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The Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC) is a body of high school student representatives from across the 34 high schools within Boston Public Schools District.
Boy With a Ball helps young people and families reach their dreams through launching youth as changemakers who ignite city-wide movements to transform hurting neighborhoods. Love Your City, our main effort, involves volunteer teams building friendships with community members in an at-risk neighborhood, learning about barriers keeping youth and families from their dreams, and launching youth as leaders into creating innovative solutions to help the community rise. Currently, Love Your City is focused on an apartment community in Jackson Square.
P.O. Box 301014
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Breaktime is a Massachusetts-based nonprofit working to break the cycle of young adult homelessness. We believe it is time to break down barriers, break into systems, and break apart stigmas that hold back young adults experiencing housing insecurity. Through transitional employment and financial empowerment, Breaktime works to break down barriers to job security, financial security, and–ultimately–housing security for our Associates. This process of early intervention enables Breaktime to combat long-term chronic homelessness and support young adults in becoming stably employed and housed. Moreover, through awareness-building and policy advocacy on the local, state, and national level, Breaktime catalyzes systemic change–breaking into systems and breaking apart stigmas that unjustly harm high-potential young people.
170 Portland Street, Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (508) 319-1679
HSTF was founded on the belief that communities are stronger when we take care of our youth. By harnessing their potential, we not only help youth navigate adolescence, but support them in becoming the changemakers of today and our future. HSTF was formed in the 1980s by a coalition of neighbors and leaders coming together to address the growing violence and related challenges facing the Hyde/Jackson neighborhood of Jamaica Plain. Now known as Boston’s Latin Quarter, our neighborhood has transformed. Despite the progress, like in other urban neighborhoods, our youth continue to struggle with high levels of poverty, community violence and low-educational attainment.
30 Sunnyside St.
Jamaica Plain MA 02130
Phone: 1 (617) 524-8303
Our mission is to work together to represent the community, to empower the residents and to engage service providers to promote the health and well-being of all Jamaica Plain /Egleston Square residents. Our focus areas are family support, public health and services for older adults.
295 Centre St. #3`
Jamaica Plain MA 02130
The Lifting Our Voices for Safety (L.O.V.S.) campaign is a project of the Living Safely in Jackson Square Building Captains. The LSJS Building Captains met in-person and virtually during 2021-22, focusing on team building and on creating a mission statement for the L.O.V.S. campaign. The L.O.V.S. campaign sponsored a first Economic Mobility workshop in May 2022. "Our goal is to promote safety within the Jackson Square neighborhood to protect and save our children! We wish to utilize our voices come together to find solutions and provide resources for all Jackson Square community members.
The Living Safely in Jackson Square Coalition is a cross-sector partnership in the Jackson Square area of Jamaica Plain that is focused on reducing the causes of childhood trauma that too often lead to adverse health impacts and can create obstacles to growth and achievement. This place-based coalition includes local nonprofits, schools, child welfare, law enforcement, property owners and managers, residents, and other stakeholders, who will work together to develop a collective impact approach that addresses Children’s Health, with a focus on Family Stability, Youth Engagement, and Improved Safety.
c/o Hyde Square Task Force, 30 Sunnyside St.
Looking for a way to give back to the community and to sharpen your tutoring/mentoring skills? Tutors needed to help children ages 8 to 18 with homework help in various subject areas, including math, English, and science at the Mildred C. Hailey Youth Drop-In Center. In-person volunteers needed on Fridays from 3:00 to 4:30pm EST. All COVID-19 precautions will be taken, including mask wearing, temperature checks, and social distancing.
30 Bickford St.
Phone: (857) 317-9219
The Southwest Corridor Park is a 5-mile linear park along the path of the orange line, from Back Bay to Forest Hills, with bike paths, playgrounds, basketball and tennis, skateboarding, spray pools and more. As the advisory committee for the Southwest Corridor Park, we help with:
(1.) planning for the park;
(2.) hands-on activities such as garden volunteer days and clean-up days;
(3.) offering mini-grants for events and activities in the park;
(4.) monthly meetings via zoom (first Tuesday of each month) with park volunteers, park staff, and public safety officers from the whole park.
This year, we will be working with the state parks agency on their Master Plan for the park. We are inviting neighborhood residents to join the Southwest Corridor Park Alliance to volunteer as neighborhood representatives in order to help with the Master Planning process.
Union Capital Boston transforms social capital into opportunity by rewarding community engagement.
Our vision is that ongoing community collaboration cultivates equity for all Bostonians.
1542 COLUMBUS AVE
Urban Edge is dedicated to strengthening communities and families. Together, we build affordable housing and vibrant, prosperous neighborhoods.
Urban Edge 1542 Columbus Ave