Summerworks Applications Due This Friday March 15, 2013!

Applications for Summerworks Program 2013 will be due THIS Friday, March 15, 2013!Please pass this information along if you know any or anyone with youth 14-21 in search of summer employment. This is a great opportunity to get youth involved in the community as well as getting them off of the streets.Applications are now available for the SummerWorks program for Summer 2013 at the following website: Please bring required documents to ABCD Mattapan Family Service Center at 535 River Street Mattapan, MA 02126. View required documents needed to finish the SummerWorks application here: Applicants ages 14- 21 are eligible. Youth must be Boston residents.
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Mattapan United Assembly Meeting Postponed!

Hello Mattapan United
Due to the weather and tough driving conditions outside, we have decided to postpone our monthly community assembly meeting tonight until Tuesday March 19th from 6:00-8:00pm.
Same location and time. ABCD Mattapan Family Service Center 535 River Street Mattapan 02126.
Please take precaution and be safe out there.

Free Fitness Classes At The YMCA All Month!

Mayor Thomas M. Menino partners with Boston Moves for Health to continue his initiative to improve the health and wellness of residents of Boston by offering four weeks of free classes at YMCA locations across the city! During the four weeks the YMCA of Greater Boston will provide two dozen free classes from boxing to Zumba and also a class for the seniors as well.
Anyone can participate in these classes even if they do not have a Y membership. For a complete list of the class schedule please visit the calendar on If you have any further question please visit 

Spring Planting 2013 at First Parish Church Dorchester Saturday March 9, 2013!

Please join First Parish Church Dorechester for their Spring Planting 2013 event from 1:30PM to 4:30PM at First Parish Church Dorchester, 10 Parish Street in the Meetinghouse Hill section of Dorchester.Learn to grow food at your own home, in your yard, on your porch, inside your house. This is a free event to help people learn how to grow your own fresh, healthy nutritious foods. Information tables, displays and demonstrations.
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Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day Event March 12, 2013!

Mattapan Community Health Center has been serving the community of Mattapan since 1972, providing them with information and necessities on how to live a healthier lifestyle. The doors of the health center are always open to all members of the community. 
On Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 join Mattapan Community Health Center as they present Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day! At this event you will learn options that can accommodate cultural, ethnic, traditional, and personal preferences, food cost, availability, and health concerns that all impact food choices. This event will take place at the Mattapan Community Health Center located at 1575 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126 from 6:00PM-7:00PM. If you have any questions or would like to RSVP for the event please contact Sharon Jackson at 617-898-9052.

MassDOT RDM Study Committee Meeting on Tuesday, March 12, 2013!

MassDOT will be hosting a meeting as part of the RDM (Roxbury/Dorchester/Mattapan) Study Committee on Tuesday, March 12th from 6:00PM-8:00PM at the Grove Hall Community Center (51 Geneva Avenue). This is a very important meeting for the community.  
This is an opportunity for us to come and share our input as well as review the RDM study recommendations. We are being given the ability to help craft a collective strategy so many voices attending is critical to this meeting. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Representative Linda Dorcena Forry at 617-722-2080.

YMSS Hosts The Foundation of Success On Saturday March 9, 2013

Young Men's Success Series will be hosting The Foundation to Success on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Reggie Lewis Center located at 1350 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02120 from 9:30AM to 12:00PM. Wayne Budd, Senior Counsel for Goodwin Procter will be guest speaking at this event. 
The Young Men's Success Series hosts monthly events are designed to give young men the necessary skills and perspective to effectively build a successful life. The Young Men's Success Series has been taking place in the Roxbury community, but will soon expand to the Mattapan Community on Saturday mornings as well. Please spread the word! 

Mattapan Food & Fitness Monthly Meeting Held On March 12, 2013!

The Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition (MFCC) draws on the wonderful ethnic and cultural diversity of the Mattapan community to promote a healthy living environment, with a focus on access to healthy foods and the promotion of physical fitness for all ages.
The Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition Monthly Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 7:00PM at the Mildred Avenue Community Center located at 5 Mildred Avenue, Mattapan, MA  02126.  This month's meeting will consist of special guests Judy Lieberman of Brookwood Community Farm and Jamiah Tappin from the Boston Alliance for Community Health.

Girls Leadership Summit at Northeastern University on Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Girls Leadership summit is a free annual event put together for girls ages 11-15 at Northeastern University. The event will take place at the Curry Student Center located at 346 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA from 10:00AM-2:00PM. Through interactive workshops, roundtable discussions, entertainment, presentations and a resource fair, girls will gain access to information and resources focused on these areas: Safety - dating violence, crime, harassment, self-defense; Self-esteem - media images, sexuality, empowerment; Community Engagement - mentorships, community service and volunteer opportunities; Academics & Career Development - academic support, career exploration, advocacy.  > Read more

New Applications For Brooke Mattapan Charter School Approaching March 4th Deadline

Brooke Mattapan Charter School is currently accepting applications for only grades K2 and 5th grade for the 2013-2014 school year.  The school is temporarily located at 7 Elkins Street in South Boston (transportation is available for students) but will be moving to 150 American Legion Highway, (former Lena Park Community Development Corporation) building, in fall of 2014.  The final application deadline is Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 6PM.   For more information, please visit
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