COMMUNITY
A NEIGHBORHOOD BLOCK PARTY EXPERIENCE CELEBRATING COMMUNITY!
Urban Edge is planning an in person experience, under a tent his year! The event —COMMUNITY, will benefit programs to help resident leadership, affordable housing, community resources, and family economic resiliency to strengthen families and youth, who are the bedrock of our community. Community.

Join us as we bring a welcome back block party featuring activities, entertainment, games, food, music, and more. Catch up with friends and colleagues you haven’t seen in awhile, or spend some time making new connections during this fun and engaging experience. COMMUNITY promises to be a passion-filled interactive celebration you’ll never forget. The event features an opportunity to network with neighborhood leaders, visionary business people, and dedicated public officials that support our mission.

We’ll recognize mayor Michelle Wu and the Mayor’s Office with the Centering Equity Champion Award. From her COVID-19 response and public health to housing affordability, closing the racial wealth gap, public transit, and promoting small business, Michelle and her cabinet have been leading the charge to ensure more Bostonians have a fair shot at success for themselves and their families.

At this year’s COMMUNITY, we’ll also share new strategies and significant approaches to maximizing our construction pipeline, deepening our commitment to community wealth-building, prioritizing those most impacted by unfair structures, and partnering with others—all while centering racial equity and justice into everything we do.

Now is the time for big investments in our communities —JOIN US.
Location
Under the Tent
1542 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02119
At the corner of Columbus Ave and Ritchie Street
Date & Time
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
6:00 - 8:30 PM
Questions? Contact our event office, AJ Events at 617-267-2244 or email AJ Williams at [email protected]
SCHEDULE
6:00 PM
COMMUNITY Meet Up
Grab a drink, a bite to eat, explore ethnic foods from Jamaica Me Hungry, ZAZ Catering, and Merengue then network with other attendees during our reception. Featuring interactive fun experiences, games, and music by DJ Real P.
6:30 PM
COMMUNITY Program  
Join us for the COMMUNITY Program featuring our Awards Presentation.
7:00 PM
COMMUNITY Post Party
Grab a refill and continue to enjoy more food, desserts, music, activities, and games.
COMMUNITY Honorees
Bob Rivers
CEO AND CHAIR OF THE BOARD,
EASTERN BANK
We will honor Bob Rivers with the Peter Lee Community Builder Award for working tirelessly to strengthen the community with the same kind of dedicated passion and caring spirit shown by our late Board member, Peter Lee.
Mayor Michelle Wu and the Mayor's Office
CENTERING EQUITY CHAMPION AWARD
From her COVID-19 response and public health to housing affordability, closing the racial wealth gap, public transit, and promoting small business, Michelle and her cabinet have been leading the charge to ensure more Bostonians have a fair shot at success for themselves and their families.
Gercide Luc
Associate Director of Community Programs, urban edge
We will also honor Gercide Luc who embraces Urban Edge's mission and works tirelessly to further it with the Ron Hafer Urban Edge Employee of the Year Award.
COMMUNITY Event Partners
Jamaica Me Hungry
jamaican Food
Merengue Restaurant
Latin cuisine
ZAZ Catering
Asian fusian Barbecue
DJ Real P
entertainment
COMMUNITY Games
Corn Hole
Giant Connect4
Ladder Golf
Giant Jenga
THANK YOU TO OUR TOP SPONSORS
ALL IN!
THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY ROCK STAR SPONSOR
THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY ADVOCATE SPONSORS
THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY PARTNER SPONSORS
THANK YOU TO OUR CONTRIBUTOR SPONSORS
 Join us on Wednesday, May 25 
Urban Edge is dedicated to strengthening communities
and families. Together, we build affordable housing and vibrant, prosperous neighborhoods.
ABOUT URBAN EDGE
Urban Edge is a nonprofit community development organization with a mission to strengthening communities and families. Together, we build affordable housing and vibrant, prosperous neighborhoods. Funds raised from COMMUNITY will help us focus on economic justice through financial counseling, wealth-building through homeownership education, anti-displacement through foreclosure prevention, and robust community engagement as we construct more and more affordable housing.

Since 1974, we have developed more than 1,500 affordable rental homes, created 2,275 first-time homeowners, prevented 1,560 foreclosures, and developed hundreds of resident leaders. Your generosity also gives us much-needed flexibility as we continue to respond to the economic crisis the pandemic has brought on.
Contact Us
Have questions about VIP Tickets, Sponsor Opportunities, or the overall experience? Contact our event office, AJ Events. We will be happy to answer any of your questions or fill out the form and we will respond within 24 hours.
AJ Events
617-267-2244

Event Team
AJ Williams, Event Producer, Sponsorships
[email protected]

Maria Palienko, Guest and Sponsor Relations
[email protected]

Questions about Urban Edge?
Contact the Director of Resource Development
617-875-3185
Michael Rousseau
[email protected]

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