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Teen Empowerment, The Center for

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

The Center for Teen Empowerment, Inc. 48 Rutland Street Boston, MA 02118

Phone: 

617-427-1488 or 617-427-1599

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm

Location

Dorchester Site
21 Balfour Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Mission: 

To empower youth and adults as agents of positive individual, institutional, and social change.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Stanley Pollack

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Please contact us if you are interested. We having several youth hiring times.

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

Created: 
11/18/2009

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

Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS)

Phone: 

(617) 371-1234

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

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

Location

GBLS Main Office
197 Friend Street
Boston, MA 02114
United States
Mission: 

Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) provides free civil (noncriminal) legal assistance to low-income people in Boston and thirty-one cities and towns. The help GBLS offers ranges from legal advice to full case representation, depending on client need. GBLS traces its roots back to 1900 and the founding of the Boston Legal Aid Society

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Jacquelynne Bowman

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

By referral, or as walk-ins

Charge for services: 

No

Scholarships available: 

No

Vouchers accepted: 

No

Transportation provided: 

No

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Parent to Parent

Phone: 

617-636-8881

Location

800 Washington Street, Box 116
Boston, MA 02111
United States
Mission: 

Parent to Parent (P2P) is a partnership between Tufts Medical Center and program sites in the Dorchester and Chinatown neighborhoods of Boston and Quincy. The primary goal of P2P is to reduce infant mortality and morbidity by improving access to health care for pregnant women and their children. P2P redefines prenatal care to include social services, education and advocacy. Maternal and child health outreach workers are trained to provide access to social supports and medical services for pregnant women, mothers and their young children.

Key Partners: 

Boston Asian Youth Essential Service (Y.E.S.)
199 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111
617-482-4243
P2P Contact: Marie Mook, Phone: 617-482-4243 Email: MMook@bostonasianyes.org

Dorchester House Multi-Service Center
1353 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
617-288-3230
P2P Contact: Bach Yen Tran, Phone: 617-288-3230, Email: bach-yen.tran@dorchesterhouse.org

Codman Square Health Center
637 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
617-825-9660

Neponset Health Center
398 Neponset Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
P2P Contact: Jenny Nguyen, Phone: 617-282-3200, Email: JNGUYEN@hhsi.us

Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center
632 Blue Hill Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02121
617-825-3400
P2P Contact: Janie Gibbs, Phone: 617-822-7122, Email: JAN_GIB6@yahoo.com

Geiger-Gibson Health Center
250 Mount Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
617-288-1140
P2P Contact: Luisa Maldonado, Phone: 617-288-1140, Email: LMaldonado@hhsi.us

Uphams Corner Health Center
500 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125
617-287-8000
P2P Contact: Hong-Hoa Nguyen, Phone: 617-287-8000

Manet Community Health Center
110 West Squantum Street
North Quincy, MA 02121
P2P Contact: Xuan Du, Phone: 617-376-3030, Email: xuanmydu@hotmail.com

Created: 
12/01/2010

BOLD (Breath Of Life Dorchester)

Phone: 

(617) 265-4189

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

Program runs throughout the year and includes weekend and evening hours.

Location

Codman Square House
14 Euclid Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Mission: 

We focus on environmental and social justice by identifying and addressing the safety and health concerns of our community through education, service and advocacy. We promote awareness, local action, and holistic thinking and address these concerns with healthy initiatives. Our fundamental principles are to: * Incorporate environmental and social justice concerns as a significant priority in public decision-making. * Seek alternative practices and procedures to minimize negative impacts on the environment. * Conserve natural resources and restore environmental quality. * Consider the social and economic impacts of the BOLD environmental and health policies and encourage a participatory process in developing these policies.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Bill Loesch

Key Partners: 

FAMILY Inc. ACE/REEP, Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow, B-SMART, Boston Urban Asthma Coalition, Codman Square Neighborhood Council, Codman Square Health Center, Dorchester House Multi Service Center, DotWell, Tobacco Free Mass, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, MassCOSH, Urban Ecology Institute, Youth Action Initiative, Youth In Action

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Stop by the BOLD Teens office on the bottom floor of the Codman Square Health Center to pick up and fill out an application to be a BOLD Teen. Application deadline is November 3rd, 2009.

Charge for services: 

None.

Type of facility in which this program/organization located: 

Health Center

Created: 
10/19/2009

WIC Program, Dorchester South

Phone: 

617-825-0805 (Fields Corner); 617-825-3822 (Codman Square); 617-265-4380 (Neponset);

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Codman Square Health Center

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday
9:00 AM — 7:00 PM

9:00 AM — 5:00 PM

9:00 AM — 7:00 PM

9:00 AM — 5:00 PM

9:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Codman Square Health Center

450 Washington Street

Dorchester, MA 02124

Phone: (617) 825-3822

Fax: (617) 436-4093

Dorchester House-Fields Corner

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday
9:00 AM — 7:00 PM

9:00 AM — 5:00 PM

9:00 AM — 7:00 PM

9:00 AM — 5:00 PM

9:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Dorchester House Multi–Service Center

1353 Dorchester Avenue

Dorchester, MA 02122

Phone: (617) 825-0805

Fax: (617) 825-1109

Neponset Health Center

Wednesday

Thursday

Saturday
8:30 AM — 7:00 PM

8:30 AM — 12:30 PM

9:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Neponset Health Center

398 Neponset Avenue

Dorchester, MA 02122

Phone: (617) 265-4380

Fax: (617)825-1109

Location

Dorchester House Multi-Service Center
1353 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Mission: 

The WIC Program improves the health status of families by providing nutrition and health education, nutritious foods and referrals to other health and human services. WIC achieves this by collaborating with community, healthcare,retail food stores, state and federal patners.

You can download a WIC program brochure here.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Loreto O'Connor, Program Coordinator(?); Arminda Baptista, Community Coordinator, Dorchester South WIC Program

Key Partners: 

Massachustts WIC Program

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call for an appointment and apply.

Charge for services: 

No

Key Programs Offered: 

WIC’s goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women and kids under age 5 healthy. To do this, WIC provides:

  • Personalized nutrition consultations
  • Checks to buy free, healthy food
  • Tips for eating well to improve health
  • Referrals for medical and dental care, health insurance, child care, housing and fuel assistance, and other services that can benefit the whole family 

But that’s not all! WIC also offers breastfeeding classes, one-on-one breastfeeding support, as well as immunization screening and referrals. wiC also provides parents with opportunities to talk with other parents about nutrition and other health topics that are important to their families.

Breastfeeding Warmline: Please call us at (617) 533-2243 with your breastfeeding questions or concerns. A breastfeeding peer counselor will contact you within 24 hours.

Free Drop-In Mom's Group: The Mom group offers information and education about parenting and nutrition, breastfeeding support and the chance to connect with other moms. Every Friday 11:00 AM-12:30 PM at the WIC room, the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center, 1353 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA. For more information please call the WIC office at (617) 825-0805.

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: 

Health Center

Created: 
05/06/2011

College Bound Dorchester

Phone: 

(617) 282-5034

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Location

18 Samoset Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Mission: 
To equip Dorchester students with the attitude, skills and experience to graduate from college, using education as a means to transform the neighborhoods of Dorchester.
 
At College Bound Dorchester, formerly FDNH, we believe in the transformative power of education. Every day we have the privilege of working with students from ages 3 months to 70 years. Our teachers, mentors, peer leaders and staff provide the supports these students need to realize their future goals. We take this responsibility seriously and know that, if we are successful, we have the power to change not only individual lives but also the entire Dorchester community.

We are creating an organization that will provide all of our students with the attitude, skills and experience to graduate from college and succeed in life. We know there are challenges ahead and obstacles in our way. However we also know that as we work harder and focus on high expectations and data driven assessment, the paths of opportunity will open for all.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Mark Culliton, CEO/Kedan Harris

Key Partners: 

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Visit collegebounddorchester.org

Charge for services: 

Yes

Key Programs Offered: 

Bartholomew Family Child Care The Little House Log School Ruth Darling Child Care Center

Provide ABE/ESOL and Child Care: 9am to 2pm.

Computer Skills classes for enrolled students.

Scholarships available: 

Yes

Vouchers accepted: 

Yes

Transportation provided: 

No

Number of people served each year: 

over 1000

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses, Inc. (FDNH)

Created: 
11/29/2011

On November 4th 2009, College Bound Dorchester received the Coming Up Taller Award for its Art a la Carte program at a ceremony hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House. At the ceremony, Mrs. Obama commended Art a la Carte and all of the award winners by stating, "Ultimately, each of your programs is using achievement in the arts as a bridge to achievement in life." She continued, "You ask our young people to dream, and you give them the tools to fulfill those dreams. You affirm that their contributions are valuable, and their success matters to all of us. You help them see beyond the circumstances of their lives to the world of possibility that awaits them. And for that, we honor you."

Second Church in Dorchester, A Church of the Nazarene

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

44 Moultrie Street
Dorchester, MA 02124

Phone: 

(617) 825-2797

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Wednesday, Friday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Sunday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

 

Worship: Sundays at 10:15am

Location

Second Church Dorchester
600 Washington St
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Mission: 

Second Church in Dorchester is a Christian Community that seeks Communion with God and the Conversion of Souls as we strive towards Continous Growth in all areas of life.

COMMUNITY - Acts 2:44-47
Committed to sharing resources thorugh God's Love

COMMUNION - John 4:24
Committed to the experience and expressing of a spiritual union with God

CONVERSION - Luke 19:10
Committed to bringing people to a life changing knowledge of Jesus Christ

CONTINOUS GROWTH - Ephesians 4:11-16
Committed to striving towards excellence in all areas of life

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Rev. Dr. Victor A. Price

Key Partners: 

Eastern Nazarene College, Boston Project, Historic Boston Inc

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Attendance, volunteer

Charge for services: 

No

Scholarships available: 

No

Vouchers accepted: 

No

Transportation provided: 

Yes

Number of people served each year: 

over 1000

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Urban Asthma Coalition

Phone: 

617.451.0049

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

M-F: 9am-5pm

Location

Boston Urban Asthma Coalition
622 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Mission: 

The Boston Urban Asthma Coalition aims to promote collaboration between organizations and residents concerned about the various factors that affect asthma such as the environment, quality of health care, access to health care, and education. This Collaboration taps into the expertise and resources of these city residents and organizations through advocacy and educational projects. In addition, it strengthens, personally and professionally, the network of people addressing the severity, morbidity, and mortality of asthma.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Jean Zotter, J.D.

Key Partners: 

Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition, Lead Action Collaborative, Bowdoin Street Health Center, Four Corners Action Coalition, Dorchester Housing Action Team, Project RIGHT, MassCOSH, Head Start, Boston Public Schools, Boston Public Health Commission.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Residents can join our active committees, healthy housing, healthy schools and health, to advocate for improving the city for people with asthma. Our committees meet regularly, either monthly or bi-monthly. Residents can also join our leadership development programs.

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: 

Private Building

Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance

Phone: 

(617) 822-9100

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

M-F: 9am-6pm

Location

1803 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Mission: 

The Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA) is a statewide non-profit group that works to encourage local and state government and businesses to invest more money in affordable housing. Since 1985, our organizing of tenants and home owners to voice concerns and break down barriers to affordable homeownership has resulted in 2.8 billion in investments. MAHA's research on important housing issues and our award winning homebuyer and homeowner classes for consumers in the Boston area, make the most of the programs MAHA has helped put in place.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Tom Callahan

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

People who take the classes come to buy homes

Charge for services: 

Yes

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: 

Private Building

Created: 
11/22/2010
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