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Check out our 2013 brochure here

2014 Back-To-School Extravaganza

The Urban Edge community is home to over 625 school-aged young people (Kindergarten through Grade 12). Families describe back-to-school time as being financially stressful due to all of the supplies and uniforms that need to be purchased for their children. Urban Edge is excited to announce its 3rd Annual Back-to-School Extravaganza on Thursday, August 21st. At this event, we will be distributing school supplies to school aged young people living within Urban Edge's portfolio.

Urban Edge's back-to-school event will rely solely on donations from local businesses, organizations, and individuals and we definitely need your assistance in making this event a success! Contact Alia Abubakar at 617-989-9324 or aabubakar@urbanedge.org with any questions you might have .

Please click here to give a helping hand

Celebrating 40 Years of Leading with our Hearts
Save the date...

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
State Room at 60 State Street
5:00 - 8:00 pm

Guest Speaker:
Geoffrey Canada
President and CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone

Click to download flyer

Donate to Back-To-School by Aug 9th!

Urban Edge is holding our second Back-to-school event on Thursday, August 15th.  Your gift will help prepare hundreds of neighborhood children and adolescents for the next school year, providing backpacks, spiral notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, dictionaries, crayons, glue sticks, pencil holders and other needed items.   We rely solely on donations from local businesses, organizations, and individuals and we definitely need your assistance to make sure every family that needs help will get it! Last year we handed out over 375 backpacks filled with supplies. Please click HERE to give a helping hand!

Red Sox fans! Celtics Fans! Urban Edge is holding a Raffle to support the Back to School Extravaganza! First prize is a an official 2013 Celtics basketball that has been signed by several 2013 roster players including Brandon Bass, Kevin Garnet, Paul Pierce & Rajon Rondo. Second prize is an official 2013 Boston Red Sox baseball signed by Clay Buchholz. Third prize is an official 2012 Boston Red Sox baseball signed by Bobby Valentine. Tickets are just $5 each. Drawing will be held August 12th. Just donate on-line to Back-To-School and we will email you about how to receive your raffle tickets.

39 Years and Moving Forward!

May 15, 2013

We celebrated Moving Forward at our 39th Anniversary Reception & Annual Meeting on May 2nd! The event was held in our special Big White Tent at Urban Edge in Jackson Square, Roxbury.

The Big White Tent flaps billowed in the wind and we got a bit chilly at the beginning of our annual celebration. However, it soon warmed up thanks to the delicious food, interesting conversations, inspiring remarks from the stage, plus the joy we all felt celebrating the successes of the past year, while presenting Susanne Cameron and Citi with the Urban Edge Community Partnership Award, and Jacqui Furtado with the new Urban Edge Peter Lee Community Building Award.
250 of our supporters joined us to celebrate the moment.  Byron Barnett of WHDH Ch7, our emcee once again, got the evening started and called for a moment of silence to honor those injured or killed in the Marathon bombings. Board Chairman Tom Davis did the honors of holding the annual Board election, after which Chrystal Kornegay, President and CEO, shared three stories of local individuals reflecting the positive impact Urban Edge has in so many different ways. Our guest speaker was Beverly Scott, Ph.D., MBTA General Manager and MassDOT Rail & Transit Administrator, who graciously shared her inspiring thoughts on building community.

See more event photos here.

We look forward to renovating and building, educating and encouraging, assisting and succeeding throughout the community in the year ahead. With your continued help, wonderful things will continue taking place in the neighborhoods we serve. 

Urban Edge Open House

February 14, 2013

Thank you for joining us to learn more about our programs and services, along with the latest updates on our real estate renovation projects and new building projects.   We were happy to share our love of the neighborhoods we serve on Valentine's Day, including beautiful donated flowers.  See photos from the day.



Indoor Recreational Facility Community Meeting
[May 2, 2011]
Download the Recreational Facility Presentation Here 
Download Recreational Facility images Here


Indoor Recreational Facility Community Meeting
[February 22, 2011]
Urban Edge held a meeting about the proposed Indoor Active Recreational Facility (IARF) in Jackson Square on February 22, 2011 at 6:00 PM, for the community to learn about the project and participate in the design charrette.

Download the Recreation Facility Presentation  here

UPDATE March 18, 2011: View Community Input and IARF Questions & Answers here

UPDATE April 12, 2011: View Jackson Square Recreational Center Notice of Project Change here

Questions or comments? Contact Katie Provencher at (617) 989-9309 or kprovencher@urbanedge.org


Indoor Recreational Facility

[January 2011]
Urban Edge, in collaboration with Ice Management Group, is pleased to release the financial analysis of the proposed Jackson Square Indoor Recreational Facility in Roxbury. Members of the community are welcome to send questions and comments to Noah Maslan, Director of Real Estate, at nmaslan@urbanedge.org.

Download the Financial Analysis here


Indoor Recreational Facility
Download the July 2010 evaluation for the demand/need for a new athletic & recreational facility in Jackson Square here



Urban Edge is one of 235 member organizations nationwide that make up  NeighborWorks America.

Urban Edge is also grateful for the support we receive from  United Way of Mass Bay & Merrimack Valley.