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Community Engagement and Support



Statewide network of career centers that offer job training, career counseling, and employment services. They connect job seekers with employers and provide resources for professional development. 


United Way

Non-profit organization that works to improve lives by mobilizing resources, advocating for change, and supporting community initiatives. They provide support to various non-profit organizations and programs. 


BCYF Vine Street


Community Center that features a community room, gym, dance studio, fitness center, computer lab and more. 


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The Guild

Community-driven social enterprise owned and led by people of color that facilitates collaborative alchemy through a process of venue, presence and connection. They transform blighted sites into enriching centers of cultural exchange, commerce, artisty and wellness that are then programmed for and by the community. 


City of Boston


Provides information on city services, programs, and initiatives. It offers resources related to housing, education, healthcare, public safety and more. 



Reality Boston

Local church community that brings and transformation to individuals and neighborhoods. They offer various programs, events, and support services for spiritual and personal growth. 


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Dorchester Cares Coalition

Collaborative effort among community organizations, residents, and stakeholders to address various social issues and improve the overall well-being of the community. They work towards creating a safer, healthier, and more inclusive neighborhood. 

Primary Contact: Tara Register


Friends of Geneva Cliff

Community group focused on preserving and enhancing the natural beauty of the Geneva Cliff area. They organize clean-up initiatives, promote environmental awareness, and create opportunities for community engagement. 


Cape Verdean Association of Boston

Celebrates and preserves Cape Verdean culture while providing a wide range of programs and services to the community. They offer educational, cultural, and social opportunities. 



Pine Street Inn

Leading organizations in the fight against homelessness. They provide emergency shelter, housing assistance, job training, and support services to individuals experiencing homelessness. 


Greater Four Corners Action Coalition

Employs resources to stabilize and enhance the livability of the Four Corners community by empowering neighborhood residents and stakeholders to act and ensure their voices are heard both locally and regionally. 

Friends of Ronan Park

Community organization dedicated to the preservation, enhancement, and promotion of Ronan Park. They organize events, maintain the park, and advocate for its continued improvement for the benefit of all residents. 

Primary Representative: Geoff Doerre

Greater Bowdoin Geneva Neighborhood Association

A community organization dedicated to promoting neighborhood improvements and advocating for residents. 

Contact: Davida Andelman

Dorchester Food Co-Op

Community-owned grocery store that prioritizes fresh, local, and sustainably sourced food. They aim to improve food access and promote healthy eating options for residents of the neighborhood. 

Primary Contact: Mary Regan


Meeting House Hill Civic Association

Represents the interests and concerns of residents in the Meeting House Hill area. They collaborate with local stakeholders, promote community engagement, and work towards the betterment of the neighborhood. 


Ella Baker House

Community center and social services dedicated to providing support and resources to individuals and families in need. They offer programs ranging from after-school activities to job training and assistance. 

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Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation (CSNDC)

Community development corporation committed to improving the quality of life in Codman Square and the surrounding neighborhoods. They offer affordable housing, community services, and initiatives that foster social and economic progress. 

BCYF Holland


Community Center that features a community room, computer lab, fitness center, rock wall, teen center, and more. 

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Louis D. Brown Peace Institute

A non-profit organization based in Dorchester, MA offering resources for black and brown folk with trauma, especially concerning murders in families. They aim to serve as a center of healing, teaching, and learning for families and communities' impacted by murder, trauma, grief, and loss.


Metro Housing Boston

A non-profit organization using a wide range of resources to provide innovative and personalized services that lead families and individuals to housing stability, economic security, and an improved quality of life.

Website: About - Metro Housing Boston

Dunk the Vote


A non-partisan initiative focused on increasing participation and turnout considering voting as a public health emergency, using social media to strengthen ground game. They time to support and enhance accountable self-empowerment within and for Black communities.

Website: About | Dunk The Vote (DTV) Civic Engagement Leadership (

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