DBEDC CEO Talks Community Development with Boston Neighborhood Network

Perry B. Newman chats with Fernandito Bossa of the Boston Neighborhood Network about Dorchester Bay's 37-year history, and the organization's vision for continued community support through affordable housing development, economic investments, community organizing, and leadership development.

Wine Tasting and Food Pairings at Boston Winery

Dorchester Bay kicked February off with a wine tasting and food pairings event at the Boston Winery in Dorchester. Guests were treated to selections of locally made wine, and an assortment of light fare. Guests heard Ashley Delva and Maria Rivera-Brown share the impact Dorchester Bay has had on their lives. Ashley joined the Dorchester Bay Youth Force program at age [...]

By | February 3rd, 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Connecting People to Jobs

Since 2004, the Fairmount Indigo CDC Collaborative has worked to achieve equity for low and moderate-income residents living near the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line. In this spirit, the Collaborative decided to address high unemployment along the Fairmount Indigo corridor by creating new pathways to good jobs. The Collaborative launched the Fairmount Job Referral Network in August 2016. On December 7, 2016, [...]

Dorchester Bay Selected to Host Kuehn Fellow

Dorchester Bay very excited to be one of only seven area non-profits selected to host a Kuehn Fellow from 2017 - 2019. Robert H. Kuehn, Jr. created the Kuehn Charitable Foundation in 1999 out of a lifetime interest in transforming historic buildings into mixed-income housing. The Foundation supports community preservation in Massachusetts. The Kuehn Fellowship is a two-year practice-based, paid fellowship [...]

By | January 20th, 2017|Categories: Awards & Recognition, Community Development, Real Estate|0 Comments

Dorchester Bay Youth Force Named ‘Community Partner of the Year’

Brianna Bryant and Keturah Brewster   Earlier this month the Chelsea Collaborative named Dorchester Bay Youth Force its "Community Partner of the Year". The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the Chelsea community. Brianna Bryant and Keturah Brewster accepted the award on behalf of the team. Youth Force trained dozens of teen leaders on its youth employment campaign and supported hundreds of [...]

By | December 19th, 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

DotThought™Kickoff Is a Success!

On December 8, entrepreneurs, artists, residents, community development workers, and community partners gathered at the Roxbury Innovation Center for the launch of DotThought™, a Dorchester Bay EDC speaker series. Featured speaker Dr. Banu Özkazanç-Pan of UMass Boston led a conversation about barriers to entrepreneurship in Boston's underserved communities, opportunities to eliminate income [...]

Designing Housing for Different Mobility Needs

This month Dorchester Bay participated in Enterprise's "Aging in Place" charrette as part of the schematic design process for our Dudley Terrace property. Aging in Place is a component of Enterprise's Green Communities program. Although it is traditionally understood as designing for seniors, the charrette is a useful tool for designing healthy housing that supports people of [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|Categories: Awards & Recognition, Community Development, News, Real Estate|0 Comments

Meet Breyana: LISC Americorps Assistant Project Manager

Join us in welcoming 2016-2017 LISC/Americorps fellow Breyana Ellis to the real estate team! This is Breyana's second term as a LISC/Americrops fellow. In 2014-2015 Breyana worked as an LISC/Americorps member at Urban Edge as a First Time Home Buyer and Foreclosure Prevention Specialist. She continued her work at Urban Edge as a full-time Community Programs Assistant. A lifelong resident of Boston, Breyana realized through her [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|Categories: News, Real Estate|Tags: |0 Comments

Dorchester Bay Hires Jim McSherry, Director of Economic Development

Dorchester Bay is thrilled to announce the addition of Jim McSherry to the team as Director of Economic Development. Jim comes to Dorchester Bay from Enquiron, a Boston-based firm that provides virtual legal and compliance services on demand to more than 100,000 employers nationwide. Jim was Enquiron's first CEO, and prior to that he worked as a real estate developer and [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|Categories: Economic Development, News|Tags: |0 Comments

Dorchester Bay Launches DotThought™ Program Series

In December 2016 Dorchester Bay will launch DotThought,™ a series of events and gatherings that will bring together community residents, entrepreneurs, non-profit leaders, policymakers and other experts from near and far to confront challenges of present and future concern to our area. DotThought™ will serve as a vehicle to discuss important issues affecting Dorchester, providing opportunities for attendees and in particular [...]

By | October 25th, 2016|Categories: Community Development, DotThought, News|0 Comments