100 Resilient Cities
The initiative is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social, and...
2017 Analytics Summer Fellowships
Love solving tough problems with data? Want to make a difference next summer?
AAUW Work Smart in Boston
We offer free salary negotiation workshops for women who live or work in Boston.
Acquisition Opportunity Property Program
A program to increase the share of Boston’s rental housing stock protected from market forces
The tool allows residents to partner with Boston Fire to make sure a specific fire hydrant is cleared of snow.
We work to encourage those least likely to apply for housing to learn about their options.
We want to create an environment in which older adults can continue to lead healthy and productive lives in Boston.
You can become a certified artist with the City of Boston to qualify for affordable artist spaces to...
Autonomous vehicles: Boston’s approach
Learn more about our plans for testing autonomous vehicles, and their potential future in the City of Boston.
BCYF Adult Education
Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) Adult Education Programming builds invaluable skills for life and work.
At Boston Centers for Youth & Families, we offer a variety of aquatics programs at our 16 indoor pools, two ...
BCYF Camp Joy
BCYF Camp Joy provides high-quality programs for children and young adults with special needs.
BCYF City Hall Childcare
The Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) City Hall Childcare Program provides nurturing and affordable care.
BCYF Family Gym
Family Gym is a free, weekly play program that promotes physical activity for children ages 3-8 and their families.
BCYF Snap Shot Photography Program
Looking for a summer job? Interested in learning about photography? If so, this program is the perfect opportunity for...
BCYF Summer Grants
We’re pleased to release the Request for Proposals (RFP) for our 2017 Summer Grants.
BCYF SuperTeens Program
Youth ages 13-14 gain a high-quality service learning and leadership experience during July and August.
BCYF Youth Advisory Committee
The Boston Centers for Youth & Families Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) aims to identify, discuss, and inform...
BCYF Youth Engagement & Employment
BCYF’s Youth Engagement & Employment (YEE) Division prepares Boston's young adults for the future.
Launched in 2009, the BOS:311 App (then called Citizens Connect) is a mobile app that empowers residents to help take...
Boston About Results
The citywide application tracks how well the City is performing at delivering key City services.
Boston Alzheimer's Initiative
Boston is the first major capital city to join the Alzheimer’s Workplace Alliance.
Boston Area Research Initiative
We created the Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI) to strengthen the ties between local universities and the City.
This annual campaign helps to fight hunger and increase access to fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables for all...
Boston Green Links
Boston Green Links is a city-wide plan to connect people in every neighborhood to Boston’s greenway network by...
Boston Home Center
The Boston Home Center is the City’s one-stop shop for homebuyers and homeowners.
Boston Main Streets
Boston Main Streets is a network of 20 Main Streets Organizations that use a comprehensive revitalization approach...
Boston Open Studios Coalition
Talk to and buy art directly from the artist, see demonstrations, listen to music, sample area restaurants and peruse...
Boston Parklets Program
The program offers residents and local businesses greater public space on which to gather and relax. Parklets are...
RSVP matches people 55 and over with volunteer opportunities throughout the City of Boston.
The children’s savings account program makes saving for college and career training available to all public...
Spring is coming and it's once again time for Boston Shines! It will take place over three weekends this...
Boston's Safest Driver Competition
Ever wonder if you’re as good a driver as you think you are? This is your chance to find out.
Breathe Easy at Home
The program is designed to improve access and communication between medical homes for children with asthma, public...
Broadband and Digital Equity
The City of Boston’s Broadband and Digital Equity efforts improve access to affordable and reliable high ...
Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance
The ordinance requires Boston’s large- and medium-sized buildings to report their annual energy and water use.
Charlestown Community Impact Fund
The fund supports Charlestown’s nonprofits, local programs, and other related projects.
Boston is one of just five cities nationwide to receive the first-ever Implementation Grants awarded under Housing and...
City Archives Digital Access Initiative
We’re digitizing our records and making them available to the public. Through a variety of collaborations, we...
City Hall Galleries
The galleries at Boston City Hall promote and exhibit the work of Boston artists only.
City of Boston scholarship fund
Through the fund, we award college students $2,500 each academic year to help pay for school.
CityScore is an initiative designed to inform the Mayor and city managers about the overall health of the City at a...
Civic Research Lab
We want to understand and explain civic behaviors and needs for City departments.
Climate Action Plan
The Climate Action Plan serves as Boston's blueprint for reaching its goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 25...
Climate Ready Boston
Climate Ready Boston is an initiative to develop resilient solutions to prepare our City for climate change.
Connect Historic Boston
We’re working to connect historic sites in downtown Boston. We want you to be able to safely bike, walk, and...
Continuum of Care program
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awards Homeless Assistance Program funding through what is...
Design Action Research with Government
Design Action Research with Government (DARG) is a guide for creating civic innovation projects.
The website helps parents find which available schools might be the best fit for their child.
DriveBoston is the City’s program to provide parkings spaces in municipal lots and on city streets for carshare...
Boston's Emerald Necklace consists of an 1,100-acre chain of nine parks linked by parkways and waterways.
Employee Assistance Program
We promote, establish, and increase quality of life, good health, and personal experiences. Our goal is to work in...
Employee ownership help
We have information to help you build and grow your worker cooperative or employee-owned firm in the City of Boston.
Energy efficiency and sustainability
Learn about programs that help you save energy, and turn your business more green.
We offer housing support for tenants and landlords to meet after regular business hours.
Farmers Markets in Boston
The Office of Food Initiatives helps to oversee almost 30 farmers markets in Boston.
Foreclosure Prevention and Intervention
The Boston Home Center works with Boston homeowners to prevent foreclosure and assist residents with preserving their...
Get involved with the Mayor's Summer Jobs program
We're looking for employers who are interested in joining our summer jobs initiative.
Go Boston 2030
Go Boston 2030 is a City of Boston initiative that envisions a bold transportation future for the City for the next...
Grassroots and Open Space Development
The Grassroots program supports the development of community gardens.
Greenovate Boston provides resources for the Boston community to participate in the City of Boston’s climate...
Healthy Incentive Program
The Healthy Incentive Program (HIP) replaces the Boston Bounty Bucks in farmers markets across the City.
Historic Burying Grounds Initiative
The Historic Burying Grounds Initiative manages sixteen different burying grounds located in Boston.
Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030
By the year 2030, Boston will reach more than 700,000 residents, a number the City has not seen since the 1950s....
Housing Innovation Competition
An opportunity to identify creative design solutions to produce more middle-income and elderly affordable housing in...
Housing Innovation Lab
The Housing Innovation Lab was created to serve the needs of Boston’s current and future residents, by pioneering...
Hub2 was a pilot project aimed at engaging City residents in the planning of a public park using Second Life.
Innovation and Technology internships
We typically offer competitive paid and unpaid internships to motivated and qualified students. Gain first-hand...
Landlord Guarantee Pilot Program
We are piloting a program to support landlords who rent to homeless individuals and families.
LED Street Name Signs
To make streets safer for pedestrians at night, we experimented with the use of street name signs lit by LED lights.
Love Your Block
Love Your Block offers mini-grants and neighborhood cleanups for beautification projects.
Maintaining healthy air quality and noise levels
The Boston Air Pollution Control Commission (APCC) works to maintain healthy air quality and noise levels in the City...
Mayor's Food Court
The Mayor's Food Court rates violations of food service establishments as either a Foodborne Illness Risk...
Mayor's Youth Council
The Mayor's Youth Council (MYC) is a team of 85 teenagers who advise Mayor Walsh on policy and programming. They...
My Brother’s Keeper Boston
My Brother's Keeper is a national initiative that addresses persistent opportunity gaps faced by young men of color.
Neighborhood Homes Initiative
The Neighborhood Homes Initiative uses City-owned land to create affordable homeownership opportunities for middle...
Neighborhood Slow Streets
Neighborhood Slow Streets is a new approach to traffic calming requests in Boston.
Office of Housing Stability
The Office of Housing Stability helps residents find and maintain stable, safe and affordable housing.
On-Site Technical Assistance
Owning a business is exciting, but requires you to go through a maze of challenges and hurdles.
Open Data to Open Knowledge
Powered by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Knight Foundation. This initiative seeks to democratize access to the...
Open Space and Recreation Plan, 2015 - 2021
The City of Boston Open Space and Recreation Plan 2015 - 2021 presents the process, analysis, plan goals, and...
Operation Support for Community Housing Development Organizations
We provide HOME funds to help pay for the operating expenses of certified Community Housing Development Organizations (...
Apply for a grant to help continue your professional development, build skills, share your artistic work, and...
In 1996, the Parks Department created a program that makes the arts available to people using our parks. The...
We built a character-driven virtual world that allowed residents to explore Chinatown.
Payment in lieu of tax (PILOT) program
Many of Boston’s major schools, hospitals, and cultural institutions make a voluntary contribution to the...
Poet Laureate program
The City’s Poet Laureate is tasked with raising the status of poetry in the everyday consciousness of Bostonians...
Protecting Boston’s Wetlands
The Conservation Commission protects open space and natural areas in Boston, with a special emphasis on the City’...
Renew Boston Trust
Renew Boston Trust is an effort to pursue energy efficiency and resiliency in our building portfolios by using a proven...
Roll It Forward
Roll It Forward collects, repairs, and distributes bikes to low-income Boston residents who might not otherwise have...
Rose Garden Party
The fundraiser supports arts, cultural, and enrichment programs and special events in our public park system.
Senior Companion Program
The special project is funded by the Corporation for National Community Service and sponsored by the Elderly Commission.
Sister Cities facilitates valuable cross cultural exchanges with cities across the globe.
In the winter of 2013, we launched a smart parking initiative in Boston's Innovation District with the Boston...
The City of Boston is using technology to re-imagine its streets. On smart streets, we use technology — like...
Learn about resources for signage and storefront improvements for your business.
The mobile app gathers data about Boston’s streets using a smartphone’s built-in sensors as a resident...
Streetscape Innovation Fund
Through this $1 million fund, we experimented with new ways of designing and equipping City streets.
SuccessLink Summer Jobs Program
For the summer of 2017, we’ll be using a lottery to pick teens for available summer jobs.
The New Urban Mechanics Summer Fellowship is designed for entrepreneurial graduate students interested in working in...
Summer programs and events at BCYF
Boston Centers for Youth & Families offers dozens of neighborhood-based summer day camps and programs.
We provide funding for housing and supportive services for homeless populations, those at risk of homelessness, and...
Twitter Tree / Menorah
Our interactive tree and Menorah change color when people tweet a color using the hashtag #WickedCoolTree.
Urban farming in the City
Learn more about how the Office of Food Initiatives supports farming in Boston.
Vehicle Side Guards
We installed vehicle side guards on 18 Public Works trucks to reduce the risk to cyclists in the case of accidents.
Where’s My School Bus?
About 33,000 Boston Public School students ride the bus. With our app, their parents can now track their child’s...
Women Entrepreneurs Boston
Women Entrepreneurs Boston (WeBOS) advances Boston’s Women entrepreneurs by providing the skills, technical...
We are an advisory board that counsels on issues relating to women’s economic, social, and political...
Women's Workforce Council
Our mission is to close the gender wage gap and remove the visible and invisible barriers for working women.
Youth Cycling Program
Our goal is to get students riding. We bring bikes and helmets, instructors, and an active curriculum to Boston...
Youth Employment Programs
BCYF's programs give young people in Boston meaningful and positive employment opportunities throughout the...