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 www.ebrooke.org.
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State Representative Linda Dorcena Forry's Community Forums Moves to Night!

On Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 6:00PM at the Mattahunt Community Center, Representative Linda Dorcena Forry will be hosting a meeting about crime and ongoing efforts and response to recent challenges to the Commonwealth's criminal justice system. Some guest speakers at this event will be the Secretary of Public Safety & Security Andrea Cabral, and Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis will be in attendance. All are welcomed to join! 

I Know I Can Hosts 1st Annual Basketball Tournament TODAY At Mattahunt Community Center!

I Know I Can (IKIC) is an innovative, highly recommended enrichment and athletic development program for students in greater Boston. IKIC is a program under P.A.C.E Inc. Straight A's Initiative, design to help students who are struggling with academics and behavioral issues. The students are offered an opportunity to rebuild themselves in a positive manner. With approximately 200 participants, this program is about not giving up on yourself, even through the many obstacles our youth face.
IKIC is holding their first tournament today Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 at 2:00PM at the Mattahunt Community Center on 100 Hebron Street Mattapan, MA 02126. This is an opportunity for children 13 and under to play basketball. If you have time come out and support! There is also IKIC Basketball Training at the Mattahunt every Tuesday and Thursday 6:30PM-8:00PM. For more information, visit www.ikicathletic.blogspot.com or call 617.792.2213. 

4th Annual Action of the Youth Jobs Coalition Rally Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Faneuil Hall!

Youth Jobs Coalition is made up of organizations from all over such as Boston, Lynn, Gloucester, Lowell, Chelsea, Cambridge, Somerville, Brookline, Newton, Brockton, Fall River, New Bedford, Worcester, Springfield, Winchester, etc. In the past years the Youth Jobs Coalition (YLC) had organized and reversed a planned $4 million state cut that would have cost us 2400 jobs, organized and got a $3.75 million state funding increase in youth jobs funding, and organized  to help get $1 million in new state funding and committed 8 new companies to hire youth! 
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