After School Programs

Charles Street AME Roxbury Renaissance Center

Phone: 

617-442-7770

Mission: 

The Historic Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church, located in Roxbury, Massachusetts, has a long and rich history of activism and community service that began in 1818 and continues to the present. In the year 2000, this congregation had a vision to spark a "Roxbury Renaissance," a renewal of the commitment among members in the African American community who dare to dream that Roxbury, Dorchester, and indeed all of Boston can be a better place for the most vulnerable among us - our children and elders. Eight years later, and after over $2 million raised through the Vision to Victory Capital Campaign to build a state-of-the-art facility, the Charles Street AME Roxbury Renaissance Center (RRC) has become the place Where Roxbury Comes To Dream Again. Our mission is to advocate for the needs of community residents and to strengthen individuals, families, and the community by providing social, educational, economic, and cultural services.

Location

5 Elm Hill Avenue
Roxbury, MA 02121
United States
Key Partners: 

Charles Street AME,

Key Programs Offered: 

The Maafa Middle School Project seeks to ease the transition from childhood to young adulthood by encouraging middle school students to resist violence, persevere in school, and go to college. It also empowers the community to mobilize to make sure that these students are given the best opportunity to make their dreams a reality. The Hamilton-Garrett Music and Arts Academy passes on the rich legacy of the African-American musical heritage and equips youth with the skills to shape their own culture with musical products that reflect the positive strivings, hopes, and dreams of a people who have struggled for peace, justice, and love for generations. The Roxbury Senior Care Program serves Roxbury's "gems of wisdom" and empowers seniors to realize their dreams of aging with dignity and self-respect, by providing resources to help them maintain safe, healthy, and independent lifestyles.

Catholic Charities Teen Center at St. Peter's

Phone: 

(617) 282-3614

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Activities at the Teen Center begin at 4 p.m. with focus groups and homework help and continue into the evening with recreational activities.

Mission: 

A program of Catholic Charities Greater Boston, the Teen Center at St. Peter’s serves teens ages 15 to 19 from the Bowdoin/Geneva neighborhood of Dorchester. There are approximately 200 members of the Teen Center, with as many as 80 participating in educational or recreational activities daily. Through the center, adolescents of the mid-Dorchester corridor are provided with work opportunities, have access to various support services, and have a safe place to recreate. Work and activities aim to provide the skills necessary for academic success, while also increasing self-esteem and enhancing the perception of teens as a positive force in the community. Catholic Charities’ Teen Center at St. Peter’s is part of a unique collaboration with St. Peter’s School and the Bowdoin Street After-School Program. The three programs, all housed in St. Peter’s School, have worked together to serve the families of the Bowdoin Street neighborhood for five years.

Location

St. Peter's Church
278 Bowdoin Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Key Partners: 

Bowdoin Street After-School Program, Campaign for Catholic Schools, Catholic Charities, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston (CCAB), St. Peter’s School, Yawkey Center

Key Programs Offered: 

Homework Help: Teens have a supervised time for homework, peer tutoring, and set times in the computer lab. School performance is reviewed and monitored. 
MCAS Preparation: Specialized and remedial tutoring is provided twice a week in math and English to prepare high school students for graduation requirements.
College Preparation: Tutoring is offered in both math and verbal skills to help with standardized tests. Workshops are provided on topics such as financial aid and application assistance. Tours of local colleges are arranged.
Computer Literacy: Classes focus on basic principles of word processing, spreadsheets, internet research, and web page design.
Focus Groups: A male and female focus group meets once a week to address adolescent developmental issues and the multiple challenges that confront youth today such as sexual activity, drugs/alcohol, family conflict, immigration issues and deportation, diversity and racism, gang participation, violence, and planning for the future.
Economic Literacy: These classes focus on managing money wisely. Teens set up a no cost bank account and learn to cut spending and increase savings.
Teen Center Council: Teens meet regularly to discuss pertinent issues affecting youth, seek resolution to conflict among members, and help develop and implement programs. Chosen leaders participate in the Teen Center Council and selected members will participate in the community’s Youth Council.
Performing Arts: Artistic programming throughout the year include classes in African Dance and expression through poetry and music.
Outdoor Education: In partnership with the Sierra Club, the Teen Center participates in hiking, canoeing, and over night camping trips in all of the New England area.
Recreational Activities: Planned activities include sports, dances, fashion shows, tournaments, cultural activities, and special field trips.
Youth Mediation: Trained by the Attorney General’s Office, teens help their peers resolve conflicts and disagreements without violence. This program offers students the skills needed to interact with each other at school, home, and in the community.
Counselors in Training: Counselors in Training are paid positions with job responsibilities in the St. Peter’s after-school program and the Teen Center, working 10-15 hours a week. Counselors help with the supervision of youth, homework, arts and crafts, and other projects. Counselors in Training are expected to perform well in school and take advantage of the Teen Center’s services.
Community Service: All teens have the opportunity to carry out supervised community service projects to increase their knowledge of the community and its needs, foster a sense of investment in their neighborhood, and develop positive values of service and contribution.
Family Fun Night: Events are held periodically offering games, cultural activities, and refreshments to involve members’ families.
Family Support: Referrals for community services are offered to the families of participating teens in need of outreach, mediation, and other services.

Created: 
03/28/2011

Jubilee House

Phone: 

617-282-8433

Email: 

Myron.Smith@use.salvationarmy.org (OR) Kimberly.Smith@use.salvationarmy.org

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Office Hours: 9am-2pm, Mon-Fri Every Sunday 11:00 am - Sunday Service Children's church available for those age 2 - 10 Last Sunday of Each Month 6:00 pm - "Shabach" Praise and Worship Celebration Tuesday Evenings Sister's @ Heart - a Women's Bible study group Men's Bible study group The Well - a Bible study group for college students

Mission: 

The Jubilee House is a 23-room mansion located in Dorchester's Codman Square, at the heart of Boston's most diverse community. Jubilee House is designed as an intentional living community, fostering Christian growth and personal transformation through everyday involvement in the urban environment. What We Do: The Salvation Army Jubilee House is a community based ministry on various levels. It is a church with Sunday worship services and Bible studies on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Its position within the Salvation Army also involves it in many seasonal assistance and outreach programs: i.e. Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets, a wide variety of summer enrichment programs for children and teens. More recently we have been involved in serving the evacuees of the Katrina disaster. Why Jubilee House? The name “Jubilee House” is derived from the Biblical concept…the Year of Jubilee. This festival was prescribed by God in the book of Leviticus. Celebrated every fifty years, it was to be a year of rejoicing when every debt was cancelled, every slave set free, every prison opened and every lost heritage restored. Our credo quoted from the prophet Isaiah ( in Isaiah 61:1-4) speaks of one to come who would bring about a more universal Jubilee. It is our mission to let those of our community know that there is hope, joy, victory, freedom, and deliverance in Jesus Christ, our Jubilee!

Location

10 Melville Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

The Salvation Army; Codman Square Health Center, Dorchester Center for the Visual Arts, Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation, the Codman Square Youth and Family Coalition, the Home for Little Wanderers, DSS and DYS, the Greater Boston Food Bank, as well as many churches and faith based ministries. Some of these local ministries are The Boston Project, Emmanuel Gospel Center, Ten Point Coalition, Black Ministerial Alliance, Quincy Street Missional Church, the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute and numerous others. Has hosted students from Gordon College, UMass Boston, Harvard University

Key Programs Offered: 

Jubilee House The Salvation Army's Jubilee House in Dorchester opened its doors in June of 1997. The house was original built in 1880 and in recent years was the home of Jonathan and Jordan Knight of New Kids on the Block musical fame. The Salvation Army purchased the home from the Knight's mother in 1996. For six years, Jubilee House officers and staff have ministered to the members of the Dorchester community through a number of programs: Brengle Academy - alternative Christian middle school After-school Homework Club - recreational and educational activities, including homework assistance, held three days a week Community food co-op Emergency and Holiday assistance Higher Ground - a summer camping program for urban teens Summer Enrichment Program - fun and games during the summer

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
12/20/2010

TechBoston Academy

Phone: 

(617) 635-1615

Fax: 

(617) 635-1622

Email: 

tbainfo@techboston.org

Website: 

http://techbostonacademy.org

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Grades 6-9: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (on alternate Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.) Grades 10-12: 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 a.m. (on alternate Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.) Early Dismissal: 11:30 a.m.

Mission: 

TechBoston Academy’s essential belief is that by providing an environment that is both nurturing and challenging, every student can learn and develop into a responsible citizen. TechBoston Academy, a pilot high school within the Boston Public Schools, offers a college preparatory curriculum, which includes interdisciplinary project-based learning, where technology is the bridge that connects the students to their learning experiences. (More at http://techbostonacademy.org/about/mission/)

Location

9 Peacevale Rd
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

TechBoston Apple Barr Foundation The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Boston Digital Bridge Foundation The Boston Foundation Cisco Dell Haphi Harvard University Hewlett Packard HiQ Computers IBM Microsoft NetTeks SmartBoard Technologies Suffolk University Technology Goes Home Tufts University University of Massachusetts, Boston WriteBoston Year Up Youth Enrichment Services (YES)

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

How can my son/daughter apply for a seat in the school? We welcome calls by parents and students regarding admission to TechBoston Academy. In addition, you can contact your local Parent Information Center. How will students be selected for TechBoston Academy, and how many will be selected? Students will be chosen randomly from the pool of eligible applicants. Before entering the lottery students and parents should agree to the extended day, extended year calendar. The only eligibility requirement will be that each student must be eligible for promotion to the 9th grade (by June 30) as specified by Boston Public Schools’ standards. There will be approximately 90 students per class, meaning there will eventually be 380 students total.

Key Programs Offered: 

What makes TBA different? Student support systems Use of technology as a bridge for learning Small class sizes Superior faculty Personal relationships

Two Campuses: Former Wilson Middle School (Grades 6-9) 18 Croftland Ave. Dorchester, MA 02124 Phone: 617-635-1615 Fax: 617-635-1621 Dorchester Education Complex (Grades 10-12) 9 Peacevale Road Dorchester, MA 02124 Phone: 617-635-1615 Fax: 617-635-1621

Boston Public Library Homework Assistance Program (HAP)

Phone: 

617-859-2335

Email: 

jsnow@bpl.org

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Locations in the Dorchester Area:

690 Adams Street, Adams Branch; Monday & Wednesday 4:00-6:00 pm

690 Washington Street, Codman Square Branch; Monday & Thursday 4:00-6:00pm

1520 Dorchester Ave, Fields Corner Branch; Tuesday 4:00-6:00pm

5 Crawford Street, Grove Hall Branch; Thursday 4:00-6:00pm

27 Richmond Street, Lower Mills; Monday & Thursday 4:00-6:00pm

500 Columbia Road, Upham's Corner Branch Thursday 4:00-6:00pm

Mission: 

To offer free educational tutoring in all areas of Boston. Open to students in all grades.

Key Partners: 

Boston Public Library, Boston Teachers' Union

Created: 
10/29/2010

Holmes Elementary School

Phone: 

Phone: 617-635-8681 - Fax: 617-635-8685

Email: 

holmes@bostonpublicschools.org

Website: 

http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/node/460

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Hours: 9:25 a.m. - 3:25 p.m.
Early Dismissal: 1:30 p.m.

Grades: K1-5

Location

40 School Street
Dorchester 02124
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Achieve! After School Program:

The Achieve! After School Program strives to support elementary students through academic enrichment and group activities, allowing them to enhance their academic skills as well as their self-esteem. After-school activities, offered to elementary age students 4 days per week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday), include academic enrichment, recreational time, arts and crafts and group games.

Assignment Zone: East
Cluster: 10

Edward Everett School

Phone: 

617-635-8779

Fax: 

617-635-8780

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

9:10am-3:15pm Everett Extra Credit provides before and after school care: 7:15am-9:10am 3:15pm-6:00pm

Mission: 

Everett is committed to strong academics as well as social, arts, and athletic programming. Students' needs are met through the social competency curriculum and science specialist working with all students. Students participate in art, music, and communications classes at least once a week, and many classrooms also benefit from weekly read-alouds by Screen Actors Guild members.

Location

71 Pleasant St
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Communications program The Communications Program is a unique course designed to expose students to all vehicles of communication including written word to full theatre productions. Students learn basic computer skills and use spoken word to communicate their ideas about the world and local community Other Enrichment Activities; -Knitting club -Student newspaper -Environmental club -Chorus -Theatre -Visual arts -Playworks

Created: 
12/02/2010

The Everett has two classrooms at each grade level K2-grade 5. The Edwards Everett school also services learning disabled students in grades 4-5, as well as 3 and 4 year olds in an inclusive classroom setting.

Boston Latin Academy

Phone: 

617-299-9572

Email: 

academy@bostonpublicschools.org

Website: 

http://latinacademy.org/

Mission: 

The mission of Boston Latin Academy is to prepare students for higher academic study by challenging them with a rigorous curriculum. With this foundation, Boston Latin Academy prepares students to be independent learners and contributing citizens in a diverse and challenging society.

Location

205 Townsend St.
Boston, MA 02121
United States
Created: 
10/18/2010

Haitian Women of Boston (AFAB - Asosiyasyon Fanm Ayisyen nan Boston)

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

330 Fuller Street Dorchester, Massachusetts, 02124

Phone: 

(617) 287-0096

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

Mission: 

AFAB's mission is to empower Haitian women by helping them develop their individual and collective capacity to improve social, economic and political status and thus be able to effect positive changes in their life and their families' lives.

Location

330 Fuller Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

Community Works

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call AFAB at (617)287-0096. For information regarding the annual regarding the Domestic Violence program, please contact Carmelle Bonhomètre, Program Director at (617) 287-0096 or cbonhometre@afab-kafanm.org.

Key Programs Offered: 

AFAB's programs include: Housing: affordable housing, transitional housing, and housing advocacy; Domestic Violence: advocacy, education, and outreach; Haitian Round Table on Domestic Violence (1st Wednesdays); Adult Education: ESL and literacy classes, workshops, computer training, and personal finance and economic literacy classes; Radio Program (3rd Sundays 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.); Youth Development including a Ayiti Demen cultural group (Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.), math tutoring with the Haitian Scientific Society (Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.) and Young Women's Leadership Development; and a French class (Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m). In addition to the activities at our community center in Dorchester, AFAB conducts workshops and makes presentations throughout Boston, and in communities including Cambridge, Somerville, and Brockton. 


Annual Events:

  • International Women's Day (March)
  • Clergy Breakfast (June)
  • Domestic Violence Forum (August)
  • Fundraising Dinner (October)
Created: 
12/15/2010

Boys and Girls Club, Franklin Hill Housing Development

Phone: 

617-282-2800

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

Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Extended Day 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Mission: 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston is a 501(c)3 whose mission is to help young people, especially those who need us most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders. We do this by providing: * a safe haven filled with hope and opportunity * ongoing relationships with caring adults * life-enhancing programs

Location

5 Shandon Road
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Please contact the Club at 617-282-2800 to pick up an application and for additional information.

Key Programs Offered: 

Summer Enrichment Program 2010 This summer program will allow your child to experience the cultures, art and languages of the seven continents in a fun, safe and exciting environment. It will also help them maintain academic gains made during the school year. Ages: 6-12 Dates: July 6-August 20th Session1: July 6-July 16/ Theme: Africa and Australia Session 2: July 19-July 30/ Theme: North & South America Session 3: August 2-August 13/ Theme: Europe and Asia Session 4: August 16-August 20/ Theme: Antarctica

Created: 
05/10/2010

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston serve more than 14,000 children and teens, ages 6 to 18, in our Clubs, and through our programs and partnerships. Our approach focuses on six core initiatives: Arts; Education; Leadership; Life Skills; Sports, Fitness and Recreation; and Technology. During the summer, many of our Clubs run summer camp programs for children and leadership programs for teens. >> Read More

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