Our Vision

Rooted in Boston, Open to the World


To be a place of welcome and connection for immigrants and a collaborative partner on neighborhood issues in Roslindale.


  • 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 immigrants who are materially poor, listen to needs and celebrate joys, and stand together 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, understand, read, and/or write little or no English.
  • To engage neighborhood families, build community, and support navigating systems to meet needs.
  • To advocate for/with our neighbors on issues impacting everyday needs, including immigration, housing, employment, and community well-being.
  • To foster experiences for our volunteers that are both formative, transformative, and community-driven.
  • To manifest the values of the Sisters of Saint Joseph in our day-to-day relationships and overall mission.