DotWell, Dorchester FAMILY School Initiative(DFSI) Boston Marathon Fundraiser
The 2013 DotWell DFSI Boaton Marathon Fundraiser is complete and we are happy to update that we raised over $40,000 to support before & after school programs at two schools in the Codman Square area, the Joseph Lee Elementary and the Oliver W. Holmes. Five enthusiastic runners participated in this year’s event and our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude goes out to David Cawley, David Jesser, Erika Pearson, Christy Roush and Gwendolyn Stewart.
Community Health Careers Internships (CHCIP)
Looking for an internship? Want to jumpstart your career? Apply to our summer internship program. As an intern, you’ll be able to develop your professional skills through hands-on work experience at the health centers. The daily schedule includes one hour of workshop time focused on key life skills areas including civic engagement, job readiness, financial literacy and wellness. Another key component of the program includes work site tours at other companies and organizations. Boston Youth Fund Summer Internships are made possible by the efforts of the Teen Center and the financial support of the Mayor’s Youth Funds.
Ages: 15-17 years
Contact info: Sinowey James, 617-740-2231
Clemente Course in Humanities
The Clemente Course provides a comprehensive introduction to the humanities through the study of literature, art history, philosophy and American history. Students are also coached in writing and developing critical thinking skills. The Course is accredited by Bard College and qualifies students for six college credits upon successful completion of the program. Our goal is to expose students to the humanities and its riches while building their confidence to meet the demands of a college education and encourage them to pursue a college degree.
Location: Codman Square Tech Center, 450 Washington St. Dorchester, MA 02124
Eligibility requirement: 18 years and up; must complete an application and admission interview
Cost: Full scholarship awarded to all accepted students
Contact info: Lisa Hamblin 617 822 8329
In the News
DotWell offers the Clemente Course to College for community residents in Dorchester. The course is offered in various states and communities providing significant impact to those who participate . Please click here to read about or listen to coverage of the Clemente Course on WBUR.
Check out DotWell, showcased on The Boston Foundation’s “My Neighborhood Boston” web site!
The Arts and Multi-Media Collaborative is proud to display a video they created about the Generation Next Academy Teen Center on YouTube!
Click here to see the “What’s Up Works- Martin Luther King Jr. Day Special” video on YouTube, produced by the DotWell Film Crew!
Our Summer Learning Program was featured in Boston After-School and Beyond’s city-wide newsletter. Please see the Spotlight on Summer Learning article.
DotWell Performance Report
Check out our programmatic accomplishments in the past year presented in our 2011 Community Report. This report includes a sampling of program evaluation reports with a description of the program, the participant user profile, the program evaluation process, and any results we may have to date on that particular program.