The YMCA mission is to put Christian principles into practice through
programs that build healthy body, mind, and spirit for all. Residents
in the Dorchester YMCA service area include large African-American and
Haitian populations, with increasing Asian and Latino populations. The
Codman Square neighborhood is home to over 4000 youth 10-18 years of age,
so there is a strong emphasis on youth development and family programming.
Role in Alliance
Our role in the alliance is to provide young women of Dorchester;
14-21 years of age, academic support, inclusive of GED prep, and training
in the child care industry. Participants will have access to formal education,
coupled with internships and paid summer employment that can lead to OCCS
Teacher's assistant certification.
Technology, child care, training, job development, community coalition
building, facility amenities (pool, meeting space, gymnasium, fitness
Infant, Toddler and Preschool programs, school age program, a full
range of aquatics programs, youth sports, health and fitness program,
adult training programs, youth development programs including employment
training and academic support.
WIA eligibility requirements for youth employment program; other services
require YMCA membership
There are no fees for employment programs; please contact member services
for other program fees.
- Haitian Creole
- South Dorchester
776 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
Monday to Friday,
5:00 a.m. to 9: 30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Please contact persons above for employment program; no appointment necessary
for other programs and services.
by Public Transportation
#23, 22, 27
- Red Line
to Ashmont station
to Mapquest Map
was last updated on
April 11, 2005