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.

October 15th – Softball – Pine Street Inn

October 22nd – Women’s Ice Hockey – Beacons Academy

 Recent Events

Women’s Ice Hockey - “The Value of Teamwork” - October 4, 2015 – For the third year in a row the UMB Women’s Ice Hockey team stepped up to show their support at the “Making Strides For Breast Cancer Walk”, which is annually held on the esplanade in Boston.

Student athletes had the chance to be finish line monitors, cheer sections and route monitors for the race. We’d like the thank the American Cancer Society and the staff of the Making Strides Walk for allowing us to again be a part of such a great and important event.

Women’s Basketball - “The Value of Teamwork” - October 1, 2015– On October 1st the UMASS Boston Women’s Basketball team kicked off the newest athletic partnership with the Pine Street Inn. This year, in the first of it’s kind, the UMB Division of Athletics will partner with the Pine Street Inn. Intercollegiate teams throughout the Division will get the opportunity to help with food preparation and service to the over 300 individuals who enter the Pine Street Inn daily. UMASS Boston Athletics will be the first program in the city to offer a year long commitment to the Pine Street Inn and it’s staff.  We look forward to a great partnership.



Track & Field, Men's Basketball - “The Value of Teamwork” - September 21, 2015 – On Saturday September 21st past the UMB Track team and Men’s Basketball team officially kicked off the 2015-2016 community service season by volunteering at two separate and great events. 

First up was the Mitoaction Energy Walk & 5K held in South Boston. Members of the track and field team assumed roles of registrars, tshirts assigners and various other responsibilities for the event. Mitoaction is an organization that helps raise money for families and patients living with mitochondrial disease. 

The second event, which UMASS Boston athletics was well represented, was the 1st Annual Feel The Beat 5K. In the first year of this event, that helps offer non-medical support to families with children affected by heart disease, members of the UMB Men’s Basketball Team took the time to handout waters, tshirts and lend a helping hand setting up for event. We appreciate the Feel The Beat Foundation welcoming in our team and student athletes.

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