The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative's (DSNI) mission is to empower Dudley residents to organize, plan for, create and control a vibrant, diverse and high-quality neighborhood in collaboration with community partners.
From Upham’s Corner to Roxbury Crossing…. That’s how far 2 miles is, and some young residents of the Dudley Village campus are having to walk that distance twice daily in order to get to school. That’s because in order to get a free “M7” MBTA pass from Boston Public Schools, a high school student must live at least 2 miles from the school building. This means that although some kids receive a free M7 to go to school, internships, jobs, programs, and activities, others have no free way to get to school at all, and if their families can’t afford that additional cost burden every day, then that child has to walk.
Congratulations to Fabienne Eliacin for winning the Grand Prize at the Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards for Volunteerism, hosted by the New England Patriots Foundation.
Dudley residents were part of a groundbreaking Participatory Action Research study. The Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund Study worked with 9 communities across Boston, the North Shore, and the South Shore to understand the effects of transit-oriented development on people’s health.
Playwright and artist Daniel Beaty returns with another moving reflection on transforming pain into power, this time through the lens of nine shop customers. At the Strand Theatre on Thursday April 20th @ 7:30 p.m. and Friday April 21st @ 8:00 p.m. Reserve your FREE tickets here!
DSNI is seeking nominations for our board of directors! Joining the DSNI board is an opportunity to shape the strategic and programmatic direction of the organization and play a role in the future of the neighborhood. The board term is two years starting in July 2017.
DSNI staff, leaders, and organizational partners gathered last month for the Tenth Nelson Chair Roundtable on Networking Community-Based Programs: Shared Leadership, Shared Outcomes, hosted by the Lynch School of Education at Boston College.
On Saturday, August 13th 2016 newly renovated Mary Hannon Park on Dudley Street was teeming with local families, youth, artists and performers, food trucks, vendors, organizations, and activities. The community was celebrating a 28 year legacy - the DSNI Annual Multicultural Festival.
Amanda Weber is a PhD student in the Counseling Psychology Department at Boston College. She was matched with DSNI as an intern for this school year as coursework (called "First Year Experience" at BC). Today is the last day of her internship. This post reflects her experiences working at DSNI.