Area Resources St. Mark's Area Main Street www.smams.org SMAMS was designated as one of Boston's Main Street Districts in the summer of 1999, that brings together local businesses, residents, neighborhood organizations and community partners to strengthen the St. Mark's Area business district and the entire community. The commercial district includes more than 100 businesses in almost 400,000 square feet of commercial and institutional space, and serves more than 30,000 residents, workers and commuters. It is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation. Ashmont-Adams Neighborhood Association www.ashmontadams.org The mission of the Ashmon-Adams Neighborhood Association is to encourage a sense of neighborhood and community spirit and to facilitate interaction among residents. To facilitate cooperation from various government departments in order to improve services provided to the AANA neighborhood. To work toward the establishment, maintenance and improvement of our neighborhood by encouraging civic participation in all phases of community affairs; and To work with nearby neighborhood associations to foster open communications and support the betterment of the entire Dorchester community. Ashmont Hill Association www.ashmonthill.org The Ashmont Hill Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose stated mission is: "To provide a forum to enhance the quality of life in and around Dorchester's historic Ashmont Hill neighborhood by fostering a strong sense of community among all residents." AHA is open to all Ashmont Hill residents, homeowners and renters alike. Monthly meetings, held in neighborhood homes, generally the last Thursday of the month, provide an opportunity for residents to discuss local issues and concerns, hear guest speakers address topics of interest, and get to know each other in an informal social setting. All residents receive the Ashmont Outlook, a monthly newsletter that covers neighborhood events and activities and is hand-delivered by neighborhood volunteers to every home. Residents are also encouraged to join the Ashmont Hill listserve, which is a valuable communications tool within the neighborhood.