Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative has been working through community organizing, activism and empowerment in the Dorchester/Roxbury neighborhoods in Boston, MA for over 30 years. The programs and projects have been community directed and involved, and the organization has repeatedly evolved to meet the needs of their residents.
While starting with a campaign to clean up illegal garbage dumping sites on vacant lots, DSNI never stopped responding. Subsequent projects include street art, revitalizing a business district and transforming a low density neighborhood into a vibrant affordable housing community.
DSNI’s focus on neighborhood collaboration, resident-led programming, and nimble program focus has enabled them to thrive for decades.
Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative received our first Compassionate Impact Grant to support financial education programming, in fall of 2014.