Our Mission

Fenway CDC works to preserve the Fenway as a vibrant and diverse neighborhood by developing affordable housing, providing programs that enrich lives, and strengthening community voices.

Our Vision

We envision the Fenway as a unique neighborhood with extraordinary access to jobs, education, healthcare, housing, open space, public transit, and the arts. As a community, we cherish the vibrant racial, cultural, and economic mix of all who call the Fenway home. To preserve this vibrancy, we must work to relentlessly protect the rights of all who want to live and thrive here, especially low- and moderate-income people. Together, we build a healthy neighborhood that is attractive to long-term and new residents, institutions and businesses.

Fenway CDC’s By-law and Annual Report

View Fenway CDC’s By-laws.

View Fenway CDC’s 2023 Impact Report to learn more about our work and community impact.

Our Impact

Thank you for making our work possible! Your support helps Fenway CDC to serve over 2,500 residents every year. They include adults, children, youth, elders, people with physical disabilities, and formerly homeless residents.

Over 650 residents will continue to stay in homes that are affordable and receive housing-related services. More than 300 residents will access social services, job readiness training, employment, education, healthcare services, financial coaching, and food access programs. Through civic engagement, we will educate over 200 residents to tackle neighborhood issues (gentrification and homelessness prevention) to improve the lives for all community residents. In collaboration with program partners, our community planning and organizing efforts will help to improve the City’s housing policies to ensure housing affordability citywide. Our yearly Fenway Porchfest, Harvest Meals, and community events enrich the lives of community residents.

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.”