We are Hyde Square Task Force

The mission of Hyde Square Task Force is to develop the skills of youth and their families so they are empowered to enhance their own lives and build a strong and vibrant urban community.

Hyde Square Task Force’s programs and civic engagement activities are developed by youth and residents in response to community needs. Youth are at the heart of all our work. We believe that social change is most successful when young people develop the skills to succeed and become committed change-makers. Since its founding, Hyde Square Task Force has developed ongoing programs for youth and families that not only help them advance at school and in careers, but also gives them opportunities to take pride and action in their communities.

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Did you see Hyde Square Task Force featured on the front page of the Boston Globe today?

Our youth, alongside local business owners, public officials, organizations and residents have been working to have Hyde/Jackson Square officially designated as Boston’s Latin Quarter.

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Could Boston have a Latin Quarter of its own?


Bodegas hug the sidewalks, merengue drifts from stores along a lively stretch of Jamaica Plain. It’s where patrons through the decades have come to buy sun-ripened avocado and quinceanera dresses. A trim at the barber shop is punctuated by Spanish.

“This has always been our Latin community,’’ said Clara Lopez, whose husband owns the popular Alex’s Chimis restaurant on Centre Street, which specializes in rotisserie chicken and Dominican sandwiches.


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