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Geiger Gibson Community Health Center

Phone: 

(617) 533-2300

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

Medical: Monday thru Friday 9:00am-9:00pm Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm Dental: Monday thru Friday 7:30am-9:00pm Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm

Location

Geiger Gibson Community Health Center
1135 Morton Street
Mattapan, MA 02126
United States
Mission: 

Harbor Health Services is a public health agency committed to providing quality, comprehensive health care to all those in our community regardless of ability to pay. For over 40 years, the Geiger Gibson Community Health Center (GGCHC) has delivered medical, dental and behavioral health services to residents in Dorchester and the surrounding areas. All GGCHC Physicians and Nurse Practitioners are Board Certified or Board Eligible in their specialty.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Lou Brady

Key Partners: 

Harbor Health Services, inc.: Neponset Community Health Center; Dorchester Substance Abuse Coalition; Youth Violence Prevention Project (St. Mark's Area Main Street)

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Please call 617-288-1140 to schedule an appointment.

Charge for services: 

Yes

Key Programs Offered: 

Harbor Health's services include: Community Education, Daycare, Elder Care, Financial Counseling; Health, Social and Interpreter. Please visit the website to determine locations of specific services.

Scholarships available: 

No

Vouchers accepted: 

No

Transportation provided: 

Yes

Number of people served each year: 

over 1000

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Type of facility in which this program/organization located: 

Health Center

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Columbia Point Health Center

Created: 
01/24/2011

Mass Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) Network & Minority Business Center (UMass Boston)

Phone: 

(617) 287-7750

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

Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Location

100 Morrissey Boulevard McCormack Building, 5th Floor, Room 403
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Mission: 

The Mass Small Business Development Center (MSBDC)Network & Minority Business Center provides entrepreneurs and business owners with resources and support to succeed in their business endeavors. Our Center provides a full range of FREE business advisory services and training activities throughout the year.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Katiria Adorno, Training Coordinator

Key Partners: 

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Massachusetts Department of Business and Technology

Charge for services: 

No

Scholarships available: 

No

Vouchers accepted: 

No

Transportation provided: 

No

Number of people served each year: 

501-1000

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Y/BPS (YMCA & Boston Public Schools Partnership)

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Y/BPS Attn: Sylvia Clark, Director of Child Care Resources YMCA of Greater Boston 316 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115

Phone: 

617.536.7800

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

Flexible, as needed by parents

Mission: 

Y/BPS helps families understand the Boston Public elementary schools, particularly reaching out to parents who might otherwise not explore BPS, including parents exploring private schools, charter schools, METCO, parochial schools, home-schooling or leaving the city.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Kim Willingham, Project Manager

Key Partners: 

YMCA of Greater Boston, Boston Public Schools, Mayor Thomas M. Menino, with funding from The Boston Foundation and an anonymous funder

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

For more information, email or call the project manager directly or contact Y/BPS at info@ybps.org

Charge for services: 

No

Scholarships available: 

No

Vouchers accepted: 

No

Transportation provided: 

No

Number of people served each year: 

over 1000

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

YMCA, Dorchester

Phone: 

(617) 436-7750

Email: 

Washingtondorchester@ymcaboston.org

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday - Friday: 5:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location

YMCA
776 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Mission: 

The YMCA of Greater Boston is dedicated to improving the health of mind, body and spirit of individuals and families in our communities. We welcome men and women, boys and girls of all incomes, faiths and cultures.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Kathy Townsend, Executive Director

Key Partners: 

Y/PBS - A partnership between the YMCA of Greater Boston, Boston Public Schools and Mayor Thomas M. Menino. United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley The Kelley Packowski MS Foundation Energy Bucks - Offering those who are income-eligible three different ways to save on their energy costs. The Fenway Alliance American Cancer Society YMCA of the USA Partners for Youth with Disabilities Boston Community Change GoodSearch and Good Shop

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Please call our main office for a registration packet

Charge for services: 

Yes

Scholarships available: 

Yes

Vouchers accepted: 

Yes

Transportation provided: 

No

Number of people served each year: 

501-1000

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Type of facility in which this program/organization located: 

Community/Cultural Center

Created: 
05/26/2010

Vietnamese American Initiative for Development Inc. (VietAID)

Phone: 

617-822-3717

Fax: 

617-822-3718

Email: 

hoa@vietaid.org, Hoa Ngo, Office Manager

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

Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 5:00pm

Viet-AID's after-school program runs during the academic year of the Boston Public Schools (BPS), from 3:00PM-6:00PM each day for 3rd to 7th grades. The beginning portion of the day we provide homework help, support and tutoring. Any additional time at the end of the day is spent on academic enrichment and fun, cultural activities.

All student in the After School Program are referred to Viet Aid by partner elementary and middle schools. For more information on joining the After School Program, please contact Jessica Ranucci at 617-822-3717 x 26 or HoaMai Nguyen at 617-822-3717 ext. 22.

Location

Vietnamese American Initiative for Development Inc.
42 Charles Street Suite E
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Mission: 

The Vietnamese American Initiative for Development (Viet-AID) believes in strengthening the Vietnamese community and building a vibrant Fields Corner neighborhood with our neighbors. Viet-AID achieves these goals by developing affordable housing and commercial spaces; providing high quality child care services; facilitating job and business development; and actively promoting civic engagement.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Nam Pham, Executive Director

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call (617) 822-3717 ext. 24 for application for the Au Co Pre- School
Call (617) 822-3717 for First Time Homebuyers Classes in Vietnamese
Call Thu Truong at (617) 822-3717 for Small Business Technical Assistance.

Charge for services: 

No

Scholarships available: 

No

Vouchers accepted: 

Yes

Transportation provided: 

No

Number of people served each year: 

501-1000

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

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

Location

18 Croftland Ave
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
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.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Kwesi Moody, Headmaster

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

Boston Society of Vulcans, The (Firefighters Association)

Phone: 

(617) 650-2806

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday-Friday, hours vary

Location

11 Torrey St
Dorchester, MA 02124-3533
United States
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

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Karen L. Miller

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.

Scholarships available: 

No

Vouchers accepted: 

No

Transportation provided: 

No

Number of people served each year: 

501-1000

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Type of facility in which this program/organization located: 

Community/Cultural Center

Columbia Washington Street Neighborhood Association

Phone: 

(617) 989-8668

Email: 
Mission: 

Our mission is to promote social, economic, environmental justice, crime prevention, neighborhood development, and increase access to resources via transportion. We engage residents to be more active in their community in order to accomplish our mission.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Vassel Stewarton - Chair;Lawrence Manigault;Donna Stewartson

Key Partners: 

Four Corners Action Coalition

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Attend the Monthly meetings

Charge for services: 

No

Scholarships available: 

No

Vouchers accepted: 

No

Transportation provided: 

No

Number of people served each year: 

51-250

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Type of facility in which this program/organization located: 

Community/Neighborhood Development Corporation (CDC)

Massachusetts Studies Project (UMass Boston)

Phone: 

(617) 287-7654

Mission: 

Our mission is to engage students, teachers and "lifelong learners" in their own communities through local history, local culture and local heritage

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Joanne Riley

Key Partners: 

SCI Dorchester, Boston Public Library, Boston Public Schools, The University of Massachusetts

Charge for services: 

No

Scholarships available: 

No

Vouchers accepted: 

No

Transportation provided: 

No

Number of people served each year: 

51-250

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Type of facility in which this program/organization located: 

School

Neighborhood House Charter School

Phone: 

(617) 825-0703

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm

Location

Neighborhood House Charter School
21 Queen Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Mission: 

The mission of the Neighborhood House Charter School is to offer a quality education to a diverse community of Boston children through a neighborhood-based school that integrates education with social services and health care programs for the benefit of students and their families that otherwise have limited public educational opportunities. In pursuing this mission, the NHCS commits to developing and sharing with other public schools innovative practices that improve public education for all students.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Headmaster Kevin Andrews

Key Partners: 

Charter School Association, Massachusetts DOE

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Start by checking the Admissions page.Child must be four years of age by September 1st of year entering K1.

Charge for services: 

No

Scholarships available: 

No

Vouchers accepted: 

No

Transportation provided: 

Yes

Number of people served each year: 

251-500

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
05/05/2011
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