Sports/Recreation

Release The Hounds

Phone: 

617-388-2250

Email: 

releasethehoundsma@gmail.com

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Release the Hounds is available on weekdays, weekends & on some holidays!

Mission: 

To provide tailored and negotiable dog care services. Typical service includes three times daily house visits, with one half-hour in the morning, around noon, and in the evening. But the business is flexible: if an owner feels as though their dog just needs a quick ten-minute walk once a day, RTH will work out an arrangement. Sabrina and Jen focus on individual care: in order to gain clients’ trust, they always schedule an initial appointment to get to know the owners and dogs.

Key Programs Offered: 

Dog sitting & Dog walking

Created: 
12/14/2010

Release The Hounds was picked for MyDorchester's Business of The Month in December 2010, you can check out our article on them here

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

Kroc Community Center

Phone: 

(617) 318-6900

Mission: 

The Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Boston will serve as a resource to enhance the community and provide individuals and families with opportunity to meet their potential. Beyond a facility for swim and gym, the Kroc Center will be a true center for the Uphams-Dudley community.

Location

650 Dudley Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Created: 
04/20/2011

Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is now open!

A community comprised of stronger individuals is a stronger community. The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers strive to build stronger communities through individualized services, care, and attention. Available services foster work and life skills development, educational enrichment, and spiritual and physical wellness. In addition to being a state of the art recreation facility, The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center will also provide the traditional social services and emergency assistance that people expect to receive from The Salvation Army. The services provided in Uphams Dudley will be based on the needs of the entire community. We believe that helping others creates hope for a better tomorrow.

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

Camp Shriver at UMass Boston

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Center for Social Development and Education | 10th Floor, Healey Library | University of Massachusetts Boston | 100 Morrissey Blvd | Boston MA 02125 | 617-287-5000 617-287-7250 | csde@umb.edu

Phone: 

617-287-7247

Email: 

barbara.gildea@umb.edu

Website: 

http://www.csde.umb.edu/shriver.html

Mission: 

Camp Shriver is an inclusive summer program for children with and without intellectual disabilities. The goals of the camp are: To provide sports; and other recreational and enrichment activities for all participants. To use sports as a vehicle for improving not only campers’ sports skills and overall motor development, but also their self-esteem, social skills, and confidence in building relationships with peers. To create an atmosphere of understanding, learning, and sharing so that campers from diverse backgrounds with and without disabilities can engage in positive peer relationships and develop new friendships.

Location

United States
Key Partners: 

UMass Boston,

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

The Camp Shriver Learning Lab enables UMass Boston students to participate in this unique summer program. About 12 undergraduate interns will be selected to participate in the summer learning lab, through the Center for Social Development and Education and the Psychology Department. This internship program is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with children with and without disabilities and to learn more about child development and developmental disabilities from psychological, sociological, educational, and recreational perspectives. The internship program includes (1) hands-on fieldwork with campers as Assistant Counselors and Assistant Coaches and (2) an advanced psychology seminar on child development and disabilities.

Jeremiah E. Burke High School

Phone: 

(617) 635-9837

Email: 

burke@bostonpublicschools.org

Website: 

http://boston.k12.ma.us/burke

Location

60 Washinton St
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

P.U.L.S.E. and Technology Goes Home (TGH)

Created: 
10/18/2010

The burke High school was first opened in 1934 and was named after Jeremiah E. Burke, a superintendent of the Boston Public school. Mr. Burke died in 1931. Initially, the Burke was a girls school catering to girls in grade 9 through 11. The school became coeducational in 1972.

Seekers of Knowledge Inc

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Seekers of Knowledge Inc P.O. Box 240082 Dorchester, MA 02124

Phone: 

617-379-2421

Fax: 

617-822-2421

Mission: 

Our mission is to support the development of young girls through the arts of creative expression, academic support, and social/emotional development. We instill in each seeker the importance of encouragement, understanding, team building, respect, discipline and community service.

Location

Perkins Community Center
155 Talbot Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Summer Arts Series 2010 Monday July 5 - Friday August 27 (8 weeks) 8:00 am - 6:00 pm: 10 hours each day Check back for 2011 Summer Series information. Program includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Summer Series Costume, All Field Trips (family trip in August).

Transformations Movement Company

Phone: 

617.265.8300

Mission: 

By developing personal and professional relationships with and among our members, we support, guide and challenge them to create a healthy lifestyle through movement, nourishment and education.

Location

540 Gallivan Blvd
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States

Friends of Ronan Park

Email: 

info@friendsofronanpark.org

Mission: 

In 2001, the Friends of Ronan Park (FoRP) was established under the premise that a park has the distinct ability to transform and rejuvenate a community, and should thus be nurtured and protected by everyone. Urban parks are particularly vital as they are the heart of so much daily activity for children and families. Conversely, if they are neglected, parks become a cancer that attacks the heart and spirit of a neighborhood. One of the goals of FoRP is to encourage usage of the park in constructive, creative and fun ways as well as build towards leaving a more permanent legacy that speaks directly to all who visit and use the park. Since the inception of FoRP, Ronan Park has witnessed success through events such as Shakespeare in the Park, park clean-ups, National Night Out, the annual Multicultural Festival, and more. A recent influx of new homeowners in the community surrounding Ronan Park has sparked an increased interest in revitalizing the park

Location

230 Bowdoin Street
Dorchester, MA
United States
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