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.
Recently updated in 2018, DSNI’s main areas of focus encompass our mission and help us fulfill our commitment to work with the community to harness resident voices and foster local leadership. Are you interested in learning more about our strategic road map?
On February 8, 2019, we hosted over 200 residents (of all ages!), local business owners, nonprofit leaders, and other stakeholders for our annual open house. We all enjoyed the music from the Sheila Del Bosque Trio and great food representing different cultures.
We are currently engaged in a search for our next Executive Director. Interim Director, Denise Barros has been readying DSNI for a permanent Executive Director who we hope to have in place by May 2019. We are ready to have that leader join us and we think that our next Executive Director is likely to come from our talented networks.
For over 30 years, the Boston Plan for Excellence has worked across Boston to improve educational outcomes and to train teachers, particularly teachers of color. For the past several years, DSNI has worked closely with BPE to build high-quality K1-12 pathways for all Dudley students.
DSNI and Tufts University have signed a 3-year CORE (Co-learning/Co-research) agreement based on a community centered teaching and research partnership. Tuft’s Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) has long been a close partner of DSNI.
On Saturday, August 18th, over 500 Dudley residents and supporters of all ages came together to celebrate our community. This included 95 musicians, dancers, actors, circus performers, painters, healing artists, and creative placemakers from Dudley to Cape Verde
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.
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.