Community Outreach


Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator

Oderra Jones - Bio

Phone: 617-287-7831
Fax: 617-287-7840
Office: Clark Athletic Center Main Office



3PT Foundation

The3PointFoundation teaches and mentors urban boys to prepare them for success in academics and life.  We concentrate on reading, writing, mathematics and character development for underserved youth who have demonstrated commitment, discipline and enthusiasm by playing in organized basketball programs.  We provide the support and resources for our boys to obtain powerful educational opportunities.  On April 25th the foundation will be holding a youth basketball clinic in conjunction with the youth violence summit being held by Joan Arches Professor of Human Services and Youth Work, College of Public and Community Service Program Coordinator of Human Services and Youth Work.

Mission Statement: The mission of UMass Boston Athletics & Recreation is to encourage all UMass student athletes to discover and nurture the “total person” who enriches the world and brings honor to the university, now and throughout life. We encourage every student-athlete to be a champion in an environment where academic integrity, social responsibility, respect, and competitive excellence are highly valued.

Aug. 23 - S.C.O.R.E Boston Free Street Hockey Clinic

Aug. 27 - Mather School Clean Up

Sept. 27 - Quincy Youth Soccer Day (Men's Soccer)

Oct. 25 - Quincy Youth Soccer Day (Women's Soccer)

 Recent Events

Men’s Basketball - “The Value of Teamwork” – April 25th – Friday April 25th brought the first co-sponsored event between UMASS Boston Athletics, 3pt Foundation, Crossfit Kids Boston, Expressions and the UMASS Boston College of Public and Community Service for the “Youth Opinion Matters” symposium. Children spent the day at UMASS Boston taking part in a basketball clinic/fitness component run by the 3Pt Foundation and Crossfit Boston Kids.  Once this ended students toured the UMASS Boston campus and facilities.  The finale for the day was the essay portion.  The youth of this program had a chance to hear essays written by their fellow students related to violence.  As UMASS Boston moves forward with community events we hope this program can become bigger and better each and every year.

Women’s Basketball - “The Value of Teamwork” – April 24th – With their second event in as many days the UMASS Boston Women’s Basketball Team participated in the annual “Bring Your Child To Work” event run by the staff and faculty of UMass Boston.  Over 50 kids had a chance to learn the game of basketball from players of our Women’s teams.  While most of the kids have played basketball before they took special interest in learning from real college players. The event was a huge success and great learning experience for our student athletes and children who participated.

Women’s Basketball - “The Value of Teamwork” – April 23rd – As a part of the Dream Big Foundation, the UMASS Boston Women’s Basketball team stepped out on the road to conduct a basketball clinic for young girls who are a part of this wonderful program.  UMASS players and coaches had an opportunity to interact, discuss and speak to young girls about playing basketball and the importance of focusing on academics while giving these young girls a day to remember.

Charlie Titus - Read Aloud Day At The Trotter School – April 11th - Vice Chancellor for Athletics, Recreation,  Special Projects and Programs Charlie Titus took part in an event that he holds near and dear to his heart.  The “Read Aloud Day” at the Trotter School is an event that brings local leaders into the school to read to children of specific classes.  The afternoon was a great opportunity for the children of the Trotter School to pick the brain and hear a story read to them by Vice Chancellor Titus.  We’d like to thank the Trotter School and the faculty and staff who had a hand in making this event great.


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Community Outreach Partner Spotlight

The Dorchester YMCA has been a staple in the community for more than 90 years. Serving Dorchester and the surrounding areas, the Dorchester YMCA underwent a renovation in 2008.

Today the Y features new Nautilus Circuit equipment, an indoor pool, free weights, cardio equipment, group exercise classes, personal training, teen programs, and much more. Every square inch of the building is an important part of insuring youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.