OUR IMPACT:

Fenway CDC improves the lives of over 1,000 adults, children, and youth each year. We help them access affordable housing, social services, education,  job skills training, employment, fresh produce, financial workshops, health programs, and civic engagement activities.

LATEST NEWS & EVENTS:

Fenway CDC office closed effective Monday, 3/16/2020. Our staff will continue to work remotely during this time and are accessible via phone and email. Click here for more details.

 

Lifeboat Food Pantry

Every Tuesday & Thursday, 3pm-6pm

Boston Temple Seventh-Day Adventist Church

105 Jersey Street, Boston

Come and get free food and groceries from Lifeboat Food Pantry at Boston Temple Seventh-Day. All community residents, regardless of income level, are welcome! Please bring your own bag. For inquiries, please contact Kris Anderson at kanderson@fenwaycdc.org or (617) 267-4637 x 29.

 Complete Your Census Form Today!

Complete your Census Form Today! Go to my2020census.gov to complete the Census for your household! It’s safe, easy, and important. By completing your form, each resident of the Fenway brings in $2,500 to the community. Participate TODAY! For people who prefer to complete their Census form via phone, click here for details.
Call For Volunteers! Click here for details.

Let’s Support Our Taste of The Fenway Vendors

Due to the suspension of dining service for all restaurants until at least May 4, we highly recommend everyone to show your support to our local restaurants by getting take out, having delivery food or buying gift cards. Please click here to see the list of restaurants and businesses that are opened for take out and delivery. We also include those restaurants that are closed but you can still support their business during this crisis from a distance by purchasing gift cards online for future use.

Wednesday Evening Connections

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 (Every Wednesday)
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Via Zoom Phone/Video
Register here
Given the current situation, life might feel like it is spiraling out of control. However, one positive thing that we can note because of this is the interconnected nature of our society—we are all affected by the actions of each other. Please join Fenway CDC and Boston Temple staff and members at this virtual meeting. As we connect virtually, we hope to encourage someone else to manage the complexity and anxiety of this time and maybe, we can help each other begin to regain a sense of control once more! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Fenway Cares

Fenway Cares” is a collective of Fenway community organizations (Fenway Community Development Corporation, Fenway Civic Association, Fenway Community Center, Operation P.E.A.C.E./Peterborough Senior Center, and The Fenway Alliance) and residents to gather and share information with the Fenway neighborhood during the COVID-19 epidemic. Click here for more info and to support the community. For inquiries, please contact
or call (617) 466-3949.

Fenway CDC Organizing Committee Meeting Via Zoom Phone/ Video

Thursday, April 9, 2020, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

How do we organize during a public health crisis? How do we make sure our community is being served during a government shut down? Please join us via Zoom to discuss and think about affordable housing campaigns, the Census, and community support during COIVD-19. To join Zoom meeting, click: https://zoom.us/j/928856821/call: +1 929 205 6099, meeting ID: 928 856 821. For inquiries, please contact Jaya Aiyer at jaiyer@fenwaycdc.org or (617) 267-4637 x 16.

2020 Fenway Porchfest 

Saturday, June 20, 2020
Fenway Porchfest is organized in collaboration with the Fenway Alliance, the Fenway Civic Association, and the Fenway Community Development Corporation. We are monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and will follow all government, state, and local guidelines around public gatherings. However, we are optimistic that we will be able to proceed with this year’s Fenway Porchfest. Click here for more details.

Fenway Fair Foods

  Our Fair Foods will be postponed effective Monday, 3/16/2020 until further notice. Please check back our website for updates.

 Community Dinner

Our Community Dinner will be postponed effective Monday, 3/16/2020 until further notice. Please check back our website for updates.

Brownfields Funding for Newcastle Saranac  

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Over $2.6 Million in Brownfields Funding for 16 Projects. Funding will support environmental assessment and cleanup of 44.3 acres, create or preserve 682 housing units.  Fenway CDC will use funds to assess and remediate the Newcastle Saranac Apartments, part of the organization’s plan to preserve the complex’s 97 affordable housing units. Read more here

Free Job Search Workshops

Participants will gain job search skills including resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, and effective time management. To sign up for these free workshops, please contact Kris Anderson at kanderson@fenwaycdc.org  or (617) 267-4637 x 29.

Free 1-1 Financial Coaching 

Please contact Kris Anderson at (617) 267-4637 x 29 or kanderson@fenwaycdc.org to arrange for counseling session over the phone.

Newcastle Saranac Preservation Celebration

We thank everyone for joining us to celebrate the preservation of Newcastle-Saranac! Fenway CDC and The Schochet Companies will preserve 97-unit of affordable residential property in the heart of Boston! Read more here. Watch the event video.

CITC

Community Investment Tax Credits (CITC)

Invest in Fenway CDC’s work by contributing $1,000 or more and receive 50% refund through our tax credits. Together, we’ll build a better Fenway for everyone to live, learn, work, and play! For inquiries, please contact Iris Tan at itan@fenwaycdc.org.

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Fenway’s Urban Village Plan