CSNDC’s impact is best understood in the stories of the people we’ve helped.
People. Ultimately, our work is about helping people. At CSNDC, we believe the most meaningful measure of our success is the real impact we have on people’s everyday lives.
Throughout CSNDC’s four-decade history, we have enhanced the lives of countless people in the Codman Square neighborhood through our programs and services.
Here are a few of their stories.
“Hot Plate Giveaway”
On Wednesday, November 24th, Brothers Building partnered with another local grassroots organization to host a “Hot Plate Giveaway” event for the community; and it was a major success!! We are honored to share that they were able to provide over 100+ hot plates to individuals and families throughout Codman Square!!... Read more
Mujihad Muhammad and Juliette Reid: Unleashing a Passion for Green Infrastructure
“Most people don’t realize how pavement and sidewalks interrupt the natural water cycle,” says Dave Queeley, the Director of CSNDC’s Green Infrastructure Certification Program. “In the natural water cycle, rain falls to the ground, goes into the ground water, then comes back up through the roots of trees and plants... Read more
“Mini” Robinson Returns to Codman Square in Sistas Circle
“I wouldn’t be able to do it without her,” says Yvette Modestin, CSNDC’s Community Organizer. The “it” she’s referring to is CSNDC’s monthly Sistas Circle support group. The “her” she’s speaking of is Stephanie “Mini” Robinson.
Luis Castillo Goes Solar!
“It’s the best decision I ever made,” says Luis Castillo. He’s speaking about his decision to install a new 22-panel solar photovoltaic system on the roof of his home on Colonial Avenue in Codman Square back in March 2020.
Ann Marie Kennedy Becomes a Homeowner at Last
“The rodents were the biggest reason we wanted our own house,” recalls Ann Marie Kennedy-Horton. At the time, she and her husband Karl had been renting a two-bedroom apartment in Codman Square for seven years.
Reggie Stewart Finds His Voice with CSNDC’s Help
“I wasn’t looking for a platform, but I guess that’s kind of what’s developing on a small scale, thanks to CSNDC” says Reggie Stewart, a 42-year-old social justice activist and father of five who lives in Codman Square.