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Transit Woes: The State of Transportation in Massachusetts

Transit Woes: The State of Transportation in Massachusetts

Finding affordable, reliable transportation in Greater Boston can feel nearly impossible. Despite being ranked the third most “walkable” large city in the U.S., Boston is one of the most congested cities in the U.S. and possesses a public bus, subway, and...

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New Chief Development Officer: Rachel Madariaga

New Chief Development Officer: Rachel Madariaga

If you want results, Rachel Madariaga, IBA’s new Chief Development Officer is the person to turn to. Having joined the executive team in late-September, Rachel’s addition is sure to help catapult IBA in extraordinary ways. With a results-driven approach that has garnered her impressive success in her eight-year career with Jumpstart for Young Children, she is excited to bring her experience and...

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New Arts Program Director: JuanCarlos González

New Arts Program Director: JuanCarlos González

In 2019 alone, IBA-sponsored arts and cultural events drew in diverse crowds in the thousands. From hosting renowned art exhibits at La Galeria, to offering interactive artist talks at the MFA, to the annual Festival Betances, Bostonians always have an IBA arts event to choose from. And, with the addition of JuanCarlos González as the Arts Program Director, the events calendar for 2020 is set t...

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Villa Victoria Resident Gives Back

Villa Victoria Resident Gives Back

Heroes in our community come in all shapes and sizes… and costumes! This past Halloween is no exception, especially for one Villa Victoria resident, Hector Colon who makes it his mission to give back in a big way. We sat down with him recently for an interview to learn more about how this Halloween giving tradition started. Can you share more about your Halloween trad...

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The Voice of Our Future

The Voice of Our Future

Empowering our future leaders by giving them the tools and encouragement they may need to discover and express their voice is critical to the direction of our nation. Giving youth the safe space to explore and learn about the arts is exactly what IBA's Youth Development Program is all about. With a mission to provide academic support, job readiness, arts education, leadership training, civic en...

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The Importance of Open Spaces in Affordable Housing Communities

The Importance of Open Spaces in Affordable Housing Communities

Open spaces in Boston, like Boston Common and the Rose Kennedy Greenway, play a vital role in fostering physical activity and hosting community gatherings, such as food and culture festivals and public displays of activism. Yet, these open spaces are not always accessible or welcoming to low-income residents who don’t have the time or resources to visit them. To improve residents’ quali...

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Spreading the Impact in Our Community

Spreading the Impact in Our Community

With the divisive political and racial climate we live in, it is refreshing to see young leaders active in their community and looking to spark change. And, the teens in this year's Fall cycle of the Youth Development Program are having a big impact in the Boston area. In a recent event with the IBA Preschool, teens spent the afternoon with the youngest in our community doing a host of ...

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Building a Brighter Financial Future for All Bostonians

Building a Brighter Financial Future for All Bostonians

As credit woes and debt are crippling many young people across the nation, Boston is committed to building a city where every resident can improve their financial wellness. And IBA is leading the way in this regard with a recent partnership with United Way and Boston Builds Credit. The innovative, new Credit Building Pilot program is designed to integrate credit building with career pa...

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3 Tips to Empower Your Financial Future

3 Tips to Empower Your Financial Future

In today’s world, having a good handle on your finances can mean the difference between getting the best rate on a loan or feeling stuck paying extra in interest. That’s why IBA has focused on empowering the local Boston community by providing a host of financial empowerment training classes and seminars, designed to teach residents the fundamentals behind budgeting, managing their credit, even...

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The Impact of Anti-Immigrant Sentiment on Community Stability & Wellbeing

The Impact of Anti-Immigrant Sentiment on Community Stability & Wellbeing

Recent policies regarding immigration in the U.S. have created an environment that threatens the safety and wellbeing of legal and undocumented immigrants. On a national stage, these policies stand to drastically restrict immigration and asylum-seeking. Here, we take a deep dive into how discrimination and confusing policies are affecting immigrant communities. R...

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