Boston Shines THIS Saturday, April 27, 2013!

Boston Shine has taken place over the last eleven years allowing volunteers in the community to come together and clean up the communities they reside and work in. That time of year approaches once again this Saturday!
Boston Shines will take place from 8:00AM to 12:30PM .Come out and help beautify Mattapan Sqaure and other parts of Mattapan. Mattapan United is currently looking for volunteers for this event so if you are interested or would like more information please contact Isaiah Mulligan, Mattapan United Outreach and Website Coordinator at or 617-298-2045 ext 202. Volunteers will receive a BostonShines shirt from the city of Boston, snacks/breakfast, and the opportunity to have fun and meeting new community members. 

United Sisters of Color Operation Prom Dress & Tux Donation On Saturday, April 27, 2013!

For the past several months United Sisters of Color has been working hard on our prom dress drive called Operation Prom Dress & Tuxedo. We have collected dresses, suits and accessories to help send teens from the Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan area to the prom at no cost. Now their big Boutique Day (giveaway day) is coming up in ONE WEEK on Saturday April 27th. 
Boston families are going through tough times and they want to help! If you have a Boston teen headed to their prom and you need a dress or tuxedo, please join them at their Day at the Boutique. Register now!  Only accepting the first 175 registrants, 150 girls and 25boys so register today!

Swap & Donate Part II! Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Mattapan Library

Compassionate Act Heals mission is to support and volunteer in and around the Greater Boston area where help is needed. Special Interests include inner city youth education, health and self-esteem, motivational speaking/forums, mentoring, homeless population, etc.
On Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Mattapan Branch Public Library located on 1350 Blue Hill Ave  Boston, MA 02126 Compassionate Act Heals will host their second Swap & Donate event from 1:30PM-4:30PM.Please bring 10 items to swap and or donate. Tell a friend to tell a friend! If you know of anyone or any family in need of clothing items please spread the word as there may be something for them to take home. All items remaining at the event will be donated to local organizations in need.

Mattapan United Spring 2013 RFP TA session today!

Hello Mattapan United:
This is a reminder that there will be a Technical.Assistance session today at the ABCD Mattapan Family Service Center located at 535 River street in Mattapan.
The session will run from 4-6pm.
We look forward to seeing you and answering your questions.

Free Legal Services Clinic on Saturday, April 13, 2013!

The Legal Services Center is a neighborhood law office that serves the legal needs of the community. They provide attorneys and legal assistance to financially eligible clients in civil matters. The People’s Law School is intended to educate and empower community members around everyday legal issues. 
On Saturday, April 13, 2013 The People's Law School will be offering Community Education Workshops and a open house at 122 Boylston Street Jamaica Plain, MA. 02130 from 1:00PM-5:00PM.This is a Free Event, Registration Not Required. If more information is required feel free to call 617-522-3003. 

Boston Nature Center's Get Out & Go Birding on Sunday, April 14, 2013!

Birding can be a relaxing and fun to pastime. Come explore the bird world at the Boston Nature Center at your own pace with one of their birding kits. Each kit includes two pairs of binoculars, tips for using binoculars, two bird guide books, and a list of common birds found at the BNC. Kits can be borrowed for 1.5 hours at a time. To ensure available kits please call ahead. There is a $2.00 fee. 


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Cultural Day Celebration Friday, April 12, 2013!

The Afterschool Program's Children and Families come to together to celebrate Culture Day! The event will take place at TCYF Tobin Community Center located on 1481 Tremont St  Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 from 5:30PM-7:30PM.
The night will consist of live performances, food, a special presentation from the the BCYF TCC Afterschool students, and also a raffle! All are welcome to join!
 BCYF offers a range of affordable programs including preschool, school-aged & adult education, family literacy, youth employment, violence prevention & intervention, senior activities, recreation and enrichment. BCYF’s 35 facilities are located throughout Boston. Check out for more information. 

City At Your Service Event Held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013!

On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 6:30PM-8:30PM at the Mildred Avenue Community Center located on 5 Mildred Avenue Mattapan, MA, the City at your Service event will be held. This event will give residents in the community the opportunity to know what resources are available to them as Boston residents as well as give them the opportunity to meet departments in the Mayor's Office of Human Resources.  
Many departments will be there to share additional information about programs available. Some of these departments include: Boston Centers for Youth & Families, Boston Youth Fund, Office of Civil Rights, Commission for Persons with Disabilities, Commission on Affairs of the Elderly, Mayor's Youth Council/ Youth Line, Department of Veterans' Services, and Women's Commission. Come out and learn about more beneficial programs! 

Introducing NEW Summer Opportunities Page!

Summer is closely approaching, which means students are going to be getting out of school soon and will need something to do. MyMattapan now  offers a page where families can view different opportunities in the Boston area that individuals and families can take part in. 
Take a look at the new page and if you have any information you would like to be added into the summer opportunies please contact at 

Next Stop Hyde Square!

Dear Friends:
Join the Arborway Committee as we work to improve Jamaica Plain by supporting the extension of the E-Line from its arbitrary end at Heath street to the rich cultural and business nexus that is Hyde Square! Come to our launch event featuring Fred Salvucci, former Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation! Join Fred Salvucci, former Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation along with local Jamaica Plain leaders Michael Reiskind and Damaris Pimentel in a panel discussion after the screening.
Portland: A Sense of Place is an acclaimed documentary that chronicles the recent social and economic transformation of Portland OR, thanks to promotion of public transit, including the development of a vitally important streetcar system. > Read more

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