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BOSTON’S FREE PRESCHOOL INITIATIVE

CONTINUING OUR COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION IN TIMES OF CRISIS

LOS RESIDENTES AQUÍ SOMOS MUY UNIDOS

A Year in Review: Affordable Housing in 2020

VILLA VICTORIA PARA MI ES UN PARAÍSO

AN EVENING TO DANCE, LAUGH, CRY AND REMEMBER PUERTO RICO

Dr. Nancy Levy-Konesky, a friend of IBA’s community

Dr. Nancy Levy-Konesky, a friend of IBA’s community

Through the end of 2020, as part of our Season of Gratitude celebration, we’ll be highlighting some of IBA’s dedicated supporters who help make our work possible. Today we’re highlighting Dr. Nancy Levy-Konesky, a friend of IBA’s community for over 40 years! Nancy has taught Spanish language and Hispanic culture and literature at the university level for over 30 years, and i...

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VAMOS A GOZAR, A BAILAR, A REÍR, A LLORAR

VAMOS A GOZAR, A BAILAR, A REÍR, A LLORAR

Uno de los músicos de gran apogeo en estos momentos, Daniel Díaz se inició en el mundo de la música desde muy pequeño y es hoy en día reconocido, entre muchas otras cosas por la creación del Tripandero. Instrumento que le ayuda a tocar solo ese ritmo de Plena que tanto disfruta. En un par de semanas, Daniel Díaz compartirá con nosotros - de manera virtual - una noche de mús...

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THIS IS IBA'S PRESCHOOL

THIS IS IBA'S PRESCHOOL

Here at IBA, education has always been one of our top priorities. IBA’s Preschool has been around for over 30 years, providing quality education in a diverse and culturally rich environment. It’s not news that this year has been tough for all, but we’re committed to ensuring our children and families have access to high quality educational opportunities despite these challenges. Since w...

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Supporting Residents After the Eviction Moratorium’s Expiration

Supporting Residents After the Eviction Moratorium’s Expiration

Throughout the spring, summer and early fall, Massachusetts’ eviction moratorium provided a sense of security for tenants facing financial hardship as a result of the current public health and economic crises. Last month, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker decided to let the moratorium expire, instead allocating $171 million in funding for housing stability protection and urging those in need...

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“IT ALWAYS FELT LIKE A SECOND HOME TO MY KIDS”

“IT ALWAYS FELT LIKE A SECOND HOME TO MY KIDS”

Bringing young children schooling opportunities like IBA’s Preschool has to be one of our most rewarding programs. Also true to that, helping those parents by providing a safe space for their kids, has been a goal we’ve kept throughout the years and volunteers have been a great help and support to achieve that. We got to connect with some parents from our preschool and found Brenda Salg...

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"Somos todos una gran familia"

"Somos todos una gran familia"

Durante los últimos 40 años, IBA se enorgullece de formar parte de la educación preescolar de muchos niños en el South End de Boston. Esta pandemia llegó a alterar la vida de todos, pero especialmente la de nuestros niños, que ya no podían ir a la escuela ni ver a sus amigos ni a sus maestros. A pesar de todo, nuestra escuela se aseguró de que los estudiantes terminaran su ciclo a dista...

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FAQ: Villa Victoria Center for the Arts

FAQ: Villa Victoria Center for the Arts

If you’ve walked by Villa Victoria Center for the Arts (VVCA) recently, you may have noticed that the building is boarded up. One of our main priorities at IBA is public safety. Due to the structural condition of VVCA and the risk it poses, we have made the difficult decision to remove the current building and develop, in its place, a multipurpose community center that will serve IBA and the So...

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“I’M ALWAYS HAVING FUN”

“I’M ALWAYS HAVING FUN”

IBA’s Resident Services Program is at the heart of IBA’s work. It is our mission to help the seniors of Villa Victoria by promoting activities that encourage them to stay active, help them stay connected to the community, and make accessing healthy food possible for those on a limited income. Gloria Smothers has been part of this community for many years and she shared with us her fav...

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“IBA HAS ALWAYS MADE EVERYONE FEEL WELCOME AT SCHOOL”

“IBA HAS ALWAYS MADE EVERYONE FEEL WELCOME AT SCHOOL”

For the past 40 years, IBA has proudly been part of the preschool education of many children in the South End of Boston. The pandemic impacted everyone’s lives, but especially our children’s, who could no longer attend school or see their friends or their teachers in person. Despite these challenges, our preschool made sure that students continued to learn while staying safe. They...

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Tackling Education Inequities in the Time of COVID-19

Tackling Education Inequities in the Time of COVID-19

Usually, September means that the children and youth in our community are packing up their backpacks for the start of a new school year. This fall, back to school – like so many other aspects of our lives – will look a bit different as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. In August, Mayor Martin J. Walsh ...

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