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Business Plannning Contest

Friday, 26 September 2014

The contest starts  October  13th !


Brought to you by the Resilient ...

Business Planning Contest

Wednesday, 01 October 2014

The contest starts  October  13th !


Brought to you by the Resilient ...

Mattapan United Funds Computer Class

Monday, 25 March 2013


Mattapan United used a portion of its early action funds to offer a community co...



Press Coverage of Resilient Communities/Resilient Families


January 7, 2013

Boston.com, "Mattapan United looks towards group's future"

This article talks about Mattapan United's plan for sustainability once the funding runs out.


December 27, 2012

Dorchester Reporter, "Mattapan Square Main Streets clears major hurdle, eyes next steps"

Discusses a grant made by Mattapan United and Carney Hospital to Mattapan Square Main Streets and the program's plans to raise additional funds.


October 31, 2012

Boston.com, "Mattapan United preparing 'community contract' for winter unveiling"

This article reviews the purpose of a community contract and discusses plans to share the contract with the community.


September 24, 2012

Boston.com, "Pictures: Mattapan United's 'Community Fabric Jamboree'

Provides pictures and event highlights from Mattapan United's "Back-to-School Community Fabric Jamboree" at the Mattahunt Wheelock Community Center n Saturday, September 22.


July 25, 2012

Boston.com, "Codman Square/Four Corners group looks to turnaround neighborhood"

Recap of priorities and goals raised during Millennium Ten's second working group meeting. 


July 5, 2012

Dorchester Reporter, "Codman Sq., Four Corners stakeholders take stock"

This article covers Millennium Ten's first of three planning group meetings where stakeholders come together to develop a 10-year plan for the neighborhood.


June 28, 2012

Boston.com, "Mattapan United holds 'give back' meeting, forms action groups"

Article covers 'give back' meeting where members of Mattapan United gathered to review  data collected over the year and to form action groups to address community issues.


May 16, 2012

Dorchester Reporter, "'Mattapan United' seeking a vision"

Boston.com, "Mattapan residents share their vision for the community”

Two news feeds cover Mattapan United's Visioning Meeting in the Blue Hill Library. 50 neighbors attended and participated in community brainstorming and planning.


April 12, 2012

Boston.com, "Mattapan United organizing, collection community questionnaire"

Updates on Mattapan United's community questionnaire and discusses plans to share the results back in a "Give Back" meeting.


February 29, 2012

Boston.com, "With new manager in place, Mattapan United looks to make an impact"

This article introduces Karleen Porcena as the newly hired Lead Organizer for Mattapan United.  While her title is new, her involvement stretches back to its early planning.


November 27, 2011

Boston Neighborhood Network, "My Neighborhood: Boston"

In this segment of "My Neighborhood: Boston" the Fairmount/Indigo Line, with a focus on the Dorchester, Hyde Park, Mattapan and Roxbury neighborhoods and their thoughts on the developing rail corridor are the topic.

See the video here.


August 30, 2011

Boston.com, "Mattapan United looking for ways to engage neighborhood"

This article introduces Mattapan United and covers its plan to engage the neighborhood in a variety of ways including one-on-ones and other public meetings.


July 21, 2011

Mattapan Reporter "Big turnout for Mattapan United launch"

The Mattapan Community launches the kick off event to start conversations that will help develop the action plan for the community under LISC's Resilient Communities Families Families Initiative. 


February 20, 2011

The Boston Globe, "Creating Resilient Communities"

Op-Ed by Lawrence Harmon about RC/RF and the impact on Boston's community development sector.


February 15, 2011

Boston Neighborhood Network, New Program Aids Economic Opportunities

Video recap of the RC/RF Launch event, including Mayor Menino and Paul Grogan, followed by an interview with Bob Van Meter and Gail Latimore.

Watch the video here.


January 12, 2011

The Boston Globe, "Three Neighborhoods Win Local Initiative Funding."

Coverage of Boston LISC's selection of Codman Square/Four Corners, Mattapan, and the Warren Street Corridor as neighborhoods. Click on the title to read the full article.