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Melrose Alliance Against Violence
235 W Foster St, Melrose, MA 02176

Originally started in 1995 to address the need for battered women's services in the city, the Melrose AllianceMore Against Violence (MAAV) -- with offices on the second floor of the Beebe Estate -- has grown into one of the most active and well-known organizations in the city. The nonprofit has extended its scope beyond domestic violence to include bullying in schools and teen depression and suicide.

MAAV runs anti-bullying programs in Melrose schools and a mentoring program for middle school students, in addition to working with victims of domestic violence and providing a resource for the Melrose Police Department. Among its annual events are the Candlelight Vigil held each fall and the Melrose Running Club's annual Run for Women on Mother's Day, which benefits MAAV.

497 Main St, Melrose, MA 02176

A cornerstone in the community for over 75 years, the Melrose YMCA offers a massive range of healthy activitiesMore to participate in, whether you are an adult, teen or child. A few upcoming classes available at the Melrose YMCA include: adult aerobics, women's strength training, Kung Fu class, triathalon workouts and much more. The Melrose YMCA also offers summer camp for kids and organized sports for all ages. For more information or updated class schedules, visit its Web site.


Melrose Running Club
23 Essex St, Melrose, MA 02176

Opened in 1996, the Melrose Running Club (MRC) is a nonprofit organization that promotes the sport of running, whileMore simultaneously supporting various charities that, in turn, support Melrosians.

A member of the Road Runner's Club of America, the MRC holds a variety of annual events—such as the 'Melrose Run for Women', which raises funds for the Melrose Alliance Against Violence and 'The Assault on Mt. Hood', which raises funds each winter to benefit Housing Families, Inc. and other local charities.

Club members meet for a run every Tuesday evening at the Melrose Knights of Columbus at 7pm, with two routes for the summer and winter, respectively.

Melrose Emblem No. 89
PO Box 760904, Melrose, MA 02176
Melrose Emblem No. 89 is a local organization affiliated with the Massachusetts State Association of Emblem ClubsMore and the national Supreme Emblem Club. It is dedicated to serving the community in a variety of ways and strengthening patriotism, literacy, education and drug awareness.
MMTV - Melrose Mass Television
360 Main St, Melrose, MA 02176

Active since 1992, MMTV is the community access station of the City of Melrose. A non-profit community organizationMore dedicated to public broadcasting and subsidized through contributions from Comcast and Verizon, MMTV provides a public access forum for residents of Melrose and supports the city government and educational channels.

The  organization owns a wide array of professional equipment, including two full-size production studios. Melrosians interested in producing their own television programming, creating a short film, posting a message on the channel or getting involved in a show already in production can contact the station or sign up as a member.

Melrose Youth Ballet
3 Cass St, Melrose, MA 02176
Founded in 1995, MYB is a non-profit ballet company committed to giving youth the opportunity to realize theirMore potential by being part of full-length ballet productions. The organization offers the chance to perform in major productions for dancers from seven to eighteen. The group also reaches out to Melrose's surrounding communities with a special school and senior citizen performance each year as well as four other performances open to the public.
Melrose Chamber of Commerce
1 W Foster St, Melrose, MA 02176

The Melrose Chamber of Commerce -- led by Executive Director Joan Ford Mongeau and President Kevin DeVinney -- hasMore 250 members across a variety of business categories, including commercial, civic and individual ventures. In addition to networking events for Chamber members, the Chamber also organizes two of the largest annual community events in Melrose: the Victorian Fair in September and Home for the Holidays in December.

The Chamber's office is located on the second floor of the Greenwood Building. The board meets on the first Wednesday of every month, except in the month of July.

Melrose Church of Christ
409 Upham St, Melrose, MA 02176

The Melrose Church of Christ, like other Churches of Christ across the U.S. and world, is an independent organizationMore with members who wish to simply be known as Christians. The church aspires to be:

  • A church more concerned with people than programs
  • A church with relevant, Christ-centered preaching and teaching
  • A church that is committed to the Bible as the Word of God
  • A church not bound by denominational traditions
  • A church of genuine warmth, love, and fellowship where deep friendships grow and are nurtured

Melrose Church of Christ also offers, outside of worship services, fellowship small groups, teen fellowship and children's worship services.