In 2015, there was a shift in our strategy and we are now focusing on an area of the city that is often under-funded and overlooked and is known for gang activity, crime, and poverty: Lower Roxbury, specifically from Massachusetts Avenue to Dudley Street, and Tremont Street to Washington Street. There are very few resources in this neighborhood that consists of the Lenox/Camden Housing Development, Madison Park Village, and Grant Manor. This includes Roxse Homes, Camfield Estates, and Mandela Housing Developments.
In 2016 we are operating a minimum of 15 Teen Café events and activities to offer an alternative to violence and to build leadership skills in our youth. Through the Boston Health Commission, we are bringing Healthy Champions to this community to focus on healthy eating and education to make positive lifestyle changes. Also, our youth are training under a professional chef to learn how to cook and eat healthy foods.