About Us

West End House is the largest youth development agency in the Allston-Brighton community providing high-impact programs that ensure that our young people are succeeding academically, exploring and mastering the arts, developing career readiness skills and adopting healthy lifestyles.

Our innovative and responsive programming serves youth between the age of 8 and 24, with half of membership comprised of youth ages 13 and older. Youth come from nearly every Boston neighborhood – approximately 60% of youth reside in Allston-Brighton, and 40% live in other Boston neighborhoods, including Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, Hyde Park, Fenway, Roslindale, South Boston, and East Boston.

Our mission is to inspire and enable youth from all backgrounds, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Our programs focus on Academic & College Success, Fitness & Nutrition, Leadership & Life Skills, and Visual & Performing Arts.