Since November 2013, the Mattahunt Wheelock Partnership has offered children and families monthly intergenerational opportunities to come together, engage in fun activities, and enjoy a healthy meal at the Mattahunt Community Center. These nights are a way to convene as a community to learn about nutrition, literacy and culture, for families to work across generations to experience learning activities and more.
This initiative is a direct result of the Community Engagement Assessment in which Mattapan residents specified a need for opportunities that allow children and their loved ones to interact together in a safe and fun environment. These events, dubbed Family Fun Nights, are made possible by the generosity of many of the Center’s partners including Sodexo, the Museum of Science, Mass Housing, the Fresh Truck, the National Center for Race Amity, Wheelock Family Theatre, B3, Boston Children’s Museum, PUSH Academy, the Girl Scouts, and the Institute for Pan African Cultural Education Inc.
Upcoming Family Fun Nights:
• April 30: Boost Financial Literacy
• May 28: Participate in Mental Health Awareness
• June 25: Kick-off to Summer
For more information on volunteering/supporting the monthly Family Fun Nights or if you have ideas for programming, please contact Cara Dembkoski, Strategic Partnerships and Programs Coordinator, Wheelock College at 617-879-1147or firstname.lastname@example.org