Codman Square

Solar PV & Hot Water in Codman Square, Apr. 23

Are you interested in learning about how to make a green home and installing solar panels? Join Codman Square Neighborhood Council at 81 Brent Street on April 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to take part in an educational solar panel installation. Learn about the green, healthy development within the community on Brent Street. Hear from the residents building the home and how you can get involved with installation through Co-op Power. 

For more info, call Kerri at (617) 645-7298 or email kerri-ann@cooppower.coop.

Earn $50 for a 1.5 hour study Apr. 15 or 23!

Participants between ages 18 and 35 are needed! Earn $50 cash for one hour and 30 minutes of your time to participate in a research study on Friday, April 15 or Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Codman Square Tech Center, 450 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124. You need to be comfortable reading and writing in English to participate. The research study aims to understand fun and interesting ways in which you can plan for the future. You will be required to complete a survey as part of the study.

Call (857)294-5095 now for available times! Location is accessible by public transportation. This research is sponsored by the Doorways to Dreams Fund.
                   

Community Meeting re: Construction on Park Street, Mar. 31

The Department of Neighborhood Development will host a community meeting for Grace Church of All Nations to present their proposal for the future use of vacant land located on Park Street, Dorchester (Ward 17, Parcel # 00310000; 14,814 Square Feet). The meeting will take place Thursday, March 31, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the The Great Hall of Codman Square, 6 Norfolk Street, Dorchester. 

For additional information, please contact Project Manager Christopher Rooney at 617-635-0493.

Fathers And Mothers Infants eLders and Youth (FAMILY, Inc.)

Phone: 

(617) 822-1234

Mission: 

FAMILY, Inc. is a non-profit organization that serves as an organizing system, a tool for catalyzing societal change. We work with partners to create secure and nurturing environments of mutual support in which all children and families can thrive.

FAMILY, Inc. creates partnerships with individuals and institutions to connect educational, health care, economic, and other systems that collaboratively can create healthy, safe, sustainable communities throughout the world.

Location

Codman Square Health Center
637 Washington St.
02124
United States

Perkins Community Center

Phone: 

617-635-5146

Email: 

perkinscc@cityofboston.gov

Website: 

www.cityofboston.gov/bcyf

Location

Perkins Community Center
155 Talbot Ave
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

Boston Centers for Youth & Families Joseph Lee Elementary School Lee Academy Pilot School Codman Square Library DotWell

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

For Adult Education, including GED and ESOL classes, contact Papa Diop at (617) 635-1894. Drop-in registration every first and third Wednesday of the month. For all other after-school, summer, and recreation programs: call the front desk at (617) 635-1895.

Key Programs Offered: 

School Age Child Care After-School and Summer Program Piranhas After-School Program: Meets M-F, 3:20 - 6. 4 - 5pm writing. 5 - 6pm pool. $150/year. 1st month: Deposit and &35. Then: $35 every 3 months. Piranhas Swim Team: Membership overlaps with After-School Program, but open to others also. Swim meets 6pm Fridays.** Open Swimming: Saturdays. 10:15 - 11 Children, 11 - 12 Lap Swimming, 1 - 2:30 Community/Open Swim, 2-4:30 Adults.** Fire Star Homework Drop-in: Call center for more info Boston Raider's Mentoring: Academic help for youth aged 7-18. M-F, 3-8pm. $20/month. Strong Women, Strong Girls: Mentoring for girls in grades 3, 4 and 5 at Perkins on Thursdays, 4 - 5:30pm. Open Gym Peewee Basketball: Saturdays, 9am - 1pm. $65/season. Season runs approximately October - April. Self-Defense: Free self-defense classes taught on Saturdays from 9 - 11:30 am. 16 years and up. Karate: Classes offered for ages 5 and up, adults included, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 6-8. Call center for pricing information. Dorchester Adult Literacy Coalition site

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
11/29/2011

Codman Square Health Center

Phone: 

(617) 825-9660

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Urgent Care: 
Monday-Thursday 8:30am - 10:00pm 
Friday 8:30am - 9:00pm 
Saturday 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Primary Care:
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday & Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Mission: 

To serve as a resource for improving the physical, mental and social well-being of the community. *** We opened our doors in 1979 with a dream: to build the best urban community in America. As part of this dream, we recognized that though health care begins by alleviating sickness, the journey to a true "culture of health" is achieved through the health of the whole person, and through the health of the whole community.  Our two-physician staff that summer of 1979 may have been small, but our mantra was not: while disease is a lack of health, health is not simply a lack of disease.

Today, with a staff of 280 employees, expert clinicians and medical staff, and an astounding depth and breadth of community programs, we believe that we are on our way toward reaching our dream of building the best urban community in America. The Codman Square Health Center is committed to continued progress and we hope you will join us in fulfilling our vision of a culture of health in our community.

Location

Codman Square Health Center
637 Washington St
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Clinical Services
Primary care (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Women’s Health)
Urgent care
Dental care
Eye care
Behavioral Health 
Specialty care (Podiatry, Cardiology, Sports Medicine, Nutrition, Dermatology, Smoking Cessation, WIC office) Pharmacy (w/ Eaton Apothecary, 617.265.7400)

Full Service Laboratory 
Diagnostic Care (X-ray, mammography, ultrasound, radiology) 

Case Management: Asthma, Diabetes, Pre-natal, HIV Client support: insurance services, interpreter services, on-site childcare, financial counseling, legal advocacy, multilingual staff, referral management

Civic Health through DotWell

Public Health Services: Cooking Classes & Nutrition Programs Healthy Eating for Diabetes Eat Green, Save Green HIV counseling, education, outreach, support Support groups for new parents, dads, moms (drop-in!), as well as AA, & HIV

Food Security:
DTA Food Stamp program: There will be a representative at the Health Center on Fridays from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm in the Nutrition Office in the first floor lobby. Half hour appointments can be made in MSI. Walk-ins also encouraged.
Food Pantry: Pantry will reopen at Greenwood UMC. Details forthcoming. MORE!

Created: 
02/07/2011

Healthworks Community Fitness

Phone: 

(617) 825-2800

Email: 

kchipman@healthworkscommunityfitness.org

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday 6:00am – 9:00pm
Tuesday 6:00am – 9:00pm
Wednesday 6:00am – 9:00pm
Thursday 6:00am – 9:00pm
Friday 6:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm
Sunday Closed

Mission: 

Healthworks Community Fitness provides a fun, safe, and supportive environment in which women can become empowered to take control of their physical and emotional wellbeing. The member/scholarship program gives women free access to the environment needed to develop the whole woman- mind, body, and spirit. Healthworks Community Fitness understands that gaining access to fitness is the first step for many women towards empowerment. Since this is often a difficult step, it is crucial for women to obtain support.

Location

Codman Square Health Center Branch
450 Washington St
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Please call for more information!

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes, meeting space available during the day for women's groups

Created: 
11/28/2011

Only One Jamaican Restaurant

Phone: 

(617) 822-0444

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

7 Days a Week
7:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

Mission: 

Using only the freshest ingredients, meats, and seafood, we create each meal with love for complete customer satisfaction. Our trained chefs work hard to replicate the flavors of home, so you can take a break from the kitchen and treat your family to a great meal and a fantastic time. From breakfast to lunch to dinner, our restaurant only offers the best Jamaican food at the best prices.

Location

The Only One Restaurant
160 Norfolk Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
10/29/2009

DotWell: Civic Health Institute

Phone: 

(617) 825-2800

Website: 
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday-Thursday 8:30AM-10:00PM Friday 8:30AM-9:00PM Saturday 9:00AM-3:00PM

Mission: 

Civic Health, a critical component to the mission of the Health Center, is a community research and action learning program that jump-starts ideas and ventures for improving community prosperity. The program operates with the knowledge that the overall health of individuals is directly related to the health of their physical environments, their social networks and connections to their community, their economic and educational opportunities, and their personal sense of empowerment. The Civic Health team is continuously working to improve communication networks within the Health Center and among community organizations. They strive to improve the economic literacy in the community with the goal of increasing the economic self-sufficiency and the economic health of Codman Square. Concurrently, the team is creating and improving Codman Square public green-spaces and public meeting spaces, and building social capital by helping to foster Codman Square as a Home for the Arts.

Location

Codman Square Tech Center
450 Washington St
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
12/03/2009

Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corp.

Phone: 

(617) 825-4224

Email: 
Website: 
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

8:30am-5:00pm M-F

Mission: 

Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corp (CSNDC) is a nonprofit community development corporation (CDC), charged with developing both the physical and social infrastructure of the community. Founded in 1981 by community activists (many of whom still live in the neighborhood), concerned about the blight and disinvestment that was rampant at the time, CSNDC continues its focus on: -developing affordable rental and homeownership housing -assisting residents and small businesses in growing their assets and wealth -supporting resident leadership in addressing and taking control of community quality of life issues The Real Estate Development Initiative includes the rehabilitation and construction of housing, open space and commercial real estate development, and the provision of supportive resident services for renters and homeowners. The Economic Development Initiative includes economic development activities that lead to a stable and economically viable commercial district, employment and business development opportunities for community residents, a well-prepared workforce, and the creation of assets and wealth among community residents. The Community Building Initiative includes activities that allow the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation to help strengthen the community by engaging in community planning and working together with residents, other non-profits, and local businesses to gather diverse community input, encourage civic participation and increase community influence in decision making and resource allocation, and participate in collaborative efforts to develop comprehensive plans for the service area.

Location

Codman Square NDC
587 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
11/30/2010
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