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.