Ashmont-Adams

Fair Foods Inc

Phone: 

(617) 288-6185

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

Dorchester locations:
Adams Templeton
455 Adams St
Near Ashmont Red Line
Fridays 1 - 2

Blue Hill Ave
Dorchester Boys & Girls Club
15 Talbot Ave, near Blue Hill Ave.
Tuesdays 5 - 6

Franklin Hill/Wayne Apts.
140 American Legion Hwy
at Franklin Hill Ave
Every other Wed. 12:30 - 1:30
From June 16

Cardinal Medeiros Manor
11 Woodcliff St. (Grove Hall)
Every other Thurs 1:00 - 2:00
From Jan 13

Codman Square
Codman Sq. Global Ministries
675 Washington St.(in parking lot w/white fence)
Saturdays 12:30 - 2:30

Fields Corner
Pasciucco Development
330 Bowdoin St. at Quincy St.(17 Bus from Andrew)
Fridays 4:30- 6:00

Cleveland Middle School
11 Charles St
Fields Corner Red Line
Thursdays 5:00 – 6:00

Dorchester House/Kelly House
1353 Dorchester Ave
Fridays 2:30 – 3:30

A Complete List of Locations

Mission: 

96 billion pounds of food are wasted each year. Fair Foods Inc is an evolution in the fight against hunger and poverty. Since 1988, we have transported daily truckloads of usable surplus goods from industry to low-income communities in eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. We recycle massive amounts of grocery-quality fresh food and high-grade building materials and bring them directly to the people who need it most. We rely on a commonsense ethic, a core staff of food distributors, and over 200 networked volunteers to get the job done, seven days a week. We focus on being cost-effective, resourceful, and thorough. Our business is to bring tangible change into the lives of thousands of families.

For the low cost of two dollars at the sites listed above Fair Foods will provide you with a very generous amount (about 15 lbs) of vegetables, fruits and possibly more. Food items provided vary each week.

Location

Fair Foods Inc
P.O. Box 220168
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

It takes one truck to move 20,000 pounds of food, but it takes 200 people to distribute that same amount to the people. They are always in need of help.

Contact Information

Created: 
01/31/2011

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

Dorchester Board of Trade

Phone: 

617.398.DBOT (3268)

Mission: 

Since 1911, the Dorchester Board of Trade has been uniting and strengthening the community's businesses, as well as giving them a voice in the community. The Board is committed to the belief that strength among businesses, along with civic attentiveness, profits the entire community. The benefits and services of the Board of Trade are always expanding and today are greater than ever.

Created: 
10/22/2010

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

The Boston Home

Phone: 

617.825.3905

Mission: 

Founded in 1881, The Boston Home serves adults with advanced Multiple Sclerosis and other progressive neurological diseases. Exceptional clinical care, compassion, and innovative programs have earned us the designation “Center for Excellence in Long-term Care” from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The only facility of its kind in New England and only one of a handful nationwide, The Boston Home touches the lives of thousands of people as we serve our residents, outpatients, and their families, and share our knowledge with healthcare professionals nationwide. Our residents and outpatients are typically: • 54 years old on average • Significantly physically disabled • Intellectually curious • Seeking to live full lives not defined by their disabilities Our families play an integral role in our community, involved in care plans, activities, and support groups. A staff of 200 delivers highly skilled care with warmth and creativity. Volunteers, vendors, interns, and partner organizations — representing education, arts, and technology — help us extend our services.

Location

2049 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Admissions: 617.326.4346 The Boston Home Admissions offers informational sessions by appointment only. The Boston Home, a long-term care facility, is an important resource for adults with advanced multiple sclerosis and other progressive neurological diseases. It serves long-term residents, outpatients and their families. B.Fit! Outpatient Program: The day program is offered at The Boston Home three days a week, Monday & Wednesday from 9:30 – 3:30, and Friday from 9:30 – 1:30. Schedule is subject to change. For more information contact B.Fit! program director, Glory Wideman-Hughes at 617.326.4300. How do you get started with B.FIT!? Eligibility: Any adult with a progressive, neurological disorder can apply. Application: To schedule an in-person interview and get an application please call Glory Wideman-Hughes at 617.326-4300 or email gwideman@thebostonhome.org. Transportation: Available through the MBTA RIDE. Call for more information: 617.326.4300 --- The average age of The Boston Home resident is 56 years old. The Boston Home specifically addresses the needs of a younger population with disabilities through programs and services that range from complex nursing care to use of power wheelchairs to a focus on psycho-social needs.

Key Programs Offered: 

Residents receive: * Comprehensive clinical services. A pro-active plan of care to improve function when possible and to support the best quality of life. * Access to wellness activities and spirituality programs and discussions that address deeper needs. * Advanced adaptive technology that supports independence and creativity. An on-site Adaptive Technology Specialist is available for customized solutions for each resident. * A menu of stimulating and engaging activities and events 365 days a year, including outings to theater, museums, civic events, local shops and restaurants. Resident Life Programs Vital programs help to support our residents become more independent and live with dignity in a wheelchair-friendly facility: Technology • Wireless sensors on wheelchairs for access to elevators and exterior spaces • Computers with voice recognition software • Environmental Control Systems in resident rooms Activities • Applied art, museum field trips, lectures, and performances • Games and activities for fun, challenge, and memory support • Trips to sports, theater, and civic events Wellness & Spirituality • Relaxation & meditation • Creative exercises & comforting rituals • Discussions about deeper needs Socialization, Exercise, Information, and Referred Therapy B.Fit! is an innovative outpatient day program at The Boston Home for adults with advanced Multiple Sclerosis and other progressive neurological diseases co-sponsored by The Boston Home (TBH) and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central New England. About B.Fit! Individuals with MS, currently living at home or in nursing homes come to B.Fit! to socialize with peers and benefit from a variety of activities and informational discussions. The programs of B.Fit! are customized to meet participants individual needs through socially, physically and intellectually stimulating activities. Participants receive guidance in navigating health and human services for their care management. A hot lunch is provided to all participants and their attending caregivers. The Goals of B.Fit! are: To provide participants with a safe, and socially enriching environment, where they help shape a schedule of activities. To help participants achieve and maintain maximum levels of personal independence through active exercise programs, strategies for maintaining memory and cognitive abilities. To promote participants’ wellness through peer support, socialization, and education. To offer participants information about health management. To offer participants referred access to TBH services. Programs Include: Structured daily exercise, support, and informational discussions. Referrals to community resources to maintain independence in the home. Social activities including current events, creative writing, cultural outings, and cyber café access. Specialty Services Available Physical, occupational, and speech therapy services, through physician referrals. Assistive technology services. Wheelchair seating and power mobility assessment and referral services. Access to tone management clinics. Fee: A sliding fee scale, based on financial need, is used to determine the daily rate. The Boston Home Institute: Tapping our body of knowledge amassed over decades, TBH staff and experts in the field define best practices; train healthcare professionals; and advocate for public policy reform.

Created: 
04/23/2010

Located in Dorchester, MA, the only facility of its kind in New England and one of the few in the United State, The Boston Home has earned the designation of “Center for Excellence in Long-Term Care” from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Boston Home has cared for residents with a range of disabling conditions since 1881, providing not only excellent nursing care, but also a sustaining community. Today, the staff, including physicians with extensive experience serving this population, is committed to preserving each resident’s independence, personal dignity and self-determination in a warm, community-oriented environment.

Boston Learning Center

Phone: 

(617) 428-0990, 1-(800) 981-5535

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

School year: Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 1-8PM Summer: hours TBD, call (617) 265-7170x305 for more information.

Mission: 

Since 1981, the Boston Learning Center has been committed to promoting academic excellence for urban students. We believe that our youth are an invaluable asset for social change and community empowerment, particularly within low-income urban neighborhoods. We understand that many under-performing students are dynamic individuals with untapped potential who are natural leaders among their peers. By enabling all students to realize their full potential in school and in life, we can empower them as agents of change who can transform schools and entire communities.

Location

89 South Street
Boston, MA 02111
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 
  • Tutoring and Test Prep: Register online here or call Program Coordinator Peter Terry at (617) 265-7170 ext. 302.
  • BIFF Project: Contact BIFF Project Director Gary Bracey at (617) 265-7170 ext. 375.
  • Girls Connection: Register online here or call Caroline at 617-265-7170.
  • S.A.L.S.A.: Call Lesley at 617-265-7170 ext 306.
Key Programs Offered: 
  • Tutoring and Test Prep

    Private One-On-One Tutoring and Test Prep takes place at our main facility at 208 Ashmont Street. We also offer in-home private tutoring and in-home test preparation in cities throughout Massachusetts, including Boston, Springfield, Cambridge, Chelsea, Chicopee, Fall River, Gardner, Haverill, Holyoke, Lowell, Lynn, Quincy, Malden, New Bedford, Randolph, and more. Tutoring is available to students in kindergarten through the 12th grade. We offer more than fourteen different subjects in areas including Language Arts, Math, Science, and Foreign Languages. In-School and After-School Tutorial Programs have been developed with various public, private, parochial, and charter schools as well as community centers in and around Boston. Talk with your school Principal or community center Director about developing a Boston Learning Center tutorial program.

  • BIFF (Building Inspiration to Fight Failure) Project

    BIFF is an innovative after-school program that begins with 12 intensive lessons delivered over a nine-week period. Like the 12 Step Program used in drug rehabilitation, the 12 lessons presented in the BIFF core curriculum bring kids to a crossroad where they can see two paths very clearly. One path – the path they are on – leads to failure and mediocrity. The other path – the BIFF path – leads to excellence and prosperity. It is an easy choice and 80% of the students who finish BIFF choose the path of success. The lessons taught in the curriculum help students boost their skills in the following areas: Listening, Reading Speed, Study Skills, Concentration, Memory, Organization, Attention Span, Speaking, Test-Taking, Motivation, Confidence, and Multi-Model Learning. Once a student completes all 12 lessons in the BIFF core curriculum, he/she is initiated into the BIFF alumni club and is eligible to attend monthly follow-up meetings and participate in the incentives program designed to reward high academic achievement.

  • Girls Connection

    The Girls Connection Program is a collaboration between the Boston Learning Center and Madison Park Community Center in Roxbury. The program, which is designed for middle and high school students in grades 6 thru 12, includes both a summer component and an after-school component during the school year. The overall goal of the Girls Connection Program is to create a high quality, year-round program for teenage girls which offers comprehensive services and a variety of supports to enable participants to realize success in school and in life. Activities include tutoring/homework help, dance, double dutch, spoken word poetry, step, and entrepreneurship.

  • S.A.L.S.A.

    S.A.L.S.A. (Students Advocating Life without Substance Abuse) is a program in which high school students act as positive role models for younger students in the community by promoting healthy drug-free lifestyles. The members visit schools and other communities where youth gather across the Boston area and put on informative presentations about the dangers of drugs and alcohol while reassuring the younger crowd that you can still be cool if you say “No.” The presentations foster an open forum for discourse about all issues younger youth might have for the high school leaders. S.A.L.S.A. has a paid summer term as well as a school year term. The program begins with an intensive training period where youth develop original skits and prepare their future presentations. During this time, S.A.L.S.A. leaders develop leadership and presentation skills while looking forward to serving their community. Additionally, S.A.L.S.A. leaders learn entrepreneurial skills by essentially running the program with adult supervision.

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Boston Tutoring Center

Created: 
04/23/2010

Ashmont Market and Liquor Store

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Phone: 

(617) 825-1990

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

7AM-11PM Monday- Saturday. Sundays from 8 AM-7PM

Mission: 

Convenience Store with liquor and deli.

Location

Ashmont Market and Liquor Store
630 Adams Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Key Partners: 

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Key Programs Offered: 

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
03/02/2010

Ashmont Grill

Phone: 

(617) 825-4300

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Check website

Mission: 

Serve a fine meal.

Location

Ashmont Grill
555 Talbot Ave.
Dorchester, MA
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Boston Public Library, Adams Street Branch

Phone: 

(617) 436-6900

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Mondays and Wednesdays 12 to 8 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Homework Assistance Program Monday-Thursday 3:30-5:30PM; tutoring Monday and Wednesday 4-6PM

Mission: 

Service was first provided in 1875 through a delivery station established in Neponset on Walnut Street. A reading room was opened at 362 Neponset Avenue in 1947. The present branch library building was opened in 1951, and at the time represented the first new neighborhood facility built in 20 years.

Location

BPL Adams Street Branch
690 Adams Street Adams Village
02122
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

To register for a library card, click here!

Key Programs Offered: 
  • Homework Assistance Program

    Free one-on-one homework help for students in grades K-8 from high-achieving high school mentors. Available at every BPL branch Monday-Thursday from 3:30-5:30PM.

  • Boston Teachers' Union Tutors

    Tutoring for students in all grades from BPS teachers. Days and times vary by location. Adams street: Monday and Wednesday 4-6PM.

  • Reading Readiness for Preschoolers

    Tuesdays: 10:30am, Stories songs and activities designed to reinforce the building blocks of reading. Includes performances by children's performers.

  • All libraries also provide computers for public use and FREE wireless access.
Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
05/21/2010

DISTINCTIVE ASPECTS OF THE COLLECTION
The Adams Street Branch supports the broad interests of a passionate reading neighborhood with outstanding mystery, history and summer reading collections. The branch has been complemented on its eclectic and varied audio-visual collection and extensive list of films. They also have a wide range of CDs to borrow!

RECURRING PROGRAMMING OFFERED
The Adams Street Branch is more than a library: it is a community gathering place for the local business association, many neighborhood organizations including a women’s writing group, and three Girl Scout troops that use our community room on a regular basis. Adams Street offers a variety of programs, from well-attended toddler, lap sit, Reading Readiness and Pajama story times to a busy Friday morning Play Group, and for adults a Monday afternoon film series.

The Adams Street Branch is teamed with the Richard J. Murphy School and Murphy Community Center as part of Mayor Menino’s Community Learning Initiative, a multi-department collaboration aimed at helping Boston’s youth reach their full potential by coordinating learning and recreation throughout the day.

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING OFFERED
During the spring, summer and fall months, a reading garden provides a beautiful setting for special children’s events, musical performances for adults and kids, and piñatas on occasion. The branch regularly schedules lectures on a variety of topics in the community room, and offers special programs for children during school vacation weeks as well as an active schedule of summer reading events. The Adams Street Branch is also the hub for BPL participation in The Big Read, a program designed to restore reading for pleasure to the center of American life.

HISTORY
Service to the Adams Street neighborhood was first provided in 1875 through a delivery station on Walnut Street. A reading room was opened at 362 Neponset Avenue in 1947. The present branch library building was opened in 1951, and represented the first new neighborhood facility built in 20 years. In 2004, through the fundraising efforts of the Friends of the Adams Street Library, a portion of the library’s yard was transformed into a Reading Garden, featuring decorative brickwork, colorful landscaping and wrought iron benches, a peaceful oasis in the midst of a busy urban neighborhood.

Harbor Health Services, Inc

Phone: 

(617) 282-3200

Mission: 

Harbor Health Services, Inc. is a nonprofit, public health agency committed to providing quality, comprehensive health care in Metropolitan Boston urban neighborhoods, the South Shore and Cape Cod communities. We provide a wide network of healthcare services to meet the needs of our patients. Harbor Health owns and operates three community health centers including: Geiger Gibson Community Health Center; Neponset Health Center; and Mid Upper Cape Community Health Center. In addition, Harbor Health administers the Elder Service Plan, a program providing care to frail elders in their place of residence, the Women Infant Children Nutrition Program, the Ellen Jones Community Dental Center and the Columbia Point Infant & Toddler Day Care Program.

Location

Neponset Health Center
398 Neponset Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Key Partners: 
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