Education

LearningWorks (ABCD)

Phone: 

617-348-6721

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

9:30am-5pm M-F

Location

ABCD LearningWorks
19 Temple Place Downtown Crossing
Boston, MA 02111
United States
Mission: 

LearningWorks is ABCD's workforce development center. Located in downtown Boston, it offers a variety of education, training and support services for low-income adults. The center is also a resource for employers seeking qualified staff or training opportunities. LearningWorks facilities include a computer lab and a self-directed resource room with automated job banks and resume writing programs.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Clare Shepherd, Director

Key Partners: 

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

walk in

Key Programs Offered: 

-JobNet provides career assessment and counseling, job readiness activities and job search and placement services. A multilingual staff works with automated job banks to create career opportunities for job seekers on all rungs of the career ladder. -Downtown Adult Literacy Program tutors adults from 18yrs and older one-on-one on basic reading skills and GED preparation. Students also learn basic computer skills, enjoy field trips and guest lectures, and take part in Boston's annual Adult Education and Literacy Week. -Young Parents Program serves 16-to-21-year-old parents and expectant parents. The program provides individual counseling and support, GED preparation, parenting skills classes, job and career development counseling and support groups.

Scholarships available: 

no

Vouchers accepted: 

no

Created: 
03/02/2010

all programs are free of charge.

Labouré College

Phone: 

(617) 296-8300

Location

Labouré College
2120 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Mission: 

Labouré is a small, urban, private, Catholic college. Our distinct focus is education for practice in the health sector. We grant the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (for RNs) and the associate in science degree in nursing (RN) and in allied health. We are a member of the Caritas Christi family, the second largest health care system in New England. Your education will take place throughout hospitals within the Caritas system, as well as, other academic medical centers, teaching and community hospitals, and ambulatory care settings in and around Boston.

Key Partners: 

Carney Hospital, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Holy Family Hospital, Norwood Hospital, Saint Anne's Hospital, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

To request information, please contact the admissions office by phone at 617-296-8300 ext. 4016 or by e-mail at admissions@laboure.edu.

Charge for services: 

Yes

Key Programs Offered: 

Nursing
The associate in science in nursing program fosters individual growth, personal development and critical thinking and prepares graduates for entry-level positions. Learn more...

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (for RNs)
The BSN (for RNs) is geared for the working RN. It is a part-time evening program that can be completed in two years of continuous study. Learn more...

Electroneurodiagnostic Technology
As a member of an interdisciplinary team, the neurodiagnostic technologist performs specialized procedures that aid in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological problems. Learn more...

Health Information Technology
Health information professionals play a critical role in quality improvement approaches and in data analysis that physicians, nurses, and other health care providers rely on to deliver patient-centered care. Learn more...

Nutrition & Food Management/Dietetic Technology
Dietetic technicians are an integral part of health care and foodservice management teams. Learn more...

Radiation Therapy
Treating and caring for cancer patients is a challenge that demands both skill and compassion. This is especially true in the field of radiation therapy.

Scholarships available: 

Yes

University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston)

Phone: 

(617) 287-5000

Website: 

Location

UMass Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125
United States
Mission: 

The University of Massachusetts Boston, one of five campuses of the University of Massachusetts, is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban universities. A comprehensive, doctoral-granting campus, we provide challenging teaching, distinguished research, and extensive service which particularly respond to the academic and economic needs of the state's urban areas and their diverse populations.

The University of Massachusetts Boston strives to:

- Sustain a faculty dedicated to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching
- Provide innovative and programs that can respond in a timely manner to societal issues and problems
- Meet the needs of both traditional and nontraditional students
- Continue to promote diversity among students, faculty, and staff
- Conduct educational, scholarly, and service activities that contribute to meeting the needs of a diverse society
- Nurture both pure and applied research to advance knowledge and to create a better society for all
- Devote research and public service activities to the cultural, social, and economic development of Great Boston and the global community
- Dedicate itself to understanding and improving the environment and the well being of citizens of this region

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

J. Keith Motley, Chancellor

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Student interested in taking courses or enrolling can Apply Here

Applications can also be mailed to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125-3393
Fax: (617) 287-5999

Charge for services: 

Yes

Scholarships available: 

Yes

Number of people served each year: 

Over 1400

Created: 
10/14/2010

Mildred Avenue Community Center

Phone: 

617-635-1328

Email: 

MildredAvenueCC@cityofboston.gov

Location

5 Mildred Avenue
Mattapan, MA 02126
United States
Key Partners: 

Mildred Avenue Middle School, Boston Centers for Youth & Families

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
11/24/2010

Mildred Avenue Community Center opened adjacent to the Mildred Avenue Elementary School on November 17, 2003. The community center is a state-of-the-art facility that includes a gym, an exercise studio/weight room, large locker rooms, classrooms, a dance studio, community rooms, a computer center, a senior center with kitchenette, a 250-yard competition-sized swimming pool with balcony seating, a staged auditorium and a dedicated space that is fully wired to support a recording studio.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Phone: 

1.866.JFK.1960 (1-866-535-1960) OR 617.514.1600

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

*Holiday Hours* The JFK Presidential Library and Museum will close at 1:00 p.m. on December 24, 2009 and will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Hours The Museum is open 7 days per week, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the exception of New Year’s, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Our last Introductory Film of the day is at 3:55 p.m. The Research Room is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by appointment only and is closed on weekends and federal holidays. To speak to our research room staff, please call 617.514.1629. Museum Admission Adults $12.00, Seniors (62 and over) and Students (with valid college ID) $10.00, Ages 13-17 $9.00, Children 12 and under are free. Group visits of 12 or more are eligible for a group visit discount with advance reservations. Students in grades K-12 from New England Schools on an educational group tour are eligible for free admission. Please contact the Group Tours office for more information at 617.514.1589.

Location

Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125
United States
Mission: 

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated to the memory of our nation's thirty-fifth president and to all those who through the art of politics seek a new and better world. Located on a ten-acre park, overlooking the sea that he loved and the city that launched him to greatness, the Library stands as a vibrant tribute to the life and times of John F. Kennedy. Tour the Museum which portrays the life, leadership, and legacy of President Kennedy, conveys his enthusiasm for politics and public service, and illustrates the nature of the office of the President. Students and scholars can also arrange to conduct research using the collection of historical materials chronicling mid-20th century politics and the life and administration of John F. Kennedy. The Kennedy Library is one of 13 Presidential Libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration.

Charge for services: 

Yes

Transportation provided: 

Free shuttle from JFK UMass Red Line T station

Type of facility in which this program/organization located: 

Federal

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

JFK Library

Transportation The Library and Museum is easily accessed by public transportation. Take the MBTA Rapid Transit, Red Line (any red line train) to JFK/UMASS Station. There is a free shuttle bus to the Library every 20 minutes beginning at 8:00 a.m. and running until Museum closing. Please take the buses marked ‘JFK.’

Perkins Community Center

Phone: 

617-635-5146

Email: 

perkinscc@cityofboston.gov

Website: 

www.cityofboston.gov/bcyf

Location

Perkins Community Center
155 Talbot Ave
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Papa Diop

Key Partners: 

Boston Centers for Youth & Families Joseph Lee Elementary School Lee Academy Pilot School Codman Square Library DotWell

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

For Adult Education, including GED and ESOL classes, contact Papa Diop at (617) 635-1894. Drop-in registration every first and third Wednesday of the month. For all other after-school, summer, and recreation programs: call the front desk at (617) 635-1895.

Charge for services: 

Varies by program

Key Programs Offered: 

School Age Child Care After-School and Summer Program Piranhas After-School Program: Meets M-F, 3:20 - 6. 4 - 5pm writing. 5 - 6pm pool. $150/year. 1st month: Deposit and &35. Then: $35 every 3 months. Piranhas Swim Team: Membership overlaps with After-School Program, but open to others also. Swim meets 6pm Fridays.** Open Swimming: Saturdays. 10:15 - 11 Children, 11 - 12 Lap Swimming, 1 - 2:30 Community/Open Swim, 2-4:30 Adults.** Fire Star Homework Drop-in: Call center for more info Boston Raider's Mentoring: Academic help for youth aged 7-18. M-F, 3-8pm. $20/month. Strong Women, Strong Girls: Mentoring for girls in grades 3, 4 and 5 at Perkins on Thursdays, 4 - 5:30pm. Open Gym Peewee Basketball: Saturdays, 9am - 1pm. $65/season. Season runs approximately October - April. Self-Defense: Free self-defense classes taught on Saturdays from 9 - 11:30 am. 16 years and up. Karate: Classes offered for ages 5 and up, adults included, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 6-8. Call center for pricing information. Dorchester Adult Literacy Coalition site

Vouchers accepted: 

Yes

Transportation provided: 

No

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Type of facility in which this program/organization located: 

Community/Cultural Center

Created: 
11/29/2011

Codman Square Health Center

Phone: 

(617) 825-9660

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Urgent Care: 
Monday-Thursday 8:30am - 10:00pm 
Friday 8:30am - 9:00pm 
Saturday 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Primary Care:
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday & Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Location

Codman Square Health Center
637 Washington St
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Mission: 

To serve as a resource for improving the physical, mental and social well-being of the community. *** We opened our doors in 1979 with a dream: to build the best urban community in America. As part of this dream, we recognized that though health care begins by alleviating sickness, the journey to a true "culture of health" is achieved through the health of the whole person, and through the health of the whole community.  Our two-physician staff that summer of 1979 may have been small, but our mantra was not: while disease is a lack of health, health is not simply a lack of disease.

Today, with a staff of 280 employees, expert clinicians and medical staff, and an astounding depth and breadth of community programs, we believe that we are on our way toward reaching our dream of building the best urban community in America. The Codman Square Health Center is committed to continued progress and we hope you will join us in fulfilling our vision of a culture of health in our community.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Sandra Cotterell

Key Programs Offered: 

Clinical Services
Primary care (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Women’s Health)
Urgent care
Dental care
Eye care
Behavioral Health 
Specialty care (Podiatry, Cardiology, Sports Medicine, Nutrition, Dermatology, Smoking Cessation, WIC office) Pharmacy (w/ Eaton Apothecary, 617.265.7400)

Full Service Laboratory 
Diagnostic Care (X-ray, mammography, ultrasound, radiology) 

Case Management: Asthma, Diabetes, Pre-natal, HIV Client support: insurance services, interpreter services, on-site childcare, financial counseling, legal advocacy, multilingual staff, referral management

Civic Health through DotWell

Public Health Services: Cooking Classes & Nutrition Programs Healthy Eating for Diabetes Eat Green, Save Green HIV counseling, education, outreach, support Support groups for new parents, dads, moms (drop-in!), as well as AA, & HIV

Food Security:
DTA Food Stamp program: There will be a representative at the Health Center on Fridays from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm in the Nutrition Office in the first floor lobby. Half hour appointments can be made in MSI. Walk-ins also encouraged.
Food Pantry: Pantry will reopen at Greenwood UMC. Details forthcoming. MORE!

Created: 
02/07/2011

Boston Public Library, Grove Hall Branch

Phone: 

(617) 427-3337

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Mon, Tues, Weds: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thurs: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Fri & Sat: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location

BPL Grove Hall Branch
41 Geneva Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
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.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Richard Kort, Branch Librarian

Key Partners: 

Part of the City of Boston library system. Click here to read more about Dorchester's libraries.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

To register for a free library card online, click here!

Charge for services: 

No

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. Grove Hall: Thursday 4-6PM.

  • Ongoing Programs

    Tuesdays: 10:30am, Preschool Storytime: Stories and songs followed by movies.
    Wednesdays: 10:30am, Computer Troubleshooting: If you need assistance with submitting a resume, establishing an email account, or applying for a job online, this program is for you.
    10:30am, Japanimation: Do you love Anime and Manga? Then join us every Wednesday for Anime screenings and lively discussion. For teens ages 13-18.
    Thursdays: 12:30pm, Library Basics: Learn how to use the library and find the information that you need. Library Basics will keep you up to date on the latest BPL programs and services.
    Fridays: 10:30am, Job Seekers Roundtable: Offers people who are seeking employment an opportunity to share experiences, strategies, and ideas with other job seekers. Library staff will explore and share job leads and schedule guest speakers.

Scholarships available: 

No

Vouchers accepted: 

No

Transportation provided: 

No

Number of people served each year: 

over 1000

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Type of facility in which this program/organization located: 

State/City/Municipal Building

Created: 
05/21/2010

DISTINCTIVE ASPECTS OF THE COLLECTION
The Grove Hall collection has a strong component of African-American literature.

RECURRING PROGRAMMING OFFERED
Preschool story hours are offered weekly for children.

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING OFFERED
An annual musical program of jazz has been offered over the past several years, inspiring local interest in initiating a neighborhood jazz festival.

HISTORY
The first library in this section of Roxbury opened May 1, 1898 in the rear of Mr. Mowry's Drug Store at the corner of Warren Street and Haynes Park with one table, eight chairs, two shelves and 200 books. It was so well patronized that the Trustees of the BPL voted in 1905 to open a reading room. In 1919 the building on the corner of Warren and Savin Streets officially became the Warren Street Branch Library. In 1926, this branch moved into its new quarters in the New Roxbury Memorial High School and thus became the Memorial Branch Library. The Memorial Branch was replaced in December 1970 by the Grove Hall Branch Library located at the corner of Warren and Crawford Streets.

On April 4, 2009 the new branch library at 41 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester opened. Located in the newly-renovated Jeremiah E. Burke High School, the new library was designed by Schwartz/Silver Architects. It features a designated young adult room and young adult librarian, in keeping with its unique configuration, adjacent to the high school.

All-Dorchester Sports League

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

ADSL
P.O. Box 220643
Dorchester, MA 02122

Phone: 

(617) 287-1601

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Our sports programs typically run from April through August with registration beginning in March. For specific times and dates, visit http://www.alldorchestersportsleague.org.

Dorchester Youth Soccer: The fall season begins on the weekend after Labor Day and ends on the weekend before Thanksgiving. The spring season begins on the second weekend of April and ends the weekend after Memorial Day.

Location

All Dorchester Sports League
1565 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester 02122
United States
Mission: 

ADSL’s mission is to prepare young people in Dorchester and surrounding neighborhoods for success in education, employment, and community life by breaking down racial barriers, building skills and self-esteem, promoting non-violence, providing personal support through sports and education programs.

They offer sports, fitness/nutrition and education programs for Dorchester youth which emphasize life skills, academic focus, and healthy and active lifestyles that are required to succeed in community life and become successful adults.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Jared Blandino - Executive Director

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

More information about our programs can be found on our website or by calling the office at (617) 287-1601 or emailing ADSL at alldotsports@verizon.net

Charge for services: 

Small fees for our baseball leagues range from $30 - $50; most of our programs are free.

Key Programs Offered: 

ADSL offers sports, recreation, fitness, and education services for youth between the ages of 5 - 18. Sports offered include:

  • T-Ball
  • Little League Baseball
  • Babe Ruth baseball
  • Softball
  • Girls' Basketball
  • Sports & fitness clinics during August
  • Weight Lifting and training during the Fall and Winter at our Fitness Center at Town Field
  • Partnership with Dorchester Youth Soccer, a component of ADSL (ages 4-14). 
  • Partnership with Dorchester Youth Lacrosse.
  • Education Resource Center (ERC)

     ADSL's Education Resource Center offers participants a friendly and quiet space to study after school for internet research projects, homework help, and 1-on-1 tutoring. 

    The ERC is open to current and new participants free of charge Tuesday & Thursday between 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Anyone interested should contact the office at: (617) 287-1601 or email us at alldotsports@verizon.net

Number of people served each year: 

Over 1,000

Created: 
09/20/2012

Boston Public Library, Lower Mills Branch

Phone: 

(617) 298-7841

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Mon & Thurs: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Tues & Weds: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location

BPL Lower Mills Branch
27 Richmond Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
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.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Margaret Phillibert, Branch Librarian

Key Partners: 

Part of the Boston Public Library system. Click here to read more about Dorchester's libraries.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

To register for a free library card online, click here!

Charge for services: 

No

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. Lower Mills: Monday and Thursday 4-6PM.

  • Ongoing Programs
  • Tuesdays: 10:30am, Preschool Adventures with Ms. Maija: storytime and a fun activity.
    Wednesdays: 10:30am, Little Wigglers Storytime and Playgroup: Ms. Maija will read a story and then we'll have some fun with music, dancing, and playing with our friends.
    Fridays: 10:30am, Preschool Films: 3-10 minute short films for preschoolers.

Scholarships available: 

No

Vouchers accepted: 

No

Transportation provided: 

No

Number of people served each year: 

n/a

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Type of facility in which this program/organization located: 

public building

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

library

Created: 
05/26/2010

DISTINCTIVE ASPECTS OF THE COLLECTION
The branch has a particularly strong mystery collection, and has been building its medical study and reference collection to support the schools and colleges in the neighborhood. The fiction collection continues to expand, providing various genres for diverse readers. Books and ephemera related to Dorchester, and particularly Lower Mills, history are well represented in the collection.

RECURRING PROGRAMMING OFFERED
Preschool story hours are offered twice weekly for children. Trivia night is held once a month for school-aged children. Pre-school films are also shown weekly. Students who attend the Pope John Paul II Academy, Lower Mills campus and The Charles Taylor Elementary School use the branch daily. Teachers also bring classes to check out material that may support their curriculum. For adults, the Book Discussion Group meets every third Thursday of the month. Beginners Internet instruction is available by appointment.

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING OFFERED
Lecture programs are typically offered in the fall or spring focusing on a variety of topics including local history. In June, an Outdoor Music Concert is held. Summer reading programs are offered for children and additional events are scheduled during these months.

HISTORY
Library service in Lower Mills was first offered through a branch delivery post in 1875; it was open three hours each day to take requests for books and to deliver books requested from the Central Library and the Dorchester Branch Library. Full branch services began in 1876 with a dedicated collection and expanded hours. In 1883, branch service was moved into the vacated Blue Hills Bank building. In 1931, space owned by the American Legion was purchased and in 1936 a small addition was completed. Eventually the collection outgrew that building and the present Lower Mills Branch Library building was opened in 1981.

In 2005, the branch was renovated, a new façade was designed, and the heating and cooling systems were up-dated. The building in general got a “face lift” and is bright and airy.

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