Our vibrant four-story, environmentally friendly community center located at 550 Dudley Street in Roxbury (just around the corner from our building at 45 Magnolia Street) is bustling with energy and growth!
The Community Building earned Silver Status for showing Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design by the US Green Building Council in September 2007. It is the first certified "green" building in Roxbury. Project Hope also received an additional green award in April 2008 from Mayor Thomas M. Menino for being a bike friendly business.
The Community Building gives Project Hope an increased presence in the Dorchester and Roxbury neighborhoods and brings under one roof all of our education, workforce development, and housing resources. Our expanded programming improves our ability to partner with more low-income families.
The Little Sisters of the Assumption opened the doors to their convent on Magnolia Street to their first homeless family in 1981. From 1981 to 2006, all of Project Hope's programs were housed under this one roof along with the 8 families who called Project Hope their home.
After a big move for most of Project Hope's programs and two amazing "makeovers" including the WCVB/Channel 5 Extreme Home Makeover, this building is now home for 11 families, and also now houses the Family Child Care Business Enterprise, an innovative venture that supports quality home-based childcare center providers.