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ERIC GARCÍA JOINS INQUILINOS BORICUAS EN ACCIÓN AS THE NEW PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR

ERIC GARCÍA JOINS INQUILINOS BORICUAS EN ACCIÓN AS THE NEW PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR

Experienced Nonprofit and Early Childhood administrator joins growing team at IBA Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA) today announced the appointment of Eric García as Director of IBA Preschool. Eric touts more than 15 years of experience in stewarding family childcare center-based programs and extensive knowledge of early educat...

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Meeting Our Residents’ Digital Needs!

Meeting Our Residents’ Digital Needs!

At IBA, we constantly assess the challenges our residents face and implement programming to support them in overcoming these barriers. A great example of this process is our Resident Services Program's recent response to our residents’ needs surrounding access to reliable technology. In a 2020 survey conducted to assess community needs during the COV...

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“IBA cares about its residents and about the community they’ve created”

“IBA cares about its residents and about the community they’ve created”

The Financial Empowerment Program is one of the many programs IBA has to assist residents. Its purpose is to help them understand and take control of their finances to achieve the goals they've set. Catherine Asmen-Ardon is the program coordinator, and she sat with us to chat. She told us about herself, her position, and what she has in store for this program, not on...

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“La música y el arte son dos de los agentes de cambio social más poderosos que existen.”

“La música y el arte son dos de los agentes de cambio social más poderosos que existen.”

Este 2022 empezamos con todo con los conciertos de Mila Y Lizbeth Román. Y como ahora nada nos detiene, lo que viene en los siguientes meses estará a la altura de los ya conocidos conciertos de IBA. El 19 de mayo traemos de vuelta ...

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IBA’s Preschool is Growing!

IBA’s Preschool is Growing!

For years, IBA’s Preschool has welcomed students from its community, giving them and their families the support they need to achieve a successful academic future. Currently, the Preschool has the capacity to educate 30 students, but each year the demand for spaces in IBA’s high-quality, culturally-relevant bilingual education has grown from our community and beyond. ...

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“Together as a team, we work for the benefit of the children”

“Together as a team, we work for the benefit of the children”

IBA’s Preschool Program is the first bilingual program in Massachusetts, and focuses on both academics and the development of life skills such as inclusion, adaptability, and independence. This multifaceted programming would not be possible without our amazing staff and everyone involved in taking care of the children, including Miss Myrna Silvestry-Padilla, who ...

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Mayor Michelle Wu’s Office of Early Childhood

Mayor Michelle Wu’s Office of Early Childhood

The childcare crisis continues to escalate. With childcare costs 31 percent higher than the average cost of rent in Boston at nearly $21,000 annually per child, many households are unable to seek the support they need to participate in the workforce and financially support their families. Meanwhile, many childcare prog...

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¡La música nos hace felices!

¡La música nos hace felices!

Cada año en Estados Unidos se celebra, en abril, la “Semana del niñ@ pequeñ@” [Week of the Young Child®” en inglés]. Esta es una celebración anual patrocinada por la organización National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), la asociación de educación infantil más grande en el mundo. Esta semana tiene como objet...

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Our FamIBA is running the Boston Marathon

Our FamIBA is running the Boston Marathon

This year, two outstanding athletes will be running the Boston Marathon to raise funds in support of IBA’s programming. Before they take on Heartbreak Hill, though, we wanted to give you an opportunity to learn more about their stories and the reasons they are running for IBA.But before we begin: if you can, support our runners by donating to Richard’s run ...

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"Yo aquí me siento muy segura"

"Yo aquí me siento muy segura"

El Programa de Servicios al Residente está a cargo de cubrir las necesidades básicas de los residentes de Villa Victoria, proporcionando una variedad de servicios. Entre estos, se incluyen distintas áreas como la asistencia para la vivienda, o el contacto con otros programas de IBA que puedan ser beneficiosos. Sandra Santana lleva muchos años viviendo en la comunidad de Villa Victoria...

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Building Community with the Arts

Building Community with the Arts

Throughout the pandemic, we have felt the loss of live art performances and in-person events. Museum and art exhibitions, concert venues, and performing artists have all suffered as a result of not being able to hold performances or showcase artwork in a physical space in front of key audiences. However, through these restrictions, we adapted and evolved, finding new ways to build and unite a c...

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Lizbeth Román LIVE from Puerto Rico on March 31st!

Lizbeth Román LIVE from Puerto Rico on March 31st!

In the United States, March is the month to celebrate women’s contributions to history, culture, and society. IBA will contribute to this celebration by showcasing the work of two inspiring, independent Boricua musicians, Lizbeth Román and Mila. Latin rhythms, trova, and poetry. In addition to the March 10th performance by Mila [link to blog] directly fro...

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Mila: A voice filled with stories LIVE on March 10

Mila: A voice filled with stories LIVE on March 10

March is Women’s History Month and a time to celebrate the contributions women have made throughout history. IBA recognizes the specific achievements of Latinx women in a variety of fields, including music. IBA will live stream two virtual concerts led by talented Puerto Rican women from the Island. The first concert will be held on Thurs...

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"For me, IBA was always a safe space"

"For me, IBA was always a safe space"

Isaiah joined IBA’s Youth Development Program during his first year of high school. Wanting to help his parents financially, he signed up for a part-time job near his home. Isaiah wanted to be a productive part of his community in a safe space outside school. Not only did he achieve all of this through YDP, but after three successful years as a youth participant, toda...

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What Our Preschools Need to Thrive Throughout the Pandemic

What Our Preschools Need to Thrive Throughout the Pandemic

As the Covid-19 pandemic persists, the conversation continues to progress around how our education system will and should adapt to meet the developmental needs of our children, while keeping them safe. Preschools face unique challenges in preventing the spread of Covid-19 infections. Currently in Massachusetts, anyone ages 5 and up can ...

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