News from the Community Center

Winter Farmers Market Coming to PSF Community Center!

The Presentation School Foundation Community Center is excited to launch the Brighton Winter Farmers Market.

In 2015, the Presentation School Foundation Community Center launched the Summer Farmers Market in collaboration with the Allston Brighton Health Collaborative. Based on the success of this initiative, and with the support of the Collaborative, the Presentation School Foundation Community Center is launching a Winter Farmers Market.

The Winter Market will take the last Saturday of the month from January to April 2020 from 10 am to 2 pm in the Lower Level of the Presentation School Foundation Community Center.
The Winter Farmers Market will feature:
• Farmers selling healthy, fresh produce
• Coffee, pastries, bread and other prepared foods from local
vendors
• Music and children’s activities like face painting and games
• Community organizations sharing resources and activities


Save the Date for Beer Fest!


Holiday Gift Drive

Please consider supporting PSF Community Center’s Holiday Gift Drive by purchasing a gift for a family in need this holiday season!

Click here to see list of wishes from Allston Brighton residents who are in need of assistance this holiday season. To participate, just sign up to purchase an item below, and bring the unwrapped item to ABCD’s Allston Brighton Neighborhood Opportunity Center on the second floor of PSF Community Center by Friday, 12/13.

PSF Community Center’s Gift Drive will support families involved with the Family Nurturing Center, ABCD’s Allston Brighton Neighborhood Opportunity Center and the Allston Brighton WIC Program.

Thanks for your support! Happy Holidays!


Thank You for Joining Us!


Thank you to those who came out to join us for WinterFest!  It was a great night. Special thank to The Family Nurturing Center, FriendshipWorks, Little Sprouts, ABCD’s Allston Brighton Neighborhood Opportunity Center, and Brighton Allston After School Enrichment Program for their help
decorating and organizing the event!


Save the Date for Winter Fest

PSF Community Center will continue the tradition of opening our doors to host a community celebration following the Oak Square Christmas Tree Lighting. Stop in to PSF Community Center after the Oak Square Tree Lighting, scheduled for 6:45 pm, on December 7 to warm up and continue the holiday celebration with your neighbors. Santa will drop in for a visit and there will be a variety of children’s activities including cookie decorating and holiday arts and crafts. We will have hot beverages and refreshments, and beer and wine will be for sale.

Winterf Fest is sponsored by: Presentation School Foundation Community Center, ABCD Allston Brighton Neighborhood Opportunity Center, Abundant Grace Church, Brighton-Allston After School Program, Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts, FriendshipWorks, Little Sprouts, & Jamaica Plain-Brighton WIC.


Free Flu Clinic  & Health Information Fair

Join us for a Flu Vaccine Clinic and Health Information Fair on November 19 at the Presentation School Foundation Community Center at 640 Washington Street in Brighton.

Community members over 18 years of age can stop in for a free flu shot between 3 pm and 6 pm. No health insurance card is necessary. Walk ins are welcome but you can register in advance to ensure you receive the vaccine. You can register by visiting www.brightonfluclinic.eventbrite.com or contacting Clodagh Drummey at 617 782 8670 or cdrummey@psf-inc.org. Vaccines are provided by St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center.

The Flu Vaccine Clinic is part of a Community Health Fair, which is sponsored by Family Nurturing Center, ABCD’s Allston Brighton Neighborhood Opportunity Center, and the Presentation School Foundation Community Center. Learn more about community health resources available to Allston Brighton residents from 2 pm to 5 pm. The Family Nurturing Center will be offering children’s activities. Refreshments, including pizza from Flatbreads, will be served.

Please contact Clodagh Drummey with any questions at 617 782 8670 or cdrummey@psf-inc.org.


Thank You for Helping Us Celebrate!

Thank you for all who joined us for our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Celebration!


Please Join Us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Celebration on 10/25

Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting Celebration on 10/ 25 at 4 pm to celebrate the completion of the final phase of our building transformation at the Presentation School Foundation Community Center. We have been working hard this year to increase the accessibility and safety of the Community Center.  Specifically: 1) For greater accessibility, we installed an ADA accessible handicapped/stroller ramp and stairway from the street to the building; (2) For greater safety and accessibility, we expanded and improved the parking lot and, (3) For a greater sense of welcome and in keeping with visual landscape of the historic Oak Square, we improved the appearance of the grounds and addressed safety issues through landscaping and site improvements.

All are welcome to attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Celebration, which will be held at the Presentation School Foundation Community Center at 640 Washington Street.  Please contact Clodagh Drummey with any questions at 617 782 8670 or cdrummey@psf-inc.org.


Thank You To All Who Supported Our 9th Annual Tee Off for Oak Square!

Thank you to all who joined us for our annual Tee Off for Oak Square on September 14, 2019 at 1 pm at the Sandy Burr Country Club!  Even a little rain couldn’t but a damper on our spirits— it was a great day of golf, food, drinks, prizes and awards.

Tommy DeRosa, Rick Barry, Sara Barry and Mike Hernon were the Winning Foursome! Rick Barry and Jayne Franchini received awards for the Longest Drive and Bill Andrews and Jayne Franchini were recognized for Closest to the Pin.

Tee Off for Oak Square supports the wide array of critical services available in the PSF Community Center—including an affordable daycare and preschool; afterschool programs; school readiness activities; support services for the elderly, youth employment and job readiness; food pantry and fuel assistance programs; community rooms available for resident use; educational support services; and community events

If you have questions, please contact Clodagh Drummey at (617) 782-8670 or cdrummey@psf-inc.org.


Space Available for Lease

The Presentation School Foundation Community Center has 752 square feet of space available immediately in our LEED-certified, accessible building at 640 Washington Street in Brighton’s Oak Square neighborhood. The  Community Center, which is home to 7 community organizations, is searching for a nonprofit tenant that shares our commitment to engaging and supporting members of the Allston-Brighton community. All tenants in the building have access to two large community rooms, which are suitable for classes, meetings, and functions.

Our Oak Square location is extremely convenient- close to Mass Pike & Storrow Drive, and on the #57 Bus Line.

Join our vibrant community center, which is already home to:
ABCD, Abundant Grace Church, Brighton-Allston After School Enrichment Program (BASE), WIC: Brookside Community Health, Family Nurturing Center, FriendshipWorks, and Little Sprouts.

View the complete listing here. To find out more about the space that is available for lease, please contact Neil Eustice of Prime Realty at 857 829 0024.


Visit the Ellie DeLuco Memorial Garden

This lovely garden at The Presentation School Foundation Community Center, planted by the Brighton Garden and Horticultural Society; Brighton, MA, was dedicated to Ellie DeLuco, who recently passed away at the age of 88. Ellie was a long time member of the Oak Square community and neighborhood volunteer and activist- with many organizations and causes that she gave her time and energy to- the Friends of the Oak Square Common, the Friends of Faneuil Library, the Brighton Garden Club, the Brighton Allston Historical Society, and the Dunboy Street Association, to name a few. Given her love of flowers, gardening, and Oak Square, it seemed natural to dedicate this beautiful little garden in her memory.

See more photos of the garden on Facebook


Tee Off for Oak Square is on for Saturday, September 14 at Sandy Burr in Wayland!

The Presentation School Foundation Community Center is preparing for our annual Tee Off for Oak Square, scheduled for Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 1 pm at the Sandy Burr Country Club in Wayland. As always, Tee Off for Oak Square supports the wide array of critical services available in the PSF Community Center—including an affordable daycare and preschool; afterschool programs; school readiness activities; support services for the elderly, youth employment and job readiness; food pantry and fuel assistance programs; community rooms available for resident use; educational support services; and community events.

You can support the event by:

Sponsoring a hole for $125
Registering as a single golfer for $150
Registering as a foursome for $600
Making a donation in the amount of your choice

Please help us make this event a success! There are two ways to sign up or sponsor:

Please download, print, and complete this form and send it with your payment to:

PSF Community Center at 640 Washington St., Brighton, MA 02134

Or you can register and pay securely online.

We appreciate your support as we work together to build a better community. If you have questions, please contact Clodagh Drummey at (617) 782-8670 or cdrummey@psf-inc.org.


Please welcome Clodagh Drummey, PSF’s new Executive Director!

Clodagh Drummey is an accomplished nonprofit manager with 15 years of experience in fundraising and in developing innovative programs to meet community need.

The former Associate Director of Programs and Development at Cambridge Community Television—the nonprofit community media center serving the diverse community of Cambridge, MA—Clodagh was responsible for developing, managing, and evaluating technology education programs including the Youth Media Program for teens, the Nonprofit Resource Exchange, and the Technology Resource Center for Older Adults. She also implemented the agency’s fundraising strategy, writing grants and coordinating an annual fundraiser, an individual giving campaign and business sponsorship program.

Clodagh has built and managed successful collaborations with a variety of community agencies, educational institutions, and local businesses. Clodagh has been a member of the City of Cambridge’s Reaching All Youth Committee and a Board Member of the Cambridge YMCA.

Clodagh holds a Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Arts in English from Boston University. In 2010, she received a certificate from Boston University’s Institute of Nonprofit Management and Leadership.

Clodagh’s first day will be July 8. She is excited to meet our community.


Coming Soon!!! PSF Community Center Property Improvements

Starting on June 14th, PSF will begin the property improvements that were presented in February at a community meeting and at the BAIA. These improvements will improve safety and accessibility by:

  • Adding a wheelchair (and baby stroller) ramp from Tremont St.
  • Replace decaying and dangerous retaining walls
  • Improve vehicle safety in the parking lot and onto Tremont St.
  • Increase on-site parking to reduce local parking congestion
  • Improve landscaping and add new fencing to make the property more attractive and safe for children

The Community Center will remain open during construction but the parking lot will be closed.

All Construction scheduled to be complete before September 1st.

Questions? Please contact PSF at 617-782-8670 or mgredinger@psf-inc.org

Click to see a preview of the plans here


Space available at PSF

Hello, Greater Boston nonprofit providers:

The PSF Community Center has space available immediately in our LEED-certified, accessible building at 640 Washington Street in Brighton’s Oak Square. This space offers a terrific opportunity for a service provider oriented to families, adolescents, community and others.

View, download, and print, the full MLS listing here, including price, specifications, and contact information


Starting your back-to-school shopping early? You can help PSF every time you shop on Amazon!

Just pick PSF as your charity of choice on AmazonSmile by clicking the link below:

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/14-1910759

PSF will receive 0.5% of the purchase price every time you shop on Amazon.com! (Treat yourself or treat someone you love, and you’ll also treat PSF and the Oak Square community!)

Your continued support sustains the good work that happens every day in the PSF Community Center. Thank you for helping us strengthen families and our neighborhood!


Hold your event at PSF

Need space for a family celebration, community meeting, class, or other event? Our New Balance Community Room and Little Sprouts Budding Scholars Community Room each hold up to 49 people! Each room is universally-accessible, while the New Balance Community Room includes a full kitchen and a new video display screen which can be connected to a computer.

Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and should be booked at least 2 weeks in advance for a meeting and at least 4 weeks in advance for an event.

Discounted rates for non-profits, Allston-Brighton residents, and OLP alumni.

Email us for rates, policies, and availability.