Four Corners Main Streets is about People, Place, and Opportunity.
Our Beginnings and Accomplishments
Our organization was founded in 1999 by neighborhood stakeholders looking to secure resources that would contribute to revitalization efforts, including rebuilding the traditional neighborhood shopping district. These activists, several of whom are still engaged with our organization today, also housed the organization during its early years. This history has also shaped our work, given our close connection to neighborhood associations, leaders, and residents.
As a Main Streets organization, we have a mandate to support local small businesses. As a community based organization, we have a duty to engage and support the broader community and address issues that have impacted our community’s ability to access and benefit from larger economic opportunities. Placemaking is a key function of our organization, supporting neighborhood and commercial district wide events and activities that engage our multiple stakeholders in celebrating our diverse cultural traditions. We’ve been able to organize the community to transform local green spaces like Mother’s Rest Park, and bring better transit options to the neighborhood, including two commuter rail stations.
We have also facilitated the transformation of neighborhood parcels into new housing and commercial space opportunities, advocating for affordability and design that furthers our goal of a safe, walkable, healthy commercial and cultural corridor. This work has brought unique businesses to further the above goal, including a yoga studio, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school, a vegan/vegetarian restaurant, a natural products hair salon, and the first ever pop-up market for entrepreneurs, all of these owned/led by people of color.
We Focus On
Promote the local business district
Support strong community interaction
Connect resources to help community thrive
- June 25 & 26, 2021 - 12 to 5 PMMontserrat Aspirers Center, Inc.June 25 & 26, 2021 - 12 to 5 PMMontserrat Aspirers Center, Inc., 258 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02121
Keepers of Community
Our Village needs Everyone!
Our programs are possible thanks to volunteers and supporters who contribute time and money. Consider giving to our organization.