Great News!

You can now directly support the transformation of the former Doyle Playground through the Doyle Patronicity Site!

Southwest Boston CDC and our organizing committee, POHWER, were just approved to raise funds for the Doyle Playground Transformation from Patronicity,  this special crowd sourcing site just for community projects!

And – if we meet our $6,000 goal — MassDevelopment will match all donations 100%!

Take a look and donate today!



Southwest Boston Community Development Corporation works to build and sustain a thriving, racially and economically equitable community in Hyde Park and Roslindale. We work to prevent displacement, create and preserve affordable housing, strengthen the commercial base of the neighborhoods, ensure access to good transit and green spaces, and develop local leaders whose voices are not otherwise heard.


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The bill for better service on the Fairmount  Line is in the Ways and Means Committee — and it needs YOUR help!

Next stop — a favorable vote by the Legislature.

Bill H2723 that would finally give us the service we need and deserve on the Fairmount Line.

 If it this bill passes:

Trains will run every 15 minutes or less
You can use your Charlie Card on the Fairmount Line
There will be much better signage and marketing
Bill H2723 is now in the House Ways and Means Committee. It won’t become law without a few more steps — and it needs your help!

Take Action!

Please pick at least 5 members of the Ways and Means committee. Send them a short email to ask them to move bill H2723 favorably out of Ways and Means. Let them know why you want to see better service on the Fairmount Line — the only rapid transit available for many Boston families!

Find the members of the committee, with links to their email addresses here.

Email Alex Nadel for more information!


YOUR CALLS ARE CRUCIAL to passing the  Jim Brooks Stabilization Act!

Start with the Co-Chairs of the Committee on the Judiciary, Sen. Brownsberger and Rep. Cronin.

Then call the others! Please leave a voice mail if no one picks up:


Co-Chair William Brownsberger – 617-722-1280

John Keenan – 617-722-1055

Cynthia Stone-Creem – 617-722-1639

Patricia Jahlen – 617-722-1117

Richard Ross – 617-722-1054


Co-Chair Claire Cronin – 617-722-2396

James Cantwell – 617-722-2396

Colleen Garry –  617-722-2380

Carole Fiola – 617-722-2430

Daniel Hunt – 617-722-2450

Michael Day – 617-722-2210

Rady Mom – 617-722-2030

Paul Tucker – 617-722-2396

Bud Williams – 617-722-2140

Sheila Harrington – 617-722-2305

James Lyons – 617-722-2460



My name is (your name) __________ and I am a concerned resident of (your neighborhood) __________.  I’m calling to ask for your supportfor The Jim Brooks Stabilization Act, H 4142, an EMERGENCY declaration sponsored by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Representative Chynah Tyler.

This Act addresses the displacement crisis and homelessness hurting all of our families.  Displacement due to eviction and foreclosure, and the negative economic and social impacts, affect us all.  We support your Affirmative Report out from the Committee on the Judiciary.  We need your support YES for Jim Brooks. H 4142


SWBCDC is a Proud member of:

We organize around many issues, including the preservation of affordable housing.

We organize around local issues, including the preservation of affordable housing.

The Hyde Park Green Team – our youth jobs and environmental stewardship program – where youth learn teamwork and build confidence.

The Residences at Fairmount Station will be the first affordable housing developed in Hyde Park in over 20 years. They'll revitalize a downtown lot -- and bring more consumers to local businesses!

The Residences at Fairmount Station will be the first affordable rental housing developed in Hyde Park in nearly 25 years. It will revitalize a downtown lot — and bring more customers to local businesses!

We bring together residents to work on local issues together and have a good time!

We bring residents together to work on local issues…and have a good time!

Placemaking meets Transit Equity - taking signage into our own hands to link folks to the transformed Fairmount/Indigo Line

Taking signage into our own hands to connect riders to the improved Fairmount Indigo Line


The Hyde Park Green Team has been providing youth employment and environmental stewardship operating in partnership with the City of Boston since 2009.

The Annual Sherrin Woods Community Meeting – Hyde Park Green Team youth lead tours and develop public speaking skills by educating neighbors, local law enforcement, and family members about their work to preserve urban wilds.

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