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ACT Class



ACT Class

Advocate Certification Training

Each of Boston’s neighborhoods is unique featuring architecture, character, and a historic narrative that reflects generations of Bostonians. The individual components that make up our neighborhoods⁠—from the storefronts in the commercial corridor to the steeples and meeting houses to the parks and statues⁠—combine to create a distinct sense of place from East Boston to the Back Bay to Mattapan. As our city continues to grow and evolve, the Alliance is dedicated to preserving that character throughout Boston’s neighborhoods, but our voice is stronger and more effective when our partners and supporters join our effort.  

If you would like to be an advocate for historic preservation in your neighborhood, or if you already are and would like further guidance, the ACT Class is a great opportunity to learn how to better protect, promote, and preserve what makes your Boston neighborhood special. 

The ACT Class is a four-month course with one class a month. Each class will focus on a different topic including the basics of historic preservation, the development process in Boston, how to be an effective advocate, and connecting with local partners in your neighborhood. All four classes must be completed before earning the ACT certificate. The four-month course will be offered three times a year in different neighborhoods in Boston. 

Registration is required and seats are limited. The registration fee is waived for the pilot course starting January 2020. Participants in the pilot course will be asked additional survey questions to help improve the course for future participants. 

The ACT Class is made possible by grants from MassHousing and the BSA Foundation


ACT Class: Winter 2020 (January-April)

Registration for our first class is full. If you would like to be added to our waitlist or wish to join a future class (starting in May) contact Alison Frazee, afrazee@bostonpreservation.org.

Registration fee: waived
Class times: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Class Location: The Presentation School Foundation Community Center, Brighton
                          Free childcare will be provided on-site, if requested
Class dates
Thursday, January 30
Thursday, February 27
Thursday, March 26
Thursday, April 30

Questions? Email Alison Frazee at arazee@bostonpreservation.org or call 617-367-2458 x204

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