After School Programs

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

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

Boston Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

Phone: 

(617) 534-5258

Location

1 Shandon Road
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

The Youth to Health Careers Program: The Youth to Health Careers Program offers educational programs designed in such a way that a student can start in the 8th grade and continue through high school. Our model works because the teaching tools are designed by teens for teens. Four programs are offered: Introduction to Community Health and Health Careers Summer Enrichment Program Youth to Health Careers (Y2HC) Afterschool Program BAHEC Youth Advisory Board (YAB) Medical Interpreter Training Program Almost 30% of Boston residents were born outside of the United States and there are more than 140 different languages spoken in our neighborhoods. With the growing number of people in our city who speak a language other than English, there is an increasing demand for bilingual and bicultural interpreters in the healthcare setting. Two training options are available to meet the needs and capacity of the healthcare facility. 15-Hour Introductory Course 54-Hour Comprehensive Course

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

BAHEC, AHEC

Created: 
01/26/2011

Washington Heights Tenants' Association

Phone: 

617-445-8731

Email: 

jalvira78@yahoo.com

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Office hours: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Computer classes: Monday and Wednesday 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Blood pressure clinic: every first Thursday of the month 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Girls program (partnership with Girl Scouts): Fridays 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Location

Washington Heights Tenants Association
220 Harold St
Dorchester , MA 02121
United States
Key Partners: 

Mass Impact

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Stop by or call Jessie Alvira for more information

Key Programs Offered: 

Free computer classes for MS Office and typing, drop-ins welcome. Registration required. NSTAR forgiveness program workshops one day a month ESL classes Blood pressure clinic Give turkeys and toys to residents during the holidays Girls group meets weekly for girls grades 6-12 Computer lab (can be rented for trainings) Tax assistance BYF jobs in summer for teens

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
01/12/2011

St. Mark Wainwright Afterschool Program

Phone: 

617-825-1052

Mission: 

Youth ages 6-18 are invited to join St. Mark Wainwright Afterschool Program, where they will receive homework support, academic enrichment and snacks, take part in recreation, and learn about current events & youth issues.

Location

18 Samoset Street
Dorchester, MA
United States
Created: 
01/07/2011

Boston University Metropolitan College

Phone: 

617.353.6000

Email: 
Mission: 

To make learning accessible to all. When you study at Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET), you participate in an exciting exchange of ideas—a spirit of innovation that reaches far beyond the classroom into the global arena. You’re connecting to students and faculty from around the world, engaging in new perspectives, fresh challenges, and novel solutions. Whether you are a professional seeking a career advantage with a bachelor’s or master’s degree, a lifelong learner looking for personal enrichment, or an international student here to gain unique business expertise, you share in the pursuit of an education that prepares you for the competitive and evolving needs of today’s world.

Location

755 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Parent Scholarship: BU's Metropolitan College introduces a new Scholarship for Parents. If a partent has a child enrolled in a Boston or Chelsea public school they may be eligable for the 50% Discount Program. By providing a 50 percent discount on tuition, the scholarship opens the door to an undergraduate college degree - along with me career opportunities, personal enrichment, and a chance for parents to share the inspiration of a college education with their family. Plus, parents benefit from the convenience of evening study.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
11/23/2010

Tenacity!

Phone: 

(617) 562-0900

Fax: 

(617) 562-0911

Email: 

tenacity@tenacity.org

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

McCormack Middle School, 315 Mt. Vernon St., Dorchester, MA:
Tuesday - Thursday, 2:00-5:00pm.

For other sites (in East Boston, Brighton, Roslindale, and Roxbury) see here.

Mission: 

To improve the scholastic, character and physical development of urban youth by combining tennis instruction and academic support with a focus on life skills.

Young people, regardless of socio-economic background, deserve a chance in life. Tenacity taps the resources of the community to provide a winning combination of literacy, life-skills & tennis instruction that enables at-risk youth to succeed.

Location

Tenacity Main Office
38 Everett Street
Boston, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

Boston Public Schools

Key Programs Offered: 

After-School Excellence Program (ASEP)

Working in close partnership with the Boston Public Schools, Tenacity’s After-School Excellence Program (ASEP) delivers an intensive three-year experience for middle school students. ASEP integrates literacy-based programming and supervised tennis activities in a structured, supportive environment. Our activities focus not only on building tennis and literacy skills but promoting resilience among young people facing challenges on the path to adulthood. Our literacy curriculum is aligned with state and city English Language Arts Frameworks, and aims to prepare our students for future academic success.

Summer Tennis & Reading Program (STRP): click the link for extensive details.

Alumni Services:

¨ Ongoing academic support and educational enrichment resources including tutoring, homework help, study skills workshops, and writing assistance
¨ Opportunities to earn college scholarship money
¨ SAT prep
¨ Assistance with the college process including the application, selection and financial aid processes
¨ Job, internship, volunteer and leadership opportunities
¨ Ongoing tennis opportunities
¨ Opportunities to serve as leaders and mentors for current ASEP students and in their communities
¨ Exposure to a new social and cultural experiences
¨ Fun, social and recreational alumni events & a positive peer network

Created: 
11/23/2010

GOTCHA (Get Off the Corner Hanging Around)

Mission: 

GOTCHA, (Get Off the Corner Hanging Around) started in 2003 as an annual summer youth workforce development collaborative based in the Dudley Street, Uphams Corner and Bowdoin/Geneva neighborhoods of Roxbury and Dorchester with 150-250 teens working at 20-25 nonprofit organizations.

In 2008 GOTCHA launched its first year round program with youth working after school. Six of the organizations (Bird Street Community Center, Cape Verdean Community UNIDO, Bowdoin Street Health Center, Dorchester Bay EDC, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative and The City School) play a planning role (Planning Partners) and the remaining, which varies from year to year, are worksites for teens.

The 20-25 organizations or worksites represent a variety of non-profit organizations that work on community organizing, planning, advocacy, education, legal, health, human services and community development. The Planning Partners located in Roxbury and/or Dorchester all work with youth and families and are linked by their shared commitment to community building, youth leadership development and youth services.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Bird Street Community Center
Boston After School & Beyond
Bowdoin Street Health Center
Children's Learning Center
Children's Services of Roxbury
Committee for Public Counsel Services
Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corp
Dudley Neighbors, Inc.
Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
Greater Four Corners Action Coalition
MA Alliance for Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)
Rosa Parks Daycare
TAG (Talented And Gifted Latino Program)
The City School
Youth and Police In Partnership

Key Programs Offered: 

Dudley Youth Council
Resident Leadership Institute
SACC (School Age Child Care)
Summer Leadership Program
Youth Development Program
YOUTH FORCE

Created: 
11/18/2010

Cristo Rey Boston High School

Phone: 

617.825.2580

Website: 
Mission: 

Cristo Rey's mission is to educate young people to become men and women of faith, purpose and service. Their expectation is that students will graduate from Cristo Rey Boston High School prepared to be leaders in their communities.

Location

100 Savin Hill Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

If you are a highly motivated student, eager to find yourself working in the corporate world, and ready to take the challenges of a demanding academic curriculum, Cristo Rey Boston is the school for you. Please contact us as soon as possible to get the application process started.
(617) 825-2580 x32

Also check out the school's Knight For A Day (student visitor) Program.

Key Programs Offered: 

The signature component of Cristo Rey Boston High School is the Corporate Work Study Program – a national educational model that leverages the resources of local business communities to make private, college preparatory education affordable and to give students an extraordinary experience that will shape the rest of their lives. This unique program separates Cristo Rey from other schools in the Boston area.

This academic year each Cristo Rey Boston student will work five full days per month at one of more than 100 area companies. To equip students with the skills they need to succeed at their work-study positions, all incoming freshmen and transfer students attend four weeks of professional training, and all returning students participate in one week of workshops geared toward improving work skills.

Created: 
11/12/2010

Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center

Phone: 

617.288.9092

Fax: 

617.288.3253

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

  

Mission: 

To create an interracial setting where urban youth can develop a healthy, competitive spirit on and off the tennis court; to teach the value of teamwork as well as individual achievement; to encourage interaction and friendships between people from different backgrounds; to learn to win and lose gracefully; and most importantly, to be winners in life.

Location

950 Blue Hill Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Sportsmen's Tennis & Enrighment Center is open year-round, with 7 indoor and 7 outdoor courts, a clubhouse with showers, and classrooms for after-school and Saturday youth enrichment programs. Located on 4 acres adjacent to Harambee Park, there is free, off-street parking, easy access by public transportation, and the lowest adult membership rate – just $150 annually – of any comparable tennis club in Boston. Stop in for an assessment, to tour the Club, or to enroll for a clinic, camp or lesson.

Key Programs Offered: 

Ready Position: a comprehensive after-school academic enrichment program for children in grades K – 5. With a focus on early literacy and basic math, we strengthen the gateway subjects that allow children to thrive in any academic environment. Ready Position engages high school students as 1:1 tutors with younger students, under the direction of a licensed teacher and special educator.

Math*STARS: a program for students in grades 6 – 9, designed to build high-level math and science skills in urban students, run under a partnership with MathPOWER and Northeastern University. College students are engaged in 1:1 tutoring, under the direction of a MA Promise Fellow.

HEY (High Energy Young) Sister: a free Saturday-only program for girls ages 10 – 17, which helps girls explore health and wellness, financial literacy, social activism, healthy relationships, college and career exploration, and more.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
12/12/2011
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