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Community Empowerment

We give residents the tools + education to advocate for the resources needed for their community.

MFFC helps to bring awareness to challenges that are affecting the Mattapan community - whether it's helping to promote a community meeting, bringing guest speakers to our monthly meetings, + going to neighborhood associations.


We also help to connect residents with the individuals who can help them with the challenge they are facing. In addition, we put community residents in leadership roles as we know we cannot tackle all the challenges on our own. Lastly our members are a part of neighborhood associations + other community groups. 

Healthy Neighborhood Studies

The Healthy Neighborhood Study is run by local residents, grassroots advocacy organizations, the Conservation Law Foundation, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. A survey was developed with a team of resident researchers (community members) and is being used to determine what matters most to residents when it comes to building healthy neighborhoods. The survey data documents how a neighborhood's existing residents are affected by rapid development in their community.

Healthy Neighborhood Studies

See here to explore the data

See here to visit the HNS website

Community Led Projects

  • Walking Path​

  • De-polluting the Neponset River​

  • Resident Transitional Program

  • Food Forest​

  • Programming for young adults 18+​

  • Community Celebrations

Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition and a team of UMass Boston researchers would like to know what you think about biking and other modes of transportation in Mattapan. Your perspectives will help MFFC advocate for healthy and safe modes of transportation in Mattapan.Please scan the QR code below or visit: [insert URL] to take a 5 - 10 minute survey on your experiences and thoughts on biking and getting around as a Mattapan community member. 

To be eligible: 

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • Mattapan resident


Participants will be entered into a raffle with the chance to receive one of three $50 Visa Gift Cards.


We appreciate your time and look forward to learning from you!

Take Survey Here

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