Throughout this time, we have been working with local residents, businesses, and organizations to foster a healthy, thriving and equitable community by:
- Developing HOUSING and commercial spaces that are affordable and safe
- Creating ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY for low- and moderate-income residents of all ages
- Fostering COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT to build the capacity and involvement of local residents
- Promoting SUSTAINABILITY of the local environment for future generations
Our mission is to build a cohesive and resilient community in Codman Square and South Dorchester, develop affordable housing and commercial spaces that are safe and sustainable, and promote economic stability for low- and moderate-income residents of all ages.
CSNDC serves a two square mile area of Dorchester that is bounded by Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue to the north, Gallivan Boulevard and Morton Street to the south, Blue Hill Avenue to the west, and Dorchester Avenue to the east.
Throughout our history, we have concentrated on physical development in our service area, but in the face of growing concerns about gentrification and displacement – and now the unrest caused by longstanding racial disparities and injustices which are presenting in disproportionate COVID-19 health impacts, economic insecurities and police brutality – we have become increasingly focused on social, economic, political and racial inequities in our neighborhood.
Read Reflections from Our Founders 40 Years Later
As we enter our fifth decade, we pledge to do everything in our power every day to advance these ideals and values: