Social Capital Inc. (SCI), an organization whose mission is to strengthen communities by connecting diverse individuals and organizations through civic engagement initiatives, needs you! Youth are a powerful force of change and we are recruiting and training teens to connect with and engage citizens through community service learning projects. We are looking for youth aged twelve to eighteen to become positive agents of change within their own community and the surrounding areas. Read more
A rash of street robberies around Ashmont station prompted the MBTA Transit Police to issue an advisory to their officers on Tuesday. The warning details a string of four armed and unarmed robberies targeting black teenagers over the last week. Read more
Free Opportunity for Girls ages 12-18
Girlsâ€™ LEAP Self-Defense Program
Physical Self-Defense Training partnered with Reflective activities around topics of Conflict Resolution and De-escalation, setting boundaries, and other topics
Date: Mondays 10/26-12/14
Time: 6-8 pm
Girls ages 12-18
The program is free for participants, but we do ask that girls commit to all sessions. This program starts next week. We can take girls on the second session if necessary.
Oct. 15, 2009
Red Line commuters who have waited through years of Ashmont Station construction for a back entrance to the subway to reopen will have to trek around the station for another year and a half â€“ at least.
The Radford Lane entrance to the station, tucked on the one-way side street off Carruth Street, wonâ€™t open until the middle of 2011, according to MBTA officials. The news has left some in the neighborhood upset about continued longer walks and concerned about the ultimate fate of the entrance. Read more
Project D.E.E.P. (Dorchester Educational Enrichment Program) is seeking a few good tutors from the local community.
The commitment is one ninety (90) minute time period per week to work with one child. This period can be anytime from 3:00 - 8:00pm on any day Monday through Thursday.
There are three locations in Dorchester, and we are seeking tutors for all of them. Read more
Our registration event is being held on Saturday September 12, 2009.
If you have questions or concerns about the event, our policies, cost, or eligibility, please email email@example.com or call our office and speak to any of our staff at (617) 635-5027.
If you cannot attend, or if you decide to enroll after our event, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can do our best to enroll your child in our programs. Seats are competitive and highly sought after, but we will do everything we can to find a spot for any students who want to enroll. Read more
Registration for Fall Classes is currently underway at ODWIN Learning Center. Classes begin on September 9, 2009. ODWIN Learning Center offers Foundation Courses in Math, English Grammar, Reading and Study Skills and Advanced Courses in Algebra, Biology, Chemistry, Composition, Humanities and Pharmacological Math.
Two new courses are being offered beginning this semester: Communication Skills for Non-Native English Speakers and College Survival Skills. Read more
Jul. 16, 2009
â€œHey, you want some art with those artichokes?â€
Last Friday, a 9 foot-tall papier-mÃ¢chÃ© giraffe made by kids in the Dot Art greeted customers who flocked to the opening of the brand new farmers market in Peabody
Square/ Ashmont Station. The copper-and-gold spotted herbivore seemed to indicate that the weekly bazaar was the place to feed the spirit as well as the belly.
Market organizers â€”which included St. Markâ€™s Area Main Street (SMAMS)â€” looked to other successful ventures for ideas on which vendors to invite. Read more
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
The Dorchester Arts Collaborative has a booth at the upcoming Ashmont Farmers Market where local artists can show and sell their work. Space is filling quickly so if you are interested in participating, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so we can reserve you a space and date. The market runs on Fridays between 3 & 7pm from July through October.