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Links to Community Organizations and Groups

This page includes links to Arlington related community organizations and groups. If you feel your organization fall into this category and would like to be included, please contact the Town's webmaster. The inclusion of unofficial material on this site, and pages linked from this site, are for the convenience of the public only and are not an endorsement or recommendation of these sites by the Town of Arlington. The Town has placed the initial links on this page as a service to residents. Subsequent links on these sites are not subject to Town control. See the Town's Web policy. If you feel any link violates the Town's Web policy please contact the webmaster

Note to those request a link on this page: We receive multiple requests for links to our website. However, the Town only posts links to local, non-profit organizations.

Organization Brief description
Boards & Commissions Permanent and temporary commissions and committees for the Town of Arlington.
Arlington Advocate The Arlington Advocate has been the town's paper of record since 1872.
Arlington Boys & Girls Club Since 1937 the Arlington Boys & Girls Club mission has been: To inspire and enable all young people, especially those from challenging circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. As a nonprofit institution, the Club is committed to affordable opportunities for enriching constructive activities that many children would not otherwise have.
Arlington Center for the Arts The Arlington Center for the Arts (ACA) is a 501 (c) (3) non profit arts organization that offers more than 250 programs annually in the visual, literary, and performing arts, many of which are free to the community. Programs include classes and workshops for adults and children, vacation arts programs for students aged 4-14, art exhibits, theater and music performances, lectures, arts festivals, and many more programs designed to make art accessible to all.
Arlington Chamber of Commerce With integrity and passion, the Arlington Chamber of Commerce fosters a vital and thriving community in which to work and live. Serving as a liaison between businesses and residents, the Chamber provides valuable resources, programs, business tools and services for its members to help them succeed in Arlington.
Arlington Children's Theater ACT, a non-profit organization run entirely by parent volunteers, hires professional theater artists to work with the children to bring high production values to the shows.
Arlington Community Education Arlington Community Education provides affordable education and enrichment opportunities for children and adults. Arlington Community Education is a program of the Arlington Public Schools that is completely supported by tuition received from our courses.
Arlington Community Media, Inc. Arlington Community Media, Inc. (ACMi) is the town's cable access television studio that broadcasts content on three different channels (Public, Education, and Government). In addition to providing compelling programming for Arlington's population, ACMi offers every town resident the opportunity to get hands-on experience with video production, and is deeply committed to fostering connections between and among town agencies, groups, and individuals.
Cub Scouts Pack 306 Boys from 1st - 5th grades are welcome every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm. We meet in the First Baptist Church basement to celebrate scouting through skits, games, pumpkin carving, ice cream social, the Pinewood Derby, receiving awards and most importantly, by reinforcing the core values of Cub Scouts and it's motto: Do Your Best. Come by and join us.
Cub Scouts Pack 313 We meet in the St. Camillus Church basement (1185 Concord Turnpike) on the 1st Friday of the month at 7pm. Boys from 1st - 5th grades are welcome, and our website contains up to date news and events for pack 313. Come by and join us.
Arlington Democratic Committee The Arlington Democratic Town Committee fosters and advances the ideals and aims of the Democratic Party and works to build and strengthen the party. The Committee organizes and works for the election and appointment of members of the Democratic Party at the District, County, State and National levels.
Arlington Dog-Owners Group (A-DOG) A nonprofit education and advocacy group for responsible dog owners in Arlington.
Arlington Education Foundation The Arlington Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that works to support and advance public education in Arlington. We fund system wide initiatives and creative new projects to enhance the educational experiences of Arlington’s teachers and students.
Arlington Enrichment Collaborative (AEC) AEC is a not-for-profit After-school Program and Enrichment Center open to all 5th – 8th graders from the Greater Arlington Area at the Ottoson Middle School. AEC’s philosophy is that all students should have a safe place to come after school where they can socialize, learn, be engaged, and have fun. AEC strives to assist students to successfully transition from childhood to young adulthood. As an EEC licensed childcare agency, we strive to have a “teen center” type environment within our program in order to engage the young adolescents we serve.
Arlington Family Connection Non-profit organization for families with children ages six and under in Arlington.
Food Link Food Link is an Arlington-based food rescue non profit that alleviates hunger, reduces food waste, and contributes to environmental sustainability.  With the help of over 80 volunteer, we collect nutritious food that would otherwise go to waste from local grocers and cafés and deliver it to community organizations serving people in need.
Arlington Friends of the Drama (AFD) AFD Theatre has presented award-winning productions to the community for 85 years. Actors, production staff, behind the scenes supporters, and members are always welcome.
Arlington Girl Scouts Arlington Girl Scouts is a vibrant, dynamic collaboration between the girls of Arlington and adult volunteers to create a community where girls connect, grow, learn, and become leaders, and, of course, have lots of fun! Part of Girl Scouts USA.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass As a multicultural organization, Patriots’ Trail Girl Scout Council exists to meet the unique needs of girls and to help them grow into caring and confident young women
FYArlington FYArlington shares facts, educates the public, and advocates for better schools and town services. Sends monthly ‘FYArlington e-Bulletin’ to subscribers to keep citizens informed, moderates a focused discussion group.
Arlington Garden Club The purpose of the Arlington Garden Club is to advance the knowledge of horticultural arts and sciences, ecology, floriculture and conservation of natural resources and the environment through educational programs, lectures, exhibits, seminars and written materials. The AGC also contributes to the beautification of the Town of Arlington through the planting of flowers, shrubs and trees in various locations throughout the Town.
Arlington Historical Society The Arlington Historical Society promotes and encourages knowledge of the history of the Town of Arlington from its earliest days (1635) to modern times. We preserve, document, and share Arlington history through exhibits at the Smith Museum, through conserving and offering tours of the Jason Russell House, an eighteenth century home and Revolutionary War battle site, and by hosting a yearly lecture series, school group visits, and academic and family researchers.
Arlington Hockey and Figure Skating Club Arlington Hockey and Figure Skating Club Offers programs for children 5 – 19 in figure skating and hockey
Arlington Housing Authority The Arlington Housing Authority operates several housing assistance programs which provide direct housing in government-owned developments or subsidized housing in privately-owned dwellings for persons of low or very low income.
Arlington List Email list created for Arlington residents, by Arlington residents. This list is not moderated, or endorsed, by the Town. You can think of the list as a long, long back fence, where neighbors can trade stories, make recommendations, discuss local politics, or offer items free on the curb. A non-commercial site (despite the address) maintained by Paul Schlichtman with various links of interest to Arlington residents.
Music to Cure MS Music to Cure MS hosts an annual concert to support the Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis.
The Mystic River Watershed Association The Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) works to protect and improve environmental conditions for the more than one half million residents within the 22 community Mystic River Watershed.
Arlington Pop Warner Arlington Pop Warner is part of the Eastern Mass Pop Warner Association & Pop Warner Little Scholars. We are a non-profit youth football & cheerleading organization staffed by volunteers.
Arlington Schools Foundation Arlington Schools Foundation (ASF) is a 501 (c) (3) public charity committed to maintaining and improving a strong public school system in Arlington.
Arlington Senior Center The Arlington Senior Center is at 27 Maple St. (behind Town Hall) and offers classes, trips and other special events. Call 781-316-3421.
Arlington Soccer Club The Arlington Soccer Club (ASC) is a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the game of Soccer in Arlington, Massachusetts. The Arlington Soccer Club provides over 1,800 boys and girls between the ages of 5 through 18 an opportunity to play organized soccer every spring and fall.
Boy Scout Troop 368
Center for Cancer Support Services & Education The Center for Cancer Support & Education empowers and supports people touched by cancer, their caregivers and loved ones, by offering resources to enhance life as they move forward. 180 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 301 Arlington: 781-648-0312.
Child at Risk Hotline The Department of Social Services (DSS) is the Massachusetts state agency responsible for protecting children from child abuse and neglect. To report abuse or neglect, call the Child-at-Risk Hotline anytime of the day or night at 800-792-5200.
Child Care Resource Center Inc. CCRC works to ensure that children thrive. We promote the care and education of all children through advocacy and programs that serve families, professionals and communities.
The Children's Room Center for Grieving Children and Teenagers, Inc. 819 Massachusetts Ave. Arlington, Massachusetts 02476 781-641-4741.
Cyrus Dallin Art Museum Welcome to the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum, where you'll discover the work of the celebrated American artist, Cyrus E. Dallin (1861-1944) who created some of America's most iconic sculptures, including The Appeal to the Great Spirit and Paul Revere. Visit the museum today and experience the works of this American master. Hours: Wed-Sun, Noon to 4:00. Check website for events, photos, and updates.
Fidelity House Fidelity House is dedicated to meeting the needs of our community by providing flexible, diverse and quality programs for all ages. Youth development is the primary purpose of the center. Our mission is the promotion of good citizenship, increasing self-reliance and furthering the social, physical and emotional growth of the individual.
Friends of Alewife Reservation Aims to protects the public Alewife reservation land.
Friends of Great Meadows Dedicated to the preservation of Arlington's Great Meadows.
Friends of Menotomy Rocks Park Group supports this special area of town.
Friends of Robbins Farm Park Friends of Robbins Farm Park is a community organization formed to promote the beautification, restoration, and improvement of the Robbins Farm Park.
Friends of Spy Pond Park The Friends of Spy Pond Park is a nonprofit organization which supports the preservation, enhancement, and enjoyment of Spy Pond Park and Spy Pond as natural and community resources.
Homeschooling Together A loosely organized group of families in the Arlington/Belmont area who have home-based learning in common.
Housing Corporation of Arlington Non-profit organization working to promote affordable housing and home ownership in town.
League of Women Voters A non-partisan group that offers information about political candidates, among other things.
Little Fox Shop A volunteer-run children's resale shop in support of the Fox Library. The shop carries an array of children's toys, books, games, clothes, infant equipment, and maternity wear. Quality donations are accepted and volunteer opportunities are available.
MassSAVE Program Launched by local electric and gas utility companies and energy efficiency service.
Massachusetts Stand for Children A statewide citizen voice for children. Their mission is to give every child in Massachusetts a fair chance in life by advocating for quality public schools, early childhood education, and other essential children's programs. Based in Cambridge, with teams in Arlington and Lexington.
Arlington Newcomers and Neighbors Meet your neighbors! Build lasting friendships! Explore your Arlington Community!
We are a group of Arlington residents, new in town and natives alike, who wish to welcome newcomers to town, meet our neighbors, and become more involved in the community through a variety of events throughout the year.
Philharmonic Society of Arlington (PSA) The PSA, established in 1933, is a non-profit organization consisting of three performing groups: The Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra, the Arlington-Belmont Chorale, and the Arlington-Belmont Chamber Chorus. Membership in the chorale and orchestra requires no formal audition, and new musicians from the Greater Boston area are invited to join.
Arlington Public Art The mission of Arlington Public Art is to engage and enrich the community through original public art that celebrates Arlington’s unique historic, cultural, natural and human resources. We facilitate, commission and purchase temporary and permanent works of art that our townspeople may consider to be life-enhancing in the present as well as a legacy for future generations.
Rage on Boston Mountain Bike Club Site of Arlington-based mountain-bike club.
Wayside Arlington A young adult resource center in Arlington (non profit) that is open to any young adult from the ages of 18-26. A free resource and place to go. The Center was created by young adults for young adults and offers support groups, hot meals, and many resources.
Summer Street Neighborhood Association A neighborhood advocacy group for the residents of Summer Street and the surrounding neighborhoods. For more information, email
True Story Theater True Story Theater is Arlington's improvisational theatre since 2001. Come to a monthly public performance at the Arlington Center yoga studios or to improv classes or bring an improv troupe to a private event. True Story as the name suggests, honors true stories in our community and the memorable moments of our lives.
Visiting Nurse and Community Health, Inc. Founded in 1898, Visiting Nurse and Community Health has a deep-rooted tradition of providing our patients and the community with compassionate, quality home care.
WAND Women's Action for New Directions, a national non-profit based in Arlington.
Walking in Arlington A group concerned about issues involving pedestrians. Massachusetts residents report about their town.
Arlington Eats

Arlington EATS is dedicated to eliminating food insecurity by providing nutritious and culturally appropriate food in a respectful and compassionate manner. Arlington EATS  Market (food pantry) is open every Wednesday and offers staple pantry items as well as fresh produce, dairy and meat to any Arlington resident in need. We also work in the schools to ensure that hunger is not a barrier to learning. We provide snacks in all the Arlington Public Schools, vacation lunches (February and April), and summer lunch program for kids and their families.