Home on a Hill

East Boston has been home to many of Boston’s immigrant communities since the mid-1800’s. The Jeffries Point neighborhood in particular, is especially linked to these histories. Over the last decade however, gentrification has catalyzed displacement. In response, this project proposes a housing cooperative and cooking school for immigrant communities in Jeffries Point. For new immigrant tenants, the cooking school and food related programs provide a space to celebrate their unique cultures and develop skills for employment opportunities in an otherwise unfamiliar and new environment.