We Are Hyde Square Task Force

At Hyde Square Task Force, youth are at the heart of what we do. We believe youth have immense potential, yet at the same time research tells us that they face many obstacles.

When HSTF was founded in the late 1980s, a coalition of neighbors and community leaders felt a sense of urgency to address the violence and economic and social challenges facing the Hyde/Jackson Square neighborhood of Jamaica Plain. Today the neighborhood is known as Boston’s Latin Quarter, and while in some ways our community has transformed, many challenges persist.

HSTF now engages over 1,000 youth ages 6–25 in college and career preparation, Afro-Latin arts and cultural enrichment, and community-building initiatives. In doing so, we ensure that youth have the arts and educational opportunities they need and deserve in order to be successful, and that their voices and cultures are valued and celebrated in Boston’s Latin Quarter and beyond.

Our work is guided by our mission: to develop the skills of youth and their families, so they are empowered to enhance their own lives and build a strong and vibrant community.

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    • RSVP for our upcoming performances of Raíces!
      The building is alive as our youth rehearse for their upcoming multidisciplinary performance! Raíces, which debuts at the end of this month, explores themes of roots and identity through folktales about the majestic Ceiba Tree from across Latin America and the Caribbean. Come experience the magic of the Ceiba Tree live at Hyde Square Task Force! SHOW TIMES: Wednesday, April 25th | 7PM Thursday, April 26th | 7PM Saturday, April 28th | 2PM & 6PM Limited spots available. Please RSVP […]
    • Get Tickets to our ¡Bailemos! Dance for Youth Fundraiser!
      Join Hyde Square Task Force on Saturday, May 12th for our first ever “Dance for Youth” fundraiser! Hosted at HSTF’s Youth Community Development Center, we invite you to engage in social dancing, partake in genre dance classes, and learn from our amazing dance instructors. Enhance your dance experience all while raising funds for our organization! All ages are welcome. 4:30PM Doors open. 5:00-6:00PM Dance lessons. Choose which room to join based on dance genres! 6:00PM Social dance. Find a […]
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