Mission & Vision

The Boston Project’s mission is to engage and equip neighbors, volunteers, and congregations to build strong communities characterized by God’s shalom.



Shalom means wholeness, peace, well-being, righteousness, and justice. We apply community-building strategies that include strengthening youth and families, developing leaders, multiplying collaborations, and investing in corner-by-corner transformation resulting in a more green, healthy, safe, connected, and economically-empowered neighborhood. Our work is anchored out of a Neighborhood Ministry House which neighbors utilize as a safe haven, a gathering place, resource center, youth hub, and centralized location for volunteer engagement and community organizing.


What does a strong community characterized by God’s shalom look like?

In our context, it is a neighborhood with secure streets, healthy homes, effective schools, and a thriving local economy. Neighbors are sharing meals together, children are laughing and playing freely, and the elderly are being honored and cared for as the norm. Neighbors are leading the way as a model for community transformation that is right and just. And people are being drawn to the love of God because of the example of those living in the way of Jesus Christ. Our vision is for God’s shalom to be present in every New England community.