March Mattapan United Meeting Tonight Cancelled - Next Date April 4th!

Hello Mattapan United
Unfortunately the weather has not been our friend this month.Tonight’s Mattapan United’s meeting has been cancelled due to the weather. We have some great presentations lined up and want to make sure people will come out and are safe in their travels here.
Our next meeting will be our regularly schedule 1st of the month meeting on Thursday April 4th from 6-8pm
This meeting will have presentations on greening Mattapan and will focus on how YOU can become a Mattapan United Champion.
We encourage you all to take precaution out there.

Members of the MU Steering Committee Along With State Representative Linda Dorcena Forry Celebrate LISC 30th Year Anniversary!

Both Mattapan United's Pastor Zephir of Greater Boston Nazarene Compassionate Center and Viven Morris of Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition were honored for their hard work  and dedication to the Mattapan community. 
"We were overjoyed to be recognized at this event especially since we are doing the work we love to do. Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition cares so much about Mattapan and the health of Mattapan. It was an honor to celebrate the 30th anniversary of LISC and receieve this award," says Viven Morris. 

Mattapan United Community Assembly Meeting TOMORROW Tuesday, March 18, 2013 from 6:00PM-8:00PM at the ABCD Mattapan Office!

Due to the weather last week, Mattapan United has rescheduled our monthly assembly meeting for tomorrow Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at ABCD Mattapan Family Service Center located at 535 River Street Mattapan, MA 02126 from 6:00PM-8:00PM. There will be two presentations about greening Mattapan.
Vivien Morris of Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition will discuss the Greenway Initiative and two new projects being worked on. Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition mission is to promote a healthy living environment, with a focus on access to healthy foods and the promotion of physical fitness for all ages.
Jeremy Dick of Boston Natural Area Network (BNAN) will be discussing how to plant trees in the Mattapan area. BNAN's mission is to work to preserve, expand and improve urban open space through community organizing, acquisition, ownership, programming, development and management of special kinds of urban land. 
All are welcomed and encouraged to attend. 

Mayor's Youth Council Applications Available Until April 1st!

The Mayor's Youth Council is a group of high school juniors and seniors selected to serve as volunteer representatives of every neighborhood in the city. The young advocates outreach to Boston teens, inform them of existing opportunities and listen to suggestions on what the city can do to improve its youth oriented efforts. The City of Boston, in partnership with Northeastern University and the Boston Bar Association, has sponsored the Mayor's Youth Council since 1994.
The Applications are available from now until April 1st. As a representative you will have to attend 2 Tuesday evening meetings a month from 5:45PM-7:45PM. You can find out more information at Email or call 617-635-4490 or any questions or concerns.  

Councilor Ayanna Pressley holds Story Hour On Saturday March 23, 2013 at Mattapan Library!

Councilor Ayanna Pressley is holding a Story Hour for children this Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the Mattapan Public Library located at 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126. It is a Story Hour for children where the councilor will be reading children's books in honor of Women's History Month starting at 10:30 AM. Parents and adults are welcome to join as well! 
Ayanna Pressley was elected to the Boston City Council on November 3, 2009. Pressley, the only woman in a field of 15 candidates, earned one of four At-Large spots on the city's 13-member council with nearly 42,000 votes. After being sworn in on January 4, 2010 she became the first woman of color to serve in the 100-year history of the Boston City Council! Please come out and attend this wonderful event.  

P.A.C.E Black Heritage Celebration on Sunday, March 17th, 2013!

P.A.C.E. aims to encourage young people to achieve by recognizing the value of education, and by embracing their cultural heritage as people of African descent. P.A.C.E. programs and projects engage young people to be advocates, to be leaders and to be a part of the greater effort in making a difference in their education, development and overall achievement. P.A.C.E. is located at the Mattahunt Community Center in Mattapan. The program serves students from ages 5-17. For more information about P.A.C.E., its programs and how to contribute, please visit or email b.owen@paceachievement.orgcall 617.635.5159.
  > Read more

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.
  > Read more

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.
  > Read more

Syndicate content