Southwest Boston CDC is a community driven organization committed to our neighborhoods’ best assets – its residents, businesses, and environment. Since 2001, we have been working to engage community members in the preservation and development of their neighborhood through a wide variety of programs.
We are committed to equity – Embracing and drawing in all residents; long-time mainstays, newcomers full of potential, and vulnerable populations. Working towards creating transit equity, affordable housing, and engaging people from all walks of life with our arts, cultural, and environmental events.
We are building the neighborhood. Our work in development, workforce training, transit equity, and Placemaking are focused on the communities along the Fairmount Line in Hyde Park. Our goal is to draw in stakeholders who are interested in making our part of the city more vibrant, inclusive, and economically strong.
We invest in the future by investing in youth. The Hyde Park Green Team employs teens, teaching them job readiness and practical life skills while working in jobs related to environmental stewardship, community organizing, and public arts.
We envision sustainability. Our urban wilds restoration work, anti-littering education, and innovative Goatscaping project create essential outdoors recreation spaces in the city, preserve biodiversity, and improve the appearance of our environment. Our transit-oriented development work is done with focus on reducing carbon emissions and conserving energy.
We are connectors. We facilitate communication between people and institutions to create strong, long-lasting community ties. We aid homeowners, home-seekers, job-seekers, and businesses with technical assistance and counseling services.
Our programs include:
- Hyde Park Green Team – Youth Jobs and Environmental Stewardship
- Housing Development and Preservation
- Community Planning
- Cultural Activities
- Human and Social Services