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SPONSORS  OF  TODAY’S  WALK  

The  organiza4ons  sponsoring  today’s  walk  include  local  development  agencies  and  non-­‐profit  groups  devoted   to  improving  the  ac4vi4es,  the  walkability  and  the  accessibility  of  the  Dudley  Square  neighborhood.   Discover  Roxbury   Founded  in  1998,  Discover  Roxbury  began  as  an   organiza4on  focused  on  Roxbury's  history.  At  present,   Discover  Roxbury  is  an  ar4st-­‐run  en4ty  that  promotes   civic  engagement  and  economic  development  in   Roxbury  through  tours  and  events  that  promote  the   neighborhood's  ar4s4c,  cultural,  historic,  and  culinary   assets.  Signature  programming  includes  Roxbury  Open   Studios,  the  High  Notes  of  Jazz  Roxbury  walking  tour,   the  Radical  Roxbury  bike  tour,  and  spring4me  garden   tours  of  Roxbury,  as  well  as  the  annual  celebra4ons:   the  Black  &  White  Party  (March)  and  Heart  of  the  Hub   (October).   Discover  Roxbury  is  also  an  advocate  for  Roxbury's   cultural  community.  The  organiza4on  provides  ar4sts   working  in  all  mediums  with  opportuni4es  for  sales   and  exhibi4ons,  produces  an  annual  guide  to  art  and   cultural  events  in  Roxbury,  and  aMends  key  citywide   events  that  promote  Roxbury  and  its  cultural   contribu4ons  to  a  broader  audience.  Discover   Roxbury's  work  is  accomplished  with  a  team  of   collaborators,  including  residents,  businesses,  area   ins4tu4ons,  and  our  cultural  partners  in  the  Roxbury   Cultural  Network.  Learn  more  about  our  work  at   discoverroxbury.org.  

Alterna7ves  for  Community  &  Environment  (A.C.E.)   ACE’s  mission,  is  to  build  the  power  of  communi7es  of   color  and  low-­‐income  communi7es  in  MassachusePs   to  eradicate  environmental  racism  and  classism,   create  healthy,  sustainable  communi7es,  and  achieve   environmental  jus7ce.    ACE  was  founded  in  1993  as  an   advocacy  and  ac4vist-­‐based  environmental  jus4ce   organiza4on  and  became  a  base-­‐building  membership   organiza4on  in  2005.  Over  the  past  20  years  ACE  has   employed  a  unique  community  organizing  model  that   brings  together  hundreds  of  families  and  communi4es,   develops  their  leadership  and  cri4cal  analysis  skills  and   links  them  to  legal  and  technical  assistance  so  that   they  may  take  a  more  ac4ve  role  in  the  decisions  that   affect  their  neighborhoods.     ACE  has  a  strong  belief  in  the  efficacy  of  the  leadership   of  communi4es  of  color  and  low-­‐income  communi4es   that  are  directly  impacted  by  injus4ce.  Throughout  our   years  we  have  sought  to  lia  up  the  exper4se  of  the   lived  experience  of  our  communi4es  through   organizing  campaigns  as  a  basis  for  crea4ng  policy  and   improving  the  condi4ons  that  our  communi4es  are   facing.   www.ace-­‐ej.org    

Dudley  Square  Main  Streets   Dudley  Square  Main  Streets  Revitaliza4on  Corp.  is  a   commercial  revitaliza4on  organiza4on  located  in   Boston's  historic  Dudley  Square  Commercial  District,  "the   Heart  and  Soul  of  Roxbury."    Since  1995,  Main  Streets   has  worked  to  recruit  new  businesses,  assist  businesses   with  storefront  renova4ons;  provide  technical  assistance   to  business  owners;  work  with  developers  on  large   anchor  parcels,  and  celebrate  the  rich  cultural  diversity   and  history  of  the  district.     Main  Streets  works  to  ensure  that  the  ideas  and  interests   of  residents  and  community  stakeholders  are   incorporated  into  the  city  plans  such  as  returning  Dudley   Square  to  an  arts  and  Cultural  District.  Our  primary  focus   is  programs  that  create  jobs  and  aMract  and  retain   businesses   www.dudleysquare.org  

Madison  Park  Development  Corpora7on     Founded  in  1966,  Madison  Park  Development   Corpora4on  is  one  of  the  na4on's  first  community-­‐ based,  non-­‐profit  organiza4ons  to  develop  affordable   housing  for  low  and  moderate  income  residents.  With  a   model  of  resident-­‐led  community  development,  MPDC   has  evolved  to  become  a  comprehensive  agency   promo4ng  Roxbury’s  revitaliza4on  and  redevelopment,   developing  more  than  1,000  units  of  affordable  housing   and  numerous  programs  to  address  the  social  and   economic  needs  of  the  community,  endeavoring  to  link   all  of  its  efforts  into  a  sustainable,  holis4c  approach.   MPDC’s  Community  Ac4on  program  includes  ini4a4ves   promo4ng  Youth  Leadership  &  Workforce  Development,   Resident  Services  &  Leadership,  Violence  Preven4on   and  Public  Safety,  Health  Equity  &  Community  Wellness,   and  Civic  Engagement,  as  convener  of  the  RoxVote   Coali4on.  MPDC  also  promotes  economic  revitaliza4on   through  arts  and  culture  and  is  based  in  and  operates   historic  Hibernian  Hall,  built  in  1913.     www.madison-­‐park.org  

Dudley  Street  Neighborhood  Ini7a7ve     Dudley  Street  Neighborhood  Ini4a4ve  (DSNI)  is  a   resident-­‐led  community  change  collabora4ve  in  the   Dudley  area  of  the  Roxbury  and  North  Dorchester   neighborhoods  of  Boston.    For  30  years  DSNI  has   successfully  engaged  residents,  partners  and  merchants   in  planning  and  development  of  blighted,  vacant  lots  and   promo4ng  development  without  displacement.    DSNI   takes  a  comprehensive  approach  to  neighborhood   revitaliza4on,  focusing  on  physical,  social,  human,   economic  growth.       Join  us  in  celebra4ng  DSNI’s  30th  Anniversary  at  our   Annual  Mee4ng  on  June  25th     www.dsni.org    

WalkBoston   WalkBoston  makes  walking  safer  and  easier  to   encourage  beMer  health,  a  cleaner  environment  and   vibrant  communi4es.  Since  1990  we  have  worked  with   101  MassachuseMs  communi4es  to  make  walking  a  basic   part  of  the  transporta4on  discussion.  Our  educa4on  and   advocacy  programs  give  voice  to  people  to  make  their   communi4es  more  walkable.  We  develop  innova4ve   programs  that  address  social  and  physical  barriers  to   walking,  and  we  work  to  address  the  needs  of  people   who  depend  on  walking  the  most:  transit  riders,  seniors,   children,  and  people  with  disabili4es.  We  depend  on  the   advocacy  efforts  of  our  many  individual  and   organiza4onal  partners,  and  every  supporter   strengthens  our  voice  on  behalf  of  pedestrians.   “There’s  a  feisty  group  of  folks  who  get  excited  over   curb  cuts,  sidewalk  materials  and  lane  widths.    They   work  4relessly  to  ensure  Boston  is  a  walkable  city,   taking  care  that  every  development  detail  is   scru4nized  with  the  pedestrian  in  mind.”  -­‐  Michelle   Hillman,  Boston  Business  Journal  4/18/2005   www.walkboston.org  

Boston  Housing  Authority     The  mission  of  Boston  Housing  Authority  (BHA)  is  to:     1)  provide  stable,  quality  affordable  housing  for  low  and   moderate  income  persons;  2)  deliver  these  services  with   integrity  and    accountability;  and  3)  create     environments  that  help  catalyze  the  transforma4on   from  dependency  to  economic  self-­‐sufficiency.    With  the   Choice  Neighborhoods  Ini4a4ve  (CNI)  centered  at   Whifer  Street  Development  to  the  northwest  of  Dudley   Square,  BHA  aims  to  build  on  the  rich  heritage  of  Lower   Roxbury  and  work  with  residents  to  ensure  that  the   resurgence  of  the  neighborhood  brings  real  benefits  to   community  members.     BHA  is  one  of  17  awardees  (out  of  72  applicants)   na4onwide  to  receive  a  2012  CNI  Planning  Grant  from   the  U.S.  Housing  and  Urban  Development  Agency.  CNI   provides  planning  and  implementa4on  funding  to   develop  comprehensive,  community-­‐driven  plans  to   revitalize  distressed  housing  and  transform   neighborhoods.  The  goal  is  to  improve  the  lives  of  area   residents  by  crea4ng  safe  streets,  beMer  access  to   quality  educa4onal  and  job  opportuni4es  that  promote   family  self-­‐sufficiency,  a  healthier  environment  and   vibrant  mixed-­‐income/mixed-­‐use  communi4es.    For   more  informa4on,  please  visit:   www.boston  housing.org  

Nuestra  Comunidad  Development  Corpora7on     A  nonprofit  small  business  working  in  Roxbury  and   nearby  neighborhoods  for  more  than  31  years,  Nuestra   Comunidad  Development  Corpora4on  has  been   crea4ng  opportunity  for  residents  and  businesses  to   stabilize  their  homes,  revitalize  their  community,   increase  their  incomes,  gain  wealth  and  improve   community  health.       In  1981,  residents  of  the  Dudley  Square  neighborhood   in  Roxbury  created  Nuestra  Comunidad  Development   Corpora4on  to  take  control  of  the  land,  build  new   housing,  and  combine  their  energies  to  create  a  beMer   future.  Today,  Nuestra  Comunidad  Development   Corpora4on  is  one  of  Boston’s  oldest  and  most   successful  community  development  corpora4ons.  Our   mission  statement  guides  our  work:   Nuestra  Comunidad  is  devoted  to  building  the  wealth   and  enhancing  the  physical,  economic,  and  social  well-­‐ being  of  Roxbury  and  other  underserved  popula=ons  in   greater  Boston  through  a  community-­‐driven  process   that  promotes  self-­‐sufficiency  and  neighborhood   revitaliza=on.   www.nuestracdc.org  


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