ABCDC is committed to providing more than just high-quality housing; we offer support services for those who call ABCDC-owned affordable rental housing home. Our Resident Services programming supports parents and children alike who live in our housing to stabilize their tenancies, increase economic self-sufficiency, access new opportunities, and remove barriers which prevent individuals and families from being fully engaged in their community.
All Bright Community Center
In 2017, Allston Brighton CDC opened the All Bright Community Center at 1287B Commonwealth Ave to better serve families living in our properties. We’ve partnered with local organizations like Action for Boston Community Development and LEGIT.yoga to provide yoga classes, food pantries, financial coaching, senior coffee hours, and more.
Monthly Resident Newsletter
Every month, our Resident Services staff puts together a newsletter for everyone living in ABCDC’s properties. Check out this month’s newsletter for information about upcoming events and other updates.
Meet The Team
Resident Services Manager
Born and raised in Boston, she recently moved to the Allston/Brighton neighborhood. Rachel graduated from Johnson & Wales University with her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Psychology and earned her Paralegal Certificate from Curry College soon after. Prior to joining the CDC team, she worked at Rosie’s Place providing direct services to poor and homeless women as the Assistant Advocacy Manager. Rachel speaks Haitian Creole, loves basketball, reading, writing, and is very passionate about social justice and human rights.
Resident Services Specialist
Shela Jean-Baptiste was born and raised in Brookline, MA and she still lives there with her family. Shela comes from a multi-cultural background. Born from a Haitian mother and a Cuban father, she is tri-lingual and speaks Spanish, Haitian Creole and English. Prior to her role as the Resident Services Specialist she used her bilingual skills and kind demeanor to comfort the lobby of a women’s homeless shelter as the Front Office Coordinator.
Interested in volunteering at our Community Center? Contact us today to get more involved in the Allston Brighton Community!