Rozzie Bound is Roslindale’s neighborhood bookstore. Though we are still looking for a permanent bricks and mortar home, we still want to serve as a resource for Rozzidents. Here are some great local organizations that are working hard to strengthen and improve our community:
Friends of the Roslindale Branch Library
- Website: https://friendsofroslindalelibrary.org/
- About: “Supports, promotes and enriches the services and programs the library offers to the public. We run book sales throughout the year to support our group. We operate a book sale booth at the Farmer’s Market at Adams Park during the season.”
- Website: http://www.greeningrozzie.org/
- About: “Our mission is to make Roslindale a greener, more sustainable, and more cohesive community.”
Immigrant Family Services Institute
- Website: https://www.ifsi-usa.org/
- About: Immigrant Family Services Institute aims to be a leading institute of leadership thought and action, providing an excellent framework from a futuristic and global perspective to equip providers and stakeholders to meet the emerging needs of immigrants in the United States and throughout the world.
Music in the Substation
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/musicatthesubstation/
- About: Hosts classical music concerts at the substation, current home of Turtle Swamp Brewing.
Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/ProgressiveWRoxRoz/
- About: Local progressive political organization.
Roslindale Business Group
- Website: http://roslindalebusinessgroup.org/
- About: Local group “serving the business and consumer community of Roslindale.”
Roslindale Community Fridge
- Website: https://www.instagram.com/roslindalecommunityfridge/
- About: Community-run fridge + mutual aid effort located in the parking lot of The Roslindale Market at 1 Firth Rd.
- Get Involved: To volunteer below, visit linktr.ee/roslindalecommunityfridge
Roslindale Community Center School Council
- Website: http://roslindalecenters.weebly.com/
- About: Non-profit organization that runs the Roslindale Community Center and Flaherty Swimming Pool
Roslindale Food Pantry
- Website: https://www.roslindalefoodpantry.org/
- About: Food pantry located in Roslindale Congregational Church at 25 Cummins Hwy.
Roslindale Green and Clean
- Website: http://www.roslindalegreenandclean.org/
- About: 501(c )(3) all-volunteer organization dedicated to creating and maintaining a clean and healthy Roslindale, through public green space improvements and advocacy.
RISE (Roslindale IS for Everyone)
- Website: https://roslindalerise.org/
- About: “A growing network of neighbors working to ensure that Roslindale is a safe and welcoming home for all of us. RISE is building community networks to resist the oppressive, anti-democratic agenda of the current federal government and support a multi-racial, multi-cultural democracy for all.”
Roslindale Open Studios
- Website: https://roslindaleopenstudios.org/
- About: Hosts open studios to highlight the work of local artists every October.
Roslindale Village Main Streets
- Website: https://roslindale.net/
- About: Mission is to “promote Roslindale Village as an appealing destination and the dynamic center of our community. As an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, we bring together local volunteers, businesses and public agencies to strengthen the Village’s economic vitality, physical appearance and unique local character.”
- Website: http://www.rozziebikes.org/
- “A neighborhood organization devoted to making the Roslindale neighborhood of Boston a better place to bike. We’re interested in street improvements, bike parking, bike routes, bike lanes, and mixed-use paths.”
Southwest Boston CDC
- Website: http://www.swbcdc.org/
- About: Community Development Corporation focused on building affordable housing in Southwest Boston.
Walk Up Roslindale
- Website: http://www.walkuproslindale.org/
- About: “Residents who live, work, or simply care about Roslindale and intend to make it the most pedestrian-friendly neighborhood in the city of Boston.”
Ward 18 Democratic Party Ward Committee
- Website: https://bostonward18dems.org/
- About: The current Ward Committee ran in 2019 as a “Fresh Slate” with a goal of making the Ward Committee more diverse and transparent and increasing civic engagement.