Pope's Hill

Dorchester Youth Council

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

email: keith.pernell@dotwell.org, phone: 617-740-2580
Keith Pernell

Unusual October

This is, indeed, a most unusual October. October in Boston is supposed to have the most sunny days of all the months of the year. After watching the Patriots’ game yesterday, I thought we had jumped ahead to December or January. On our way home from Cape Cod last weekend, we did see some pretty leaves. The only things we missed were some red maples. Most of the foliage was in shades of yellow.  Read more

Free Girls' LEAP Self-Defense Program

Free Opportunity for Girls ages 12-18
Girls’ 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

Cost?: FREE!

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.


617-787-2112, tracey@girlsleap.org
Tracey Westgate

Turning Leaves

Hubby and I have seen quite a few changes in the leaves, usually in the low areas. The burning bushes at the Stop & Shop in North Quincy are beginning to turn color. We have seen, on the TV weather reports, that Norwood has already been in the low 30s overnight so I am sure the trees in that area are turning colors. The other day, on Mount Washington in New Hampshire, the temperature was 22 degrees and it was snowing. Last week, Hubby went all around the house, took out the fans and the vented screens, and put down the windows.  Read more

Roxbury Community Research Advisory Board

THE ROXBURY COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD(CRAB)has membership openings and is seeking individuals who live or work in Roxbury, Dorchester or Mattapan and are interested in helping to end health disparities and
expand participation in medical research.
THE ROXBURY CRAB is composed of residents who are working to improve community understanding of and responsiveness to community based and clinical research in the Community and work to advise researchers. Members also provide advocacy, education & training,outreach and disseminate information.  Read more

Marjorie Hicks
E-mail: horizon@umb.edu 617-442-4400 highfort@juno.com

Tutor For Project D.E.E.P. This Year!

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

Assistant Director Anthony Crowe

Garden Party

Even though Hubby has been retired from the Boston Public Schools for more than 12 years, he is still in a school frame of mind. At this time of year, he must buy pens, pencils, notebooks, and even school glue. These products are usually on sale at great discounts at this time of year so he does make some wise purchases. We will probably end up giving the supplies to the kids and the grandkids but that will make him happy, also. Last week, he even bought pages of stickers for the World’s Greatest Grandchildren, Brendan and Erin.  Read more

Project D.E.E.P. Tutoring Programs Registration!

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 anthony@projectdeep.org 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

Assistant Director Anthony Crowe

Latin Beat

After the heavy rain of last Saturday, Hubby was back out in the yard harvesting his tomatoes. The cherry tomatoes in the white five-gallon buckets, are turning red very quickly. We are eating them at lunch and at dinner. We refused, however, to put them in our cereal. Even though the “store-bought” tomatoes look as nice as ours do, they do not taste half so good as ours.  Read more

Pineapple-Marshmallow-Whipped Cream Dessert

Hubby and I noticed that very few people were walking on our local streets because the heat of the past week has been very difficult to bear. We bring everything that we can into the living room, which is air-conditioned. I have even gone through the Christmas cards from the past two years. I have more time now to enjoy them and love to reread the notes that the people enclosed in their cards. I keep all the photos that people send. Then five years later, I gather those photos and return them to the senders. They probably haven’t seen them since they originally sent them out.  Read more