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A Thank You Note from IBA’s Youth Development Program

A Thank You Note from IBA’s Preschool Program

Art Leads to a Healthier Community

IBA, the Point32Health Foundation is donating over $60,000 for relief efforts in Puerto Rico

Empowering Our Residents To Thrive

Federal Relief for Puerto Rico in the Aftermath of Hurricane Fiona

IBA’s music festivals: more than just a celebration

IBA’s music festivals: more than just a celebration

IBA’s Arts Program is responsible for organizing and promoting a diverse program of Lantinx cultural events, giving everyone equal opportunity to attend public exhibits, performances, and full-blown music festivals, like Festival Betances and the Tito Puente Latin Music Series. These festivals not only bring joy to those atte...

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Hurricane Fiona Donations doubled!

Hurricane Fiona Donations doubled!

On September 17, 2022, Puerto Rico was dealt a devastating blow from Hurricane Fiona. ...

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A Brick and Mortar Q & A with Mayra I. Negrón-Roche, IBA’s Chief Operating Officer

A Brick and Mortar Q & A with Mayra I. Negrón-Roche, IBA’s Chief Operating Officer

Mayra is excited to share an update on the transformational investments being made to redevelop the 146 housing units on West Newton and Rutland Street, the expansion and renovation of the IBA’s Preschool facility and more. 2022 isn’t over, and it has already been a busy year of improvements at Villa Victoria! First, share with us the progress on West N...

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Financial education for Boston’s youth

Financial education for Boston’s youth

One of our greatest strengths of IBA is our ability to understand the strengths and needs of the community we serve and develop intersectional programs to help our community thrive. Sometimes preschool children visit senior residents to do activities with them; the Arts Program organizes events for our residents, or in this case, the Financial Development Program designed specific...

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Back to School: A Deep Dive into How Boston Public Schools is Using ESSER Funds to Support ESL Students

Back to School: A Deep Dive into How Boston Public Schools is Using ESSER Funds to Support ESL Students

The 2022-23 school year has officially begun. As students and teachers embark on the nine-month journey of homework, studying, and tests, school districts across the Commonwealth are currently in the process of investing historic education funds received from the federal government. The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER), first authorized in 2020, pledged t...

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Turning feelings into art - part II

Turning feelings into art - part II

IBA’s Youth Development Program (YDP) serves local young people, ages 14-18, by fostering socio-emotional, intellectual, and artistic growth through academic support, job readiness, arts education, leadership training, civic engagement, and advocacy opportunities. YDP’s summer poetry workshops is one of IBA’s most impactful programs. Participants explore their ident...

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It was very important to be in a bilingual school

It was very important to be in a bilingual school

IBA’s preschool is a vibrant all day bi-lingual Spanish English learning community committed to nurturing creativity, critical thinking, and celebrating the individuality in every child. The preschool is an inclusive, warm environment for children to learn, grow and thrive while mastering both languages and readiness skills for kindergarten. IBA’s pre-school serves children ag...

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The Need for Boston to Beat the Heat

The Need for Boston to Beat the Heat

Temperatures in Boston are rising each year. Stretching several days at a time in July and August, two heat waves with temperatures over 90⁰ F have rattled our city, with the adverse impacts felt most acutely by vulnerable residents. In anticipation of a future where temperatures will continue to rise, improvements must be made to ensure that low-income communities and communities of color, whi...

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Turning feelings into art - part I

Turning feelings into art - part I

IBA’s Youth Development Program (YDP) serves local young people, ages 14-18, by fostering socio-emotional, intellectual, and artistic growth through academic support, job readiness, arts education, leadership training, civic engagement, and advocacy opportunities. YDP’s summer poetry workshops is one of IBA’s most impactful programs. Participants explore their ide...

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Yes, the Tito Puente Latin Music Series really does get better with every concert!

Yes, the Tito Puente Latin Music Series really does get better with every concert!

Porque esto no acaba hasta que se acaba. On Thursday, August 4th at Mozart Park, Astoria Salsa Company will have everyone moving to the music! Founded and led by acclaimed multi-award winner, percussionist, and composer Samuel Torres, this band melds vocals, piano, drums, congas, bongos a...

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