Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019

Last updated: 4/11/18

Boston Centers for Youth and Families

The mission of Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) is to enhance the quality of life for Boston residents by partnering with community center councils, agencies and businesses to support children, youth, individuals and families. BCYF accomplishes its mission through a wide range of comprehensive programs and services according to neighborhood needs.

William Morales, Director
The City’s Capital Plan for BCYF targets an increase to programming capacity at the City’s community centers and supports high-quality facilities. Community centers provide families, children and teens with enriching programs such as after school care, athletics, job and computer training.

FY19 Major Initiatives

  • Renovations will be completed at the BCYF Gallivan Community Center introduce air conditioning to the gymnasium, replace the roof and gym floor, and upgrade the fire alarm and emergency lighting systems.
  • Construction will begin at BCYF Paris Street Pool to enhance interior conditions and accessibility, and transform the facility’s connection with nearby outdoor spaces.
  • Renovations will continue at the BCYF Vine Street Community Center, including athletic facility improvements and upgrades to interior systems.
  • Design will continue for a major renovation project at BCYF Curley Community Center.
  • Construction will begin for an interior renovation BCYF Mattahunt Community Center.
  • Youth budgeting will continue for the sixth year, with young people across the City deciding how to spend $1 million in FY19 capital funds. Prior year projects include installing water bottle stations in parks, playground renovations at Franklin Park, high school gym renovations, and more trash cans and recycling bins in neighborhoods.
  • Youth budgeting will continue for the fifth year, with young people across the City deciding how to spend $1 million in FY18 capital funds.

Boston Centers for Youth and Families - Active Projects


Category Project Location Status FY19 Projected Total
Government Effectiveness Youth Budget Round 1 Citywide Implementation Underway 0 1,000,000
Government Effectiveness Youth Budget Round 2 Citywide Implementation Underway 0 1,000,000
Government Effectiveness Youth Budget Round 3 Citywide Implementation Underway 400,000 1,000,000
Government Effectiveness Youth Budget Round 4 Citywide Implementation Underway 200,000 1,000,000
Government Effectiveness Youth Budget Round 5 Citywide To Be Scheduled 0 1,000,000
Government Effectiveness Youth Budget Round 6 Citywide New Project 0 1,000,000
Health BCYF Clougherty Pool Charlestown To Be Scheduled 0 2,700,000
Health BCYF Community Center Program Studies Various neighborhoods New Project 100,000 200,000
Health BCYF Curley Community Center South Boston To Be Scheduled 850,000 15,000,000
Health BCYF Gallivan Community Center Mattapan In Construction 252,278 2,960,000
Health BCYF Mattahunt Community Center Mattapan To Be Scheduled 150,000 1,900,000
Health BCYF Paris Street Pool East Boston In Design 800,000 8,900,000
Health BCYF Vine Street Community Center Roxbury In Construction 2,300,000 5,340,000
Health North End Community Center North End Study Underway 0 100,000
Health North End Community Center Design North End New Project 500,000 3,000,000
Health Pool Repairs Citywide Annual Program 200,000 4,030,000
Department total 5,752,278 50,130,000