Salsa In The Park

large group of people salsa dancing

A free and popular outdoor summer series for all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, Salsa In The Park is an innovative community engagement project that transforms public space for public benefit through music, dance and education. A public health initiative, featuring movement as a key to wellness, it draws over 500 people from all walks of life every Monday evening … Continue reading “Salsa In The Park”

Published on August 15th, 2017 in Blackstone Community Center | Tags: ,

One Hood Youth Peace Basketball League

Students and coaches from One Hood Basketball League

Uniting South End and Lower Roxbury teenagers since 2007, the One Hood Youth Peace Basketball League recruits players from rival neighborhoods that share a history of conflict. In 2009, league organizers began using a new strategy to defuse the tension: placing teens from different neighborhoods on the same team. Now, kids from the Cathedral housing development … Continue reading “One Hood Youth Peace Basketball League”

Blackstone Youth Connections Campus Tours

Students from Blackstone Community Center visiting with Dental Students

Associate Dean Harold Cox and members of the Activist Lab host groups of middle and high school students from Blackstone Community Center on tours of the medical campus, as well as other Boston University facilities and campuses. “I didn’t want to bring them here and just show them a classroom” Cox explains, “I wanted them … Continue reading “Blackstone Youth Connections Campus Tours”

Published on May 16th, 2017 in Blackstone Community Center | Tags: ,

Spring Break Challenge

men exercising

Build a prize-winning, community-based assessment project in one week! Every other year, students from SPH, Social Work, Dental Medicine, and Sargent College work as a team and compete to build a prize-winning, community-based assessment project in one week. The objective of the challenge is to give public health students the opportunity to work as a … Continue reading “Spring Break Challenge”

Published on June 9th, 2016 in Advocacy Training, Blackstone Community Center | Tags: , ,

Blackstone FitWell Center

Students working out at the Fitwell center

The FitWell Center is a gym at the Blackstone Community Center funded and staffed by Boston University. It serves as a focal point for collaborative work among Sargent College, BU School of Social Work and BU School of Public Health. Students have the opportunity to complete practica, contribute to the functioning of the FitWell Center, … Continue reading “Blackstone FitWell Center”

Published on May 1st, 2016 in Blackstone Community Center | Tags: ,