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MBK617 is striving to bring resources in the form of Educational and Skills training programs to our community. These two programs below have proven to be extremely valuable and highly demanded by our community. MBK617 asks for your generosity and donations, so we can continue to offer these programs in the future. Join us in discussing future program goals and participating in creating the next MBK617 program. Please feel free to contact us for any further details, comments, or concerns. 


MBK617 is proud to announce the launch of the Spartan carpentry program, a pre-apprenticeship program through our Brick-by-Brick initiative. Youth will be able to enroll in a 16-week program, where they will receive the necessary skills training needed to become an apprentice with the North Atlantic State Carpenters union. After completion of the program, students will embark on the road to a promising career they can be proud of. 


Thanks to an amazing partnership between MBK617, the North Atlantic State Carpenters Union, and the Louis D Brown Peace Institute, with generous sponsorship by Milwaukee tools company, which will supply all the students with the necessary tools required. 

Admission is now closed as the starting date for the first class of the Spartan program is set for MAY 20, 2022. The class will run until August 19, 2022. MBK617 is currently seeking funding and accepting donations to run this program again in the future. Once funding is secured, we will open up another admission process for the second class of the Spartan Program. Stayed tuned for more information or inquire via email at





MBK617 launched our second pilot program to educate young entrepreneur-driven individuals on the process and elements of starting a business. Youths will learn how to develop a "PITCH DECK" and even get to present their idea to a panel of experts on graduation day in August 2022. This program will be an 8-week course, power-packed with valuable information.


This program is a collaborative effort between The Fairmount Innovation Lab, which will be hosting the program, the Boston Center for Community Ownership (BCCO) the developers of the curriculum, and MBK617. Youths are encouraged to take this opportunity to get started on an existing business idea or learn the process for future ideas. 

The curriculum was held once a week on Tuesday from 12:30 pm-3:30 pm over 8 weeks at the Fairmount Innovation Lab, 572 Columbia Rd in Upham's Corner, Dorchester MA.  

Stayed tuned for an announcement on the next entrepreneur class. For inquiries contact us via email @

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