Dorchester Bay Digest: April Recap, Upcoming Events, and more


Dorchester Bay Digest

Register now to join us for our Annual Fundraiser!

Time is running out to get your tickets for our annual event! Plus - don’t miss the chance to advertise your business by becoming a sponsor.

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Read: Dorchester Bay Annual Report 2021-2022

Dorchester Bay is proud to share our Annual Report for 2021-2022. Please take a moment to look at what we accomplished together. We are deeply grateful to have you all as partners in this work.

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Real Estate

Dorchester Bay Welcomes Someone Else’s Child!

Dorchester Bay is excited to welcome the nonprofit Someone Else's Child as our new second floor tenant in the newly renovated Pierce Building! Someone Else's Child creates opportunities for young people around education, arts & music, nutrition & health, mentoring, social justice, and economic equity.

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“Our Tierra Livri” Community Visioning Meeting

Dorchester Bay, COEverythig, DVM Consulting, and Jonathan Garland Enterprises partnered to host a community meeting on April 20th to help shape our proposal for the future of “Our Tierra Livri” at 479 Dudley Street owned by Land Trust. It was a unique opportunity for 25 community members to share their visions for a community-owned commercial space as part of a new mixed-use project.

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Resident & Community Engagement

Uphams VIP Education Workshop

Dorchester Bay hosted an “Uphams VIP Education Workshop” in partnership with JVS Boston, Roxbury Community College, Asian American Civic Association, and the Cape Verdean Adult Center, with food provided by Restaurante Cesaria. Participants received resources and education around becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant, working in construction, attending citizenship classes, learning English, boosting computer skills, earning an Associate's Degree, and much more. Learn more about our community engagement work here:

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Tech Goes Home

Dorchester Bay’s ten-week Tech Goes Home program teaches tools and access to the technologies required for 21st-century skills development in a small, comfortable environment. Tech Goes Home currently has fifteen participants, ten of whom are Dorchester Bay Residents!

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Small Business

Small Business Orientation

Our Small Business team led an orientation for our new clients in April. Small business owners met the team and learned about the resources and tools available to them. Learn more about how DBEDC supports small businesses here:

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Restaurant Revenue Management Workshop

May 18 & May 25 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In this course from our Small Business team, restaurant owners will be guided through the restaurant revenue management process with real-world examples and strategies. They will explore the key inputs of space, time, and price to determine how to make appropriate trade-offs to maximize restaurant revenue.

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Workforce Development

Hosting our Partners in Reentry Work

Dorchester Bay's Workforce Development team was excited to host our partner organizations Haley House Boston, Fathers' UpLift, and Upham's Community Care for a lunch from Comfort Kitchen. We're working together to share our resources with the community and our reentry clients! Learn more about our workforce development:

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Fairmont Indigo CDC Collaborative

Climate & Health Resident Mini-Grants - EXTENSION

FICC will be giving out grants to community members ranging from $250-$1,000 for their Climate & Health Resident Mini-Grant opportunity. These grants aim to increase resident and grassroots constituents' leadership by funding climate and environmental health related projects that address needs in the FICC service area (Dorchester, Mattapan, Roxbury, Hyde Park, & Roslindale). The application deadline has been extended to May 7th at 11:59pm.

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Anyone Can Be a Changemaker Panelist Discussion

Join FICC and their partners Union Capital Boston, Codman Square Health Center, and Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments for their final panelist discussion on climate change and our health. They will be highlighting the journeys of local community members who transformed what was once just an idea into impactful projects and programs.

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