Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Discover Roxbury (Bridges Program)

  • Roxbury, MA
  • www.discoverroxbury.org

Mission Statement

Discover Roxbury's mission is to:build community pride and create bridges of understanding by increasing knowledge of Roxbury's historic and cultural contributionspromote participation in the cultural and historic life of the community,foster economic empowerment by increasing support for Roxbury businesses and institutions.We seek to overcome racial and class stereotypes of Roxbury and the lack of knowledge about the community. We also advocate for the preservation of Roxbury's historic and cultural assets.

Main Programs

  1. ArtROX!

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Service Areas

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Massachusetts

We serve Roxbury, a neighborhood within the City of Boston.

ruling year

2000

Principal Officer since 2015

Self-reported

Ms. Alyssa Lee

Keywords

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arts, culture, history, culinary, economic development

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Also Known As

Discover Roxbury

EIN

31-1727680

 Number

5136632443

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Our accomplishments over the past year include:Recruiting new sponsors for our new ArtROX! series,Reviving the Kite Festival in partnership with the Franklin Park Coalition,Inheriting and organizing the largest Roxbury Open Studios in recent memory,Sponsoring a larger and more noteworthy Roxtoberfest,Building new partnerships with local schools to incorporate the Roxbury History Curriculum into their curriculum and wellness plans.Goals include:Adding at least a dozen new artists to our roster of actively showing artists,Recruiting new and returning sponsors to support ArtROX!Developing a strategic plan to cover the next 3-5 years,Hiring an additional staff person for development.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

ArtROX!

ArtROX! is Discover Roxbury's year-long series of tours and events that highlight and promote the arts in Roxbury. Our programming spans a variety of topics and formats: touring the neighborhood's public art, co-presenting receptions and film festivals, organizing Roxbury Open Studios and other opportunities for local artists to display and sell their work, and celebrating the arts in area museums. Our ability to be a connector in the art world is enhanced by partnerships with the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, Roxbury Community College, Northeastern University, MassArt CACP, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. We also greatly appreciate the support offered by our ArtROX! sponsors.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$70,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Massachusetts

We serve Roxbury, a neighborhood within the City of Boston.

Funding Needs

Discover Roxbury's greatest needs are as follows:Raise $100,000 annually for staff stability and growth,Add a staff person who can focus specifically on development, Increase awareness of our programming and organization,Move to a storefront location.

Affiliations + Memberships

Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau

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Discover Roxbury (Bridges Program)

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Alyssa Lee

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Kim Janey

Mass. Advocates for Children

Term: Jan 2015 - Dec 2018

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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