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BCYF offers a range of affordable programs including preschool, school-aged & adult education, family literacy, youth employment, violence prevention & intervention, senior activities, recreation and enrichment. BCYF’s 35 facilities are located throughout Boston.

14 BCYF Community Centers Open During Adverse Weather

Following the announcement of adverse weather on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston Centers for Youth & Families' Interim Executive Director Christopher Byner have announced that the following BCYF community centers will be open from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM.  These centers will offer a warm and safe place for young people age seven and older while their parents work.  All youth are welcome but youth under 12 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at drop-off for the completion of a short intake form. Please note: There will be no aquatics programming.

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Mayor’s Hotline: 617-635-4500.


BCYF Curley Community Center
1663 Columbia Road, South Boston, 617-635-5104

BCYF Curtis Hall Community Center
20 South Street, Jamaica Plain, 617-635-5193

BCYF Gallivan Community Center
61 Woodruff Way, Mattapan, 617-635-5252

BCYF Golden Age Senior Center
382 Main Street, Charlestown, 617-635-5175

BCYF Hyde Park Community Center
1179 River Street, Hyde Park, 617-635-5178

BCYF Menino Community Center
125 Brookway Road, Roslindale, 617-635-5256

BCYF Nazzaro Community Center
30 N. Bennet Street, North End, 617-635-5166

BCYF Paris Street Community Center
112 Paris Street, East Boston, 617-635-5125

BCYF Pino Community Center
86 Boardman Street, East Boston, 617-635-5120

BCYF Roche Community Center
1716 Centre Street, West Roxbury, 617-635-5066

BCYF Roslindale Community Center
6 Cummins Highway, Roslindale, 617-635-5185

BCYF Shelburne Community Center
2730 Washington Street, Roxbury, 617-635-5213

BCYF Tobin Community Center
1481 Tremont Street, Roxbury, 617-635-5216

BCYF Vine Street Community Center
339 Dudley Street, Roxbury, 617-635-1285

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Last Updated 1/26/2015 2:00 PM


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