Who We Are


Founded in 1885 as one of Boston's earliest settlement houses, Ellis Memorial ("Ellis") is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in the city's South End neighborhood. We provide high quality early education and care for infants, toddlers and preschool children, out-of-school time programs for youth in grades K through 7 at sites in the South End and Roxbury, and an adult day health program for disabled or elderly adults. Ellis predominantly serves low-income, culturally diverse families from the Boston neighborhoods of the South End, Roxbury, Dorchester and South Boston. We strengthen our city’s low-income working families by helping individuals of all ages make the most of their potential, as reflected in our mission statement: For over a century, Ellis has worked to strengthen Boston's inner city working families with high quality education and care for children, youth and vulnerable adults. The goal of all our programs is to engage, educate and empower.



What's Happening


We hope all the Ellis mothers had a lovely Mother’s Day! There were flowers, crowns, and arts & crafts at our celebration last week when we welcomed them to a party fit for a queen.  




66 Berkeley Renovation

There is paint on the walls! The details are starting to come together over at the 66 Berkeley Street renovation project and we can’t wait to see it completed.

Check back here for updates on our renovation of 66 Berkeley Street

See all the recent progress in our photo gallery.