A Community Collaboration

Winterlights: A Circle of Peace was supported and made possible by friends and partners in the community and by The Transformative Public Art program and the Opportunity Fund 2.0 of the City of Boston Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.

Speak for the trees

Trees matter—for public health, for environmental justice, for adapting to climate change.

At Speak for the Trees, Boston, we care about trees because they care for us. We work at the intersection of environmental justice, racial and social equity, public health, and climate change to advocate for a healthy and equitable urban forest in Boston. We recognize the inequities of tree canopy coverage and believe that trees are a vital component of developing, building, and maintaining healthy and vibrant communities.

We work at the community level (with you, Boston), to build trusting partnerships that honor local experiences, perspectives, and goals.

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Hawthorne Youth and Community Center

Hawthorne Youth and Community Center is a grassroots, non-profit that has been responsive to community needs for over forty years. The center, the brainchild of a small group of concerned community youth and adults, began in a converted coal cellar in 1967. Three years later operations moved to a larger Roxbury facility at 9 Fulda Street, a building on an Archdiocese owned complex. In 1973, they formally incorporated as Hawthorne Youth & Community Center (HYCC).

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Artists Asylum

Artisan’s Asylum is a singular environment for making. We are a 52,000 SF fabrication wonderland where imagination comes alive. We foster the conditions for freedom of thought, collaboration and agency necessary for anyone to build the things they’re passionate about. Artisan’s provides nearly 1200 members with access to 160 personal studios, 15 shared workshops, and open spaces for collaboration.

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Teens in Boston have the opportunity to join Learn 2 Teach, Teach 2 Learn.   This program teaches teens (14-19) how to teach others in their community about technology. Run out of the South End Technology Center @ Tent City and started by Mel King, the program has a mission to enable people to become producers of knowledge and sharers of ideas and information. They provide free or low-cost access and training in most aspects of computer-related technology.

Teens can learn how to work with others, learn to teach, and improve their community.

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If you’ve visited the “Winterlights: A Circle of Peace” public art light installation at 184 Highland Street in Roxbury, we’d love to hear from you.
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