Mattapan United


Funded by Boston LISC and other partners and convened by ABCD's Mattapan Family Service Center, Mattapan United is a multi-year community engagement initiative for residents and allies pulling together to improve quality of life, unity & community pride in Mattapan. Members of the various committees of Mattapan United will include concerned residents and representatives of organizations serving Mattapan, including the coordinating agency, ABCD Mattapan Family Service Center. The group talks in depth with 100’s of Mattapan residents, leaders, businesses, churches, non-profit and government agencies in one-on-one conversations about the strengths and challenges of Mattapan and suggested action steps for improvements. 


Mattapan United is a community organizing process that connects residents and other leaders to define the future of Mattapan. This resident-led process, convened by ABCD Mattapan Family Service Center, resulted in a community contract that identifies strengths and challenges, and outlines solutions. Mattapan United envisions a community grassroots engagement process that creates an identity of Mattapan as a dynamic, desirable place to live, work and visit.