Connecting Cops & Kids to Build Stronger Communities

SINCE 1985

PAL is a committed partner of law enforcement in their efforts to bring peace and security to our streets.  We support impactful engagement programs and initiatives that promote positive relationships between police and the community and inspire our youth.

Support the 2024 PAL Marathon Team!

Thank you to our 2024 Boston Marathon Runners. Three incredible athletes and fundraisers! 

What a wonderful race day!  Many thanks to all of our runner’s  supporters, our generous board

Building Trust. Changing Lives

PAL is building trust and changing lives. By supporting empowering youth development programs and inspiring mentorship initiatives, we are providing life-changing opportunities and helping to build a better Boston!

State Police create Unity


Strategic Engagement Partners

Community Policing is about building trust and getting to know the kids, adults and older members of the communities served by the Boston Police Department. Boston PAL was started by Boston Police officers and concerned community members more than 35 years ago ago and has grown into a professionally run non-profit organization. Boston PAL provides critical resources for many of our community programs. It helps us build programs into funded and organized opportunities for our officers to serve and interact with the members of the diverse neighborhoods that make up the City of Boston. We are grateful for our partnership and shared mission.

The Unity Basketball Program gives the State Police and our partner organizations the opportunity to invest in the future of our young people by strengthening relationships between Troopers, youth players, and the surrounding communities. This important investment of resources and time and the constructive interaction with the players will reap important benefits, including the understanding of the common ground, common values, and common goals shared by law enforcement officers and community members alike.

Youth Programs

PAL Engagement & Education Initiatives

PAL supports sports, recreational, educational, cultural, and social programs, for boys and girls of all ages, with an emphasis on promoting character development, improving educational outcomes, and reducing crime. PAL also provides direct support for community initiatives and citywide family and senior engagement events.


T.E.A.M. Unity Basketball impacts youth through building trust, teamwork and court skills


Act-Up helps kids heal trauma through art and inspires youth to be their truth.


GROW boosts resilience and life skills to give girls more opportunity and hope for better future


Junior Police Academy summer camp engages youth through social and STEAM experiences


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Signature Programs

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