The Boston Redevelopment Authority was established in 1957 to guide physical, social and economic change in…More Boston's neighborhoods. Today the BRA is responsible for everything from approving housing projects to revitalizing the South Boston Waterfront. John Palmieri is the current director of the BRA.
For a list of development projects in your neighborhood, visit the Redevelopment Authority's website, navigate to Land Use on the menu bar and click on Development Projects, where you can select your neighborhood from the drop-down menu.
Self Esteem Boston Educational Institute 301155 Po Box, Boston, MA02130 Marion Davis, initiated by her experience in the development of her own self-esteem, founded SEB with a vision of…More providing self-esteem programs to everyone in the Greater Boston area regardless of ability to pay. SEB's programs blossomed into a service delivery program for individuals in shelters and transitional facilities across Boston and is working to fill several gaps in services for people at-risk in eastern Massachusetts. Aptly, the eponymous organization has no physical location; self esteem is of the mind.
Action for Boston Community Development - Jamaica Plain APAC 753 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) is an organization of programs and networks working to help families and…More individuals in need in the community. Led by manager Ana Soto de Bechtoldm, the Jamaica Plain APAC offers a wide range of programs and services to the neighborhood including career development help, food services, as well as tax assistance and consulting among other programs. Check the website for more details or call the office for more information.
Head Start 315 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 Located in the rear of the Stop & Shop shopping plaza, Jamaica Plain Head Start is one of many Boston-area…More child-care centers run by the Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD). Head Start is focused on providing comprehensive programs for low-income preschool children and their families, including education, health, dental, social, and nutritional services.
Friends of the Children-Boston is a mentoring organization providing children from at-risk or underserved communities…More the support and resources to achieve high academic achievement and strong character development. Its programs offer 12 years of comprehensive mentoring--beginning in first grade and continuing through high school graduation--with the ultimate goal that all children will continue on to college and become successful members of society.
Consult its website for various volunteer opportunities.
Franklin Park Villa Co-Op 131 Morton St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 Located on a quiet, wooded block close to Franklin Park and the Arboretum, Franklin Park Villa is a subsidized 61-unit…More cooperative housing development for Boston's elderly. The building features 24-hour security; six of the one- and two-bedroom units are handicapped-accessible.
Private Industry Council 555 Amory St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 Founded in 1979, Boston's Private Industry Council connects students, businesses and the community in a…More workforce-development partnership. The PIC brings together employers and potential workers for programs such as summer job and internship programs, career exploration programs and training programs.