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Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth (BAGLY)

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 
BAGLY, Inc.
PO Box 960814

Boston , Ma , 02196.0814

 

Phone: 

617.227.4313

Fax: 

617.227.4313

Email: 

agonzales [at] bagly [dot] org

Website: 

bagly.org

Mission: 

 

 

 

 

"

BAGLY has advocated for programs, policies and services, built the community, social, and economic capital of youth and contributed to the political power of the LGBTQ movement for over 30 years!!

Young LGBTQ movement leaders have played a vital role in identifying issues, working toward solutions and reducing health, education, employment and housing disparities among LGBTQ communities.  The Queer Activist College (QuAC), a Boston Based BAGLY program, engages young LGBTQ people from the most marginalized communities in organizing for policy and systems change, and connects young people with meaningful opportunities to create and grow youth-led campaigns and develop a vision for a strong, youth-led social justice community.  BAGLY also supports QuAC graduates in applying their skills to higher education, meaningful employment, and advanced leadership opportunities in social justice organizing and other movement work."

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Grace Sterling Stowell, Executive Director

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Inspired by the work that LGBTQ youth are doing in our communities?  We are too!  There are many ways to get involved, from volunteering, attending events, to planning your own fundraiser!  BAGLY's commitment to you is to accept your generosity with transparency and results.  To learn more about what your support accomplishes, please e-mail our Director of Development, Kurtlan Massarsky, or call him directly at 617.227.4313 x 130.

Created: 
09/11/2012

Greater Boston PFLAG

Phone: 

781-891-5966

Fax: 

781-891-7444

Email: 
Website: 

Location

85 River St.
Waltham, MA 02454
United States
Mission: 

Greater Boston PFLAG works to create environments of understanding so that all people can live with dignity and respect through:

  • Support: to cope with an adverse society
  • Education: to enlighten the public
  • Advocacy: to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights

Greater Boston PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Pam Garramone, Executive Director

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

There are many ways to get involved in Greater Boston PFLAG!

  • Attend a chapter meeting support group.
  • Join us at Youth Pride on the second Saturday in May. Help us support LGBT youth and their allies by cheering them on or staffing our literature table
  • March with us in the Boston Pride Parade on the second Saturday in June. Or staff our literature table, sell merchandise, or answer questions.
  • Help in our office with mailings for an hour or an afternoon.
  • Volunteer to help at an event.
  • Join one of our committees
Charge for services: 

None

Key Programs Offered: 

We help change attitudes and create an environment of understanding so that our gay family members and friends can live in a world that is safe and inclusive. We accomplish this through support, education, and advocacy. We offer:

Scholarships available: 

http://www.gbpflag.org/scholarships

Created: 
09/11/2012

Hispanic Black Gay Coalition

Phone: 

617-487-HBGC (4242)

Website: 

Location

HBGC Boston
485 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02118
United States
Mission: 

Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC) is one of few non-profit organizations in Boston dedicated to the unique and complex needs of the Black, Hispanic and  Latin@ LGBTQ community. Founded in 2009, we work to inspire and empower Latin@, Hispanic and Black LGBTQ identified individuals to improve their livelihood through activism, education, community outreach, and counseling.

Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC) es una Organización en Boston dedicada a server y unir a la comunidad LGBTQ Afro Americana y Latina. Trabajamos para inspirar y fortalecer individuos de la comunidad, LGBTQ Afro Americana y Latinos, para mejorar sus vidas a través del activismo, educación,  y consejeria.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Corey Yarbrough – Executive Director

Created: 
09/11/2012

Violence Intervention & Prevention (VIP) Initiative

Phone: 

(617) 534-2304

Fax: 

(617) 534-4688

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Grove Hall Peace Council: Meets last Wednesday of every month, except on holidays, August and December. 
Meets 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Family Resource Room at the Lilia G. Fredrick Pilot Middle School. For further info contact Nicole N. Flynt at Project R.I.G.H.T. (617)-541-5454 ext 105

Bowdoin Geneva VIP: Meets 1st Wednesday of every month, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Bowdoin Street Health Center. Call Susan Young, Bowdoin/Geneva VIP coordinator at (617) 754-0023 for more information or email Syoung4@bidmc.harvard.edu.

Location

BPHC Violence Intervention & Prevention Initiative
1010 Massachusetts Avenue 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02118
United States
Mission: 

The Violence Intervention & Prevention (VIP) Initiative aims to prevent violence and promote positive youth development in the City of Boston through a commitment to active and genuine collaboration between youth, residents, community organizations, and city agencies. VIP seeks to implement conflict resolution and peer mediation skills training in schools and community centers, develop a youth-driven social marketing campaign, support community mobilization efforts in five high-need neighborhoods, and ensure access to out-of-school time opportunities for youth.

The neighborhoods are: Bowdoin St. / Geneva Ave.; Grove Hall; Morton St. / Norfolk St.; Orchard Gardens and ----? 

Key Partners: 

City of Boston, Boston Public Health Commission, Bowdoin Street Health Center (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center), Dorchester Safe Neighborhood Initiative (SNI), 

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Contact the Office of Neighborhood Services to learn about Violence Prevention in your community. 

Do you want to get your child into safe after school programs?

Are you concerned about a student who is skipping school or has dropped out?

Are you looking for a job for youth or adults?

Do you need health insurance, want to find a doctor or have a health question?

  • Call The Mayor's Health Line  at 617-534-5050. We speak your language and the call is confidential.

Do you want to make your streets clean and safe?

Do you want help with a tight budget?

  • If you are at risk for homelessness or if you are having trouble providing food for your household, call the Shelter Commission at (617)-635-4507.
  • If you are at risk of having no heat in your home, call the No Heat Line at (617)-635-5322.
  • If you are a homeowner facing foreclosure on your home, contact theDepartment of Neighborhood Development at (617)-635-3880
  • If you are a renter and are having major difficulties with your landlord, contact the Rental Housing Resource Center at (617)-635-4200
  • If you need help with your taxes, call Boston Tax Help at 617-918-5275
Key Programs Offered: 
  • Neighborhood Peace Councils: Residents can join with local business, community leaders and city department staff to identify and address safety concerns
  • BPHC youth development specialists in each neighborhood assist w/ the coordination of social support services for youth and their families
  • Health Centers in targeted communities serve as nexuses for anti-violence programming
  • Liasions at various city departments respond to identified community concerns.
Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
05/17/2011

Temple of Martial Arts

Phone: 

(508) 991-1519

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

 

   
    DAY   TIME   LEVEL / GROUP    
   

  Monday

  5:00 - 5:50 PM   Beginner / Advanced    
   

  Tuesday

  5:00 - 5:50 PM   Beginner / Advanced    
   

  Wednesday

  5:00 - 5:50 PM   Beginner / Advanced    
   

  Thursday

  5:00 - 5:50 PM   Advanced kids only    
   

  Saturday

  9:00 AM

10:00 - 11:30 AM
         Beginner

       Advanced

Location

Healthworks at Codman
450 Washington Street (Healthworks at Codman)
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Mission: 

Temple of Martial Arts (TOMA) is a non-profit organization geared toward the inner-city youth. Martial arts classes are a great way for children to release extra energy in a safe and constructive environment. The highly trained staff at the Temple of Martial Arts channels the students’ energy in a positive way while teaching personal life skills such as self-discipline, respect, and courtesy.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Soke Anthony Holloway, Program Director, Head Instructor (7th-degree Black Belt)

Created: 
05/10/2011

Smart from the Start

Phone: 

(617) 858-4687

Location

Franklin Field Resource Center
70 Ames Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Mission: 

Smart from the Start is a community engagement and family support initiative of the City of Boston. It promotes school readiness by providing early learning opportunities and family support for families with children, ages 0 to 5, living in or around Boston Housing Developments in Dorchester, Roslindale, Mattapan, and Charlestown.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Cherie A. Craft, M.Ed., Executive Director; Rachelle Eddins, Dorchester Program Coordinator

Key Partners: 

City of Boston, Thrive in 5

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call Dorchester Program coordinator at (617)858-4687 with questions or to register for programs. Some events and programs may be drop-in. 

Main office is located at the Thomas Johnson Community Center, 68 Annunciation Road, Boston, MA 02120. Phone: (617) 635-5030. Fax: (617) 635-5704.

Key Programs Offered: 

Parent Power Hour: Are you a Parent or Caregiver?  Empower yourself and socialize with other parents to learn new ideas that lead to a brighter future. Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Program runs all year. 

Nurturing Smart Prenatal Moms: Are you pregnant? Learn about stages of pregnancy, infant massage, nurturing yourself and much more! Fridays, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Recurring program. Call to confirm.

Playgroups: Infant: Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.;
Toddler Play Groups: Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.;
Preschool Play Group: Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Created: 
04/19/2011

Healthy Futures

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Healthy Futures Program
P.O. Box 265
Lowell, MA 01853 

Phone: 

(978) 458-6064

Mission: 

Healthy Futures is a state- and federally-funded health program that educates teens in the areas of sexuality, healthy relationships, and self-respect through medically-accurate information and interactive skits and demonstrations. Further, it empowers teens to avoid the social, psychological and health consequences of early sexual activity and provides the skills necessary to attain abstinence before marriage. It offers positive engaging curricula that will not only help your students understand the benefits of abstinence, but equip them with the skills to make and sustain that choice.

Healthy Futures uses medically accurate, developmentally appropriate information and activities to empower students to make healthy relationship choices

DotWell

Phone: 

(617) 474-1442

Fax: 

(617) 474-0465

Location

1452 Dorchester Avenue, 4th Floor
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Mission: 

DotWell is a community-based organization, specifically a formalized collaborative effort of its two founding organizations: the Codman Square Health Center (CSHC) and the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center (DHMSC). DotWell was previously known as the Health Services Partnership of Dorchester (HSP).

DotWell generates trust and respect by providing the highest quality comprehensive clinical and community-based services; a well-maintained physical plant that meets the needs of the community; a team of staff that are both entrepreneurial and practical; state-of-the-art technology available for use by the staff and the community; and unparalleled involvement by a diverse group of stakeholders including staff, clients, board members, elected and appointed officials, and collaborators.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Karen Van Unen, COO; Joel Abrams and Sandra Cotterell, Co-CEOs;

Key Partners: 

Codman Square Health Center and Dorchester House Multi-Service Center; Boston Medical Center; Healthworks at Codman; many local services providers.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call Visit http://www.dotwell.org/?page_id=45 for specific departments' contact information. 

Key Programs Offered: 
  • Recreation and Fitness
    Dorchester House Pool: Asthma Swim, Swim Lessons, Lifeguard Training, more
    Sports clinics: Basketball (Beantown Slam), Tennis,
    FANtastic Kids: Weight management program for ages 8-12
    Various recreational activities offered through Generation Next Academy/GNA Teen Center 
  • Healthworks at Codman: Located at 450 Washington Street, this women and children's gym uses a variety of practices to ensure community health: sliding-scale memberships, 3-month "prescription" membership for overweight patients of Codman Square Health Center, personal training, nutritionist "interview" at intake, fun classes, special events and activities, friendly and informed staff 
  • Youth Programs
    Community Health Career Internships: Summer health internships for teens. Daily schedule includes one hour of workshop time focused on key life skills areas including civic engagement, job readiness, financial literacy and wellness. Internships can include administrative, clinical, youth programming and recreation placements. 
    Skills for Life: Highly interactive class for teens combining lessons in personal finance with career exploration by making field trips to Harvard Business School, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and other organizations.
  • Dorchester FAMILY School Initiative: The Dorchester FAMILY School Initiative (DFSI) is a multi-organizational partnership that connects three public elementary schools in central Dorchester with health and social service organizations, colleges, other enrichment groups, and parents.
    (You can find DFSI under "Youth and Family" on MyDorchester.)
  • Generation Next Academy/GNA Teen Center: formerly the DotWell Teen Center, GNA is a place where youth ages 13-18 can gain the necessary skills to prepare for the future.
    (You can find GNA under "Youth and Family" on MyDorchester.)
Created: 
03/14/2011

Cleveland Community Center

Phone: 

617-635-5141

Website: 

Location

11 Charles St.
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Jim Roberts

Key Partners: 

Boston Centers for Youth & Families
Boston Broadband Community Computing Centers

Key Programs Offered: 

Teen Programs
Activities include Job workshops; Team building, Group discussion, Gym, Outings.

Recreational Programs
Instructional Soccer & Basketball

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

BCYF Cleveland Community Center

Created: 
02/16/2011

Grove Hall Community Center

Phone: 

617-635-1484

Website: 

Location

51 Geneva Ave.
Dorchester, MA
United States
Mission: 

BCYF is committed to providing high-quality, outcome-driven programs that are responsive to neighborhood needs. To reach this goal, we have developed a comprehensive program framework known as ACES:Arts, Community & Civic engagement, Education, and Sports. Each of BCYF’s community centers offers a unique approach to ACES and opportunities vary from center to center.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Aidee Pomales,Program Supervisor

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call the Center or stop by to become a member. Specific programs may list their contact/point person.

Key Programs Offered: 

Building Bars Music Program: Wednesday, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

G.E.D. Classes (open to community) Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday, 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Grove Hall Gay, Lesbian, Straight Alliance: Thursdays 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. 

Community Learning Initiative: For more information, please contact Meagan Seaman at 617-635-4920

Gym (contact Tony Turner, Athletic Director or Darryl Bishop, Asst. Athletic Director): 
Girl's Night - Monday/Thursday 6 - 8:45 p.m.; 
Teen Night - Tuesday 6 - 8:45 p.m.; 
Men's Night - Wednesday 6 - 8:45 p.m.;
Teen Time/Adult Time: Friday 6 - 8:45 p.m.;

Teen Lounge: Open games, workshops, movies, etc. Monday - Friday, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. 

Young Men's Group: Tuesday, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
05/15/2011

The Boston REACH Coalition meets at Grove Hall Community Center the first Monday of every month. See here for details.

Project REACH holds monthly & quarterly meetings at Grove Hall Community Center. Contact Michael Kozu at 617-541-5454, ext. 5 or mkozu@projectright.org

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