Resources

Economic Development Technical Assistance:

Non-profit:

  1. JPNDC, Alison Moronta
  2. CENTER FOR WOMEN & ENTERPRISE (CWE)
  3. DORCHESTER BAY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORP
  4. INNER CITY ENTREPRENEURS (ICE)/
  5. MASS SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER NETW
  6. SERVICE CORPS OF RETIRED EXECUTIVES (SCORE)
  7. VIETMESE AMERICAN INITIATIVE FOR DEV (VIET-AID)

City/State:

  1. Boston Business Hub
  2. City of Boston, OBD
  3. STATE OFFICE OF MINORITY & WOMEN BUSINESS ASSISTANT

Accounting Assistance:

  1. MASS SOCIETY OF CERTIFICATE PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

FINANCIAL Assistance:

  1. ACCION USA
  2. JPNDC
  3. Dorchester Bay

Legal Assistance:

  1. WILMER HALE LEGAL SERVICES CENTER
  2. GOODWIN PROCTER LLP

DESIGN ASSISTANCE:

Storefront improvement grant program
Purpose: The storefront, which is a business’s first point of contact with the public, defines the business’s image and is a key place for promoting the business through clean, interesting displays. The Egleston Square Main Street Storefront Improvement Program promotes quality storefront design by providing small businesses with professional architectural advice and matching grants. All Storefront Improvement Projects must be approved by the Egleston Square Main Street Design Committee and must follow the design guidelines as set forth by Boston Main Streets in the “Commercial District Design Guidelines” booklet.

Design Assistance: When Design Assistance is requested, an architect will have an on-site meeting with the business owner, produce a schematic design proposal and provide a description of the proposed work which the business may use to hire a contractor and complete the project. Design assistance is also available for small-scale storefront improvements such as signs, lights and awnings. There is no cost to the businesses for these services.

Matching Grants: The matching grants Egleston Square Main Street provides for storefront improvement projects help businesses defer the cost of improvements. All grants are a one to one public/private match and are made on a reimbursement basis. The total cost of the project will be reimbursed up to $2000. We hope you take advantage of this free assistance! To apply, please call 617-522-7752.

Current workshops:

RESIDENT RESOURCES

Youth
Egleston Square Library
826 Boston
BNN
Egleston Square YMCA
OrigiNation
Horizon for Homeless Children
Spontaneous Celebrations
Teen Empowerment

Housing
ESAC
Rogerson Communities – Carleton House
Pine Street Inn – Paul Sullivan House

Health Centers
Dimock Community Health Center
Brookside Community Health Center

Parks
Peace Garden
Franklin Park

Schools
Greater Egleston Community High School
Hernandez School
English High School

Elected Officials
Councilor Matt O’Malley
Councilor Tito Jackson
Representative Liz Malia
Representative Sanchez
Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz
Congressman Michael Capuano

Police
Police Department (E-13)

Community Development Corporations
JPNDC
Urban Edge