Community Outreach


Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator

Oderra Jones - Bio

Phone: 617-287-7831
Fax: 617-287-7840
Office: Clark Athletic Center Main Office


Pine Street Inn

Founded in 1969, Pine Street Inn serves more than 1,600 homeless individuals daily and nearly 9,000 annually, providing the full spectrum of services to help men and women reach their highest level of independence and get back to a place they can call home.

 The Mission Of Pine Street Inn Is:

• To be a community of respect and hope for each guest it serves;

• To be a resource through which neighbors and friends can help to meet the basic needs of others; and

• To serve as a national leader in the fight to end homelessness.

Mission Statement: The mission of UMass Boston Athletics & Recreation is to encourage all UMass student athletes to discover and nurture the “total person” who enriches the world and brings honor to the university, now and throughout life. We encourage every student-athlete to be a champion in an environment where academic integrity, social responsibility, respect, and competitive excellence are highly valued.

January 21st – Track & Field – Pine Street Inn

January 28th – Lacrosse - Beacons Academy

February 5th – Get Caught Reading (Murphy School)

February 11th – M/W Tennis – Pine Street Inn

February 18th – Volleyball – Pine Street Inn

 Recent Events

Men’s Ice Hockey - “The Value of Teamwork” - January 14, 2016 – Although the month has changed and the UMB student population is still away for winter break, the partnership between UMB Athletics remains strong as the UMASS Boston Men’s Ice Hockey team made their trip to help at the Pine Street Inn. The Men’s Ice Hockey team, as did past teams, had a chance to tour the Pine Street Inn facility and learn about the opportunities and resources the Pine Street Inn provides the individuals who walk through the door each and every day.

Men’s Ice Hockey - “The Value of Teamwork” – January 14, 2016 – January 14th was a great day for our Men’s Ice Hockey team as they did double duty community service for the day.  While other team members were learning and preparing food over at the Pine Street Inn.  A second group of student athletes were taking part in the UMB Beacons Academy. Children from the Blue Hill Boys and Girls Club learned the fundamentals of hockey through floor hockey. We loved the opportunity to continue teaching through athletics. 

Baseball - “The Value of Teamwork” - November 20, 2015 – The UMASS Boston’s Beacons Academy took on a different look this week.  As the thanksgiving holidays approach the Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club had a great plan for our baseball team.  Instead of the instruction which is what’s usually done. Our baseball team helped the Blue Hill Club get ready for their annual Thanksgiving Family Fest, by separating food, cutting food, moving and decorating. Our team had a great time as they learned why this event is such a special event for the kids and parents who attend. 

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