Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation

Working together, building community

Do you want to make an impact in Allston Brighton? Check out our upcoming Community Engagement workshops to learn how to become a leader in your community!

Community Planning and You: Influencing and Affecting Change in your Neighborhood

Do you care about the impacts of new housing development on public transportation and traffic? Or about the lack of green space? Want more affordable homes?

Becoming engaged in the development process in Boston is not an easy pathway to navigate. Without construction expertise, it may take months to master the jargon alone: Article 80 , IMPs, IAGs, IDP, etc. We at Allston Brighton CDC will be hosting a follow up to our “Community Planning and You” workshop this coming October. With Allston Brighton being a hub for new residential development – an estimated 5,000 units in the development pipeline – it’s more important more than ever to bring more residents into the fold so they can effectively advocate for what they envision for their neighborhood.

The next “Community Planning and You: Influencing and Affecting Change in your Neighborhood” workshop will take place on Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm at the Allston Brighton CDC office (18R Shepard Street, Brighton). Refreshments will be provided. To RSVP for the workshop, please contact Jason Desrosier at [email protected].

Leadership Development Academy

This November, Allston Brighton CDC will be hosting the next round of Leadership Development Academy (LDA) workshops where participants will work with their neighbors to learn leadership skills and apply them to address community issues such as affordable housing, homeownership, green space, and transportation. Workshop topics include: Using Community Organizing to Create Change, Planning Campaigns that Win, Mapping Power for Community Change, Using Planning to Create Action.

This is a time of extreme change in Allston Brighton, and it is our belief that those impacted most should take the lead on community change efforts. LDA is a way of ensuring that those taking the lead have the skills and knowledge they need to be effective in their work. For more information on the LDA workshops or to apply, please contact Jason Desrosier at [email protected].

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