Children

Greenwood Shalom Outreach Community, Inc.

Phone: 

(617) 282-1464

Fax: 

617-282-1573

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

M-F: 10am-6pm Sunday: 8am-6pm

Mission: 

The mission of Greenwood Shalom Outreach Community, Inc is to work with children, parents, and young adults within the community to guide them in achieving, to the fullest extent possible, their God-given potential. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where we will attend to the spiritual, educational, physical, and social needs of children, parents and young adults. We believe in working in partnership with parents and the community to better equip children, youth, and their families to become productive members of society and to encourage and support parents in their own personal growth and development.

Key Partners: 

Greenwood Memorial United Methodist Church

Key Programs Offered: 

Unlike some after-school programs, Greenwood Shalom moves well beyond simply homework assistance. Program participants are instructed in literacy and math skills based on Massachusetts' curriculum frameworks. Tutors teach components of the Children's Defense Fund's curriculum Freedom Schools. Further, they engage in "Harambee" gatherings, where community members entertain and inspire them. Monthly field trips are also important components to the children's after-school experience. To ensure the success of the program, Greenwood Shalom offers Parent Empowerment Seminars, advocates for children and their parents and teaches parents how to become more involved in their child's education. Recognizing the significance of studies on teacher-student ratios, Greenwood Shalom boasts a one-to-five staff-student ratio. This is accomplished through the use of high students as assistant tutors, volunteers from Sudbury United Methodist Church and Hearts for Boston. Greenwood's cultural sensitivity and our specialized work with children with special needs are a few of the key areas that set our after-school program apart from most others. For the 2005-6 school year, 30% of the children had disabilities. These children require a one-to-three (and sometimes one-to-one) staff-student ratio.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
11/30/2010

Richard J. Murphy K-8 School

Phone: 

(617) 635-8781

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

M-F: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Mission: 

The mission of the Richard J. Murphy School, through a shared effort of parents, staff and community, is to provide its students with the ability to become lifelong learners. Working in a nurturing, cooperative environment, we strive to develop the pursuit of excellence while recognizing and appreciating diverse needs and potentials. We believe that a sense of self-worth and appreciation of others will enhance the student's personal, social, and academic growth.

Location

1 Worrell Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Key Partners: 

Leahy-Holloran Community Center and
Boston Public Schools, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Wheelock Graduate School, Emmanuel College, Brandeis University, Boston Teacher Residency Program, Boston Society of Architects, Dot Art, New England Conservatory of Music, Stop and Shop, Children's Hospital

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call to the school/enrollment of their children in the school.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

American Family Child Care Association

Phone: 

Hot Line: (617) 929-0555

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

M-F: 7:30am-6pm

Mission: 

We are an association of licensed family childcare programs in Massachusetts. Our mission is to improve work conditions for in-home Family Child Care Providers, to improve the quality of care for young children, and to advocate for and support families in our Commonwealth.

Family Childcare programs offer care for children ages 0-12, full time, part time, drop-in, before and after school, evenings and overnight, during summer and school vacations, as well as event care.

Location

American Family Child Care Association
33 Peacevale Road
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

Boston Community Partnerships, National Association of Family Child Care, The Department of Early Education and Care, Center For Women; Enterprise, Boston High Risk Youth Network, American Family Child Care Cooperative

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call (617) 929-0555 or visit us at www.myafcca.org.

Key Programs Offered: 
  • Hot Line: A referral line for parents to find a family childcare program anywhere in Massachusetts.
    There are over 8000 license programs with AFCCA. All program costs are on a sliding scale or accept vouchers or scholarships.

  • Advocacy and referrals for parents and family members looking for housing, employment, and other resources.
  • Advocacy and support for family childcare providers and employees
Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
12/02/2010

Dorchester Community Center for the Visual Arts (Dot Art)

Phone: 

617.905.7432

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Office: M-F, 10am - 5pm Program times vary

Mission: 

To make exemplary visual arts education available to everyone in Dorchester and surrounding neighborhoods.

Location

18 Samoset Street 3rd Floor
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Contact us! Stop by our office/gallery space Monday Through Friday, any time between 10am and 5pm. We offer classes and workshops year round, and seek to employ teachers for our programs who are from the Dorchester community.

Key Programs Offered: 

Community Classes, School Residencies, Public Art Programs, Events and Parades, Art Parties for Children and Adults. Classes offered with sliding scale pricing. See here for program and service specifics.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Friends of the Children - Boston

Phone: 

(617) 983-3682

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday - Saturday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mission: 

Friends of the Children-Boston is a prevention/early intervention program whose mission is to help high-risk children develop the relationships, goals, and skills necessary to break the cycles of poverty, abuse and violence in order to become contributing members of society. We believe that our society's most vulnerable, at-risk children have the strength, motivation, and ability to rise above adverse circumstances if given the opportunity to do so. Our Friends provide that opportunity.

Location

Friends of the Children – Boston
555 Amory Street
Boston, MA 02130
United States
Key Partners: 

Boston Public Schools, Greenlight Fund

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

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