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Mattapan

The vibrant neighborhood is home to diverse cultures and a large amount of immigrant-owned businesses.

In the early 1600s, Mattapan started as community for Native Americans known as the Mattahunt Tribe. At the dawn of 21st century, immigrants traveling in New England found Mattapan to be a "good place to sit." Irish, Jewish, and Haitian immigrants called the neighborhood home. Now in 2016, Mattapan  is home to a large African American and Caribbean community.

The neighborhood has resources for every resident. The Mattapan Boys and Girls Teen Center provides artistic options for youth engagement. This center houses a state of the art music recording studio and tons of art programs for children to create and express their artistic styles.

Green living in Mattapan

Traveling down  Blue Hill Avenue, you’re bound to see the recently opened Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library. This library is now a staple of the community. The award-winning library was created with a focus on energy performance, water conservation, and sustainability.

The community has become an incubator for green living innovations.  The Mass Audubon's Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary is a great partner and ally to Mattapan. This agency offers dynamic programming to engage residents and local organizations.

Mattapan's green spaces continue to be a jewel in the neighborhood, and organizations are using the green terrain to brighten the quality of life for all residents. Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition is a community-based agency that practices green living by providing residents with healthy eating options through weekend farmers markets, fitness campaigns, fresh eating cooking courses, and so much more!

Upcoming events

Climate Ready Boston presents a lunchtime webinar, April 26th at 12PM
Apr 26

Climate Ready Boston webinar

Historic Windows
May 1

Historic Window Restoration Talk

City Hall to Go Truck
May 13

City Hall To Go Truck: Mattapan

image of the BSCE logo
May 13

Infrastructure Day 2017

Latest news

Summer Grant Photo
Apr 19

2017 BCYF summer grants now available for local agencies

Boston Centers for Youth & Families
Mayor Walsh delivers his budget presentation in 2014
Apr 13

Imagine Boston Capital plan moving residents' priorities from idea to action

Budget
BCYF April Vaca
Apr 5

BCYF offering April vacation week activities

Boston Centers for Youth & Families
Mayor Walsh greets children as he enters a school.
Mar 17

2017 City scholarship applications now available to Boston residents

Education Cabinet