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Our Mattapan

Our Mattapan. Many Pasts. One Future.
The "Our Mattapan" campaign focuses on the strides made by residents, community members and key stakeholders toward creating a brighter future for the neighborhood. Through mobilization and collaboration with multiple agencies, the community is working to address violence and  promote the physical, emotional and mental wellbeing of all its residents.

But this work is not complete.  Join us as we continue to build a stronger, violence-free Mattapan.

Share your inspiration with your community. If you are interested in sharing an inspirational quote for this website, please send us an email.  Quotes will be updated monthly. 



The Boston Public Health Commission's (BPHC) Violence Intervention & Prevention Initiative (VIP), with funding from the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and support from the Mattapan Community Health Center, Boston Police Department, and Boston Centers for Youth and Families  produced the "Our Mattapan. Many Pasts. One Future." violence prevention campaign. 

In 2013, resident members of Mattapan's VIP Coalition worked hand-in-hand with city officials to create a powerful public awareness campaign highlighting the impact of violence on the neighborhood and its residents.  The campaign empowered residents to share their stories and thoughts about building a stronger Mattapan by curbing gun violence and dispelling negative stereotypes associated with the neighborhood. The stories featured in "Our Mattapan" illustrate the impact of violence in a way that encourages people to become involved in community building and violence prevention work.



To view the complete collection of the “Our Mattapan” campaign images, please click on the image below.

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