who we serve
The Dorchester Youth Collaborative was founded in 1981 in response to the need...
"We do work together.” - Emmett Folgert
George and Johnny's Story
Please take a little time out of your busy day to read this story about one of...
A note on Damone Clarke’s passing
On Wednesday, January 27, 2016, Damone Clarke passed away after losing his...
DYC operates a safe haven Center for youth ages 11 to 20.
The Center is open during the high crime hours of 2pm – 10pm, the hours when youth are most vulnerable to criminal activity, victimization, and risky behavior.
The Center is the first point of contact between youth and DYC staff and serves approximately 2,000 youth each year.
Dorchester Youth Collaborative responds to the needs of low income urban youth with innovative programs that celebrate their creativity and unique value to the community.