Helen’s Success Story: Becoming a Homeowner

Helen came to Dorchester from Vietnam in 1991 to start a new life in the United States. She was determined to succeed and began working in medical records at the Upham’s Corner Health Center, where she has been for the past 14 years. A single mother with a 12-year-old daughter, Helen started working with Urban Edge’s […]


Street Improvements Coming to Egleston Square Area

During a meeting last summer with Walk Boston, a pedestrian advocacy nonprofit, the staff was invited to Egleston Square to conduct a walk audit. Walk Boston had never done an audit in the Roxbury area, so they were excited to journey to our neighborhood to learn more about how to better serve local pedestrians. In […]


Ginnette’s Success Story: Achieving Her Goals with Financial Capability Counseling

Last September, Ginnette was very discouraged about her ability to improve her credit. She was in a position in which she had to pay for all of her transactions with cash and, even though she was working, needed a co-signer in order to buy a car. She lived in Hyde Park and had recently paid a […]


Urban Edge’s 43rd Annual Meeting: Celebrating Past, Present, and Future

Urban Edge staff, residents, and community members came together under the tent in Jackson Square on Wednesday, April 26th to celebrate the past, present, and future of the organization at our 43rd Annual Meeting.


Yessy’s Success Story: A Happy Holiday for the Dogs

TAILS, Inc. is a daycare service for dogs located at 385 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain. It also provides services for cats, dog walking, overnight boarding, and retail sales. This was the brainchild and the dream of a young, Hispanic, female entrepreneur named Yessy Feliz. She opened up a very small storefront business for boarding […]