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ARTMORPHEUS is a not-for-profit organization that empowers artists and creative entrepreneurs to develop, flourish and innovate. We connect the creative sector to a wide range of sustaining resources, provide strategies for growth, and tools for public engagement. By supporting the creative sector, we strive to strengthen local economies and enhance community vibrancy.

The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career.

The Boston Foundation (TBF) was instrumental in convening arts and community groups to form the Upham's Corner Artplace Initiative.  In addition to providing resources, TBF plays an important role in the expanded Fairmount Cultural Corridor initiative, providing support and strategic advice to FCC partner

The Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI) is dedicated to changing how social justice is imagined, developed and deployed here in the United States. We are creating a design studio for the progressive arm of the nonprofit sector in order to support the sector’s ability to create new forms of effective social intervention and the exploration of new ways to be interventionists.

Dorchester Arts Collaborative is a membership organization that has been facilitating the arts in Dorchester since 2002 for the social, cultural, and economic enrichment of our diverse neighborhood.

Dorchester Bay EDC acts to build a strong, thriving, and diverse community in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhoods. Working closely with neighborhoods, residents, businesses and partners, we access resources to:

• Develop & preserve home ownership and rental housing across income levels;

• Create and sustain economic development opportunities for businesses and individuals;

• Build community through organizing, civic engagement, and leadership development.

The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative’s (DSNI) mission is to empower Dudley residents to organize, plan for, create and control a vibrant, diverse and high-quality neighborhood in collaboration with community partners.

Four Corners Main Street is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation located in the heart of Dorchester.   In 2000 Four Corners Main Street became one of 20 Main Street programs in the City of Boston.  Four Corners Main Street has worked with local businesses, residents and neighborhood organizations to bring life and diversity to the Four Corners business district through new development, revitalization projects & technical assistance to business owners in order to preserve the city’s historic commercial districts.

The mission of the Coalition is to promote neighborhood stabilization in the Four Corners community.

We accomplish this by addressing the issues of crime and safety, through organizing residents, providing positive opportunities for youth, promoting economic development and collaborating with others.

Our priority roles are: Organizer, Service Provider, and Collaborator/Supporter of other efforts.

José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s mission is to:

• create new ballets of excellence that are stimulating and culturally relevant to diverse audiences;

• create an innovative approach to ballet training that welcomes diversity, and ensures unanimous participation and achievement by all students;

• create sustainable, inclusive and engaging outreach programs that make ballet accessible to participants of all racial, cultural and economic backgrounds; and

• reposition the role of dance in our culture and expand its purpose in the education of youth and enrichment of community locally and beyond.

The William Monroe Trotter Institute was founded at the University of Massachusetts Boston in 1984 to address the needs and concerns of the Black community and communities of color in Boston and Massachusetts through research, technical assistance, and public service. 

Upham’s Corner Main Street, Inc. (UCMS) is a community-led business district planning agency that works to build a vibrant commercial district in Upham’s Corner, a bustling town center in Dorchester, Massachusetts that is anchored by the historic Strand Theatre.