STAND Against Racism This Friday!

Don't miss this chance to take a personal stand against racism, enjoy great food, performances, challenging discussion and more!

Mattapan United Youth Council in Action!

For the past 6 weeks, Mattapan United's Youth Council has been participating in the Growing Ubuntu: The Youth Speak Arts Program with students from Wheelock College at the Mattahunt-Wheelock Community Center.  On Tuesday, April 16, the youth presented their work at a showcase of youth art from around Boston at Wheelock College's Towne Art Gallery.  The youth meditated on what Ubuntu means to them and made stepping stones with those words stenciled onto them.  Stay tuned for more of the great work the MU Youth Council is doing.

Calling All Mattapan Youth!

Are you or do you know a youth looking for things to do over April vacation?  Join the Mattapan United Youth Council for a series of great workshops and events.  For more information, please contact Youth Leadership Coordinator Gia Garris at or (617)298-2045x234.

Community Service Opportunities!

Spring is finally here and with it, some great opportunities for community service in Mattapan.


Saturday, April 12, 9 a.m., Ernest Cherry Park, Orlando St., Mattapan, MA 02126.  A cleanup of the Shangri-La Garden, in celebration of World Service Day, in partnership with the Mattahunt-Wheelock Community Center.  Come enjoy the warmer weather and beautify our community!


Friday, April 25, 3:30-6:00 p.m., ABCD Mattapan Family Service Center, 535 River St., Mattapan, MA 02126.  STAND Against Racism!  This event, part of the YWCA's National STAND Against Racism Day, will include activities, film clips, discussion groups, and opportunities to take a pledge against racism. 5 adult volunteers are needed for general event support.


Saturday, May 2, 8 a.m., Mattapan Square.  Boston SHINES is a citywide beautification campaign.  To register, visit


To learn more or sign up please contact Mattapan United Volunteer Outreach and Technology Coordinator Eva Huston at (617)298-2045x219 or

Free Summer Program for 13 Year Olds: Youth Engaged in Action!

13 year olds sometimes fall through the cracks of summer engagement.  They are too old for camp and too young for summer jobs.  However, they are at a critical age.  Youth Engaged in Action (YEA) is a free 3-week ABCD program beginning July 14, 2014 focusing on job readiness, financial literacy and civic engagement.  The deadline to apply is May 30.  To learn more or apply, please visit or call (617)348-6583. 

Welcome new MU Lead Organizer Cynthia Lewis!

Welcome to the new Mattapan United Lead Organizer Cynthia Lewis! > Read more

Stand University for Parents Free Workshop for Parents at the Mattahunt Wheelock Community Center

Stand for Children Massachusetts is launching a new initiative known as Stand University for Parents (Stand UP). Stand UP is a free 10 week class for parents, grandparents, or guardians, to support them in getting more involved with their student’s education. Each class is an hour and a half and focus on topics such as:


·         Creating an effective learning environment at home

·         Supporting literacy through a variety of techniques

·         Understanding school and test data

·         Partnering with teachers and administrators at school

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