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Community Support

Ula proudly supports – with in-kind donations, gift cards, sponsorships and collaborations - many local organizations dedicated to strengthening and improving the community. It is inspiring to be aligned with such industrious, creative and bighearted groups.

 
At The Brewery
Bikes Not Bombs: BNB uses the bicycle as a vehicle for social change. They reclaim thousands of bicycles each year. They create local and global programs that provide skill development, jobs, and sustainable transportation. Their programs mobilize youth and adults to be leaders in community transformation. http://bikesnotbombs.org/
Keshet: Keshet's mission is to ensure that gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Jews are fully included in all parts of the Jewish community. In the Greater Boston area, Keshet offers social and cultural events for GLBT Jews ranging from Jewish text study to an annual GLBT Jewish speed-dating gala, Keshet Quick Dates. Nationally, Keshet offers support, training, and resources to create a Jewish community that welcomes and affirms GLBT Jews. http://www.keshetonline.org/
Ballet Rox: The mission of BalletRox is to use the power of dance to break down racial barriers and enrich the community's artistic experience through the creation of a diverse dance company and school. http://www.balletrox.org/
City Life/Vida Urbana: City Life/Vida Urbana is a grassroots community organization committed to building the power of low-income and working class people to work toward social, economic, racial justice and gender equality. They do movement building through education, direct action and coalition participation. http://clvu.org/
Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation: The mission of the JPNDC is to promote equitable development and equal opportunity in Jamaica Plain and adjacent neighborhoods through affordable housing, organizing, and economic opportunity initiatives that improve the lives of low- and moderate-income people and create a better community for all. http://www.jpndc.org/
In the greater community
 
In Greater JP
Jamaica Plain Regan Youth League: The purpose of the Regan Youth League is to provide the children of Jamaica Plain with the opportunity to play organized baseball in an open, safe, and friendly environment. The League aspires to foster the discipline and fun that are part of learning a challenging team sport, to encourage a spirit of community among participants from diverse backgrounds who practice and play together, and to promote good sportsmanship and respect for teammates, opponents, coaches, umpires, and the great game of baseball. http://reganyouthleague.org/
Point Foundation: Point Foundation provides financial support, mentoring, leadership training and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. http://www.pointfoundation.org/
Spontaneous Celebrations: The mission of Spontaneous Celebrations is to create and sustain a community cultural life that unites and empowers people for positive change through the arts; to produce seasonal celebrations in the Jamaica Plain and Roxbury neighborhoods; and to maintain a Community Cultural center for all. http://www.spontaneouscelebrations.org/
Hyde Square Task Force: HSTF’s mission is to develop the skills of youth and their families so that they are empowered to enhance their own lives and build a strong and vibrant urban community. All of their programs are developed by residents in response to community needs. Since its founding, the Hyde Square Task Force has developed on-going programs for youth and families that not only help them advance at school and in careers, but also help create positive relations and opportunities to take pride and action in our community. http://www.hydesquare.org/ 
Vietnam Veterans of Mass: VVMI focuses on the well being of our aging veteran population and their families as well as our new generation of veterans and their families working within the local communities with referral and resources.Ula’s support helps provide Soldier Aid/Care Packages to be sent to Massachusetts Soldiers deployed overseas. http://www.myvvmi.org/
Friends of the Kelly Rink: The Friends of the Kelly Rink is a group of volunteers dedicated to bringing ice skating back to Jamaica Plain. They were instrumental in establishing, and helping manage the temporary Kelly Rink on Marbury Terrace in Jamaica Plain, and they have been involved since the beginning in the community development process, working towards a community controlled state-of-the-art ice rink in Jackson Square. http://sites.google.com/site/friendsofthekellyrink/
Community Servings: Community Servings is a not-for-profit food and nutrition program providing services throughout Massachusetts to individuals and families living with critical and chronic illnesses. They give their clients, their dependent families, and caregivers appealing, nutritious meals, and send the message to those in greatest need that someone cares. Their goals are to help their clients maintain their health and dignity and preserve the integrity of their families through free, culturally appropriate, home-delivered meals, nutrition education, and other community programs. http://www.servings.org/index.cfm
JP Youth Soccer: JPYS provides a safe and sportsmanlike atmosphere for the youth of Jamaica Plain, Roslindale and surrounding Boston neighborhoods to have fun while learning and participating in the game of soccer. In the past two decades, thousands of kids have been introduced to the sport of soccer, have enjoyed the game, and more importantly have learned about self-discipline, teamwork, and the benefits of hard work. http://www.jpyouthsoccer.org/
826 Boston: 826 Boston is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Their services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this understanding in mind, they provide drop-in tutoring, field trips, after-school workshops, in-schools tutoring, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications. All of their free programs seek to strengthen each student's power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice. http://www.826boston.org/
Crossroads Café: The Crossroads Café, located at the First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, is a place where JP seniors are treated to a fresh, home-cooked meal prepared by volunteers in their kitchen. More than that, it is a space for seniors to get out and get to know each other, and be surrounded by a caring, life-affirming community. http://www.firstbaptistjp.org/site/cpage.asp?sec_id=180010206&cpage_id=1...
JP Arts Council: The mission of the Jamaica Plain Arts Council is to support artists in the Jamaica Plain community through the Open Studios event, exhibitions, professional development and cultivating the audience. http://www.jpopenstudios.com/
Franklin Park Coalition: The Franklin Park Coalition mission is simple: to restore and preserve Franklin Park, a 527 historic urban greenspace located in the geographic heart of Boston. Advocacy with public officials to make sure that Franklin Park is not neglected. Working for park improvements - better park management, public transit options to the park, entrance beautification, bicycle access, restoration of historic features, and more. Recruiting volunteers and young people to restore the park's 220-acre forest. Leading park walks, history tours, and nature programs to encourage city dwellers to discover the park's treasures. Bringing back the Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park for free summer concerts to build community and celebrate local artists.  Hiring neighborhood youth for summer and school year jobs restoring the woodlands and promoting the park.  Working with community members and public safety agencies to help people feel safe in the park. http://www.franklinparkcoalition.org/