Our Mission

Fenway Community Development Corporation exists to build a future that is economically vibrant, culturally diverse, and holistically healthy for all residents of the Fenway neighborhood.

We are a 501(c)(3) membership non-profit organization. We believe in the right of everyone to live in a neighborhood like ours, with access to jobs, education, healthcare, parks, transit, and culture. We keep the Fenway diverse and sustainable by:
• Creating and protecting housing for low- and moderate-income families and individuals;
• Strengthening residents’ ability to shape the community’s future through organizing and planning;
• Connecting households with services and resources that help them thrive; and
• Promoting the Fenway’s character as a residential district with a unique mix of businesses; academic, cultural and medical institutions; and grassroots artistic and cultural activity.

Our Vision

We envision the Fenway as an urban village: a model of smart growth and innovative sustainability where residents, institutions, and businesses thrive together. We seek to capitalize on the opportunities as we address the challenges arising from the Fenway neighborhood’s unique concentration of world-renowned institutions. 

Our Impact

Thank you for making our work possible! Your support helps Fenway CDC to serve over 1,000 residents every year. They include adults, children, youth, elders, people with physical disabilities, and formerly homeless veterans.

Over 500 residents will continue to stay in homes that are affordable and receive housing-related services. More than 350 residents will access social services, job readiness training, employment, education programs, health workshops, financial education, Fair Foods, and Career Fair resources. Our civic engagement activities will educate over 200 residents on leadership strategies to address social concerns to improve the quality of life for all community residents.

Fenway CDC’s 2017 Impact Download PDF

Fenway CDC’s 2017 Annual Report Download PDF

Amy Voltero

Amy Voltero
“I thank Fenway CDC for providing us a place we call ‘Home’. No matter what issues arise, the staff provides us resources to fit our needs.”

Today Amy is a successful working single mother, celebrating years of sobriety after struggling with drug addiction, unemployment, and homelessness. She is supporting her 6-year-old daughter and is a champion in our hearts!

Emma Muthemba

Emma Muthemba
Emma Muthemba is a single mother with two sons, ages 10 and 17. Through Fenway CDC’s Resident Services and Workforce Development Program, she successfully graduated from Roxbury Community College in May 2015 in Radiology Technology.

She is currently studying at American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and working at the Boston Health Center as a Nursing Assistant.

Natasha Similien
“I thank Fenway CDC for providing me with support services. The Community Programs Director never let me give up as I juggled with managing work, children, and education. She saw my potential and encouraged me to persevere. I was able to complete my Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences in 2015.”