Boston College Neighborhood Center

The Boston College Neighborhood Center provides free services to individuals and families who live and/or work or attend school in Allston or Brighton.  Our office is located on Washington Street in Brighton Center. Please visit our website at for more information and/or to sign up for one of our programs.Services

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program:  Free conversational classes are offered to parents who live and/or work in Allston-Brighton and who are at advanced beginner and intermediate levels.  Classes are held at the Neighborhood Center from October-December and February-April.

Strong Women, Strong Girls Program:  A national organization that has as its mission “creating communities of strong and successful women today and supporting the strong and successful women of tomorrow,” Strong Women, Strong Girls is an after-school program that third, fourth or fifth grade girls can get involved in. Boston College undergraduate women volunteer as mentors in this curriculum based program that is offered once per week at the school. Girls will engage in skill building activities that build positive self-esteem and skills for life-long success.

Tutoring Program:  Free one-on-one tutoring is available for children though the Boston College Neighborhood Center. We will match children with a Boston College volunteer based on a child’s needs. Tutoring happens on the Boston College campus once per week for 1 ½ hours per week.

Contact Information
Director: Maria DiChiappari
Assistant Director: Moe Maloney
Office Manager: Catherine Sullivan 

Boston College Neighborhood Center
425 Washington Street
Brighton, MA 02135
617.552.0445 (voice)
617.552.0448 (fax)