Community Outreach

 


Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator

Oderra Jones - Bio

Phone: 617-287-7831
Fax: 617-287-7840
Email: oderra.jones@umb.edu
Office: Clark Athletic Center Main Office


 

FEATURED EVENT

3PT Foundation

The3PointFoundation teaches and mentors urban boys to prepare them for success in academics and life.  We concentrate on reading, writing, mathematics and character development for underserved youth who have demonstrated commitment, discipline and enthusiasm by playing in organized basketball programs.  We provide the support and resources for our boys to obtain powerful educational opportunities.  On April 25th the foundation will be holding a youth basketball clinic in conjunction with the youth violence summit being held by Joan Arches Professor of Human Services and Youth Work, College of Public and Community Service Program Coordinator of Human Services and Youth Work.


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.




April 11th – Read Aloud Day At The Trotter School

April 23rd - Dream Big Basketball Clinic

April 24th - Bring Your Son or Daughter to Work Day

April 25th - 3PT Foundation






 Recent Events

Women’s Hockey – “The Value Of Teamwork” - March 28th – The UMASS Boston Women’s Ice Hockey took part in a first, as it relates to some of the other community service events that the department has done to this point.  The team assisted staff and volunteers of the Mather School with setup for their Tag Sale to benefit the Parent Council at the Mather.  The student athletes helped fold, sort, price and categorize items all for the big sale.  We’d like to thank Mather Elementary School for having our team out and giving us an opportunity to help.


Softball – “The Value Of Teamwork” - On March 4th/7th - The UMass Boston Women’s Softball team visited the Friends of Boston’s Homeless in Quincy on two separate occasions to help serve dinner to people of the shelter.  This event gave our student athletes a great opportunity to give back and also marks the first of many upcoming projects that UMASS Boston Athletics department hopes to collaborate on with the Friends of Boston’s Homeless. We’d like to thank the Friends of Boston’s Homeless group for welcoming our team.


Women’s Basketball – “The Value Of Teamwork” - On February 3rd - The UMass Boston Women’s Basketball team visited the Broad Meadows Middle School in Quincy to conduct a basketball clinic for an excited group of over 30 girls from the Quincy Youth Basketball League. Girls from the league had an opportunity to go through drills,  skills competitions as well as passing and dribbling stations conducted by our own Coach Mattingly and players from her 2013-2014 Women’s Basketball team.  We’d like to thank the Quincy Youth Basketball League for inviting our team over and specifically Daniel Totten for his help in making this happen.

 


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Community Outreach Partner Spotlight


The Dorchester YMCA has been a staple in the community for more than 90 years. Serving Dorchester and the surrounding areas, the Dorchester YMCA underwent a renovation in 2008.

Today the Y features new Nautilus Circuit equipment, an indoor pool, free weights, cardio equipment, group exercise classes, personal training, teen programs, and much more. Every square inch of the building is an important part of insuring youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.