Special Notice Regarding Covid-19:

Community Boat Building's regular school programs have been interrupted by the pandemic and social-distancing restrictions. CBB remains committed to best possible experience for our students.  For the 2020-21 school year, we are rolling out remote programming for our students and working with our partner schools to bolster the student experience. Our shop is open to volunteers and staff, but we are enforcing strict social-distancing protocols. Your ongoing support for CBB means a great deal to us as we and our students navigate the current learning environment!


Tell Me and I Forget

Show Me and I Remember

Involve Me and I Understand

JR Junior Model Boat Boxes are available for purchase!

Visit our JR Junior page  to find out more

Our Founding Principles

Founded in 2007, Community Boat Building’s (CBB) mission is to bring real world experience and academic skills together to stimulate excitement for learning among low-income students in Boston Public Schools through boat building and coastal experiences.  


CBB introduces approximately 160 5th graders each year to the accessibility and wonders of Boston Harbor, its islands, rivers, and history, while developing spatial thinking skills and reinforcing core academic subjects–math, geometry, science, social studies, and literacy. For most of our students, CBB is the first contact with the waterfront and the first time on or in the water, in spite of living in close proximity to Boston Harbor. By taking students out of their classroom and offering them opportunities to engage in hands-on learning on Boston’s waterfront, their world becomes bigger and their learning comes alive.

Our program is made possible through the generous support of donors like you. To learn more about making a tax deductible donation click here. 

Volunteers are the backbone of our program. Click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities. 

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2020 Boats for Sale!

Supplies are limited

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21 Liberty Drive | Boston, MA 02210