Families

Boston Parent-Child Home Program

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts
200 Bowdoin St. Boston, MA 02122

Phone: 

617-474-1143 x 229

Mission: 

What is the Boston Parent-Child Home Program?

• It is an innovative, home-based literacy program that promotes a “learning through play” experience for parents and their preschool children.
• It develops a child’s language and literacy skills, as well as their social-emotional development through positive parent-child interactions.
• It prepares children for academic success.
• It helps parents to realize their role as their child’s first and most important teacher.

Boston PCHP is free for eligible Boston area families with children between the ages of 18 months to 2-1/2. We provide the family with a trained home visitor who will visit with the parent and child twice a week. Together, the home visitor and parent discover ways to encourage verbal interaction and creative play using books and toys that the family gets to keep. Visits are not only educational, but fun! For more information, call Lydia Brown Boston PCHP Coordinator 617 474-1143 x229 or email lbrown@familynurturing.org

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

FLASH Program (managed by Crittenton Women's Union)

Created: 
03/08/2011

Hancock 309

Phone: 

617-512-6775

Mission: 

Create an environment for Artists and Art lovers to exchange ideas and foster creativity in one another. 

Location

Hancock 309 Gallery and Consignment
305 Hancock Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Contact owner.

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Hancock 309 Gallery and Consignment

Created: 
03/06/2011

Cleveland Community Center

Phone: 

617-635-5141

Website: 

Location

11 Charles St.
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Key Partners: 

Boston Centers for Youth & Families
Boston Broadband Community Computing Centers

Key Programs Offered: 

Teen Programs
Activities include Job workshops; Team building, Group discussion, Gym, Outings.

Recreational Programs
Instructional Soccer & Basketball

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

BCYF Cleveland Community Center

Created: 
02/16/2011

Savin Scoop

Phone: 

617.288.3200

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Call ahead to check (617-899-0764)

Mission: 

Local Ice Cream, Local Gossip! The Savin Scoop: stop in for gift certificates, hot beverages and ice cream pies! Relax to the sounds of jazz throughout the day, grab a treat, read the paper and say hello! We feature locally made ice cream, smoothies, frappes, coffee, espresso and frozen treats in the Savin Hill neighborhood. Now selling muffins, cookies, protein drinks and much more!

Location

Savin Scoop
107 Savin Hill Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Created: 
02/16/2011

Boston REACH Coalition

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Erline Achille 1010 Massachusetts Ave, 6th Floor Boston, MA 02118

Phone: 

(617) 534-2291

Fax: 

(617) 534-2563

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

Meets 1st Monday of every month, 5:30 p.m., at the Grove Hall Community Center, 51 Geneva Ave., Dorchester.

Mission: 

The mission of the Boston REACH Coalition is to promote health equity and eliminate racial and health inequities in Boston. REACH: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health. The 200-member coalition has met monthly for ten years. The coalition has earned an outstanding reputation in the local and public health community for its work in raising awareness of racial and ethnic health disparities, educating the public about health issues that affect the Black community in Boston, and for its credible partnerships with community members, policymakers, faith-based leaders, and academic institutions. The coalition includes community members, community groups, health care providers, business and faith leaders, and academic partners. With new funding as a Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities (CEED), the coalition will expand its scope of work to address cardiovascular disease and public health issues related to men’s health, adolescent wellness, community advocacy, public policy, and environmental health. A strategic plan will ensure that community efforts to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities can be sustained.

Location

Center for Health Equity and Social Justice
1010 Mass Ave
Boston, MA 02118
United States
Key Partners: 

Boston Public Health Commission (Center for Health Equity and Social Justice)

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Come to a meeting!

Key Programs Offered: 

Ongoing advocacy & community organizing. Community Voices The Coalition has worked with community member to identify factors that can promote or negate the health of the community. Please take a look at their projects and videos. Annual Retreat REACH Coalition members participate in this annual retreat to review and strengthen Coalition objectives and activities. Pink and Black Team: American Cancer Society Making Strides During breast cancer awareness month in October, join the Pink and Black Team to raise money for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Walk. More>> HPV Pilot Project The Boston REACH Coalition in partnership with Mass CONECT is conducting a pilot project aiming to understand better the communication barriers for underserved women with respect to the HPV vaccine and cervical cancer awareness.

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

REACH 2010

Created: 
02/15/2011

Grove Hall Community Center

Phone: 

617-635-1484

Website: 
Mission: 

BCYF is committed to providing high-quality, outcome-driven programs that are responsive to neighborhood needs. To reach this goal, we have developed a comprehensive program framework known as ACES:Arts, Community & Civic engagement, Education, and Sports. Each of BCYF’s community centers offers a unique approach to ACES and opportunities vary from center to center.

Location

51 Geneva Ave.
Dorchester, MA
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call the Center or stop by to become a member. Specific programs may list their contact/point person.

Key Programs Offered: 

Building Bars Music Program: Wednesday, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

G.E.D. Classes (open to community) Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday, 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Grove Hall Gay, Lesbian, Straight Alliance: Thursdays 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. 

Community Learning Initiative: For more information, please contact Meagan Seaman at 617-635-4920

Gym (contact Tony Turner, Athletic Director or Darryl Bishop, Asst. Athletic Director): 
Girl's Night - Monday/Thursday 6 - 8:45 p.m.; 
Teen Night - Tuesday 6 - 8:45 p.m.; 
Men's Night - Wednesday 6 - 8:45 p.m.;
Teen Time/Adult Time: Friday 6 - 8:45 p.m.;

Teen Lounge: Open games, workshops, movies, etc. Monday - Friday, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. 

Young Men's Group: Tuesday, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
05/15/2011

The Boston REACH Coalition meets at Grove Hall Community Center the first Monday of every month. See here for details.

Project REACH holds monthly & quarterly meetings at Grove Hall Community Center. Contact Michael Kozu at 617-541-5454, ext. 5 or mkozu@projectright.org

Dot2Dot Café

Phone: 

617-436-2368

Fax: 

617-436-2369

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Daily Brunch: Tuesday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lunch: Generally corresponds with breakfast hours ("all day brunch!"), but check link for menu.

Dinner: Thursday - Friday, 6.00 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. TO MAKE A RESERVATION, PLEASE CALL 617-436-2368.

Mission: 

The Dot2Dot Café is a locally-owned and operated cafe in the heart of Dorchester, in Boston, Massachusetts. We specialize in brunch, pastries and dinner. We opened in 2008.

Here's 5 reasons to make Dot2Dot a regular stop:

1) Food You Already Love- try our "fabulous, genuinely memorable" brioche French toast with eggs and bacon. Don't forget we do catering, too, and we're very reasonably priced...

2) Food You Can't Wait to Try. For example, check out our "extraordinary" D2D Fish Breakfast: a "gently sautéed cod fillet with a perfect, vibrant romesco, plus excellent creamy grits and two eggs". Try our famous quiches, oatmeal flapjacks and ginger scones

3) Dinners You Won't Find Anywhere Else. Our menu changes every week! How about: hot-and-sour papaya salad; an eggplant stir-fry with chilies and shallots, plus rice and fried plantains; followed by pineapple sorbet served in brandy-snap baskets? We always have vegan options.

4) Great Service & Atmosphere- "I have lived in Dorchester for 48 years and never have I found a restaurant so welcoming and friendly as the Dot2Dot Cafe". The space is "bright, modern and well laid out". We're kid-friendly - we even have children's books and a sofa to read them on!

5) Community Hang Out - we showcase local artists, often have jazz or singer-songwriters at the weekends, and host open mic nights once a month. And we have free WiFi. Dorchester is multicultural, and so are we!

Location

Dot2Dot Café
1739 Dorchester Avenue,
Dorchester, , MA 02124
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Are you a musician looking for a venue? At Dot 2 Dot we can offer you that space to perform live. We will feed you and you are welcome to put out a tip jar. This two way arrangement has worked very well over the past year - you get the exposure and we get great live entertainment. For further details, please call the café or send an e-mail.

Welcome all artists. Since the opening of Dot 2 Dot it has been part of our mission to showcase local artists and we have been very happy to be a part of a mutually beneficial arrangement. If you are looking for a venue to show your artwork, please contact the café for an appointment and bring along a portfolio of your work.

Created: 
01/27/2011

Ashmont Cycles

Phone: 

617-282-6552

Fax: 

617-282-6516

Website: 

http://www.ashmontcycle.com/index.html (Not a typo–"cycles" for the email; "cycle" here)

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Tuesday, 12-6
Wed/Thurs/Fri, 10 - 6
Saturday, 9 - 5
Sunday, 12:30 - 4
(Closed Mondays)

Mission: 

Ashmont Cycles provides bicycles, accessories, information, services and encouragement to enjoy bicycling in the neighborhood, city and beyond. Ashmont Cycles stocks full lines of Fuji and Linus bicycles for every age and interest, as well as helmets, locks, mirrors and other accessories. We also repair all makes and models of bicycles.

Ashmont Cycles was March 2011 Business of the Month.

 

Location

Ashmont Cycles
551A Talbot Ave. (next to the Ashmont Grill)
Dorchester, MA
United States
Key Partners: 
Created: 
03/10/2011

Boston Public Schools Adult Education

Phone: 

617-635-9300

Fax: 

617-635-9045

Location

Madison Park Complex
55 Malcolm X Boulevard
Roxbury 02120
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Boston Central Adult High School:

  • open to adult students who want to complete high school diploma requirements
  • evening program at Madison Park Technical Vocational School
  • ADP/ESOL

Adult Diploma Program

  • open to adult students who demonstrate life-skill competencies
  • students earn a Boston Central Adult High School diploma
  • day and evening hours available at fifteen community sites

Adult Learning Center Family Literacy Program

  • open to adult students who want instruction in basic skills, English as a Second Language, or GED preparation classes
  • Family Literacy Program works to improve Boston Public School parents' academic and parenting skills
  • provides links between parents and schools, and brings parents and children together for common actitivies

GED Testing Information

  • registration materials, test sites and dates, and test preparation programs for the High School Equivalency Examination (G.E.D.)

Culinary Arts

  • Adult Education and Community Services (AECS) Culinary Arts Training Program

Facilities Maintenance

  • Adult Education and Community Services (AECS) Facilities Maintenance Training Program

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Boston Public Schools Department of Adult Education

Created: 
11/29/2011

Boston Public Schools Family Literacy Program Adult Learning Center

Phone: 

617-635-9300

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

This school-year program operates from September to June, 8:30 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

Mission: 

The Family Literacy Program at the Adult Learning Center is committed to strengthening literacy in families and parenting skills of parents of children enrolled in the Boston Public Schools. When parents improve their own academic skills, they are better able to assist their children with school work. These adult students are encouraged to become advocates for their children. All courses are free of charge and include parenting skills and computer lab.

Location

Family Literacy Program at the Adult Learning Center
11A Charles Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Key Partners: 

Dorchester Adult Literacy Coalition

Key Programs Offered: 

Together, Now!: Parent and child learning activity program

Adult Basic Education: Classes to improve basic skills in reading, math and writing

English for Speakers of Other Languages: Speak, read and write better English

G.E.D. Exam Preparation: Earn a high school equivalency diploma.

Massachusetts Family Literacy Consortium: Resources for Programs statewide.

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Adult Learning Center Family Literacy Program; Family Literacy Program

Created: 
01/20/2011
Syndicate content