MASCO is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing Boston’s Longwood Medical and Academic area (LMA) for the benefit of those who live, work, study or receive care in the area.
MASCO’s 24 members and associate members include several of the nation’s top medical institutions, one of Boston’s most revered museums, Harvard Medical School, Dental School and School of Public Health, the six Colleges of the Fenway, the largest Reform temple in New England, cutting-edge medical research organizations, a distinguished private high school, major health insurer and a leading health maintenance organization.
MASCO members employ more than 45,200 people and generate an average of 1,100 new jobs and 7,500 job openings each year. More than a third of those who work in the LMA are Boston residents.
Mission and Services
MASCO’s mission is to pursue programs that promote a sense of community among its members and to deliver services that are more efficiently developed collaboratively.
MASCO and its family of organizations offer a wide range of services including area planning and development, parking and transportation, collaborative purchasing, a call center and child care.
As the stewards of the LMA, MASCO creates and coordinates initiatives to preserve and protect open spaces and public areas. Working with members and neighbors, MASCO has restored Evan’s Way Park, part of the “Emerald Necklace” of Parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted; planted trees along Huntington Avenue and preserved trees on Avenue Louis Pasteur; and placed and maintained directional signs, planters, banners and benches throughout the LMA.
MASCO improves access to the LMA through advocacy, area planning and direct service. This includes working with city and state agencies to enhance public transportation to the area, redesign major roads, improve signals and establish bicycle routes. MASCO also developed a comprehensive area signage program, and coordinates construction and utility work. A consolidated LMA shuttle reduces traffic, carbon emissions and costs, and the CommuteWorks program helps commuters find alternate transportation to the area.
MASCO designs and delivers programs that are more efficiently provided jointly – improving services and lowering costs to members. Examples include LMA emergency preparedness and disaster planning, security coordination and management of off-site parking facilities and transportation to and from parking areas.
MASCO Services, Inc., a taxable subsidiary of MASCO, provides an array of other collaborative services to members. These include a state-of-the-art Call Center and telecommunications services as well as cost-savings joint contracts on travel, elevator and fire alarm maintenance, waste management and recycling, child care and office supplies and services.
The Longwood Medical Area Child Care Center (LMACCC) was established in 1982 to meet the needs of employees of Longwood area institutions. The LMACCC provides full and part-time care for 96 children from ages 2 months to 5 years.
The Colleges of the Fenway was incubated by MASCO and is now a separate consortium of six colleges in the LMA. It expands academic, social and cost-savings opportunities for more than 17,800 students and 1,800 faculty members.
Established in 1972, MASCO, Medical Academic and Scientific Community Organization, Inc., is located in the Longwood Medical and Academic area at 375 Longwood Avenue, Boston. The MASCO family of organizations includes the Longwood Medical Area Child Care Center, MASCO Services, Inc. and the Colleges of the Fenway.