civic engagement

Boston Creates

Do not miss out in this opportunity to impact Arts and Culture in Boston

Let's Do Brunch

Come meet your neighbors!!!

2015 National Night Out

Come enjoy of a night full of entertaiment!!!

2015 National Night Out

Mattapan Home Owners Association Meeting

07/20/2015 - 6:00pm

Meet with local leaders and elected officials to discuss community updates, concerns & solutions. 

BNAN Master Urban Gardener free training 2014!

Boston Natural Areas Network presents: Master Urban Gardener training 2014!  This free training will cover everything from vegetable gardening to composting to community organizing.  The training is open to Boston Community gardeners who demonstrate a commitment to sharing skills with others.  MUG consists of 30-hour classroom instruction, followed by 30 hours of volunteer service.  Each Saturday session includes topical lectures as well as participatory activities.  For an application or details, visit or call (617)542-7696.

Impressive Turnout at Mayoral Forum on Communities of Color

Some 500 interested community members turned out at this past Wednesday's Mayoral Forum on Communities of Color.  The event, held at the Reggie Lewis Center, was sponsored by Mattapan United, along with Boston NAACP, MassVOTE, the Urban League, and a myriad of other community partners.  Both mayoral candidates, John Connolly and Martin Walsh, spoke about how their campaign plans would affect Boston's communities of colors.  The moderator, award-winning journalist Liz Walker, asked them questions touching on business, jobs, housing, schools and public safety.  Throughout all their answers, both candidates expressed an abiding desire to bridge racial divides in Boston and make addressing racism a top priority, should they be elected.

For further coverage on the forum, see this Boston Globe article on the event:

Remember to vote November 5!

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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