Ashmont T Station

on the MBTA Red Line

Dorchester Academy

Phone: 

617-635-9730

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

7:50 a.m. - 2:10 p.m. Early Dismissal: 11:45

Mission: 

To educate, empower, and inspire students to act and be responsible today for distinctive achievement, contribution, and success tomorrow. To cultivate their resolve to excel by challenging and developing their academic skills, interpersonal tools, and critical thinking perspective. This work is embraced through reflective instruction, collaborative teaching, family and community partnering, and our living example.

Location

18 Croftland Ave
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

Since 1974, UMass Boston has worked in partnership with Dorchester High School to provide numerous resources to its students, faculty, and administrators. The only public university in the city, the University of Massachusetts Boston is nationally recognized for its community involvement as a model of excellence for urban universities.The mission of the partnership—to prepare all Dorchester students to successfully pursue post-secondary education--is carried out principally by two units at UMass Boston: the Graduate College of Education and the Pre-Collegiate Programs.

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Noonan Business Academy and the Academy of Public Service

Created: 
10/18/2010

Ashmont Hill Association

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

P.O. Box 240217
Dorchester, MA 02124

Phone: 

(617) 822-8178

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Last Thursdays, 7:30 PM, location varies - check website

Mission: 

Membership in the Ashmont Hill Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is open to all residents of Ashmont Hill, a neighborhood between Peabody Square and Codman Square. The Ashmont Hill Association provides opportunities for Ashmont Hill residents to get to know each other and discuss and engage in local issues and concerns. All residents receive the monthly newsletter, the Ashmont Outlook, which covers neighborhood events and activities. All neighbors are welcome and encouraged to attend monthly meetings, held in neighbors' homes, and to participate in other AHA activities.

First active in the early 1970s, the Association organizes street cleanups, sponsors a much-anticipated neighborhood-wide yard sale in May, works with other neighborhoods to organize the annual Peabody Square holiday tree lighting, and plans a yearly progressive dinner and other events to bring neighbors together. Through its Neighborhood Improvement Committee, the Association has facilitated the planting of numerous street trees, created two landscaped sidewalk extensions, and received a grant from the Boston Parks Department to design and landscape a community open space at the Codman Square branch library.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Membership in the Ashmont Hill Association is open to all Ashmont Hill residents.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Boston Society of Vulcans, The (Firefighters Association)

Phone: 

Office # 617-436-0019, Cell Phone: 617-799-8594

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday-Friday, hours vary

Mission: 

Our mission is to offer exposure and opportunity for public safety careers to minorities and disadvantaged youth. Through the development and delivery of injury prevention programs, fire education, disaster preparedness, health and minority recruitment services. We value: diversity, community, safety and education

Location

61 Columbia Rd
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Key Partners: 

International Association of Black Professional Firefighters

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Through direct contact to the organization, or participation in programs and services. We offer trainings at our location, or on site at a group, or orgainzations location.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

First Thursdays, 7 PM, Plasterers Hall, 7 Frederika Street (corner Minot)

Mission: 

To encourage a sense of neighborhood and community spirit and to facilitate interaction among residents. To facilitate cooperation from various government departments in order to improve services provided to the AANA neighborhood. To work toward the establishment, maintenance and improvement of our neighborhood by encouraging civic participation in all phases of community affairs; and To work with nearby neighborhood associations to foster open communications and support the betterment of the entire Dorchester community.

Location

The Plasterer's Union Hall
7 Frederika St
Dorchester, MA
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

See website

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Second Church in Dorchester, A Church of the Nazarene

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

44 Moultrie Street
Dorchester, MA 02124

Phone: 

(617) 825-2797

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Wednesday, Friday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Sunday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

 

Worship: Sundays at 10:15am

Mission: 

Second Church in Dorchester is a Christian Community that seeks Communion with God and the Conversion of Souls as we strive towards Continous Growth in all areas of life.

COMMUNITY - Acts 2:44-47
Committed to sharing resources thorugh God's Love

COMMUNION - John 4:24
Committed to the experience and expressing of a spiritual union with God

CONVERSION - Luke 19:10
Committed to bringing people to a life changing knowledge of Jesus Christ

CONTINOUS GROWTH - Ephesians 4:11-16
Committed to striving towards excellence in all areas of life

Location

Second Church Dorchester
600 Washington St
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

Eastern Nazarene College, Boston Project, Historic Boston Inc

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Attendance, volunteer

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Urban Asthma Coalition

Phone: 

617.451.0049

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

M-F: 9am-5pm

Mission: 

The Boston Urban Asthma Coalition aims to promote collaboration between organizations and residents concerned about the various factors that affect asthma such as the environment, quality of health care, access to health care, and education. This Collaboration taps into the expertise and resources of these city residents and organizations through advocacy and educational projects. In addition, it strengthens, personally and professionally, the network of people addressing the severity, morbidity, and mortality of asthma.

Location

Boston Urban Asthma Coalition
622 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition, Lead Action Collaborative, Bowdoin Street Health Center, Four Corners Action Coalition, Dorchester Housing Action Team, Project RIGHT, MassCOSH, Head Start, Boston Public Schools, Boston Public Health Commission.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Residents can join our active committees, healthy housing, healthy schools and health, to advocate for improving the city for people with asthma. Our committees meet regularly, either monthly or bi-monthly. Residents can also join our leadership development programs.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

People Making a Difference (PMD)

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

PO Box 120189 Dorchester, MA 02112

Phone: 

781-963-0373

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

Everyday: 9am-9pm

Mission: 

PMD involves and engages people through meaningful, hands-on work that meets local needs by following a strong service ethic to: 1) Produce appreciable results while conserving recipients' limited resources, 2) Educate volunteers about broader issues, and 3) Bring people together to make a difference

Key Partners: 

105+ local charities who need hands-on assistance and/or training 12 and local companies who have community involvement programs

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance

Phone: 

(617) 822-9100

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

M-F: 9am-6pm

Mission: 

The Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA) is a statewide non-profit group that works to encourage local and state government and businesses to invest more money in affordable housing. Since 1985, our organizing of tenants and home owners to voice concerns and break down barriers to affordable homeownership has resulted in 2.8 billion in investments. MAHA's research on important housing issues and our award winning homebuyer and homeowner classes for consumers in the Boston area, make the most of the programs MAHA has helped put in place.

Location

1803 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

People who take the classes come to buy homes

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
11/22/2010

Members Plus Credit Union

Phone: 

(617) 265-6967

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Mon.- Wed., Fri.: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 12 noon

Mission: 

As a non-profit organization owned by over 10,000 members, we serve the community and various employer groups. Our mission is to provide quality, innovative, competitive, and secure financial products and services to our expanding membership.

Location

Adams Village Branch
494 Gallivan Blvd
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

In order to become a member, a resident must open a savings account

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
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