About

Our Mission

The mission of the Fenway Community Center is to serve as a gathering place to share information, deliver programs, and provide services that enrich the lives of all Fenway residents.

Our Values

We firmly believe in the importance of supporting those who live in Fenway and, in line with our mission, our stated values are: collaboration, community, enrichment, equity, innovation, and sustainability.

Our Vision

Fenway Community Center is a member driven organization. This means the direction of our programming is based directly from feedback from the community. We may not be able to implement every idea, but the feedback is crucial and helps drive us forward. Please share your ideas via hello@fenwaycommunitycenter.org! We’re always listening.

Our History

ALL ARE WELCOME

The Fenway Community Center offers a wide variety of family-friendly programs, a rental space for private events, and is open to drop-in visitors during regular hours. For study, co-work or web surfing, as a place to bring lunch or hang out with friends, FCC is a welcoming space for our community.

Timeline

2011 

July Abbey Group submits proposal for The Viridian to the BRA (Boston Redevelopment Authority) which includes an unaffiliated Community Center as its community benefit.

November Mayor Menino approves the project

2012

Abbey Group works towards an October 2013 groundbreaking.

2013

August/September Neighbors band together and form an Ad Hoc unaffiliated Working Group to provide community input towards the new project.

October/November Meetings with Abbey Group begin. They like our proposals and ideas, and ask us to come back. We partner together and collaborate on a shared vision.

2014

May After months of subcommittee meetings, we present a Final Presentation of ideas to Abbey Group. It was well received.

2015

January Final Ad Hoc group held with plans from architect distributed.

Late Spring/Early Summer Build out begins.

October Executive Director hired; Board of Directors is officially formed.

2016

January Ribbon cutting and grand opening!

Special thanks to the Fenwickians and elected officials
who helped make the FCC possible!

Marco Baldassarre
Ken Comia
Suzanne Comtois
Gerry Cooper
Mario D’Amato
Stan Everett
Lisa Fay
Marie Fukuda
David W. Hill
Tracey Hunt
Paul Keefe
Bob Kilarjian

Jeanine Knox
Bianca Molina
Jana Peretz
Lauren Dewey Platt
Mallory Rohrig
Mike Ross
Byron Rushing
Valarie Seabrook
Jamie Thomson
Daniella Torres
Sonia Weinhaus
Josh Zakim