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:

Career Opportunity

Fenway CDC is looking for a full-time Real Estate Director and a part-time Accounting Assistant. For more information, please visit our careers page.

2nd Annual Fenway Porchfest

Saturday, June 15, 2019, 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Fenway Neighborhood

The Fenway Porchfest will feature over 80 performers at more than 35 sites across the neighborhood. Enjoy music from Symphony Park to the Museum of Fine Arts to Neighborhoods Coffee and Crepes. Would you like to volunteer at this free community music festival (and receive free t-shirt and lunch)? Email info@fenwayporchfest.org for more information.

Fenway Ball Gala

Thursday, June 20, 2019,  6pm – 9pm

Prudential Skywalk, 50th floor, 800 Boylston Street, Boston

Join us to celebrate Fenway CDC’s partnerships and accomplishments.  Become a sponsor or get your tickets at this link. For inquiries, please contact Iris Tan at itan@fenwaycdc.org or (617)-267-4637 x 25. Event details at Fenway Ball page.

Homebuying 101 

Saturday, June 22, 2019, 9am – 3pm

Sunday, June 23, 2019, 9am – 12pm

Huntington YMCA, 316 Huntington Ave, Boston

This 2-day course prepares first-time homebuyers for homeownership. Please sign up at https://asiancdc.org/hb101. $25 for Boston residents and $50 for non-Boston residents. Pre-registration and payment required before class. For inquiries, please contact Emily Kribbs at ekribbs@fenwaycdc.org or (617) 267-4637 x 13. This workshop is co-organized by Fenway CDC and Asian CDC.

The Boston Park Summer Fitness Series

June 3 – September 28, 2019

Symphony Park

Join us for yoga and tai chi for relaxation and improve your well-being. Download poster. For a full list of classes, please visit bphc.org/summerfitness

City Council Hearing on Inclusionary Development 

Monday, June 10, 2019, 5pm – 7pm

Boston City Hall, Iannella Chamber 5th Floor

Please join Fenway CDC and our coalition partners from across Boston in calling for a stronger Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP) that is accessible to the majority of Boston residents! Read more information at our events page.

Fenway Fair Foods

Every other Wednesday, 3 pm – 5 pm

June 12, and June 26

Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, 165 Park Drive, Boston

Community residents can purchase up to 12 lbs. of fruits, vegetables, and bread for only $2 per bag regardless of their income level. Read more information at our events page.

Community Dinner

Every month 2nd Monday, June 10, 6pm

Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, 165 Park Drive, Boston

 Invite your friends or family members to our community dinner! Read more at our events page.

Free Job Search Workshops

Every Monday and Friday

9am – 12pm

Fenway CDC, 70 Burbank Street, Boston

Participants will gain job search skills including resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, and effective time management. These are free workshops for job seekers. To sign up, please contact Emily Kribbs at ekribbs@fenwaycdc.org  or (617) 267-4637 x 13.

Fenway CDC Organizing Committee Meetings

Thursday, Jun 13, 2019, 6pm – 8 pm

Fenway CDC, 70 Burbank St., Boston

At this monthly meeting of neighborhood activists, we’ll formulate strategies for supporting our neighbors at risk of displacement and defending the Fenway’s supply of affordable housing. For more details, please visit our events page.

Latest News

WASHINGTON, D.C

Colleen Fitzpatrick, Fenway CDC’s Community Organizer was fortunate enough to attend the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Association (NACEDA) conference held in Washington, D.C.

Colleen attended ten panels over the course of three days, on topics ranging from Advancing Racial Equity to Building Multi-Sector Coalitions to Advance Policy Goals. Colleen learned a lot about what organizations across the country are doing to advance affordable housing and mitigate displacement, and is excited to share some trailblazing strategies with the staff and Community Organizing Committee. Many thanks to MACDC and the Fenway CDC Lisa Soli Training Scholarship for their sponsorship.

Latest News

OUR LADY’S GUILD HOUSE NEWS COVERAGE

Fenway CDC and City Life Vida Urbana have been working closely with residents of Our Lady’s Guild House at 20 Charlesgate West to resist unjust, no-fault evictions and call attention to issues of age discrimination that have been occurring. This Saturday, residents were featured on the front page of the Boston Globe! Check out the full story here, and then take action by signing this petition. Contact Colleen Fitzpatrick cfitzpatrick@fenwaycdc.org for more information.

Latest News

AIR BNB

Short-Term Vacation Rentals Impact Neighborhood Stability. Read more…

Airbnb Hosts Upset After Boston Votes To Regulate Short Term Rentals. Read more…

The City Council voted unanimously to regulate Airbnb and its peers. Read more…

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 will build a better Fenway for everyone to live, learn, work, and play! For inquiries, please contact Iris Tan at itan@fenwaycdc.org for more information.

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