Our annual community events include:

  • Youth basketball tournaments
  • Prevention assemblies
  • Peace walks
  • Neighborhood revitalization projects
  • Prescription drug take-back events
  • BBQ and resource fairs
  • Holiday parade & strolls
  • Clothing drive give-backs
  • Volunteering at the BHA Family Fun Day
  • Teaching LifeSkills to youth at the Boys and Girls Club
  • Lessons about MLK and Civil Rights and more!

Additional events and workshops are focused solely on building up member protective factors and include:

  • Spoken word poetry workshops
  • Nutrition lessons
  • Personal finance presentations
  • Trips to RMV to get MA IDs
  • Therapeutic painting
  • Resume and job search assistance
  • Stress reduction techniques
  • Prevention month photo contest

Mission Statement

The group’s mission statement embodies the wide range of activities that members take part in:

"We are the youth of Charlestown, guiding our fellow residents towards healthier lifestyles. We BUILD community; SUPPORT our neighbors in need; and MODEL ways to live healthy and peaceful lives, free from addiction. We may be young, but we have the power to Turn it Around!"

Turn It Around Newsletters
2020

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Peace Park Voting Deadline Extended!! Please vote to choose which option and elements you want to see come to life in our neighborhood. Also, join us at the Charlestown Farmers Market on Main St. from 2-4pm Wednesday, September 9th to ask questions and vote! If you can't make it in-person to vote, please visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/PPdesignpoll before September 10th to vote online. Thank you for voting!! ... See MoreSee Less

Turn It Around! YOUR community needs YOUR voice!

Bunker Hill Housing Redevelopment
Virtual Impact Advisory Group Meeting
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) has postponed all in-person BPDA-held public meetings regarding Article 80 development projects and planning initiatives.

Impact Advisory Group (IAG) meeting in connection with the proposed Bunker Hill Housing Redevelopment project in Charlestown. This will be the first IAG meeting held following the submission of the Draft Project Impact Report (DPIR) by Bunker Hill Redevelopment Company LLC to the BPDA on February 18, 2020.
The proposed project as described in the DPIR consists of the phased redevelopment of the existing Boston Housing Authority (BHA) owned Bunker Hill Public Housing Development in Charlestown. The proposal includes the phased demolition of the existing approximately 1,110 public housing units and the construction of 2,699 mixed-income housing units, approximately 73,000 square feet of retail and civic space, new public open space, new on and off-street vehicle parking accommodations, and public realm improvements.

This meeting is open to members of the general public, however, please note that the purpose of this meeting is different than that of a traditional community meeting. As part of the development review process, IAG members work closely with BPDA staff to identify the impacts of a project and recommend appropriate community benefits to offset those impacts. IAG meetings prioritize discussion between the project proponent (i.e. the developer) and IAG members.

How to Participate
This meeting will be hosted online, using Zoom. You must register using this link, then you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.
Register in advance for this meeting:
www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_In-NDsktSr-R4L267zKc1g
... See MoreSee Less

Turn It Around! YOUR community needs YOUR voice!

Bunker Hill Housing Redevelopment
Virtual Impact Advisory Group Meeting
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) has postponed all in-person BPDA-held public meetings regarding Article 80 development projects and planning initiatives. 

Impact Advisory Group (IAG) meeting in connection with the proposed Bunker Hill Housing Redevelopment project in Charlestown. This will be the first IAG meeting held following the submission of the Draft Project Impact Report (DPIR) by Bunker Hill Redevelopment Company LLC to the BPDA on February 18, 2020.
The proposed project as described in the DPIR consists of the phased redevelopment of the existing Boston Housing Authority (BHA) owned Bunker Hill Public Housing Development in Charlestown. The proposal includes the phased demolition of the existing approximately 1,110 public housing units and the construction of 2,699 mixed-income housing units, approximately 73,000 square feet of retail and civic space, new public open space, new on and off-street vehicle parking accommodations, and public realm improvements.

This meeting is open to members of the general public, however, please note that the purpose of this meeting is different than that of a traditional community meeting. As part of the development review process, IAG members work closely with BPDA staff to identify the impacts of a project and recommend appropriate community benefits to offset those impacts. IAG meetings prioritize discussion between the project proponent (i.e. the developer) and IAG members.

How to Participate
This meeting will be hosted online, using Zoom. You must register using this link, then you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.
Register in advance for this meeting:
www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_In-NDsktSr-R4L267zKc1g

Vote Vote Vote on the Peace Park!!The Charlestown Coalition and Turn It Around, COGdesign, community key stakeholders, and residents of Charlestown have been working tirelessly to collect and analyze community-generated data to create 4 schematic drawings for residents to vote on and together decide on a final vision for the Charlestown Peace Park revitalization project.

Based on June's Community Peace Park Survey data, our professional design team, COGdesign, was able to put together a "word cloud" that included the most common words and themes that appeared in the survey results. The team used that as a stepping stone in creating their schematic drawings. Don't worry if you missed the initial survey, you can still vote and contribute your ideas for our final vision!

Now that the designs are complete, it's up to the community to choose which option and elements they want to see come to life. Please join us at the Charlestown Farmers Market on Main St. from 2-4pm Wednesday, September 9th to ask questions and vote! If you can't make it in-person to vote, please visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/PPdesignpoll before September 10th to vote online.
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