Village Voices
Network members' voices bring good news and share highlights from
around our community.
Staying safe in the sun
As we enter the warmth of summer, we encourage this to be a time of connecting, reflection and recharging in community. Spend time with those you love. Dedicate time to smile. Celebrate yourselves for coming this far. Whether you decide to stay in or slowly return to outdoor spaces remember to practice safety first and to share these resources with those around you.
At Home & Virtual Summertime Activities
Interested in some at-home or virtual summertime activities for kids? Please check out the Boston Children’s Museum list and sign up to be sent fun activities, articles, and podcasts here. 

AmeriCorps Vistas Appreciation 
We celebrate our amazing AmeriCorps Vista Team as they conclude their service year with Vital Village Networks. Jenna, Troy, Camelia, and Ishaan thank you for the dedication, support, and gifts you have shared with our team and community over the last year. The Village wishes you all the best in the next steps of your journey!
Vital Village Networks Bi-Annual Survey
Vital Village Networks conducts an anonymous network-wide survey bi annually to plan for the future and gain your valuable insights to improve our efforts. We would greatly appreciate you taking our survey and sharing your thoughts, suggestions, and reflections. Your participation is voluntary, all questions are optional, and the survey will take 15-20 minutes. If you complete the survey before August 1st, you have the chance to win a $25 Visa gift card! Ten gift cards will be awarded to respondents randomly. We appreciate your time and feedback.
Network Events
Connect with Vital Village Network at these upcoming events. Click
event to RSVP or learn more.

Every Thursday at 3:30pm-4:00pm

July 27th, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Community Events
Join Vital Village Network partners and other community organizations at these upcoming events. Click event to RSVP or learn more.
Locations & dates will vary*, 2-3PM
A free summer series of community singing events in public parks throughout Boston neighborhoods beginning Saturday, July 17 through Sunday, August 15. These outdoor events will be in accordance with local COVID safety guidelines.
*click on link for more details on locations & dates and how to register

June 6th - October 2nd, visit link for times & dates
Beginning June 6 through October 2, we will offer in-person and virtual classes led by certified fitness instructors. For details, please consult the complete list of classes on our calendar below. Everyone is welcome at our free classes, regardless of your fitness level. For more information and cancellations, check Facebook and Twitter at @bostonparksdept and @healthyboston

We are able to offer a limited number of museum passes at this time. Please note availability and instructions below. As museums continue to open, we will update this page with pass availability. Requires a BPL card.

Application available now! The City of Boston provides high-quality preschool for every 4-year-old living in the city at no cost to families. In the 2021-22 school year, Boston UPK is launching a pilot program to serve a limited number of 3-year-olds in mixed-age classrooms with 4-year-olds.
Check out more community events on our Website and Facebook.
Check out job, volunteer, and grant opportunities available in our
Teens Corner

COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Project

Young people working together to raise awareness in their communities about the vaccine.
Teens will be tabling, hosting booths, and events to promote the vaccine to the Boston community!

Contact: Tim Howard


A resource list provided by the Boston Public Library with extensive access to jobs, online resources, career-readiness and volunteer opportunities for teens. Whether you are looking to continue virtual learning or transit?
Resource Connector
Learn more about resources relevant to children and families in our community from our community.
VVN Wellness Bank Resource Guide
The Wellness Idea Bank is a comprehensive and community-driven guide for those in the Greater Boston Area that helps collect events, ideas, and resources for supporting wellness and social connections. Please check out the new July edition of our community-created Resource Guide, tailored to and focused on relevant and time-sensitive resources for residents of the Greater Boston Area.

BPS Moves Together hosts 6 outdoor physical activity events throughout the summer. Join in for wellness activities, snacks, and giveaways. Free to the BPS community. Learn more about free summer meals, tech and health support.

Summer Eats offers free grab and go meals in different locations around Boston for all kids & teens under 18.

We send love and strength to those affected by the rippling impact of recent Haiti news. Mass Legal Help has created a comprehensive list of social and medical resources for the Haitian community in Boston. Feel free to share any additional resources with us that we can with members of the village.
COVID-19 Information and Resources
Encuentre informacion para obtener un verano seguro contra el COVID-19 para usted y su familia. El CDC ha compuesta guia de practicas seguras para que sus hijos/a puedan prepararse y planificar un verano divertido pero conciente de salud.

A guide from the CDC on safety practices for fun and enjoyable summer with family and friends.

Learn from mental health experts of supporting our children for a successful school year

Scoop on the Stats
Explore data related to early childhood education and network initiatives!

Researchers found that attending a Boston public preschool led to positive long-term impacts on educational attainment as attendees were more likely to graduate from high school and enroll in college.  
Sharing Technology
Explore technology related to child and family well-being.
Check out our Abundance App 3.0.2! Location data sharing is no longer required in order to use the app and we have updated the Supermarkets layer. If you haven't downloaded Abundance yet, head over to the Google Play or App Store!
CONtexts aims to promote positive outcomes between caregivers and children by sharing weekly resources through a FREE text service and interactive resource sharing map. These resources are ideal for anyone working with or caregivers of children ages 0-5.

To subscribe, text KIDS to 844-806-0616
Once you're subscribed you will receive 3 weekly FREE text messages:
  • Monday: Nearby community resources
  • Wednesday: Wellness tips
  • Friday: Family-fun events
Our Mission

Vital Village is a network of residents and agencies committed to maximizing child, family, and community wellbeing.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Share with Us

Have an event, job opportunity, or resource to share with the network?

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Stay Connected