Action for Boston Community Development, INC.

ABCD is a nonprofit human services organization that each year provides more than 100,000 low income residents in the Greater Boston region with the tools and resources needed to transition from poverty to stability and from stability to success.

The Boston Public Health Commission

The Boston Public Health Commission, the country’s oldest health department, is an independent public agency providing a wide range of health services and programs. It is governed by a seven-member Board of Health appointed by the Mayor of Boston.

Carney Hopital

Carney Hospital has evolved into a 159-bed facility. Our physicians deliver quality primary care medicine and a wide range of surgical specialties and subspecialties, inpatient and outpatient psychiatry, emergency medicine, critical care, cardiology, neurology, and ambulatory surgery.

Central Boston Elder Services

The mission of Central Boston Elder Services is to provide high quality, responsive, supportive services and programs to the elderly and the disabled in need of health and human services. Central Boston Elder Services seeks in its philosophy to provide services in a manner which reinforces the dignity and worth of individuals and also acknowledges and respects cultural sensitivity, gender and other differences, while serving the community with vision and integrity.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services is the largest secretariat in state government and is comprised of 12 agencies, in addition to 2 soldiers’ homes and the MassHealth program. Our efforts are focused on the health, resilience, and independence of the one in four residents of the Commonwealth we serve. Our public health programs touch every community in the Commonwealth.

St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, offers patients access to some of Boston’s most respected physicians and advanced treatments for a full-range of medical specialties, including family medicine, cardiovascular care, women and infants’ health, cancer care, neurology care, and orthopedics.


Since its founding in 1947, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts has been committed to providing adults and children with cancer with the best treatment available today while developing tomorrow’s cures through cutting-edge research. Read about our history, our breakthroughs, and the resources that help us support the health of our neighborhoods and communities.

franklin park coalition

The Franklin Park Coalition (FPC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to involving the community to work, play, & engage in Franklin Park, Boston’s largest green space. Designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted in the late 1800s, Franklin Park serves as an urban oasis to the surrounding neighborhoods and the City of Boston.

franklin park zoo

The Franklin Park Zoo is a 72-acre site nestled in Boston’s historic Franklin Park, long considered the “crown jewel” of Frederick Law Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace Park System. The Zoo was founded in 1912 and was managed by the City of Boston until 1958, when the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC), a state agency, assumed management. The MDC managed the Zoos until 1991, when Governor William Weld signed legislation to create the private Commonwealth Zoological Corporation (CZC). In July of 1997 the CZC changed its name to Zoo New England to reflect the regional appeal of the Zoo.

grove hall main streets

Greater Grove Hall Main Streets partners with the City of Boston, private businesses and community stakeholders to improve the economic vitality of the Greater Grove Hall area such that residents can enjoy the benefits of development without displacement. We take an active role in advocating, planning and supporting economic development in the Greater Grove Hall area.

massachusetts aids coalition

The Multicultural AIDS Coalition mission is to mobilize communities of color to end the HIV epidemic. MAC supports broader efforts to eradicate conditions that fuel the epidemic, including substance abuse, sexually transmitted infections, lack of healthcare access, homelessness, incarceration, and discrimination based on race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (MADRC)

The Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (MADRC) is a P30 research center funded by the National Institute on Aging. Our center has been at the forefront of dementia research, treatment and care since 1984. Our expert staff from both Mass General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital work closely together under the MADRC Umbrella to lead cutting-edge research as well as to provide both professional and community resources and education. Our goal is to find effective treatments and eventually a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers

Established in 1972, the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (“the League”) is a non-profit, statewide association representing and serving the needs of the state’s 49 community health center organizations with more than 285 total access sites. The League serves as an Information Source on community-based health care to policymakers, opinion leaders and the media and provides a wide range of technical assistance to its members and communities, including:

  • Analysis of state and federal health regulatory and policy issues affecting health centers
  • Training and Education for health center administrators, clinicians and board members
  • Promotion and management of Clinical Quality Initiatives across the health center network
  • Workforce Development initiatives to increase recruitment of primary care physicians and to provide career training for health center employees and local residents seeking entry-level positions at health centers
  • Information Technology Development primarily focused on electronic medical records implementation
  • Support to Expand Health Access through work with local health and advocacy organizations seeking to open health centers in their communities.
Project R.I.G.H.T

Create, nurture, establish, strengthen, mobilize, and coordinate resident and youth involvement in neighborhood stabilization, economic development, and community building efforts within the neighborhoods of North Dorchester and Roxbury (Greater Grove Hall) through the grassroots organizing of neighborhood residents.


Sportsmen’s offers free and low-cost tennis, academics, and life skills programming to more than 5000 youth annually. Pioneering programs like Volley Against Violence and our Center for Community Wellness extend our outreach to Boston’s underserved communities. Adult recreational and competitive tennis programs welcome diverse players from all over the city and help fund our non-profit mission. 

Steward Health Care

Steward Health Care System is a community-based accountable care organization that offers a full range of health care services to patients in Eastern Massachusetts. Steward has 3,000 physicians, 10 hospital campuses, 24 affiliated urgent care providers, home care, hospice and other services.


Upstream is leading a statewide initiative across the Commonwealth to expand access to the full range of contraceptive methods. Through generous support from Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Upstream is partnering with health centers across the state to deliver training and technical assistance aimed at removing barriers to contraceptive care.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

Colleges & Universities

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) is an affordable, urban, private, nonprofit college serving the Boston region and committed to student success and career readiness in technology fields. Through personalized support, hands-on learning, and industry-informed curricula, BFIT prepares graduates for work, life-long learning, and citizenship.

Boston Career Institute

BCI – Boston Career Institute is a not-for-profit private career school. Started in 2002 as a for profit school under the Massachusetts Department of Education (now Division of Professional Licensure – DPL). Later BCI became a not-for-profit private career school, in order to greater access to career education for a greater diversity of students and to better serve the community. In the process we grew to three campuses in Brookline, Malden and Lowell Massachusetts.

Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Located in the heart of Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) ranks as one of the preeminent schools of dental medicine in the country. HSDM educates clinicians, educators, researchers, and leaders.

Harvard Law School (Jamaica Plain)

HLS combines genuine excellence and wonderful diversity on a scale that is unmatched anywhere. No law school has done more to shape law or legal education. The unique strength of our community is that it brings together, from around the world, so many exceptionally talented people of different backgrounds, lived experiences, interests, ambitions, approaches, methodologies, and perspectives.

Health Training Center (Cambridge, MA)

At Health Training Center, we believe that quality education should help to prepare you for your career, not put you in debt. That’s why we work hard to make our programs practical and affordable.

Lincoln Technical Institute

Lincoln Tech’s Somerville, MA campus is proud to serve the greater Boston area’s healthcare industry by providing students with hands-on technical skills for support roles as Dental Assistants, Medical Assistants, Medical Office Assistants, and Medical Secretaries. Due to our close proximity to Boston, Lincoln Tech is considered a trusted resource for area employers searching for qualified candidates.

Roxbury Community College

RCC’s primary objective is to provide residents of the Commonwealth, specifically those individuals living in the greater Boston area, “optimum opportunity for access to a college education consistent with their interests and aptitudes and to reduce to a minimum economic, social, psychological and academic barriers to educational opportunity.” 

Simmons University

Located in the heart of Boston, Simmons University is a private university, home to a respected women’s undergraduate program, as well as coeducational graduate programs in nursing and health sciences, liberal arts, business, communications, social work, public health, and library and information science.

Wentworth Institute of Technology

At Wentworth, we offer the educational programs for which there is a strong labor market demand that enables us to produce graduates who consistently bring extraordinary value to their organizations and to the world. We walk the talk with hands-on learning, required cooperative education experiences and caring faculty. Read on to discover our promise to you and our strategy to make these promises a reality.  

William James College

William James College prepares students for careers in behavioral health and leadership.  Emphasizing experiential education, we attract developing professionals eager to become leaders and to advance mental health care.

Harvard Street also collaborates with several community-based organizations and groups including the Erie-Ellington Neighborhood Association and many others.

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