Our Vision

Rooted in Boston, Open to the World


Our mission is to provide learning experiences and caring support to the multicultural and underserved people of the Roslindale community, nurturing individual gifts and collective leadership potential.


  • Respect the dignity of every person, valuing individual and cultural perspectives and differences.

  • Welcome new immigrants unconditionally.

  • Be inclusive, open to all, regardless of ethnicity, income level, and religion.

  • Accompany the materially poor, listening to needs, and standing in our common struggle for justice.

  • Partner with organizations that are committed to improve the quality of life for our vulnerable neighbors.

  • Recognize that we are an integral part of a larger community.


  • To provide an adult ESOL program where immigrants who speak, read, and write little or no English can receive help and support.

  • To advocate for/with our neighbors on issues impacting their everyday needs, including immigration/citizenship pathway and employment readiness.

  • To provide a safe and nurturing environment for neighborhood children to develop good study habits and healthy lifestyles.

  • To foster experiences for our volunteers that are both formative, transformative, and community-driven.

  • To enhance neighborhood safety initiatives/involvement and foster community in lower Roslindale.