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A Reflection of Puerto Rican Cultural Heritage through Music & Dance

A Reflection of Puerto Rican Cultural Heritage through Music & Dance

As we strive for an equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, we believe that the arts have the power to help us heal and come together to celebrate our cultures. Music and dance, in particular, are perfect tools to help us overcome the impacts of this past year. One of the most significant impacts of the pandemic was felt by communities with shared heritage that were unable to celebrate t...

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"Para mi es un honor y un regocijo ser parte de este Festival Betances"

"Para mi es un honor y un regocijo ser parte de este Festival Betances"

Este año en Festival Betances: En Casa 2021, contamos con la participación del imparable Oscar Serrano. Mejor conocido como “Oscarito el más loco”, quien fue miembro fundador de ”Grupomanía” antes de lanzarse como solista. Hace unos días conversamos con el artista, quien nos cuenta un poco acerca de él, su músic...

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¡Llegó el verano y con él toda la buena música!

¡Llegó el verano y con él toda la buena música!

Cada año, a medida que se acerca el verano, IBA se prepara para ofrecer música en vivo para todos los públicos de Boston y sus alrededores con Festival Betances y ...

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"Siempre voy a la oficina de Servicios al Residente"

"Siempre voy a la oficina de Servicios al Residente"

El Programa de Servicios al Residente de IBA es un programa enfocado en mejorar la calidad de vida de todos sus residentes. No sólo los ayuda con retos relacionados al idioma o acceso a alimentos saludables, servicios legales y de salud, sino que también organiza actividades totalmente gratuitas para el gozo de los residentes. En esta ocasión, la Sra...

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Three Federal Actions that will Protect Tenants’ Rights

Three Federal Actions that will Protect Tenants’ Rights

On May 15, a federal judge ruled that the emergency ban on U.S evictions exceeds the CDC’s legal authority, causing housing uncertainty for many low-income tenants. This federal ruling, among other concerning news regarding housing policy, has sparked calls to action from advocacy gr...

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Stained glass art and mosaic creations keep our residents engaged.

Stained glass art and mosaic creations keep our residents engaged.

Our Resident Services Program assists Villa Victoria Residents with a lot of different services and activities to keep them engaged as a part of this community. One activity that we’ve implemented, and that has been a huge success, is Leslie Doherty’s stained glass virtual workshops. Leslie pre-packs and delivers everything needed and then, via ...

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What should the next Mayor of Boston focus on when it comes to affordable housing?

What should the next Mayor of Boston focus on when it comes to affordable housing?

With the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine taking place across Boston, many people—including all of us at IBA—are feeling more and more optimistic about the possibility of finally reaching the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, just because we can see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel doesn’t mean that Boston’s work towards providing an equitable and just recovery to the COVID-19 pa...

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INQUILINOS BORICUAS EN ACCIÓN SELECTS STUDIO ENÉE AND ANN BEHA ARCHITECTS TO  DESIGN NEW MULTIPURPOSE COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER AT 85 WEST NEWTON

INQUILINOS BORICUAS EN ACCIÓN SELECTS STUDIO ENÉE AND ANN BEHA ARCHITECTS TO DESIGN NEW MULTIPURPOSE COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER AT 85 WEST NEWTON

Local Architectural Leaders to Reimagine Historic Villa Victoria Center for the Arts Boston, MA (May 10, 2021) – Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA) announced today it has selected STUDIO ENÉE architects (STUDIO ENÉE) and Ann Beha Arch...

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Family: an irrefutable influence.

Family: an irrefutable influence.

Our Youth Development Program fosters socio-emotional, intellectual, and artistic growth in young people as it provides academic support, job readiness, arts education, leadership training, civic engagement, and advocacy opportunities. The talent these young people have is unlimited and their commitment to embracing who they want to become unparalleled. Below, we sha...

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IBA COO Mayra I. Negrón-Roche Appointed to BIDFA Board of Directors

IBA COO Mayra I. Negrón-Roche Appointed to BIDFA Board of Directors

As a nonprofit organization and dynamic community development corporation, IBA is committed to serving its neighbors in whatever way it can. This includes sharing the expertise of its staff with other Boston-based organizations that support IBA’s mission to increase social and economic mobility across the city. It is with this in mind that IBA proudly announces the appointment by Acting Mayor K...

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UNA INICIATIVA DE EDUCACIÓN PREESCOLAR GRATUITA EN BOSTON

UNA INICIATIVA DE EDUCACIÓN PREESCOLAR GRATUITA EN BOSTON

Ahora los padres de niños en edad preescolar pueden aprovechar el excelente programa bilingüe de IBA por $0, ¡totalmente GRATIS! El Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program (UPK) de Boston es una iniciativa de toda la ciudad en colaboración con los centros comunitarios de aprendizaje infantil, como el “Preescolar de IBA” y las Escuelas Públicas de Boston. El programa of...

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Affordable Housing 101: The Top 4 Terms You Should Know

Affordable Housing 101: The Top 4 Terms You Should Know

In recent years, public officials have worked to address Greater Boston’s affordable housing crisis through policies that bolster the affordable housing market and create new opportunities for low-income households. These policies have helped make safe and secure housing accessible to more Greater Boston residents, but the work is not over. The first step to creating a more equitable housing sy...

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SUPPORTING THE GROWTH OF OTHERS

SUPPORTING THE GROWTH OF OTHERS

Providing financial security to the residents of Villa Victoria is one of the goals of the Financial Empowerment Program, which supports low-income families with the tools and knowledge they need to manage their finances, understand their credit and generate savings. Thanks to our new Financial Empowerment Coordinator, Nathaniel Arias, we will be able to contin...

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IMPROVING YOUR CREDIT SCORE

IMPROVING YOUR CREDIT SCORE

“Good/Bad Credit” is something a lot of people struggle with and our FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT Program offers 1:1 assessments to help our residents better understand and improve their credit score. Read along and see how we’ve been able to change the way Joshua and Sarah, among others, manage their finances today.JoshuaJosh...

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"PARTICIPAR EN MESA DE ARTISTAS FUE UNA INVITACIÓN IRRESISTIBLE"

"PARTICIPAR EN MESA DE ARTISTAS FUE UNA INVITACIÓN IRRESISTIBLE"

El 8 de abril, llevaremos a cabo un concierto virtual inolvidable de cuatro boricuas donde la poesía se convierte en música. Mesa de Artistas: A Collection of Intimate Performances. Andrea Cruz, compositora y cantautora independiente de “indie-folk” es una de los cuatro artistas que nos acompañarán. Bajo su proyecto musical “Amapola” ha logrado colaborar con artista...

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