Mass Energy Consumer Alliance 284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 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.
Ethos 555 Amory St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 Located in a beautifully renovated industrial building, Ethos is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to…More promoting independence, dignity and well-being among the elderly and disabled through quality, affordable and culturally-appropriate home and community-based care. The staff is welcoming and respectful.
Bikes Not Bombs Hub 284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 Bikes Not Bombs Hub is a nonprofit bicycle sales and repair shop, the profits from which further the organization's goal…More of promoting bicycle technology as an alternative to war and environmental destruction. The Bikes Not Bombs Hub houses all of the organization's non-repair endeavors, including its youth and international programs. The organization has sent more then 40,000 bikes to the Caribbean, Central America and Africa, and assists area youth in job-training and charitable endeavors. For more information, please contact the Bikes Not Bombs Hub at the provided number or visit its website.
The Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library boasts a collection of more than 40,000 items, with nearly half of…More them in Spanish.
"Spanish is what we're known for," says Jane Bickford, the branch librarian.
The library is housed in a 1932 building that has been restored to near original condition. The 20-plus foot plaster ceiling of the main room is decorated with rosettes and geometric patterns.
In addition to the collections and resources, the branch has a 150-person lecture hall. There is a stage and sound system. Non-profit organizations are welcome to use the space by arrangement with the librarian. For-profit groups may rent the hall after hours.
Cooperative Artist's Institute 311 Forest Hills St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 Established in 1974, the Cooperative Artist's Institute is a non-profit organization based out of Jamaica Plain with a…More number of outreach programs through artistic exploration. With programs for kids, teens and senior citizens focusing both on individual and group work, there are often many projects within projects. There are many former participants returning as adults to volunteer, creating a family within the Jamaica Plain family.
The Jamaica Plain Arts Council (JPAC) was incorporated in 1984 as a non-profit organization to create a multicultural…More arts center in the community of Jamaica Plain. The Jamaica Plain Multicultural Arts Center opened in 1987 and due to funding and business partnership challenges closed in the mid-1990's. During the planning stages for the Arts Center, a group of artists in the Amory Street building set aside one weekend in the fall to invite the public into their studio spaces to see their work and tour their studios. The group joined up with the Jamaica Plain Arts Council and, in 1993, Jamaica Plain Open Studios became a community-wide event, coordinated through the Jamaica Plain Arts Council. When the Arts Center closed, the Jamaica Plain Arts Council remained to organize, oversee and coordinate Jamaica Plain Open Studios.
Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS) is an annual, weekend-long celebration of the arts that provides an opportunity for Jamaica Plain artists to show and sell their work. Because of the growth and complexity of the event, and because a major source of financial support expired in 2005, a committee was convened to develop a strategic plan for JPOS that would clarify an overall vision of the JPOS event, as well as address issues of governance, staffing, fund-raising, and marketing. This committee transitioned, with the vote of the membership, into the Jamaica Plain Arts Council (JPAC) Board of Directors in 2005.