Reflect & Strengthen

Reflect & Strengthen

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

614 Columbia Rd. #R,
Dorchester, MA 02125


(617) 442-2355


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.


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: 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.

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