After School Programs

Boston Ten Point Coalition

Phone: 

(617) 524-4331

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

M-F: 9-5

Mission: 

The Boston TenPoint Coalition is an ecumenical group of Christian clergy and lay leaders working to mobilize the Christian community around issues affecting Black and Latino youth, especially those at risk for violence, drug abuse and other destructive behavior.
The Boston TenPoint Coalition envisions a strong, mobilized coalition of churches, effectively using their collective power to provide consistent services for high-risk youth while rebuilding communities to secure a safe, moral and productive future for all youth in Greater Boston. Boston TenPoint foresees a future when the social entrepreneurial efforts of Coalition members and partners will generate the funds required to sustain local efforts while reaching out to replicate successful policies, programs and practices throughout the state and region.

The Boston TenPoint Coalition is committed to reinforcing and creating new networks of violence prevention and intervention services, by building the capacity of member churches to serve high-risk and, oftentimes, violent youth. The Coalition also commits to strengthening and expanding partnerships with community-based, governmental, and private sector institutions willing to invest in high-risk youth and the future of the communities in which they live.

Location

Boston Ten Point Coalition
215 Forest Hills Street
Boston, MA 02130
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Catholic Charities Greater Boston at the Yawkey Center

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Phone: 

(617) 506-6600 (ESOL Counselor)/ (617)506-6627 (ABEGED Counselor)

Email: 

sara_jorgensen@ccab.org/christine_doret@ccab.org/michelle_perry@ccab.org

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Day care opens at 7 a.m. and building at 8 p.m. Haitian Multi-Service Center open 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Yawkey Konbit Creole open 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Mission: 

Catholic Charities Greater Boston is a community service center of Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Boston. Catholic Charities Greater Boston provides direct service in Dorchester at the Yawkey Center, in Somerville, and in other Boston neighborhoods through an array of programs and services including Basic Needs Services, parenting programs, an after-school program for teens, a summer camp for inner-city children, elder social services, and a variety of residential programs. All are designed to address the complex issues that many individuals and families face today. More than 38,000 are served each year.

Location

Catholic Charities Greater Boston at the Yawkey Center
185 Columbia Rd.
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Key Partners: 

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call or visit.

Key Programs Offered: 

ABE/ESOL-Program offers Pre-ESOL Literacy Classes for Haitian Creole Speakers. All Students receive employment and computer skills training.

Basic Needs Emergency Services Sunset Point Camp Foster Grandparents Program Friendly Visitor and Elderly Outreach Program Healthy Families Intensive Asian Adolescent Services Intensive Haitian Family Intervention Shelters and Transitional Housing <a href="%3Cb%3EHaitian%20Multi-Service%20Center%3C/b%3E:%20The%20Haitian%20Multi-Service%20Center,%20the%20largest%20social%20service%20agency%20serving%20the%20Haitian%20population%20in%20Massachusetts,%20is%20a%20non-profit%20agency%20founded%20in%201978%20to%20meet%20the%20needs%20of%20the%20rapidly%20increasing%20number%20of%20Haitian%20refugees%20coming%20to%20the%20area.%20It%20joined%20the%20Catholic%20Charities%20network%20in%201984.%20Its%20mission%20is%20to%20serve,%20in%20a%20linguistically%20and%20culturally%20sensitive%20manner,%20the%20health,%20education,%20day%20care%20and%20the%20immigration/settlement/food%20needs%20of%20the%20Haitian%20community,%20numbered%20at%20about%2020-25,000,%20and%20to%20foster%20economic%20and%20social%20self-sufficiency.%20Today%20it%20serves%205,000%20families%20annually.%20On-site%20programs%20include:%20Adult%20Education%20%28literacy,%20ESL,%20EDP-External%20Diploma%20Program%29,%20Citizenship,%20Computer%20Literacy,%20Education%20for%20Employment,%20Day%20Care,%20Pregnancy%20and%20Parenting%20Support%20Programs,%20Immigration%20and%20Refugee%20assistance,%20Food%20Pantry,%20and%20Haitian%20Elders.%20The%20Center%20serves%20clients%20primarily%20from%20Dorchester,%20Mattapan,%20Hyde%20Park,%20Jamaica%20Plain,%20and%20Roxbury.%20Hours:%208:30%20a.m.%20-%207:30%20p.m.%0A%0A%0A%3Cbr%3E%3Cb%3EYawkey%20Konbit-Kreyol%20Center%20for%20Early%20Education%20&%20Care%3C/b%3E:%20Offered%20from%207:30%20-%205:30p.m.%20Open%20to%20children%20ages%202%20months%20to%209%20years.%20Financial%20Aid:%20-Vouchers%20accepted%20-HeadStart%20-Sliding%20scale%0A%0A%3Ca%20%20data-cke-saved-href=" http:="" www.ccab.org="" el_centro.html"="" target="0">El Centro del Cardenal Youth Education at Yawkey: This GED program helps out-of-school and high-risk youth—who did not thrive in the public school system—earn earn their GED. Students are generally between the ages of 14 and 21. These youth may be referrals from courts or the Department of Family and Children Services. GED and alternative education programs are bilingual. Career Pathways: The Career Pathways program supports both youth and adult programs with next-step options through career exploration, internships, job shadowing opportunities, and employment. It may also include individual case management.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
11/29/2011

Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI)

Phone: 

(617) 442-9670

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Office Hours: 9 am to 5 pm

Mission: 

The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) is a nonprofit community-based planning and organizing entity rooted in the Roxbury/North Dorchester neighborhoods of Boston. DSNI's approach to neighborhood revitalization is comprehensive including economic, human, physical, and environmental growth. It was formed in 1984 when residents of the Dudley Street area came together out of fear and anger to revive their neighborhood that was devastated by arson, disinvestment, neglect and redlining practices, and protect it from outside speculators. DSNI works to implement resident-driven plans partnering with nonprofit organizations, community development corporations (CDCs), businesses and religious institutions serving the neighborhood, as well as banks, government agencies, corporations and foundations. The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative has grown into a collaborative effort of over 3,000 residents, businesses, non-profits and religious institutions members committed to revitalizing this culturally diverse neighborhood of 24,000 people and maintaining its character and affordability. DSNI is the only community-based nonprofit in the country which has been granted eminent domain authority over abandoned and within its boundaries.

The Dudley area of Roxbury/North Dorchester is one of the poorest neighborhoods in Boston. This diverse community of African American and Cape Verdean (72%), Latino (24%), and White (4%) residents has a per capita income of $12,332. Approximately 27% of the area’s population falls below the federal poverty level of $17,029 for a family of four and 62% fall below the Family Economic Self-Sufficiency of $37,591. The unemployment rate for the neighborhood is around 13.6%. Just over a quarter of the housing is owner-occupied as compared to the city’s average of 32%. A third of the population is 19 years or under and about two-thirds of the population is 35 years and under. Families with children under 18 years represent almost half of Dudley neighborhood households, which is twice as large a share as in Boston citywide.

Located less than two miles from downtown Boston in Roxbury/North Dorchester, the DSNI neighborhood had a staggering amount of vacant land (21% or 1,300 parcels) in the 1980s -- vestiges of fires, discrimination and neglect of the '60's and '70's. Dudley Street is a trilingual neighborhood of 5,197 African-American, Latin American, Cape Verdean, and White families speaking English, Spanish and Cape Verdean Creole. It is a remarkable reservoir of multi-generational resident leadership, talent, spirit and determination.

Partly through its diverse, 34 seat Board of Directors including 16 residents from each of the 4 major ethnic groups (African-American, Latino, Cape Verdean, White) plus 2 additional Board-appointed residents, 3 youth, 7 nonprofit agencies, 2 churches, 2 businesses, and 2 CDCs, Dudley residents and its community partners develop strategies that will ensure that local residents are the primary beneficiaries of the community economic growth, and that human development and environmental issues are addressed.

DSNI's major accomplishment has been, and continues to be, organizing and empowering the residents of the Dudley Street neighborhood to create a shared vision of the neighborhood prioritizing development without displacement and bringing it to reality by creating strategic partnerships with individuals and organizations in the private, government, and nonprofit sectors. That shared vision first emerged from a community-wide process conducted initially in 1987 that resulted in a resident-developed, comprehensive revitalization plan.

The 1987 comprehensive plan was updated in our urban village visioning process in 1996, involving over 180 residents and organization representatives. Their ideas affirm many elements of the 1987 plan, add important refinements and renew their commitment to creating an "urban village" and declare their belief that "Anything Is Possible". From this process, a major commitment was made to enhance economic power in the Dudley neighborhood. Through DSNI’s community land trust, the Dudley neighborhood has the only permanent affordable housing in the city of Boston.

Residents continue to guide this plan which established community control over a critical mass of the 1,300 parcels of abandoned land that had come to characterize the neighborhood. Residents gained control by convincing the authorities in Boston’s city government to take the unprecedented step of granting the community the power of eminent domain over much of the vacant land combined with a partnership with the city on the publicly-owned vacant land. The Dudley neighborhood thus acquired valuable assets, established a community land trust, set a criteria for development and a "place at the table" for the planning and development of the community.

The eminent domain authority obtained by the community applies to the vacant land in a 60 acre area called the "Dudley Triangle" that is bounded on two sides by Dudley Street and Blue Hill Avenue – two corridors that link three commercial centers within the DSNI area: Dudley Square, Upham’s Corner and Grove Hall. That area is established as a community land trust known as Dudley Neighbors, Inc. (DNI) to ensure community land ownership, permanence and affordability.

The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative is an innovative, high performing holistic community change effort that continues to thrive. Residents lead a community collaboration with the shared goal of creating a vibrant, high quality diverse urban village. Today, the dramatic rebuilding of human, social and physical infrastructure has signaled that this is a neighborhood on its way back. DSNI focuses on three strategic areas: community economic development, leadership development and collaboration, and youth opportunities and development. Talented young adults return to the community in large numbers to play their role in sustaining change. To date more than half of the 1,300 abandoned parcels have been permanently transformed into over 400 new high quality affordable houses, community centers, new schools, Dudley Town Common, community greenhouse, parks, playgrounds, gardens, an orchard and other public spaces. Dudley residents are proud of their neighborhood and committed to the continuation of the revitalization effort.

Location

504 Dudley Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
United States
Key Partners: 

GOTCHA (Get Off the Corner Hanging Around): DSNI is one of several organizations involved in the GOTCHA Youth Jobs effort.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
11/18/2010

Dorchester Youth Collaborative

Phone: 

(617) 288-1748

Fax: 

(617) 288-2136

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

M-F: 9:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Mission: 

Our priority is to serve teens who have a high failure rate in other youth programs. At the Center for Urban Expression youth can relax in a safe, informal streets. Through having a drop-in center DYC is able to help reduce the likelihood that a youth will participate in high risk activities as well as the risk of becoming a perpetrator or victim in neighborhood violence.

Location

Dorchester Youth Collaborative
1514A Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Outreach/Crisis Intervention
* 24 hour crisis intervention services and conflict resolution support.
* We provide youth with safely, food and clothing.
* DYC staff have an extensive network of resources and referrals for youth within the community.

Educational Enrichment Program
* Mentor program, homework assistance, field trips
* DYC offers young women and men the opportunity to take part in educational workshops on health issues and discussion groups that promote healthy behavior and a resistance to negative peer pressure.

Income and Job Opportunities
* DYC offers youth day jobs in and around the center from simple errands to tutoring where money can be earned.
* Most of our youth use their money to buy clothes, food, attend school field trips and to pay fees at other youth programs.

Directing Acting & Producing (DAP)
* We provide media arts activities ranging from simple reading and creative writing to the completion of a feature length movie or screenplay.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Dorchester Place Out of School Time

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

20 Roseland Street, Dorchester, MA, 02124

Phone: 

(617) 282-5034

Email: 

N/A

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday through Friday from 9:00 - 4:00 PM Extended day care are available for working parents. Morning hours are available from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and afternoon hours from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Mission: 

Recognizing that Out of School Time programs are critical to a child's academic success in school, College Bound Dorchester provides students with a range of activities including homework assistance, writing, visual and performing arts, science exploration, physical education and field trips. Out of School Time programs serve children ages 5 to 13 years between the hours of 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm during the academic year, and all day during school and summer vacations. Programs are licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, and income eligible slots are available for parents meeting the requirements. Vouchers are also accepted.

Location

18 Samoset Street
Dorchester 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

College Bound Dorchester, Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
11/24/2010

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St. Mary's Center for Woman and Children

Phone: 

(617) 436-8600

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Afternoon/Morning

Mission: 

St. Mary's Women and Children's Center is a diverse community of professionals dedicated to improving the lives of all women, children, and families who struggle against a variety of life altering traumatic events. Through a culturally competent, strengths-based practice, we strive to treat all individuals with respect. In order to promote diversity and cultural competency, St. Mary's is committed to undertaking strategies and actions that embrace and value differences and similarities among employees, families, and the community. We recognize diversity and empowerment as powerful forces for change, innovation, and opportunity. We are committed to creating hope, increasing awareness, and promoting the ability to discover one's own voice and to act. Caritas Christi is a regional health system of compassionate caregivers that embodies the spirit of Christ's healing ministry and demonstrates excellence in service, research and education.

Location

90 Cushing Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
11/29/2011

Bowdoin Street After School Program

Phone: 

(617) 282-4107

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday through Friday 2:00-6:00pm

Mission: 

To provide quality academic based after school care

Location

284 Bowdoin Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Key Partners: 

St. Peter School, Catholic Charities Teen Center

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Phone the office, email our program, or stop by for an application.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Urban Scholars Program (UMass Boston)

Phone: 

(617) 287-5830

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Academic Year: Monday thru Thursday. 9AM-7PM & Friday 9AM-5PM
Summer Institute: Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM

Mission: 

The purpose of Urban Scholars is to provide talented urban students with the academic skills and the motivation to achieve at the limits of their potential. Our overarching goal is to enable our students to assume positions of leadership and achievement in society. To this end, our academic program is governed by the following core goals:
-To a graduating Urban Scholar, critical thinking is a habit of mind that is both creative and analytical.
-A graduating Urban Scholar expresses his or her thinking effectively in both written and oral form.
-Competency, confidence and resourcefulness in academic settings and beyond are hallmarks of every graduating Urban Scholar.
-A graduating Urban Scholar respects human dignity, accepts responsibility for his/her actions and exercises his/her rights and responsibilities as a citizen.

Location

UMass Boston
100 Morrissey Blv.
Boston, MA 02115
United States
Key Partners: 

Middle Schools Include: Grover Cleveland, Patrick Gavin, Solomon Lewenberg, John McCormack, William Rogers, and Woodrow Wilson.
High Schools Include: Dorchester Education Complex, South Boston Education Complex, and Jeremiah E. Burke

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Contact recruiter Chris Kelly at 617-287-5830 if you attend one of our partner schools.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Massachusetts Promise Fellowship

Phone: 

(617) 373-7881

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday - Friday 9-5

Mission: 

Since 2000, Northeastern University has hosted the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship Program. Originally created through a partnership with America’s Promise and the Corporation for National and Community Service, Fellowship members are committed and talented individuals dedicated to building a better future for children and youth. A Program Director and Director of Training and Evaluation located in the Center of Community Service coordinate the activities of 30 full-time Massachusetts Promise Fellows serving in communities across the Commonwealth. OUR SERVICE As a group, Fellows work toward five specific Performance Measures. These are well-defined objectives developed in partnership with our host-sites and funders. All Fellow projects align with one (or more) of the following Performance Measures (summarized): 1) Youth Leadership Development - Fellows will work closely with and support emerging youth leaders as the young people develop and implement a variety of activities, programs, and projects that benefit their community. 2) Mentoring - Fellows will develop new mentoring programs and expand upon current mentoring programs in an effort to establish and support new mentor/mentee matches. 3) After-School Enrichment - Fellows will develop and lead out of school enrichment activities (i.e., adventure programming, service-learning projects, tutoring, athletics) for young people. 4) Youth Outreach and Education - Fellows will coordinate and lead education and outreach efforts (i.e., newsletters, websites, seminars, summits, workshops, dances) to inform and educate young people on a variety of issues and topics (i.e., sex education, health care access, nutrition, substance abuse prevention, diversity awareness, conflict resolution, HIV/AIDS, legal rights, mental health). 5) Volunteer Recruitment and Coordination– All Fellows will actively recruit, train, and manage volunteers that will serve to support their project and the mission of their host organization.

Location

Massachusetts Promise Fellowship
360 Huntington Avenue 212 Columbus Place
Boston, MA 02115
United States
Key Partners: 

The Massachusetts Service Alliance generates an ethic of service throughout the Commonwealth by creating and supporting diverse, high quality service and volunteer opportunities for all age groups, resulting in stronger communities and more active citizens. America’s Promise, founded by Gen. Colin Powell, mobilizes people from every sector of American life to build the character and competence of our nation's youth by fulfilling Five Promises: 1) Caring adults in their lives, as parents, mentors, tutors, coaches 2) Safe places with structured activities during non-school hours 3) Healthy start and future 4) Marketable skills through effective education 5) Opportunities to give back through community service The Corporation for National and Community Service works with governor-appointed state commissions, non-profits, faith-based groups, schools, and other civic organizations to provide opportunities for Americans of all ages to serve their communities. Their AmeriCorps program, the domestic Peace Corps, engages more than 50,000 Americans in intensive, results-driven service each year.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Apply for fellowship positions through www.masspromisefellows.org or call 617 373 7881 for more information.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

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