Health of Mattapan Meeting-Social Wellness

Mattapan United, in partnership with Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition, Mattapan Community Health Center, and the Boston Public Health Commission, invite you to a community Health of Mattapan meeting focusing on Social Wellness: The Well-being of Mind, Body and Spirit.  This meeting will be held on Thursday, October 24, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Mattapan Branch Library at 1350 Blue Hill Ave, Mattapan, MA, 02126.  Refreshments will be served.  This meeting serves as a follow up to the well-attended Health of Mattapan event held last year.

2nd Annual Back to School Jamboree! Come out this Saturday!

Saturday, September 28, from 12 to 4 pm
Mattapan United in Partnership with the Ellison Parks Early Education School Presents their 2nd Annual Back to School Jamboree!
All are invited!  Come join the Mattapan Community for hours of fun as we celebrate going Back to School!
Activites and offerings include: Hula hooping, face painting, live jazz, Zumba, 106.1 providing entertainment and free conga drum lessons, art activities for kids, free food, free books for kids, and more!
This event will be held at Ellison Parks Early Education School at 108 Babson Street, Mattapan, MA 02126, from 12 pm to 4 pm.
RSVP to the Facebook event here!:
For more information contact Eva Huston at or (617)298-2045 ext. 219
We look forward to seeing you there!
Rain date: October 5

Free intermediate computer classes in Mattapan Square

Computer skills are a great advantage to have in today's competitive job market. If you have basic computer skills but would like to take it to the next level, this is the class for you! Attend an information session at 2 p.m. on any one of the following days: September 17, 18, 19, 23, 24 or 25. The program will run Mondays through Thursdays, 1:30-4:30 p.m., September 30- December 19th. The information sessions and class will be held at Mattapan Family Service Center at 535 River St. in Mattapan, MA. For more information or to pre-register, contact Wilmary Tejeda at (617)298-2045 ext. 228 or

Are you or do you know a youth ages 15-19 who lives in Mattapan and is looking for work?

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A Great Turnout at Last Night's District 5 City Council Forum

The NAACP and MassVote, in collaboration with Mattapan United, Mattapan Square, Main Streets, and a number of community groups, sponsored a District 5 City Council Forum at the Mattahunt-Wheelock Community Center last night, September 16, 2013.  Wheelock faculty member William Rodriguez acted as moderator, posing probing questions and touching on hot-button issues.  The eight candidates were allotted two minutes each to answer two general questions as well as five specific questions and two audience-generated questions. 
Each candidate had a different angle, but they all emphasized their deep local roots and desire to be a strong voice for residents of District 5 (Mattapan, Hyde Park, and Roslindale).  Overwhelmingly, they expressed support for an enhanced police review board, a greater balance between legislative and executive power in Boston, prioritizing youth jobs, and addressing the root causes of homelessness. 
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Stand for Children Leadership Coming to Mattapan!

Stand for Children MA is coming to Mattapan to provide parents, educators and other members of the community an opportunity to be heard about the issues that matter to them, and to be empowered to be advocates for children and education. Join us to discuss the current successes and challenges in Boston Public Schools and how our next city leaders can impact Boston students and families to ensure that all students receive the excellent education they deserve.The meeting will be held at the ABCD Mattapan Family Service Center at 535 River Street Mattapan, MA 02126.

Community Meeting for the Boys & Girls Club's Proposal

The Boys and Girls Club will be presenting on the different exciting programming from their proposal to the Department of Neighborhood Development. Please come and hear about what services will be provided in our community and show support. Areas they plan to create programs for are Academic Success Programs, Leadership. Performing Arts and promoting Healthy Lifestyle. The meeting will be at the New Library at 1350 Blue Hill Avenue.

Join Us for National Night Out at Adams Court!

Nuestra Comunidad in partnership with other Mattapan groups are organizing National Night out in Adams Court in Mattapan Square at 415-439 River Street. The event will consist of Free food, drinks, music, games, raffles, and more! A great family event and opportunity to get connected with various resources for Mattapan residents. For more information contact Paul François at 617-989-1200 or


Northeastern Offers Classes for High School graduates and GED completers

Northeastern's Foundation Year is a program offered  to reach students who underperformed in high school and allows them the opportunity to benefit from a more structured learning environment. The program features rigorous academic activities, extensive support services, real-world experience, and all the privileges that come with being a Northeastern University student. 
For more information, click here.


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