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2008 Common Cause Award Recipient
2008 Common Cause Award Recipient
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Links to Community Organizations & Groups
This page includes links to Arlington related community organizations and groups. If you feel your organization fall into this category and would like to be included, please email the Town's webmaster. The inclusion of unofficial material on this site, and pages linked from this site, are for the convenience of the public only and are not an endorsement or recommendation of these sites by the Town of Arlington. The Webmaster has placed the initial links on this page as a service to residents. Subsequent links on these sites are not subject to Town control. See the Town's Web policy. If you feel any link violates the Town's Web policy please contact the webmaster.

Community Links
Permanent, temporary and past boards, commissions and committees for the Town of Arlington.
The Arlington Advocate has been the town's paper of record since 1872.
Since 1937 the Arlington Boys & Girls Club mission has been: To inspire and enable all young people, especially those from challenging circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. As a nonprofit institution, the Club is committed to affordable opportunities for enriching constructive activities that many children would not otherwise have.
With integrity and passion, the Arlington Chamber of Commerce fosters a vital and thriving community in which to work and live. Serving as a liaison between businesses and residents, the Chamber provides valuable resources, programs, business tools and services for its members to help them succeed in Arlington
The Arlington Center for the Arts (ACA) is a 501 (c) (3) non profit arts organization that offers more than 250 programs annually in the visual, literary, and performing arts, many of which are free to the community. Programs include classes and workshops for adults and children, vacation arts programs for students aged 4-14, art exhibits, theater and music performances, lectures, arts festivals, and many more programs designed to make art accessible to all.
ACT, a non-profit organization run entirely by parent volunteers, hires professional theater artists to work with the children to bring high production values to the shows.
Public, Educational and Governmental Access Television on RCN, Comcast, and Verizon (ACMi).
News and events of Arlington Boy Scout Troop 302.
Boys from 1st - 5th grades are welcome every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm. We meet in the First Baptist Church basement to celebrate scouting through skits, games, pumpkin carving, ice cream social, the Pinewood Derby, receiving awards and most importantly, by reinforcing the core values of Cub Scouts and it's motto: Do Your Best. Come by and join us.
We meet in the St. Camillus Church basement (1185 Concord Turnpike) on the 1st Friday of the month at 7pm. Boys from 1st - 5th grades are welcome, and our website contains up to date news and events for pack 313. Come by and join us.
The Arlington Democratic Town Committee fosters and advances the ideals and aims of the Democratic Party and works to build and strengthen the party. The Committee organizes and works for the election and appointment of members of the Democratic Party at the District, County, State and National levels.
A nonprofit education and advocacy group for responsible dog owners in Arlington.
The Arlington Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that works to support and advance public education in Arlington. We fund system wide initiatives and creative new projects to enhance the educational experiences of Arlington’s teachers and students.
AEC is a not-for-profit After-school Program and Enrichment Center open to all 5th – 8th graders from the Greater Arlington Area at the Ottoson Middle School. AEC’s philosophy is that all students should have a safe place to come after school where they can socialize, learn, be engaged, and have fun. AEC strives to assist students to successfully transition from childhood to young adulthood. As an EEC licensed childcare agency, we strive to have a “teen center” type environment within our program in order to engage the young adolescents we serve.
Non-profit organization for families with children ages six and under in Arlington.
AFD Theatre (Arlington Friends of the Drama) has presented award-winning productions to the community for 85 years. Actors, production staff, behind the scenes supporters, and members are always welcome.
Arlington Girl Scouts is a vibrant, dynamic collaboration between the girls of Arlington and adult volunteers to create a community where girls connect, grow, learn, and become leaders, and, of course, have lots of fun! Part of Girl Scouts USA.
As a multicultural organization, Patriots’ Trail Girl Scout Council exists to meet the unique needs of girls and to help them grow into caring and confident young women.
FYArlington shares facts, educates the public, and advocates for better schools and town services. Sends monthly ‘FYArlington e-Bulletin’ to subscribers to keep citizens informed, moderates a focused discussion group
The purpose of the Arlington Garden Club is to advance the knowledge of horticultural arts and sciences, ecology, floriculture and conservation of natural resources and the environment through educational programs, lectures, exhibits, seminars and written materials. The AGC also contibutes to the beautification of the Town of Arlington through the planting of flowers, schubs and trees in various locations throughout the Town.
The Arlington Historical Society promotes and encourages knowledge of the history of the Town of Arlington from its earliest days (1635) to modern times. We preserve, document, and share Arlington history through exhibits at the Smith Museum, through conserving and offering tours of the Jason Russell House, an eighteenth century home and Revolutionary War battle site, and by hosting a yearly lecture series, school group visits, and academic and family researchers.
Arlington Hockey and Figure Skating Club Offers programs for children 5 – 19 in figure skating and hockey
The Arlington Housing Authority operates several housing assistance programs which provide direct housing in government-owned developments or subsidized housing in privately-owned dwellings for persons of low or very low income.
Email list for Arlington residents. You can think of the list as a long, long back fence, where neighbors can chat, trade stories—and get some useful information about Arlington.
A non-commercial site (despite the address) maintained by Paul Schlichtman with various links of interest to Arlington residents.
Music to Cure MS hosts an annual concert to support the Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis.
The Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) works to protect and improve environmental conditions for the more than one half million residents within the 22 community Mystic River Watershed.
The Parents list is a conversational email list for parents to discuss parenting and Arlington events for parents with other area residents.
The ARTC is an elected official committee of the Town of Arlington. Our purpose is to promote Republican values, candidates, issues and initiatives in Arlington as well as across Massachusetts and America. We are the elected representatives of all Republican voters of Arlington, Massachusetts.
Arlington Schools Foundation (ASF) is a 501 (c) (3) public charity committed to maintaining and improving a strong public school system in Arlington.
Arlington Senior Center
The Arlington Senior Center is at 27 Maple St. (behind Town Hall) and offers classes, trips and other special events. Call 781-316-3421.
The Center for Cancer Support & Education empowers and supports people touched by cancer, their caregivers and loved ones, by offering resources to enhance life as they move forward.
180 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 301
Arlington: 781-648-0312.
The Department of Social Services (DSS) is the Massachusetts state agency responsible for protecting children from child abuse and neglect. To report abuse or neglect, call the Child-at-Risk Hotline anytime of the day or night at 800-792-5200.
CCRC works to ensure that children thrive. We promote the care and education of all children through advocacy and programs that serve families, professionals and communities.
Center for Grieving Children and Teenagers, Inc. 819 Massachusetts Ave. Arlington, Massachussetts 02476 781-641-4741.
Fidelity House is dedicated to meeting the needs of our community by providing flexible, diverse and quality programs for all ages. Youth development is the primary purpose of the center. Our mission is the promotion of good citizenship, increasing self-reliance and furthering the social, physical and emotional growth of the individual.
Aims to protects the public Alewife reservation land.
An independent citizen-run, non-profit corporation seeking to help support and expand the work of the Arlington Council on Aging in providing services to senior residents of the Town of Arlington by raising funds and by making our community and its leaders aware of the work of the Council on Aging.

Over 20% of Arlington is over 60 and the need for the services of the Council on Aging is growing. Helping to take care of our elderly is an essential part of our responsibly and building our community in all its generational facets.
Dedicated to the preservation of Arlington's Great Meadows.
Group supports this special area of town
Friends of Robbins Farm Park is a community organization formed to promote the beautification, restoration, and improvement of the Robbins Farm Park
The Friends of Spy Pond Park is a nonprofit organization which supports the preservation, enhancement, and enjoyment of Spy Pond Park and Spy Pond as natural and community resources.
A loosely organized group of families in the Arlington/Belmont area who have home-based learning in common.
Non-profit organization working to promote affordable housing and home ownership in town.
A non-partisan group that offers information about political candidates, among other things.
A volunteer-run children's resale shop in support of the Fox Library. The shop carrys an array of children's toys, books, games, clothes, infant equipment, and maternity wear. Quality donations are accepted and volunteer opportunities are available.
Launched by local electric and gas utility companies and energy efficiency service.
A statewide citizen voice for children. Their mission is to give every child in Massachusetts a fair chance in life by advocating for quality public schools, early childhood education, and other essential children's programs. Based in Cambridge, with teams in Arlington and Lexington.
The PSA, established in 1933, is a non-profit organization consisting of three performing groups: The Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra, the Arlington-Belmont Chorale, and the Arlington-Belmont Chamber Chorus. Membership in the chorale and orchestra requires no formal audition, and new musicians from the Greater Boston area are invited to join.
The mission of Arlington Public Art is to engage and enrich the community through original public art that celebrates Arlington’s unique historic, cultural, natural and human resources. We facilitate, commission and purchase temporary and permanent works of art that our townspeople may consider to be life-enhancing in the present as well as a legacy for future generations
Site of Arlington-based mountain-bike club.
A young adult resource center in Arlington (non profit) that is open to any young adult from the ages of 18-26. A free resource and place to go. The Center was created by young adults for young adults and offers support groups, hot meals, and many resources.
Summer Street Neighborhood Association
A neighborhood advocacy group for the residents of Summer Street and the surrounding neighborhoods. For more information, email
Providing any "seasoned citizen" the opportunity to return to the classroom with on-campus study groups and on-line E-learning courses. Course offerings focus on subjects as varied as modern art, the world economy, and memoir writing. Ensure a wealth of options for your intellectual inquiry. There are no examinations, course credits, or degrees awarded.
True Story Theater is Arlington's improvisational theatre since 2001. Come to a monthly public performance at the Arlington Center yoga studios or to improv classes or bring an improv troupe to a private event. True Story as the name suggests, honors true stories in our community and the memorable moments of our lives.
Founded in 1898, Visiting Nurse and Community Health has a deep-rooted tradition of providing our patients and the community with compassionate, quality home care.
Women's Action for New Directions, a national non-profit based in Arlington.
The Arlington Veteran's Clinic has closed and joined forces with Pathways to Wellness in Boston. They will offer free acupuncture for Veterans at the Veterans' Clearing House in Boston. All Arlington Veterans are welcome to seek treatment in Boston. For more information please visit the Pathways to Wellness website.
A group concerned about issues involving pedestrians.
Massachusetts residents report about their town.
Click on the link above for links to Massachusetts government Web sites, public offices, and political parties.
Click on the link above for a list of local area hospitals with emergency rooms.
Click on the link above for a list of area museums.
Click on the link above to view a list of Arlington's houses of worship.
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