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Charlesview Residences

Nature and Purpose

Charlesview, Inc. is dedicated to advancing the well-being of individuals and families and to promoting the diversity and vibrancy of the Allston-Brighton community. We do this by providing healthy, affordable homes; offering programs designed to enrich, educate and inspire; and engaging in innovative philanthropy.

The Charlesview story is one of community empowerment, interfaith cooperation and collaborative public/private partnerships. Incorporated forty years ago, Charlesview was founded as a mixed-income housing resource for the community.

The three congregations, Kadimah Toras-Moshe, St. Anthony’s, and Community, that make up Charlesview, Inc. have a long history of providing mixed-income housing to residents in need. Our commitment was and is to provide good, safe, and affordable housing for all people in need.

The Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center within Charlesview Residences offers a wide variety of programs and classes for families, children, adults, and elders. Moreover, this community center is not exclusively used by the members of Charlesview Residences, but also invites any members of the Allston-Brighton community to take part in their programming.



Student tasks are very self-directed and based on the interests of the PULSE student. PULSE students work in the Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center, located in Charlesview Residences. Some choose to work in the after school program, assisting with homework, but also having productive fun-time, like using computers, playing games, making art, and going to the park with children ages infant-18 years old. There is a lot of room for students to utilize their own talents by providing music lessons, or teaching cooking classes. Students also work with adults and elders, volunteering in computer classes, or ESL classes. PULSE students also create classes or projects that interest them.