July 2018 News @ MPDC
Smith House and Boston Medical Center's
Elders Living at Home Program Partnership

Boston Medical Center's Elders Living at Home Program (ELAP) is partnering with Madison Park Development Corp. and Winn Management to pilot a community based Complex Care Management project at Madison Park Village, based at Smith House. This pilot embeds a Community Health Advocate and a Community Wellness Nurse to provide services that will improve health outcomes and housing stability and maximize independence for residents. The two year pilot seeks to demonstrate that by providing these targeted services in the community, that health care utilization and overall health care costs will decrease, and housing stability will increase.

BMC’s Elders Living at Home Program has been providing intensive case management services to homeless and at-risk older adults since 1986. ELAHP’s goal is to end or prevent homelessness for elders served by helping them to access and maintain safe, affordable permanent housing so that they can live healthier, more meaningful lives. The program has served more than 4,000 individuals over the past 30+ years.
The Clubhouse Network
Opening at 2107 Washington Street
On August 8th, The Clubhouse Network is thrilled to be opening its brand new, 2,000+ sq. ft Flagship Clubhouse at 2107 Washington St. Clubhouse members ages 14-18 will have access to the latest technology, including 3D printers, digital cameras, design and video editing software, vinyl cutters, T-shirt presses, equipment for arts, crafts, sewing, painting, making, and even a state-of-the-art music studio, for free.  
For 25 years The Clubhouse Network has provided teens all over the globe with a safe, free, out-of-school space to learn, imagine and create. For young people, the Clubhouse is their inventor’s workshop, sound stage, hacker-space, music studio and programming lab -- where they can take a project from inspiration to creation, supported by adults and mentors from their own communities. 

So whether a young person dreams of directing a movie, developing a game, producing a mixtape, designing, animating, inventing, building, innovating---The Flagship Clubhouse is the entryway into a global family where young people can collaborate, build relationships, and pursue their passions.

For more info about hours of operation, becoming a youth member, or learning about volunteer mentor opportunities, contact Jeff @ jrogers@theclubhousenetwork.org
Smith House Senior Luncheon
Community Action’s RoxVote Initiative recently held its 2nd Elected Official Luncheon at the Smith House with Boston City Councilor, Kim Janey who facilitated a great discussion with MPDC’s elderly population. The seniors voiced their concerns about safety at the playgrounds, immigration, and the legalization of marijuana. 
Dewitt Center Programs
Teach 1 Basketball
Supreme Seams
The Dewitt Center opened on July 9, 2018 and is home to several thriving programs including: Teach 1 Basketball, Timothy Smith Network, Ellis Memorial School Age Program, PFit, Urbanity Dance, Supreme Seams and MetaMovements. Through these programs, members are able to learn new skills, socialize with one another and foster a sense of community.

In addition to programs, the Dewitt Center is home to "The Zone", a center where teens participate in movie nights, enjoy the latest game consoles and play ping pong, pool and foosball and have access to educational and mentoring opportunities.

Click below to learn more about the Dewitt Center's programs and activities.
3rd Annual Fourth of July Celebration
Hope Community Garden

MPDC’s Health & Wellness Team held its 3rd Annual Fourth of July Celebration at the Hope Community Garden. This event, along with the Annual Garden Tea Party, is one of kicked-off MPDC’s garden season and summer healthy food access programming.
More than 75 Roxbury and MPDC residents gathered to celebrate the Fourth of July with live music, food and games. Residents viewed fireworks from the garden and listened to the Boston Pops.
Annual National Night Out
National Night Out is a celebration of community and police partnership. This year Orchard Gardens is hosting National Night Out on Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 3 PM - 8 PM at the Edna V. Byone Community Park, 50 Orchard Park Street Roxbury, MA 02119 .

Come join the community in a celebration of unity, fun, and entertainment.