Boston Youth Service Providers Collaborative Network & Alternative Education Alliance, working cooperatively to provide integrated, year-round services to Boston youth.

Dorchester Family YMCA

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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.

Resources to Share
Technology, child care, training, job development, community coalition building, facility amenities (pool, meeting space, gymnasium, fitness center)

Populations Served

Services Offered
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.

Eligibility Requirements
WIA eligibility requirements for youth employment program; other services require YMCA membership

Fee Structure
There are no fees for employment programs; please contact member services for other program fees.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Haitian Creole
  • Spanish

Neighborhoods Served

  • South Dorchester
  • Mattapan

776 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02125




Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday, 5:00 a.m. to 9: 30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Appointments: Please contact persons above for employment program; no appointment necessary for other programs and services.

Web Site

Directions by Public Transportation

  • MBTA #23, 22, 27
  • Red Line to Ashmont station

Driving Directions
Link to Mapquest Map


This information was last updated on April 11, 2005


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