Community Arts Initiative Partners

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC)

The Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) stands for community. What gives a community strength is the ability to give its members the boost they need to enrich and improve their quality of life. BCNC assists over 4,000 individuals each year by providing the resources they need to secure a footing in their community and improve their lives. An affiliate of the Boston Centers for Youth and Families, BCNC works with the department’s forty community centers to coordinate and improve city services and resources for Boston neighborhoods.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) has a long history of delivering effective, quality programming in a safe, caring environment. BGCB’s first Club was founded in Charlestown in 1893. Today, BGCB operates 11 Clubs in Charlestown, Chelsea, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Roslindale, Roxbury and South Boston—and serves more than 15,000 children and teens each year. 

Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester strives to enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. They provide a safe place for their members to learn and grow, create meaningful relationships with caring adult professionals and participate in life-enhancing programs and character development experiences. When they leave the Club, they leave with a solid foundation built from an integrated support system consisting of caring relationships, education, job and career prep, and recreation.

Sociedad Latina

Sociedad Latina creates a world in which Latino youth see themselves as changemakers. It starts with a space where arts and culture is combined with education and leadership; where Latino youth are supported to become leaders of tomorrow. For five decades, that space has been Sociedad Latina.

United South End Settlements (USES)

United South End Settlements (USES) is a pioneering multi-service organization that provides holistic and comprehensive services and programs to over 3,000 people annually. USES works to build a strong community by improving the education, health, safety, and economic security of all residents in Boston’s historic South End/Lower Roxbury neighborhood. Their roots in this community run deep. USES was founded in 1891 as the first settlement house in Boston when a group of individuals with access to resources committed to working alongside their struggling neighbors to create a safe and healthy community where all residents had the tools needed to succeed. This was the beginning of the social justice movement. Today, USES’ innovative work carries on this legacy of equality and opportunity.

The West End House Boys & Girls Club of Allston-Brighton

The West End House Boys & Girls Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and influence. The organization’s mission is to inspire and enable youth from all backgrounds to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring adults. Through a wide range of educational, recreational, arts, and leadership development programs, young people age 7–18 are challenged by a caring and dedicated staff.

Vine Street Community Center

The Vine Street Community Center Council, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3, a non-profit community based organization, in partnership with the City of Boston-Boston Center for Youth and Families (BCYF). Their goal is to provide economic, social, educational, and cultural services to adults, teens, children, and families residing in Roxbury, Dorchester, and surrounding neighborhoods to improve the quality of life.

Artful Adventures Partners

Boston Area and South Shore Homeschoolers, MA
Camp Harbor View, Boston Harbor Islands
Commonwealth Children's Center, Boston MA
Gardner Pilot Academy, Allston MA
Mariposa Childcare Center, Dedham MA
Rafael Hernandez School, Roxbury MA
Soule Early Childhood Center, Brookline MA

Cambridge Community Schools

Fitzgerald Community School
Fletcher Maynard Community School
Haggerty Community School
Kennedy Community School
Martin Luther King Jr. Community School
Morse Community School
Tobin Community School

Artful Adventures/ ACCESS Partners

Carter School, Boston MA
Dr. William W. Henderson Inclusion School, Boston MA
English High School, Boston MA
The Learning Center for the Deaf, Framingham MA

These VSA programs are provided in 2019-2020 under a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Artful Healing Partners

Boston Children's Hospital
Brigham and Women's - Faulkner Hospital
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Massachusetts General Hospital Pediatrics

Pablove Shutterbugs

Mission Hill Neighborhood Partners

Hennigan Boys & Girls Club, Boston MA
Roxbury Tenants of Harvard, Boston MA
Mission Grammar School, Boston MA
Tobin Community Center, Boston MA

The Mission Hill Neighborhood Partnership is supported by a gift from Peter and Catherine Creighton. Initial support was provided by members of the Trustee Education Committee.