Mattapan

Boston Public Library Homework Assistance Program (HAP)

Phone: 

617-859-2335

Email: 

jsnow@bpl.org

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Locations in the Dorchester Area:

690 Adams Street, Adams Branch; Monday & Wednesday 4:00-6:00 pm

690 Washington Street, Codman Square Branch; Monday & Thursday 4:00-6:00pm

1520 Dorchester Ave, Fields Corner Branch; Tuesday 4:00-6:00pm

5 Crawford Street, Grove Hall Branch; Thursday 4:00-6:00pm

27 Richmond Street, Lower Mills; Monday & Thursday 4:00-6:00pm

500 Columbia Road, Upham's Corner Branch Thursday 4:00-6:00pm

Mission: 

To offer free educational tutoring in all areas of Boston. Open to students in all grades.

Key Partners: 

Boston Public Library, Boston Teachers' Union

Created: 
10/29/2010

Ellison/Parks Early Education School

Phone: 

617-635-7680

Fax: 

617-635-6491

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

7:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Early Dismissal: 1:45 p.m.

Mission: 

To educate children at early ages, from grades K0-1

Location

108 Babson Street
Mattapan, MA 02126
United States
Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Mattapan Early Education Center (MEEC)

Created: 
10/18/2010

Chittick Elementary School

Phone: 

617-635-8652

Email: 

chittick@bostonpublicschools.org

Website: 

http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/node/413

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Early Dismissal: 12:45 a.m.

Mission: 

To provide an education at an early age from grades K1-5

Location

154 Ruskindale Rd
Mattapan, MA 02126
United States
Created: 
10/18/2010

Chittick is an older elementary school, highly-rated in the Boston area, named after Monsignor James J. Chittick.

Boston Public Schools Family Resource Centers

Phone: 

(617) 635-8015

Fax: 

(617) 635-6407

Website: 

http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/register

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Hours

Dorchester, Roslindale and Roxbury Welcome Centers are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30am-5pm and Wednesdays Noon-7pm.
 
The East Boston Welcome Center is open only on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30am-5pm except in January and late August, when it is also open on Wednesdays 12-7pm. 
 
The Mattapan Welcome Center typically open on Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30am-5pm, istemporarily closed.
 
*note: the number listed above is for the Dorchester Resource Center
Mission: 

Families with a child new to the Boston Public Schools can register at one of our Family Resource Centers (FRC). Feel free to visit whichever center is most convenient; you are not limited to the center in your zone of residence. 

 

Dorchester

(617) 635-8015 
Campbell Resource Center
1216 Dorchester Ave.
Dorchester, 02125
(next to Burger King) 
Help in Cape Verdean creole, English, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese
 

Roxbury

(617) 635-9010
Bruce C. Bolling Building (Dudley Sq.)
2300 Washington St. 2nd floor, Roxbury, 02119
Help in Cantonese, English, Haitian creole, Mandarin and Spanish 
 

Roslindale

(617) 635-8040
Jennie Barron Bldg.
515 Hyde Park Ave.
Roslindale, 02131
(near Cummins Hwy.)
Help in Cape Verdean creole, English, French, Haitian creole, Portuguese and Spanish 
 

East Boston (Mondays and Tuesdays, starting August 25)

(617) 635-9597
Mario Umana Academy
312 Border St.
East Boston, 02128
Help in English and Spanish 
 

Mattapan (Thursdays and Fridays)
TEMPORARILY CLOSED

(617) 635-9596
Mildred Ave K-8, Rear Entrance
5 Mildred Avenue
Mattapan
Help in English, Haitian, Cape Verdean Creole and Spanish

Location

1216 Dorchester Avenue (Behind the Burger King)
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Boston Public Schools Family Resource Center

Created: 
01/28/2010

Confused? You may have been looking for the Dorchester CARES Family Resource Center, a program of Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts.

Boston Public Library, Mattapan Branch

Phone: 

(617) 298-9218

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m
Tuesday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m
Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m
Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m
Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m

Mission: 

The Boston Public Library's mission is to preserve and provide access to historical record of our society, and to serve the cultural, educational, and informational needs of the City and the Commonwealth.

The vision of the Boston Public Library is to touch the lives of every Bostonian in
libraries, online and in the community.

Priorities for 2009‐10
Advancement of Learning
* Early Literacy: babies to pre‐kindergarten
* Academic support: School age children and teens
* Lifelong learning: For all ages
Easy Access to BPL Resources Most in Demand
* Serving the greatest number of people with existing or reduced resources
* Includes open hours, electronic access, and collection
Libraries as Community Gathering Places
* Existing facilities are clean, organized, and welcoming public environments
Programs and Services that Help People during these Economic Times
* Includes services such as job and career information, resume writing, foreclosure
prevention programs, etc.

Location

Mattapan Library
1350 Blue Hill Avenue
Mattapan, MA 02126
United States
Key Partners: 

Part of the Boston Public Library system. Click here to learn more about Dorchester area libraries.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Click here to register for a free library card online!

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. Mattapan: Tuesday 4-6PM.

Created: 
05/21/2010

DISTINCTIVE ASPECTS OF THE COLLECTION
Strong collections in urban fiction, popular music, teen fiction, anime, manga and a wide array of DVDs, from movies to popular TV series. There is also a modest collection of local history materials.

RECURRING PROGRAMMING OFFERED
Weekly toddler films, Fun with Books, teen movie matinee, teen advisory board, and homework assistance.
Adult Book Discussion Group - 3rd Tuesday of each Month

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING OFFERED
A monthly calendar of events offers a range of programs from films, author talks and readings, workshops, and educational activities for all ages. Summer reading programs are offered for children and young adults. The Friends of the Mattapan Branch also has activities throughout the year. Please consult our calendar of events for more details.

The Mattapan Branch is teamed with the Mildred Avenue Middle School and the Mildred Avenue 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.

HISTORY
As early as December 18, 1849 the people of Mattapan were concerned about library facilities. It was on that date that Increase S. Smith founded the Mattapan Library Association. On May 2, 1854, the Boston Public Library opened, and in 1870 the suburb of Dorchester, which included Mattapan, was annexed to Boston. The Mattapan Branch evolved over many years beginning with a reading room attached to the delivery station in the Oakland Hall Building in Mattapan. In 1898, the book collection consisted of ninety-eight volumes.

Around 1924, the population of Mattapan began a rapid increase. As newer groups began to establish themselves in the more central Boston neighborhoods, Jewish immigrants moved in large numbers to Mattapan.

The small reading room was granted Branch status in 1923, but could not meet the demand of the growing population. Annual circulation climbed from 20,000 volumes in 1924 to 75,010 in 1926. Mattapan residents requested a new library. Citizens' letters and petitions took effect, and on June 22, 1931 the Mattapan Library Branch at 10 Hazelton Street opened its doors.

The Hazelton Street branch served the neighborhood well for more than 75 years, but with the formation of a Mattapan Library Task Force, the procurement of necessary funding in 1997, and the perseverance of Mayor Thomas Menino and Councilor Charles Yancey a new chapter began. On February 28, 2009 the Mattapan community celebrated the opening of an architecturally-stunning, technologically enhanced, and service-rich new Mattapan Branch at 1350 Blue Hill Avenue.

Boston Police Department, District B-3

Phone: 

(617) 343-4700

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Public Service counter located at Boston Police Headquarters at One Schroeder Plaza in Roxbury: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm Tuesday (Extended Hours) 8:30am – 6:00pm Direct: 1-617-343-4633 Fax: 1-617-343-5106

Mission: 

Building productive partnerships with our youth, neighborhood crime watch groups, non-profit and government agencies, and community organizations of all kinds continues to be a major focus of the neighborhood policing efforts in District B-3.

Location

District B-3 Station
1165 Blue Hill Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Student interns and volunteers are also encouraged to participate in a wide range of experiences, which provide them with unique opportunities for hands-on learning. Many of them come away with in a new, and much more realistic understanding of the challenges involved in policing diverse urban neighborhoods, and elect to continue their involvement with groups like Junior Achievement, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, Project Concern, Mattapan Against Drugs, Youth Pride or the Mattapan Family Services Center. Call (617) 343-4700.

Key Programs Offered: 

Officers are involved in annual events such as Youth Pride and Drug Free Family Days. They sponsor clubs for interests as diverse as fishing and model building. They coordinate athletic leagues, trips and outings. They act as mentors, instructors, and guest speakers. They host community meetings and holiday parties, participate in fundraising drives, summer camps, and senior citizen outreach programs. In short, in a variety of ways, they seek to improve the overall quality of life for the residents of the neighborhoods they serve. District B-3 is also an active member of the Suffolk County District Attorney's Anti-Gang Violence Coalition. The Coalition was designed to help member organizations come together to coordinate their efforts, share information, and help each other create new ways to solve the difficult problems associated with gang violence. Monthly meetings have already yielded collaborative efforts on summer youth programs, cooperation on major crime prevention initiatives such as the annual National Night Out Program, and plans for a series of year round youth activities.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

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