Hands Around Egleston was a huge success! Urban Edge organized this event in order to bring peace and unity to the community. This historic annual celebration always showcased young people engaged in positive activities to counter the negative influences of drug and gang activity. This event is known to bring the community together, and was seen as a “taking back of the streets” from violence. Delphine Walker, a fearless leader in the community, was the found of this event led with Father Jack Roussin and lead “Take Back the Streets” processions in Egleston Square.
Urban Edge revived this event to continue a legacy, and remind the community that we’re in this together.
Thank you to all those who participated!
NEI General Contracting
Somali Development Center
Boston Police Department (Official)
Egleston Square Neighborhood Association
Franklin Park Coalition
Lead Boston/Boston Home Center
Bikes Not Bombs
Boston Tax Help Coalition
Women’s Service Club
Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department – Boston, MA
St. Mary of the Angel’s Church
Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library
African Community Health Initiatives, Boston, MA
Egleston Square Main Street
Egleston Square YMCA