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About Charlesview, Inc.
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.
Community Center News
- Community Center says “Thank You” to all its volunteers!
- Charlesview, Inc. Announces New Round of Grants for Allston-Brighton Nonprofits
- Getting in the Holiday Spirit!
- Stand University for Parents Holds Graduation Ceremony for Parents at Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center
- Annual Allston-Brighton Legislators’ Breakfast and Awards Ceremony Featured in Harvard Gazette
- Healthy Cooking Class Program
- Celebrate! Kiyomi Ewing’s Birthday
- MLK Day Celebration
- Charlesview, Inc. holds grand opening of Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center
- Charlesview, Inc. celebrates opening of Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center
- “It is community that makes a house a home…”
- New Community Center at Charlesview Residences Opens it Doors
- Residents Celebrate Community Center
The Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center
On July 21, 2013, in a ceremony marked by family fun and attended by more than 250 people, the Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center at Charlesview officially opened its doors. The Community Center is the hub of the new Charlesview Residences and a resource for the whole neighborhood. Located on the ground floor of 123 Antwerp St., on the corner of Antwerp St. and Western Ave., it is the first neighborhood community center of its kind to open in North Allston-Brighton.
The community center is currently available for special events and meetings and will be be fully operational in the fall.
Josephine A. Fiorentino was a founder of Charlesview, Inc., long-time board president, and a champion of the redevelopment project. Mrs. Fiorentino for many years lived in the community and was passionate about helping to provide housing and community facilities to area families.
The Community Center is wireless and features a computer room outfitted with 50 computers (thanks to the generosity of Google), an art classroom, community meeting space, classrooms for children and adults and common areas. All community spaces are fully handicapped-accessible.
By partnering with other organizations and resources in the community, the Community Center will offer an ever-expanding array of programs, including:
- arts and crafts
- workforce and employment training
- computer instruction
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- after-school homework assistance
- family nurturing programs for caregivers and parents of infants and toddlers
- line dancing and other dance classes
- wellness clinics
- yoga and fitness classes
- senior lite exercise
- homework assistance
- music programs
- video and web training