Civic Engagement

Upham's Corner News Online

Email: 

uphamscornernews@gmail.com

Mission: 

A growing (and ever incomplete) portal to Upham's Corner activities, Upham's Corner News Online seeks to create a permanent and stable archive of newsworthy events occurring in, and pertinent to, the Upham's Corner area.

Location

United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Upham's Corner News Online welcomes your ideas, content, photos - whatever you believe is relevant to the community, that is appropriate to share with the community and that will add to the tapestry that defines who we are.

Our official email address is: UphamsCornerNews@gmail.com.

Key Programs Offered: 

News: articles & photos of local goings-on
Business and "deals" listing

Created: 
11/17/2010

Hancock Street Civic Association

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 
Will Cole-French, President
c/o 16 Rill Street
Boston, MA  02125

Board Members

President - Will Cole-French

Vice-President - Marti Glynn

Treasurer - Joy Sequeira

Secretary - Kearney Kirby

Phone: 

Phone: 617-971-8893

Email: 

hancockstreetcivic@gmail.com

Website: 

https://sites.google.com/view/hsca02125/

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

First Tuesday of each month 7PM – 8:30PM

NO MEETINGS IN JULY AND AUGUST

Location

500 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Visit their website or attend one of their monthly meetings!

Centro del Cardenal (Cardinal Cushing Center)

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Phone: 

(617) 506-6600

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Mission: 

Centro del Cardenal is committed to providing young men and women, ages 14-20, with the opportunity to earn either a high school diploma or a GED in a nurturing environment that values and supports them.

Location

185 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Key Partners: 

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Key Programs Offered: 

Created: 
11/10/2010

This GED program helps out-of-school and high-risk youth—who did not thrive in the public school system—earn earn their GED

ONEin3

Phone: 

617.918.4303

Mission: 

ONEin3 Boston serves the one-third of Boston's population that is between the ages of 20 and 34. The program connects Boston's young adults with resources related to home buying, business development, professional networking, and civic engagement.

Key Partners: 

City of Boston, Boston Redevelopment Authority

Key Programs Offered: 

Boston Young Entrepreneurs; This group serves the needs of growth companies and start-ups with a Boston base. BYE meets once a month to provide constructive feedback on business plan presentations and also put on educational seminars on topics of interest to young companies. Your are welcome to attend and tap into Boston's entrepreneurial community.

ONEin3 Neighborhood Groups; The Neighborhood Groups build civic engagement through community-based social activity. There are Groups active in many of Boston's neighborhoods, and they each put on a handful of events a year. You are welcome to join us in your neighborhood or to explore a new one through these gatherings.

ONEin3 Mayor's Advisory Council; The Council is comprised of five subcommittees (Jobs and Careers, Housing, Young Families, Social and Cultural Life, and Civic Engagement) whose members are selected eaach year through an application process. The Council meets monthly to develop program and policy recommendations that are presented to the Mayor

Cedar Grove Civic Association

Phone: 

617-825-1402

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm

Location

15 Rita Road St. Brendan's Church, Fr. Lane Hall
Dorchester, MA
United States

Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston: Blue Hill Club

Phone: 

617-474-1050

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Ages 6-12: Monday-Friday 1-6PM Ages 13-18: Monday-Thursday 1-8PM, Friday 1-10PM Summer Day Camp Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM Pre-Camp 8AM-9AM Extended Day 5PM-6PM Ages 6-12

Location

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

General membership: Call (617) 474-1050 To register for summer camp: All interested families must attend an orientation session.

 

 

Key Programs Offered: 

During the school year, members may drop in at any time. Activities include arts and crafts, a clay studio, cooking, dance, music lessons, tutoring, life skills development, aquatics, football, basketball, karate, computers, and more. Summer: Three two-week sessions and one one-week session July 6-16: Around the World and Mad Scientist July 19-30: Eco Explorers and Sports Week August 2-13: Water Works and DaVinci August 16-20: Camp Olympics

Created: 
04/23/2010

Reflect & Strengthen

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

614 Columbia Rd. #R,
Dorchester, MA 02125

Phone: 

(617) 442-2355

Mission: 

Reflect and Strengthen (R&S) is a grassroots collective of young working class women from the urban neighborhoods of Boston who take a holistic approach to organizing to create personal and social transformation. Our programming focuses are political education, healing form trauma, creative expression, community building and campaign work to end racial disparities in the juvenile justice system.

Locations

Freedom House
14 Crawford St
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

For more information regarding Reflect and Strengthen please download the One Sheet. You may also contact R&S for more info at: rands@reflectandstrengthen.org or 617-442-2355.

Checks can be mailed to:
614 Columbia Rd. #R
Dorchester, MA 02125

Key Programs Offered: 

Juvenile Justice Organizing: Our Sisters Behind the Wall meets the urgent needs of young women involved with the juvenile justice system through healing, workshops, and sisterhood building. The Massachusetts Juvenile Justice Task Force on

Racial Disparities aka Da FORCE is community people demanding fairness from the juvenile justice system. We are organizing against the system’s racism which causes too many youth of color to be locked up.

Girl's Rap: is our peer led support groups, guided by licensed social workers, healing circles and beef resolution mediations, where we explore what sisterhood means and how we can unlearn the ways in which sexism, racism, homophobia and classism have taught us to think, act and feel toward one another.

Street Theater: members draw on our personal experiences and political awareness to create, direct and perform over 300 productions in the last five years. We educate, inspire and celebrate the power of culture through dance, theater, song, step, poetry, visual art, drumming, photography, videography, hip-hop and other means of creative expression. We perform at protests, theaters, rallies, jails, schools, cultural centers, youth groups, subways, theaters and hip-hop shows.

What's The 411?: Our political education program addresses the ways that racism, classism, xenophobia, homophobia and sexism manifest in our communities. We explore the root causes of our struggles and make the connections between our personal experiences and the political context. By focusing on internal transformation, we are empowered to transform the context that shapes our lives.

Girl’s Night Out: Evenings spent together to deepen our bonds and enjoy our community. At R&S we believe if we don’t have anything to celebrate we don’t have anything to fight for, so we choose to honor celebration.

Sisters Rising: Our internal leadership development program. Members can step up and lead committees, plan events, and take on internships. Sisters Rising is also responsible for implementing organizational decisions made by the membership.

Created: 
12/13/2010

Clam Point Civic Association

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

Meets 2nd Mondays, 6:30PM, at WORK Inc., 25 Beach Street. On-street parking is available at the front door.

Location

Boynton/Bay Cove Building
105 Victory Road
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States

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

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.

Location

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