Mattapan United Spring 2013 RFP TA session today!

Hello Mattapan United:
This is a reminder that there will be a Technical.Assistance session today at the ABCD Mattapan Family Service Center located at 535 River street in Mattapan.
The session will run from 4-6pm.
We look forward to seeing you and answering your questions.

Free Legal Services Clinic on Saturday, April 13, 2013!

The Legal Services Center is a neighborhood law office that serves the legal needs of the community. They provide attorneys and legal assistance to financially eligible clients in civil matters. The People’s Law School is intended to educate and empower community members around everyday legal issues. 
On Saturday, April 13, 2013 The People's Law School will be offering Community Education Workshops and a open house at 122 Boylston Street Jamaica Plain, MA. 02130 from 1:00PM-5:00PM.This is a Free Event, Registration Not Required. If more information is required feel free to call 617-522-3003. 

Boston Nature Center's Get Out & Go Birding on Sunday, April 14, 2013!

Birding can be a relaxing and fun to pastime. Come explore the bird world at the Boston Nature Center at your own pace with one of their birding kits. Each kit includes two pairs of binoculars, tips for using binoculars, two bird guide books, and a list of common birds found at the BNC. Kits can be borrowed for 1.5 hours at a time. To ensure available kits please call ahead. There is a $2.00 fee. 


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Cultural Day Celebration Friday, April 12, 2013!

The Afterschool Program's Children and Families come to together to celebrate Culture Day! The event will take place at TCYF Tobin Community Center located on 1481 Tremont St  Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 from 5:30PM-7:30PM.
The night will consist of live performances, food, a special presentation from the the BCYF TCC Afterschool students, and also a raffle! All are welcome to join!
 BCYF offers a range of affordable programs including preschool, school-aged & adult education, family literacy, youth employment, violence prevention & intervention, senior activities, recreation and enrichment. BCYF’s 35 facilities are located throughout Boston. Check out for more information. 

City At Your Service Event Held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013!

On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 6:30PM-8:30PM at the Mildred Avenue Community Center located on 5 Mildred Avenue Mattapan, MA, the City at your Service event will be held. This event will give residents in the community the opportunity to know what resources are available to them as Boston residents as well as give them the opportunity to meet departments in the Mayor's Office of Human Resources.  
Many departments will be there to share additional information about programs available. Some of these departments include: Boston Centers for Youth & Families, Boston Youth Fund, Office of Civil Rights, Commission for Persons with Disabilities, Commission on Affairs of the Elderly, Mayor's Youth Council/ Youth Line, Department of Veterans' Services, and Women's Commission. Come out and learn about more beneficial programs! 

Introducing NEW Summer Opportunities Page!

Summer is closely approaching, which means students are going to be getting out of school soon and will need something to do. MyMattapan now  offers a page where families can view different opportunities in the Boston area that individuals and families can take part in. 
Take a look at the new page and if you have any information you would like to be added into the summer opportunies please contact at 

Next Stop Hyde Square!

Dear Friends:
Join the Arborway Committee as we work to improve Jamaica Plain by supporting the extension of the E-Line from its arbitrary end at Heath street to the rich cultural and business nexus that is Hyde Square! Come to our launch event featuring Fred Salvucci, former Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation! Join Fred Salvucci, former Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation along with local Jamaica Plain leaders Michael Reiskind and Damaris Pimentel in a panel discussion after the screening.
Portland: A Sense of Place is an acclaimed documentary that chronicles the recent social and economic transformation of Portland OR, thanks to promotion of public transit, including the development of a vitally important streetcar system. > Read more

Mattapan United:Call For Champions

What is Mattapan United? Mattapan United (MU) is a community-driven initiative aimed at improving the quality of lige for Mattapan residents. The initiative brings together residents alongside educational and civic leaders, business owners, nonprofit organizations, and local and State officials to collaborate on development and implementation of a Community Contract that aims to build a stronger, safer, healthier, and more vibrant Mattapan. The Steering Committee is comprised of residents, community organizations, and local business leaders. 

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Community Residents Gather Together For B3 Meeting To Discuss Human Trafficking

On Wednesday, March 20, 2013, B-3 held their monthly meeting at the Joseph Lee School at 155 Talbot Avenue Mattapan, MA 02124. This month's topic of discussion was human trafficking which included guest speaker Sergeant Detective Donna Gavin, a 30-year old veteran of the Boston Police Department and expert on human trafficking. She presented on the various reasons as to why people take part in human trafficking, the increase in this practice and resources available to help. 

"Usually when you think of human trafficking you think of abroad, but it is happening in our homes by our own kids by our own people. Most women doing human trafficking are at the end of the road. There is an increase because of the internet and the demand by men," Gavin states.
District B3 meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 6:00PM. The meetings give residents a chance to meet their police officers, talk about crime and other happenings in the community, and connect with neighbors and elected officials.

Mattahunt Community Center Receives Grant To Create College Readiness Program

The Mattahunt Wheelock Partnership Community Center will soon develop a college and career readiness program, thanks in part to a $15,000 grant provided by the Hamilton Charitable Company. The grant will be used to aid in the development of a comprehensive series of programs to support the Mattapan community and its young students. This will be a positive addition to the community in Mattapan.  

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