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Brooke is extremely fortunate to have been granted (pending public approval) a four-acre land parcel at the intersection of American Legion Highway and Morton Street. We plan to transform it into a soccer field and softball field with lighting, bathrooms, walking paths, and seating, not only for Brooke students, but also for the wider Mattapan community.

To make this athletic field a reality

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Our community of supporters enabled us to build our state-of-the-art high school, graduate our first seniors, and make grants to families in need during the height of the COVID-19 crisis. Like those projects, this endeavor will require funding beyond our regular operating budget. Support from our community will transform our Mattapan schools into a true campus worthy of our students.

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Details on our plans for the

Brooke High School Fields

Need for Open Space

Mattapan has a higher ratio of kids and teens (at 36%) than any other Boston neighborhood, and its open space ratio is already below the city average with 30% of existing open spaces being urban wilds, cemeteries, or otherwise unusable. The neighborhood has also been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 health and economic crises, which hit communities of color disproportionately (88% of Mattapan residents are Black or Latinx).

Field Components

The addition of this new field will transform our Brooke schools into an 8-acre campus where our students will be able to follow and celebrate their passions. Also open to use by the community, the fields will include a regulation soccer field, an adjoining softball mound, lighting, seating, walking paths, and a bathroom and storage facility.

Proposed Timeline

We are planning to complete the fields by no later than the spring of 2023. In order to achieve that goal, we are actively fundraising during the winter of 2021-2022 to ensure we have the funds needed. We are in the process of pursuing the necessary permits and approvals, transferring the land to Brooke ownership, and identifying an architect to lead on design.

Brooke has already made more than $50MM in

Investments in Mattapan

Brooke High School Building

Our brand new Brooke High School building opened in 2018. This 90,000 square foot facility was expressly designed for our scholars and includes a regulation gym, 650-seat auditorium, 6 science labs, a makerspace, and 3 studios for art, music, and dance.

Brooke High School

Brooke Mattapan Renovation

In the fall of 2021, we completed a nearly $2 million renovation on the space behind Brooke Mattapan, installing an expanded playground, new basketball courts, and a flag football field, making the space more usable for kids of all ages and abilities.

Brooke Mattapan

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