Civic associations

Mayor Walsh Encourages Teens to Sign Up for Summer Employment

*Contact:* Press Office (617) 635-4461​

*Youth Jobs Hopeline Will be Open Thursday and Friday*

BOSTON - Mayor Walsh announced that Hopeline registration will re-open for two days this week for teens ages 15 to 18.

Registering through the Hopeline is the first step in the City's youth employment program, led by the Department of Youth Engagement and Employment, to engage youth who may have missed the initial sign-up rounds for Mayor Walsh’s initial outreach for summer youth employment.  Read more

DA Conley Extends Application Deadline for Youth Advisory Council

BOSTON, May 27, 2014-Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley has extended the application period for his Youth Advisory Council in order to allow more young leaders the opportunity to provide input on policy, legislation, and crime-fighting strategies affecting young people.
Conley began seeking teens from Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop to staff the 21-member council nearly two weeks ago. Today, he announced that the application deadline would be extended an additional month from May 23 to June 23.  Read more

Mattahunt Community Center Family Fun Night

Mattahunt Community Center (MCC) Family Fun Nights

Upcoming Family Fun Nights:
• February 26: Celebrate Black History Month
• March 26: Honor Women in History
• April 30: Boost Financial Literacy
• May 28: Participate in Mental Health Awareness
• June 25: Kick-off to Summer

For more information on the Holiday Family Fun Night and on the Mattahunt Community Center, please visit:; 617-635-5159
Rashad Cope

Volunteer in the Boston Public Schools

Live, work or play in Dorchester? Consider volunteering there, too. Boston Partners in Education is looking for mentors and tutors for students in Boston Public Schools, specifically in Dorchester neighborhoods.

Volunteers work one-on-one or with a small group of students for an hour a week during the school day. Opportunities are available in all grades (K-12) in either English Language Arts or math.  Read more
Barbara Harris

Family Variety Fridays

Every Friday evening the Anthony D. Perkins Community Center hosts “Family Variety Fridays”. This is a FREE weekly Friday event open to family, friends of all ages and the community-at-large, all summer long. No membership or registration required.

Activities include but are not limited to movie nights, pool parties, carnival nights and talent shows.

Please come enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages while viewing a family friendly film.

Start Date: Friday, June 14, 2013
End Date: Friday, September 13, 2013
Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM, (617) 635-5146
Nancy Rachel Rousseau

Join Grove Hall & Bowdoin-Geneva Residents & Community Organizations in Transforming Vacant Lots into Public Gardens of Beauty & Learning!

Come Garden & Engage in Community Transformation!
Thanks to: Grove Hall & Bowdoin-Geneva community residents & congregations, Greater Bowdoin-Geneva Neighborhood Association, Masjid AlQur'an, Mt. Calvary Holy Church, Pine Street Inn, Coleman Street Neighbors Association, Neighborhood Development Corp. of Grove Hall,
Nuestra Communidad, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, Project R.I.G.H.T., The Ten Point Coalition, Mayor Menino's Neighborhood
Response Team, First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, UCC, Dorchester Gardenlands Preserve, First Parish Church of Dorchester, First  Read more


State Rep. Carlos Henriquez 5th Suffolk District Community Meetings

In the month of March State Rep. Carlos Henriquez of the 5th Suffolk district will hold four community meetings in his district to discuss new laws and policy, also to address the issues and concerns of his constituents. The following dates and locations are: March 2nd (Viet Aide, 42 Charles st), 16th (Grove Hall library, 41 geneva ave), 23rd (Roxbury YMCA, 285 MLK Blvd), and 30th (Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, 504 Dudley st).

phone: 617-722-8762 email:
Danielson Tavares

Vote for favorite storefront display

Public voting has begun in the city’s Deck the Windows of Boston Main Streets contest, a friendly competition that asks merchants to decorate their storefronts for the holidays. Residents are encouraged to vote online for their favorite holiday-themed windows. Last week, local judges reviewed windows in each of the Boston Main Streets districts and submitted a winner from each of the 20 Main Street districts. The public voting stage of the contest will conclude on Dec. 18.  Read more

ABCD needs you to Volunteer! (Volunteer Tax Preparer Training)

ABCD needs you to Volunteer!
We are looking for special people like you to volunteer with the Financial Futures Initiative at ABCD this upcoming tax season to:

• Help our Boston residents get free tax preparation assistance
• Save thousands of dollars in tax preparation fees; and
• Make a difference in their lives.

By volunteering your time, you get to

• Learn new skills
• Make new friends; and
• Become a certified IRS tax preparer  Read more
Bindu Vedagiri

Codman Square Neighborhood Council

The Codman Square Neighborhood Council meets the first Wednesday of every month from 7 to 8:30p.m. in the Great Hall of the Codman Square Health Center – 6 Norfolk Street, Dorchester. For additional information please call 617 265-4189.