Older Adult Volunteers Needed to Work with Preschool Children

Jumpstart Community Corps is looking for older adult volunteers (the majority of our volunteers are 55 or older) to work in preschool classrooms in Mattapan to help prepare children for school success. Volunteer will work in a preschool classroom two afternoons a week, either at Ellison Parks EEC or the Mattapan Head Start, helping children build their language and literacy skills. Volunteers receive a small stipend of $50 every two weeks for their service. Contact Annie Liu at 857-413-4548 or for more information.

Bowdoin Geneva Farmers Market

Open Thursdays from 3-6:30 beginning June 28 and continuing through the end of October.

A top priority of the market is to make fresh, high-quality healthy food available and accessible to everyone. Vendors are local farms and small-scale food businesses that provide area residents with affordably-priced fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, bread and – BRAND NEW this season – fresh-caught fish.  Read more

Maura B., Market Manager

Good Food Market at Gallivan

Every Wednesday, 4pm to 6pm, from July 13 through October 26 on the outdoor basketball court located on Standard Avenue in the Gallivan Housing Community. For $5, fill up a grocery bag with all the vegetables and fruits you want. Fresh, local produce is provided by Brookwood Farms, located in Milton, MA, in partnership with the Gallivan Task Force and the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition. Produce bags are half off ($2.50) when you use your EBT/SNAP/ Food Stamp card. For questions or more information please contact the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition at 617-696-2900.

Mattapan Farmers Market

Every Saturday, 10am to 1pm, from July 9 through October 15 in the parking lot of The Church of the Holy Spirit, located at 525 River Street near Mattapan Station. Fresh, local produce is provided by City Natives in partnership with The Trustees of the Reservation in Canton, MA. We accept EBT/SNAP/Food Stamps cards, WIC Coupons and Senior Vouchers. For questions or more information please contact the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition at 617-696-2900.

Dorchester YMCA Fall Programs

It's time to get healthy. Visit the Dorchester YMCA for special membership offers as well as programs for families and youth. Visit us on the web at Call 617.436.7750, or just come visit the branch at 776 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124. Free parking, directly on bus Rt #26 and a short walk from the Ashmont T.

Dorchester YMCA

Neponset Health Center's Food Pantry is Open every Tuesday!

The Neponset Health Center's food pantry is open every Tuesday from 9 am-11 am. New clients only need to bring with them a valid I.D. and proof of some sort of state assistance (i.e MassHealth, SDI, DTA, Housing, etc). The Neponset Health Center Food Pantry is located in the health center on the first floor near the back parking lot. If you have any questions please call the Neponset Health Center at (617)282-3200.

398 Neponset Health Center
Dorchester, MA 02122


Registration for Boston Public Schools

Boston Public Schools registration for first round begins
January 4 -February 5, 2010 for kindergarten, grade 6, and grade 9. February 10 - March 26, 2010 is for all other grades.

Boston Public Schools
East Zone Family Resource Center
1216 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Ma 02125

Valerie Amis, East Zone Family Resource Center

Neponset Health Center teams up with Neighborhood Health Plan

Starting Friday July 10th Neponset Health Center will be hosting a health insurance table hosted by a Neighborhood Health Plan representative. Neighborhood Health Plan will be in the lobby of the Neponset Health Center every other Friday from 9am-2pm with information on the health insurance plans that are available to everyone. The Neighborhood Health Plan rep. will be able to answer any questions that you may have about their plans and will help find out which plan will work best for you. They will also have FREE giveaways for people who come in for information.  Read more


Kit Clark Neighborhood Services

Kit Clark Senior Services for those over 60: health care, socialization, adult day health, memory respite, homemakers, personal care attendants, mental health and substance abuse counseling, and transportation. The Kit Clark's Senior Home Improvement Program for eligible homeowners with home rehabilitation and low-cost home repairs.