CICD’s urban solution focuses on helping individuals of all ages acquire the skills and training needed to obtain higher paying jobs. Being able to build a secure future depends on workers making a living wage and receiving benefits. By doing this, local residents are not priced out of the Boston housing market and this allows them to stay in their homes. Residents can also learn how to become homeowners and be taught the importance of supporting their communities by shopping local. We work with partners like the Boston Boys and Girls Club and Boston Building Trades to bring these resources to Mattapan.

Service Summary


  • Opening of the new Boys and Girls Club in Mattapan.
  • Sponsoring two-month summer internship programs for local high school students interested in community development.