MPDC’s Community Action Department

provides comprehensive programming to residents to help them mobilize, empower themselves, and address quality-of-life issues in the Nubian Square area.

Community Engagement

MPDC encourages our residents and community members to participate in the political process and to actively engage appointed and elected officials. Every community needs strong leaders to guide them – and it is important to identify and nurture the leaders of tomorrow. MPDC offers programming to help develop leadership skills in both our adult and youth residents.

Health Equity and Community Wellness

MPDC promotes healthy homes, healthy people, and healthy communities. We empower residents and encourage them to connect with each other – and with the community.

Community Support

MPDC has been actively engaged in public safety and violence prevention efforts for over 15 years, as a key component of its comprehensive community and economic development efforts. Through its Community Support initiatives, MPDC strives to implement creative, resident-driven and coalition-based solutions to community violence and other public safety challenges in the Roxbury neighborhood, particularly the Nubian Square/Lower Roxbury areas where MPDC’s affordable housing footprint is most significant. We work in close partnership with a variety of partners and collaborators, including Boston Public Health Commission, Whittier Street Health Center, the Orchard Gardens Resident Association as well as MPDC’s property management partners including WinnResidential and Trinity Management and their teams of Resident Service Coordinators.

Youth Development

Our community’s young people are one of its greatest resources. MPDC offers many programs to cultivate the success of our younger residents. Our offerings help them to learn the skills they need to further their education, find employment and succeed as adults.

FSS Program

Introducing the FSS Program at Madison Park Development Corporation! Working in partnership with Compass Working Capital, a nonprofit financial services organization and WinnCompanies, we invite eligible Madison Park IV, St. Botolph, and Ruggles Shawmut residents to apply to this new and exciting program that provides free one-on-one financial coaching and an opportunity to build savings when you earn more money through work.


As a participant in the FSS Program, you will have access to a team of highly-trained financial coaches who will work with you to help you achieve your financial goals.

Compass believes that all families should have access to high quality, affordable financial coaching, and guidance. And they are here to help you define and achieve your financial goals, build assets, and work toward financial security. 

Compass financial coaches can provide support and expertise in budgeting and savings, credit building, help strategize ways to pay down debt and identify steps to meet your long-term goals such as retirement and college savings, and homeownership.

Apply today at

To learn more call Stephanie Nguyen, Compass Program Manager at 617-213-0151