SAT preparation

Life Skills - Leadership groups for 13-17 year olds (Keystone Club) and 10-13 year olds (Torch Club) teach civic responsibility and pride

Technology - Three computer learning centers, each with 10 computers, are available to members for educational and research purposes

Athletics - Basketball, hockey, soccer, baseball, track, volleyball, gymnastics, Judo and more

Aquatics - Organized swim teams, swimming lessons and drop-in swimming for all ages and levels

Social Recreation - Chess and other strategic board games, puzzles, pool, foosball, and movies

Career Service – Career preparation, placement and guidance for teens seeking employment support

Child Care - Licensed care for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers; after-school care for children ages 6-12

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
10/23/2009

Historic New England: Pierce House

Phone: 

(617) 288-6041

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Open May 16, 2-4pm and October 24, 1-4pm. Tours on the hour, last tour at 3pm

Mission: 

The 1683 Pierce House is a rare known surviving example in the Boston area of a seventeenth century or First Period house. It documents period building practices, and the tastes and housing needs of one family, the Pierces, over more than three centuries. At different times, family members expanded and adapted their dwelling to meet new demands for space, function, comfort, privacy, and cleanliness.

Location

Pierce House Museum
24 Oakton Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States

Boston Arts Project

Phone: 

(781) 492-3552

Location

81 North Main Street
Randolph, MA 02368
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

If interested in talking with us, please contact Lynn Currier.

Key Programs Offered: 

One Voice
One Voice is a professional arts program offering exciting classes for youth from 4 to 19, taught by some of Boston's top teachers.

"Our focus is on nurturing children as individuals, and on developing their confidence, intellect, self-discipline, creativity and sense of community."

This summer we are opening a new center and offering: Dance, Hip Hop Songwriting, Theater, Filmmaking, Spoken Word, Improvisation, Visual Arts, Composition, Outdoor Sports, Performances, Field Trips to Concerts, Radio Stations and TV Stations

Call or email for more info and to register

Sites in Dorchester and Randolph!

Boston Arts Project and Haitkaah Social Justice Center (our sister company) are opening a youth center in Fields Corner, and are interested in finding another youth organization that might want to be a partner and rent an office in our space.

Project D.E.E.P

Phone: 

(617) 635-5027

Fax: 

(617) 635-5298

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday through Thursday: 3 - 8 p.m.;
Friday: 3- 6 p.m. (Subject to change)

Mission: 

Project D.E.E.P. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational program, which operates through collaborations with Boston Centers for Youth & Families and Mayor Thomas M. Menino, and charitable institutions like the Boston Foundation. The mission of the program is to foster the educational, athletic and social growth and development of middle school children of all races, creeds and ethnic backgrounds throughout the Dorchester community.

Project D.E.E.P. has been very lucky to receive the support of its community. From the area's elected officials to the local parents who wait in line for hours to sign up their children, all of Dorchester has supported the organization since day one. The staff has worked hard to develop a large and strong volunteer network, one that grows each year and makes programs like the tutorial component possible.

The people at Project D.E.E.P. truly care about the children. The organization's assets do not involve the awards it has received, but the dreams it watches over. Children everywhere have dreams, and Project D.E.E.P.'s main concern is that those dreams do not go to waste. That is why every child who takes part in Dorchester's ground-breaking educational outlet is treated as the most important person involved in the program.

Location

1 Worrell Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Sponsor a Student Program: Each year, middle school students from all over Boston struggle with their school work, the pressures of standardized testing, and the fear of getting into a good school. On top of these challenges, kids are also balancing friends, family and after school sports and activities. Thankfully, Project D.E.E.P. has been a shining resource in helping Dorchester students manage these responsibilities so that our students come out on top.

Created: 
05/06/2011

DotWell: Civic Health Institute

Phone: 

(617) 825-2800

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

Monday-Thursday 8:30AM-10:00PM Friday 8:30AM-9:00PM Saturday 9:00AM-3:00PM

Mission: 

Civic Health, a critical component to the mission of the Health Center, is a community research and action learning program that jump-starts ideas and ventures for improving community prosperity. The program operates with the knowledge that the overall health of individuals is directly related to the health of their physical environments, their social networks and connections to their community, their economic and educational opportunities, and their personal sense of empowerment. The Civic Health team is continuously working to improve communication networks within the Health Center and among community organizations. They strive to improve the economic literacy in the community with the goal of increasing the economic self-sufficiency and the economic health of Codman Square. Concurrently, the team is creating and improving Codman Square public green-spaces and public meeting spaces, and building social capital by helping to foster Codman Square as a Home for the Arts.

Location

Codman Square Tech Center
450 Washington St
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
12/03/2009

Holland Elementary School

Phone: 

(617) 635-8832

Mission: 

We are beautiful people. We will learn, grow and become strong. As a scholar of the John P. Holland School I must learn to respect myself, my teachers and my fellow classmates. I must strive to do my best work in academic subjects. I must discipline myself at all times.

Location

John P. Holland Elementary School
85 Olney Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Holland Community Center

Youth Build- Boston

Phone: 

(617) 445-8887

Email: 

info@ybboston.org

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

YBB is open from Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, Open some Saturdays for weekend programs Closed Sundays

 

Mission: 

Launched in 1990 with 28 young people in a church basement, YBB was the first replication of the YouthBuild model outside of New York. The mission of YouthBuild Boston Inc. (YBB) is to improve opportunities for young people of Boston by teaching skills that will equip them to support themselves and help develop personal and neighborhood responsibility. The guiding principle of YBB is "Youth or young adults, when treated as valuable resources, will realize that they can be partners in rebuilding their community". YBB realizes that the difficulties that young people face must be overcome by addressing the terrible and overwhelming lack of empowerment that they often feel. These feelings are reinforced by a society that views them as part of the problem, and not the solution. YBB recognizes that these individuals are capable of and vital to improving their lives and the condition of their community. YBB has been successful since its inception. YBB, along with other agencies has contributed to the vibrancy of the community. Consistent funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, AmeriCorps, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, YouthBuild USA, the private foundation community, corporations, and individuals, has enabled us to serve Boston youth.

Location

YouthBuild Boston
27 Centre Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
United States
Key Partners: 

(SUPPORTERS) AKS Associates Alexander, Aronson, Finning, CPA & Consultants Amelia Peabody Foundation Anna B. Stearns Foundation Bank of America Bank of America Foundation Boston Private Bank & Trust Boston Trust & Investment Management Company BR Alexander BV Leasing & Management, LLC Citizens Bank Clippership Foundation Cooper Leeser Fund Goudy, Clancy and Assoc. Charitable Fund I.O.U.E. Local 4 Kevin Gorter Memorial Foundation M. E. O'Brien & Sons McPherson Group Mellon Bank Northeast Kennels Paulist Community Center Pearl Meat Company Robert F. White Associates Shawmut Design Construction Company Sovereign Bank State Street Foundation Stream The Boston Foundation Tishman Construction Walter J. Noonan Trust Wellington Management Group Foundation YouthBuild USA

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
05/26/2010

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

Boston City Singers - Inspiring Young Voices

Phone: 

Jane Money: (617) 825-0674 Melissa Graham (617) 265-2700

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Tuition-based training sessions for nine choruses take place in the Dorchester and Jamaica  Plain neighborhoods of Boston, MA.  
After school and on Saturdays during school year.
Offices are open all year around.

Mission: 

Boston City Singers provides comprehensive music training to children and youth in Boston’s inner city and neighboring communities. BCS believes that by exploring the world of singing, their singers develop stronger leadership and teamwork skills, experience the power of self-esteem and self-discipline, and enjoy the beauty of artistic expression.

Boston City Singers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Locations

Boston City Singers
17 Waldeck Street (office address only)
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
All Saints Church - Ashmont - Dorchester Rehearsal location
209 Ashmont Street
Dorchester, ME 02124
United States
Key Partners: 
  • Massachusetts Cultural Council
  • Boston Cultural Council
  • Community Music Center of Boston
  • Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy
  • YOFES
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

For an auditions, training sessions and rehearsal schedules, please call Jane Money, Founder, Artistic and Education Director at 617-825-0674.

Please call Melissa Graham for tuition information, concert schedules, donations, sponsorships, to hire Boston City Singers to perform at your next event or administrative matters. 

Key Programs Offered: 

 

Kodály Singing Classes, Neighborhood Training Choruses, Concert Chorus II, and Concert Chorus. 

Created: 
05/31/2011

BCS inspires and trains the artist, student, and ambassador within each child!

Boston City Singers teaches over 350 inspiring young singers in nine choruses. Most BCS singers are boys and girls (ages 4-18) from Boston‘s underserved neighborhoods.  BCS accepts new k-12 students with varying musical abilities; offers a sliding scale tuition.  Over 80% of members require substantial scholarship support to participate. Boston City Singers uses a distinctive curriculum that trains children as young as four years old to learn to sing well. Each  singer progresses through several levels: Kodály Singing Class, Neighborhood Training Chorus, Concert Chorus II, and Concert Chorus. The singers learn about diverse communities and cultures by performing an extensive repertoire including gospel music, international folk music, opera, jazz, and medieval chant.
Website: bostoncitysingers.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bostoncitysingers
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fh9_ZQ256U

 

Massachusetts Studies Project (UMass Boston)

Phone: 

(617) 287-7654

Mission: 

Our mission is to engage students, teachers and "lifelong learners" in their own communities through local history, local culture and local heritage

Key Partners: 

SCI Dorchester, Boston Public Library, Boston Public Schools, The University of Massachusetts

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

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