Bird Street Community Center
Nature and Purpose The Bird Street Community Center (BSCC) is a private, non-profit youth center, which serves the Uphams Corner and Dudley Street areas of North Dorchester and Roxbury. Bird Street serves a diverse population consisting primarily of Cape Verdeans, African Americans, Latinos, and Haitians. The Center serves 500 youth annually through two main programs, which are divided into various components. These two programs are the School Age Child Care Program, which is a licensed child care program for children ages 5 to 13, and the Youth Development Program, which is a drop-in program for youth ages 10 to 19. Its facilities includes the Teen Center, a gym, a dance and art room, a computer lab, five classrooms, and staff offices.
Students work with the Youth Development Program, either tutoring, assisting with homework or supporting specific activities at the Center (sports, newsletter, gender specific groups, Chess Club, etc.).