Mothers for Justice and Equality

Filed Under: Education, Families, Support Groups, Women
184 Dudley Street
Suite 109LL
Boston, ma 02119
Phone: 617-516-8086
Fax: 617-708-1026
Who to Contact
Monalisa Smith

MJE was founded by mothers who had lost children to
community violence. Our founders sought to share their voice
and vision to the fight against violence.

  • You Matter: Personal Leadership Training, the core of MJE’s educational programming
  • Youth Peer Leadership program
  • Workforce Readiness Initiative, provides coaching and mentoring (provided by past participants) as well as job search assistance, resume and interview prep. Mothers are expected to secure employment and/or continue education within 12 months of enrolling in the program. Much of our current staff are past program participants and we have strong community relationships allowing us to place both adults and youth in jobs outside of the agency.
  • Financial Literacy curriculum involves working with incarcerated individuals at the Suffolk County House of Corrections to expand our impact to address the needs of young adult incarcerated men coming back into the community
  • MJE is leading parenting trainings for parents of youth
    attending The Mildred School as well as offering our
    Youth programming at The Mildred School and Codman
    Academy for Education Programs are organized under
    the Civic Leadership Academy, utilizing MJE’s You
    Matter Curriculum. Classroom education is provided to
    groups at our main Roxbury location twice annually and
    at strategic partner organizations monthly throughout the
    year. You Matter curriculum is also incorporated into our
    year-round Youth Peer Leadership program.
  • MJE responds to emerging needs by designing
    specific modules for unique populations, such as a new
    Homeless Teen Mothers program in partnership with
    area shelter services.
  • Empowerment breakfasts, Corner Café Voter Engagement, an annual Mothers of Courage Award Ceremony

MJE provides services at our main location in Roxbury and also within the Suffolk County House of Corrections, in area affordable housing complexes, and at partner sites within our communities.

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While every effort is made to provide current and accurate information for the agency descriptions and hours of operation, it is recommended to call the agency to verify the information before visiting.

Last updated February 28, 2018