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Mass Energy Consumer Alliance
284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
This is a non-profit organization advocating and acting in the marketplace on behalf of consumers and the environment.More Its discount heating oil program has operated since 1982. It also offers renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions. Its programs benefit low-income households and other nonprofit organizations. In 2009 it moved to the Brewery complex on Amory Street.
Farnsworth House
90 South St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Farnsworth House offers seniors a comfortable living environment with various ameneties and opportunities for socialMore interaction and activities. It has an active tenants association that plans events and outings, a live-in staff for emergency response, an on-site computer center with Internet access (and available instruction) and more. It also allows and encourages residents to own pets. Call for more info.
The Resource Institute for Low Entropy Systems (RILES)
179 Boylston St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
The ReSource Institute for Low Entropy Systems (RILES) is an independent, nonprofit organization that works inMore partnership with communities in English- and Spanish-speaking countries to protect public health and the environment. It supports non-depleting, non-wasting, non-polluting methods and technologies for sustainable development. The institute is located in building P of the Brewery complex.
Iglesia Adventista Hispana de Jamaica Plain
40 Elm St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
The Jamaica Plain Spanish Seventh Day Adventist Church is a small,  devout congregation based on Sumner Hill. TheMore church's goal is to "provide an environment of service, love and fellowship to every believer" and ministers to fundamental beliefs in the Gospel of Christ and practical instruction of the Bible. It has an extensive website in English and Spanish, but its services are conducted primarily in Spanish. Please note that Seventh Day Adventists worship on Saturdays not Sundays.
Arc-En-Ciel Day Care
61 Rockwood St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Tucked in a quiet corner of Jamaica Plain, Arc-En-Ciel is a highly rated child care program for infants, toddlers andMore preschool-aged children. Day care and pre-school programs are taught in a bilingual French environment and children of all ages are immersed in French several hours a week through music, games and conversation. Arc-En-Ciel, which means rainbow in French, offers full- and part-time programs to meet every family's needs.
Jamaicaway Books & Gifts
676 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Founded in 1998, Jamaicaway Books and Gifts is an independent bookstore created and built as a multicultural communityMore space. The bookstore has a welcoming, comfortable environment, packed with media of all forms: fiction and non-fiction books, an exhaustive children's and young adult section, and a wide variety of CDs and DVDs. African tribal art decorates the space, and highlights unique gifts, such as cards and toys, that are spread throughout the store. The basement features a mini-restaurant, the J'Way Cafe, in addition to more DVDs, and an interesting poster selection.
British School of Boston
416 Pond St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Opened in 2000, the British School of Boston is one of five British schools in the United States offering a well-roundedMore academic program for students ages 2 years and 9 months through 18 years. The private institution offers a challenging, engaging environment for students, beginning with the International Primary Curriculum and the English National Curriculum and ending with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. For admission information, visit the British School of Boston website.
Agassiz Community Center
20 Child St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
This community center shares space with Agassiz Elementary School. Many of the programs are designed to coincide withMore subjects being taught at school. There was already a lot going on at the Agassiz Community Center, but as of August 2010 there will be even more. That's because with the (allegedly temporary) closing of the nearby Curtis Hall Community Center, several programs will be moved here. Curtis Hall's athletic programs, for instance, will move here. It is also adding a teen center as a result of the Curtis Hall closure. Jeannette Ayala is the friendly face of the Agassiz Community Center. "It's for JP families and the surrounding area to have a safe environment and teach skills so they can succeed in life," Ayala said. The center shares a gym and auditorium with the school. There are also two cafeterias (one quite small) that are often used for community meetings. There is a nominal membership fee that entitles one to use all of Jamaica Plain's community centers.
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