Dawnn Ashley Jaffier, Lifelong West End House Member

A new art installation adorning our building honors three individuals who have made an impact on West End House. Third in this series, but occupying a central place in all of our hearts, is lifelong West End House member Dawnn Ashley Jaffier. Improving the lives of Boston youth was Dawnn’s passion. Before becoming an... read more »

Cummings Foundation Invests in College Success

We are thrilled to announce that the Cummings Foundation has elevated its initial grant award to a 10-year commitment totaling $500,000 in support for our College and Career Program. This incredibly generous grant, part of their highly competitive Sustaining Grants initiative, is an unprecedented multi-year investment in our college-enrolled youth. The future looks even... read more »

Allston Brighton Contributor and Legend – Bill Margolin

It’s not often that a community gets to honor a living legend. An outdoor art installation honoring Bill “Snoopy” Margolin was recently unveiled on the north side of the West End House adjacent to Ringer Park. Bill Margolin continues to influence generations of young people in Allston-Brighton and beyond. His tenure with West End... read more »

Takeda Cares Week of Virtual Volunteering

We were honored to participate in Takeda Cares Week of Virtual Volunteering as 80 Takeda associates virtually designed hydraulic bridge kits for our youth. With our learning hub format, these kits will provide our members with fun, creative educational activities during breaks when they are not in a live school session. We can’t wait... read more »