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BCYF Vine Street Community Center re-opens October 13

September 26, 2018

Join Mayor Walsh as he officially re-opens the center following a year-long renovation.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that the re-opening celebration of the BCYF Vine Street Community Center in Roxbury will be held on Saturday, October 13, at 12 p.m. This $5 million dollar, one- year renovation is a key part of the Mayor’s $50 million dollar FY19-FY23 Capital Plan investment in BCYF facilities. All are welcome to attend the reopening celebration.

Interior upgrades included soundproofing the second floor community rooms and the third floor gymnasium, adding air conditioning to the gym, and refinishing the entire gym floor. Program spaces were reconfigured into multi-purpose areas to accommodate the community’s dynamic needs. New kitchen equipment was added to the senior space, and the dance studio and teen rooms were renovated. A new recording studio was also built.

Exterior upgrades included a new ground floor facade with an accessible handicap ramp, HVAC upgrades, and a new roof. Since BCYF Vine Street Community Center serves as an evacuation site for the community during emergency situations, the project also included the installation of an emergency generator.

WHEN: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 12 p.m.

WHERE: BCYF Vine Street Community Center, 339 Dudley Street, Roxbury

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 citywide programs including the nationally-recognized violence intervention and prevention Streetworker Program, the GIRLS Initiative, Camp Joy special needs program and many aquatic offerings.