Community Organizing


This is YOUR neighborhood. We can help you have a greater say in what happens here.

Southwest Boston CDC brings Hyde Park and Roslindale residents together to solve problems, improve neighborhoods, and gain greater control over their community’s future.

We do this by supporting residents in identifying the issues they want to address, and helping them develop skills and implement the plans they create.

Southwest Boston CDC’s organizing committee is called POHWER (People of Hyde Park Wanting Equal Representation: for an inclusionary vision of Hyde Park). It’s made up of tenants and homeowners who care about making improvements to their neighborhood.  POHWER sometimes coordinates with other grassroots groups on common goals.

The POHWER committee is now working on:

– Ensuring that Hyde Park — and all residents of Hyde Park — can take the lead on decision making in our community, and that we see a fair share of  resources here.

– Ensuring new development in Hyde Park reflects what local residents want and need, with a focus on preventing displacement of current community members and expanding the number of truly affordable homes

– Restoring the former Doyle Playground on River Street into a new neighborhood park, where residents can gather

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for community meetings, cultural performances and to enjoy views of the Neponset River

– Developing a greenway/walkway along the Neponset River

– Addressing pollution issues in the Neponset River

– Considering other issues that emerge from members of the community, like you





The POHWER committee meets monthly: on the 4th Thursday of the month at 11 Fairmount Ave, Room 103, 6:30 pm.

—– NOTE: In May 2018 the POHWER meeting will be on May 17th at 6:30 —–


Everyone is welcome! To learn more, contact Alex Nadel: 617-364-7300 x 24

Or, stay in touch with the group’s Facebook page



 Follow POHWER on Facebook:

And contact Alex to learn how to get involved: 617-364-7300 x24

Or, come to the next POHWER meeting! (see above)


SWBCDC’s Community Organizing work is supported in part by: