BRA Request for Nominations Due Monday, june 3, 2013!

Hello Mattapan. Please consider joining the Working Advisory Group (WAG) for further discussion on ways to better improve our community. The WAG will be a group of about 8-12 members working together to plan and strategize on different developments in Mattapan.
The group will meet monthly for about 8 months. If you know someone who would be great on this team, nominate them! Or simply pass the information along.  Nominations are due soon so make sure to get yours in!

2013 Summer Internship Opportunities for Men and Women Minorities

Microsoft Internship Program is for current college undergraduate minority students pursuing a degree in computer science or software engineering. Students may apply in their freshman or sophomore year of college.

Women, minorities (African American, American Indian, Hispanic), and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The internship program is 12 weeks during the summer at Microsoft. This opportunity gives students first-hand experience in software development and exposure to the field of computer science, computer engineering, or related technical areas. Work includes hands-on projects as well as group projects. 

Students must be freshman or sophomores in order to apply. They must also have completed an Introduction to Computer Science course or similar class in addition to one semester of calculus by the time the program begins. They must have a passion for a career in technology and an interest in working in the software industry.
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Boston Heat Advisory Report from Boston Public Health Commission

Good Afternoon Community Partners,
The City of Boston is issuing a Heat Advisory. The National Weather Service expects temperatures ranging from 90-93 degrees beginning today, May 30 through Sunday, June 2. These elevated temperatures, combined with high humidity, can cause health emergencies and become life-threatening.
We would like your support and leadership in notifying people who live in, work in, and visit Boston communities. Here are some important links you can share:
·City of Boston Heat Information: Information from the Office of Mayor Menino regarding state pools, cooling centers, and resources for elderly and the homeless > Read more

Boston Home Center University Offers Free Classes and Mortgage Fair!

Boston Home Center University is offering free classes to residents as well as a mortgage lender fair to teach everything you need to know about buying or owning a home. This event will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 9:00AM-12:00PM at the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Center. 
To register for this event please call 617-635-4663 or visit

Renew Boston Day of Action Saturday, June 1, 2013!

On Saturday, June 1, 2013 Renew Boston will host the Boston 500 Challenge to Save Energy! The goal of the challenge is to get 500 Boston residences to sign up to a no-cost energy assessment. This allows a representative of Renew Boston to come to your house, replace your light bulbs, offer you a free thermostat, and give you advice on how best to save on energy bills. 


There will be over 20 events happening around the City of Boston to try to successfully accomplish this challenge. Click here to find the nearest event to you or register. Help save $50,000 on collective energy bills today!

Fairmount Greenway Meeting TONIGHT Wednesday, May 29, 2013!

Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition (MFFC) and Boston Nature Area Network (BNAN) will be hosting a community meeting tonight Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 6:00PM-8:00PM at ABCD Mattapan Family Service Center located at 535 River Street Mattapan, MA 02126.  


Join us tonight for a presentation and community discussion on design plans for the Fairmount Greenway along Edgewater Drive. A light dinner will be served as well. I hope to see you all there and bring a friend. 

13th Annual Haitian-American Unity Parade Celebrated In Mattapan

On Sunday May 19, 2013 at 12:00PM on Blue Hill Avenue, the Haitian Americans United, Inc. (HAU) held their 13th annual Haitian-American Unity Parade. Residents came out to celebrate their heritage and share it with the rest of the community. 
Click  here to see pictures from last Sunday's Parade from 

Foreclosure Prevention Workshops Throughout Boston Held By ABCD Mattapan Family Service Center

ABCD Mattapan Family Service Center's team of experienced counselors are traveling around the Boston area to offer assistance to residents trying to reduce their mortgage payments. 

Counselors are offering different times and dates for workshops, but will all be held at an ABCD branch nearest you. See flyer for more details and spread the word about this free event. 


For more information please call 617-298-2045. Walk-Ins are welcomed.

FREE Computer Class Training for Youth!

ABCD Mattapan Service Center will be offering FREE computer class trainings at 535 River Street Mattapan, MA 02126 for youth ages 16-21. 


The trainings will help youth develop skills for education and employment goals. The class will take place for 6 weeks beginning July 8th. If interested or know of youth interested in participating in the program please pre-register by Wednesday, June 19, 2013 because space is limited.


If you have any further questions please contact Wilmary Tejeda at 617-298-2045 ext. 228 or via email

Annual YOFESTIVAL THIS Saturday, May 26, 2013

YOFESTIVAL is an annual cultural contest and celebration of the Haitian Flag hosted by the Youth and Family Enrichment Services (YOFES) in collaboration with the Haitian consulate of Boston and many other institutions.  > Read more

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