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4th Pres Presents: Sweeney Todd!

This weekend, come see Sweeney Todd!
Friday and Saturday @ 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday matinee @ 3:00pm
**for ages 11+**

Vengeful barbers, corrupt judges, and delicious meat pies!
Our Teen Theater Production Class presents Sweeney Todd this weekend, with two casts performing a total of four shows.

Admission is free, although donations are welcome (suggested $5 donation).

Content may not be appropriate for young children (10 and under). This show is about vengeful barbers, corrupt judges, and suspiciously delicious meat pies, you know!


Farmers Market Happenings

Farmer’s Market in full swing, every Monday,12-6pm; accepting SNAP and offeringHIP (Healthy Incentive Program) at the market. HIP flyer attached (Eng/Spanish and FAQ’s).

The West Broadway BHA bike giveaway ( roll it forward by boston bikes) will take place on Wednesday, June 21st from 4-7pm; for any families/ youth who have signed up to get a bike should be there!

There will be a second Youth Bike Rodeo on June 30th from 3-5pm at the WB BHA development ( basketball courts behind the Condon school, 200 D Street) .

SBBGC Mary Binda Memorial Harbor Cruise

It’s finally here – the perfect weather to be sailing around beautiful Boston Harbor!!! Mark your calendars for Thursday July 6th, purchase your tickets (see link below) and join us for our Mary Binda Memorial Harbor Cruise. The Provincetown II sets sail at 7:00 p.m. for a three hour cruise – (boarding starts at 6:30 p.m.). There’s entertainment for everyone…top deck features DJ Doug Lane, spinning your favorite dance tunes * mid-deck entertainment will be provided by Southie’s own Kenny Morrell * bottom deck features the sounds of Sinatra, 50’s and 60’s. ALL proceeds raised support summer programs at the Edgerley Family South Boston Boys & Girls Club. Help us spread the word – and we hope to see you onboard!!!


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SBANP Meeting: July 11th

The South Boston Association of Non-Profits (SBANP) has decided to add an additional Monthly Member Meeting to our 2017 calendar. On Tuesday, July 11th we’ll meet at the South Boston Neighborhood House. We’ll provide an update on the Life is Good Initiative and our 9/19 Candidate Forum. For this special meeting, we have also invited all the candidates running for the D2 City Council Seat. At this time the candidates will have the opportunity to introduce themselves to the South Boston Non-Profit community.

SBANP meetings are open to the public and this meeting will be held from 9:30 – 11:30 am.

Thank you,
Kathy Lafferty and Anna White

South Boston Farmers Market Opens June 5th!

The Farmers Market will open on Monday, June 5th at noontime.  There will be lots of fun and live music!


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Southie Family Fun Day

The MOMS Club of South Boston is proud to host its 8th annual Southie Family Fun day again on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Marine Park from 11-4PM.  This is a free community event where we will have many family friendly performances.  We are always looking for participants and sponsors from the community.  Please find the attached forms.  We hope to see you there!!

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FANS Father Nurturing Program

South Boston FANS will be hosting another dads’ program starting May 31st.  Attached you will find the flyer and the referral form.  Please send referrals our way.  Thanks in advance.

Please send all referrals to this new fax number 617-464-7941 not the number on the forms.

Thank you,
Peggy Doherty
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SBANP begins partnership with the LiGKF

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

South Boston Association of Non-Profits (SBANP) Board of Directors heard loud and clear from our membership organizations at our first meeting of 2017 that ‘Trauma’ should be a priority and focus in our work together.  Many of you spoke during that meeting about the ways that trauma impacts your work and it became very clear that many, if not all, of the individuals and families that we serve collectively in our work throughout South Boston suffer from the effects of trauma.  Substance abuse has affected almost all of us in one way or another and has for generations. Increasing incidents of overdose, deep poverty throughout our community, violence & abuse and other family crises create high levels of trauma around us.  In order for us to create a healthy community – we must figure out a way to approach our work so that it addresses this issue.

In an effort to do this — SBANP is excited to let you know that we will begin to build a community-wide partnership with the Life is Good Kids Foundation. The Life is Good Kids Foundation (LiGKF) partners with leading social service organizations to improve the quality of care delivered to individuals whose lives have been deeply impacted by poverty, violence and/or illness.   

The LiGKF approach to trauma intervention has 2 key layers:

1.Collaborating with organizations (ALL OF US) to dramatically improve the personal and professional resources staff need to take care of themselves

2.Empowering frontline staff with the tools, knowledge and approach to build and sustain optimal environments for healing & learning. 

 Doesn’t this sound like something we ALL need — ??

The LiGKF began working with the Newtown community after the devastation they experienced and we believe that their approach is applicable here, in the South Boston community as well. 

The goal of this partnership is to create a unifying, systematic approach for creating safe, loving, joyful & engaging environments for the community of South Boston to heal, learn and grow. The LiGKF knows the good work we do and want to help us grow that good in our community. 

What they offer is not a new program but rather an operating system for our programs across education, enrichment and behavioral health settings to use to effectively work with children and families.  

We will kick off this partnership with an inspirational 1-hour keynote from Founder and Chief Playmaker, Steve Gross, on the power of optimism and how it can help everyone reach their full potential. As part of this keynote, we will learn more about The LiGKF work & how they can support our community. 

This is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 31st @10:00 a.m. at South Boston Neighborhood House, 136 H Street. 

Please rsvp to Kathy Lafferty at  

We plan to follow up the keynote with a Leadership Meeting for leaders of organizations and other folks for whom the keynote resonates most. These leaders would determine the who, when & how cohorts would begin and plan out next steps.

So, today – I ask that you mark your calendar for Wednesday, May 31st and at least commit to learning more about this effort and how this could potentially change our culture and the way that we approach our work as a community!


Here is some information on Steve Gross:

Steve Gross, M.S.W.

Chief Playmaker

Founder of The Life is Good Kids Foundation


Steve Gross, M.S.W., is the Founder and Chief Playmaker of the Life is Good Kids Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that partners with leading childcare organizations to positively impact the quality of care delivered to the most vulnerable children. Steve is a leader in the field of psychological trauma response and a pioneer in utilizing playful engagement and meaningful relationships to overcome the devastating impact of early childhood trauma.

Steve’s talents have been called upon to respond to some of the greatest catastrophes of our time, including the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, earthquakes in Haiti and Japan, and the 2012 Newtown school shooting. At the heart of his work, Steve helps others discover the power of optimism so that they can build resilience and bring greater joy, connection, courage and creativity to their lives.