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BCYF Gallivan community center to close July 2 for renovation

May 24, 2017

The renovations will improve the center and provide additional resources to the neighborhood.

The BCYF Gallivan Community Center, in the heart of the Gallivan Boulevard Housing Development in Mattapan, will close for renovation on Sunday, July 2.  The $3 million dollar project, funded through the City’s Capital Plan, will allow the center to receive the repairs and upgrades necessary to improve the center and offer additional resources to the Mattapan community. The center will stay open through the annual Unity Day on July 1.

Upgrades will include replacing the roof and gym floor, installing air conditioning in the gymnasium, upgrading the fire alarm system and emergency lighting, and upgrading power outlets and select lighting.

All BCYF Gallivan summer programming will move to the BCYF Mattahunt Community Center, 100 Hebron Street in Mattapan. BCYF Gallivan Community Center memberships will be honored at any BCYF community center during the renovation. You can view our list of BCYF centers online.

This facility is very important to the community it serves and the residents rely heavily on the community center for services. The capital project will result in a facility that the users deserve.  Additional improvements during the renovation are planned for the bathrooms, the parking lot, and the exterior facade.

The project is expected to be done within 12 months.  For updates on the progress of the renovations, follow @BCYFCenters, like BCYFBoston, or e-mail

About Boston Centers for Youth and Families

Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) is the City of Boston’s largest youth and human service agency. BCYF operates 36 community centers in Boston that offer a variety of engaging and enriching programs for people of all ages created through community input and need. BCYF also oversees many citywide programs including the nationally-recognized violence intervention and prevention Streetworker Program and SuccessLink, Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program.