Dorchester is a thriving and vibrant community, and Epiphany is committed to being an active participant in making this neighborhood a safe place for our students, neighbors, and families by forming strong collaborations with established community agencies. Epiphany often serves as “the mortar between the bricks” in the lives of our students and their families. In other words, we partner with other organizations to facilitate their work and to serve these great kids. A number of community groups and nearby schools use our facilities during the year, including the Melville Park Civic Association, Codman Academy, the local Hindu community, and various local church groups. In the summer, St. Stephen’s Church runs at Epiphany a highly regarded day camp (B-Safe) for 120 neighborhood children, and Let’s Get ready runs a SAT/College prep class in the evenings. We are proud that our Schoolhouse is virtually never closed and has become a real community hub. Hundreds of volunteers and supporters come to the school each week to meet and work with others from different backgrounds.
Here is a long (but not exhaustive) list of outside groups that we partner with: B-Safe, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Boston College, Boston University, Bottom Line, the British School of Boston, Citizen Schools, Codman Academy, Codman Square Health Center, Cradles to Crayons, Dexter School, Dorchester House, Families First, Farms for City Kids, the Food Project, Groton School, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard Medical School, Islamic Society of Boston, Joslin Diabetes Center, Junior Achievement, Literary Lights for Children, Milton Academy, the Nature Conservancy, the Ocean Classroom Foundation, Park School, Planned Parenthood, Roxbury Latin, Step Into Art, Stephen Phillips Scholarship Fund, Summer Search, Temple Beth Elohim, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.