On August 9, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley and his staff paid a visit to the Upham’s Corner Health Center’s soccer program to read with the kids and donate dozens of books. All the young people read together before each game or practice, and later this summer they will end the season with a final game with against the Boston Police Department!

In collaboration with the St. Patrick Youth Soccer Program, BCYF staff, Mayor Menino, the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, BPHC’s Violence Intervention & Prevention Initiative, and residents, this soccer team was coordinated by Jose Cardoso, a community organizer who works with BPHC’s violence prevention program.