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William Blackstone Elementary School
380 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118
William Blackstone Elementary School is a K-5 school attached to the Blackstone Community Center in the South End.More Designated as an underperforming school by the state in 2010, Blackstone has undergone dramatic changes, including revamping its curriculum, hiring new teachers and bringing new leadership to the sprawling brick school. Many students at Blackstone Elementary hail from several nearby public housing complexes and more than half are not proficient in English.
Blackstone Community Center
50 W Brookline St, Boston, MA 02118
Blackstone Community Center offers a wide range of programs for youth, children, teens and families. It offers fitnessMore programs, sports activities, summer programs, swimming, performing arts as well as adult education. It also offers after-school programs. Check the main website for a full schedule or for details on getting involved.
Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church
419 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118
Saint Stephen's is a welcoming Epsicopal Church located across the street from Blackstone Elementary School andMore Blackstone Square. As part of its mission, Saint Stephen's encourages service work through a wide range of ministries in the community. Youth programs include the B-READY after-school program, the B-SAFE summer program for elementary and middle school students and the Saint Stephen's Place of Opportunity for Teens, known as The SPOT, which offers part-time jobs to teens year-round. Sunday services are held at 10:30am in Spanish and English. Children are welcome.