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What Happens After High School?

What Happens After High School?

Being in high school can be a difficult time due to academic pressures and social context; and accompanied by a feeling of uncertainty — a signature of an important transitional period. Being between 16 and 24 means that you have to start thinking about your future, how to be economically independent and what path to take in regards to a career or trade. In addition to these important life-alteri...

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¿Qué Sigue Después de la Escuela Secundaria?

¿Qué Sigue Después de la Escuela Secundaria?

La escuela secundaria es un momento difícil, ya que representa un contexto académico y social muy propenso al estrés, y además acompañado de incertidumbre - típica de este período de transición. Tener entre 16 y 24 años significa que es hora de empezar a pensar en el futuro, en cómo ser independiente desde un punto de vista económico y que trayectoria emprender hacia una carrera u oficio. Además,...

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Women's Day: Stories of Latina Success

Women's Day: Stories of Latina Success

[caption id="attachment_5308" align="alignright" width="227"] Lydia Villa-Komaroff[/caption] Women of all backgrounds have made insurmountable contributions to every fiber that makes up the tapestry of society as we know it. Contrary to overly exposed stereot...

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Día de la Mujer: Historias del Éxito de Latinas

Día de la Mujer: Historias del Éxito de Latinas

[caption id="attachment_5308" align="alignright" width="230"] Lydia Villa-Komaroff[/caption] Las mujeres y todas sus contribuciones son un componente de gran valor en nuestra sociedad. Contrariamente a los estereotipos a los cuales estamos acostumbrados, las ...

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Up Next for 2016: Renovating Residencia Betances

Up Next for 2016: Renovating Residencia Betances

It’s been a busy 2016 so far for IBA. In addition to launching the West Newton/Rutland Streets revitalization project, we are thrilled to announce that we have officially closed financing on another renovation project, this time at Residencia Betances. Residencia Betances has been a part of the IBA family for more than 20 years, and is an incredible ...

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Portraits of a Young Artist’s Journey

Portraits of a Young Artist’s Journey

Capturing the human experience on canvas has always been a driving force in the art world. There is something about depicting human emotion that mesmerizes observers and artists alike. Each of Isabella Mellado’s strokes on the canvas are painted with this sole purpose, capturing emotion. Every face painted portrays an intricate level of detail that tells a story. This is a talent that only the mos...

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Retratos de la Trayectoria de una Joven Artista

Retratos de la Trayectoria de una Joven Artista

Capturar la experiencia humana sobre el lienzo siempre ha sido una de las mayores fuerzas propulsoras del mundo del arte. Existe un cierto magnetismo a las obras que representan las emociones humanas que atrae tanto al público como a los mismos artistas. El pincel de Isabella Mellado pinta sobre sus obras con este cometido. Detrás de cada rostro, existe un complejo nivel de detalles que se suman p...

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Steps to Give our Youth the Opportunities they Deserve

Steps to Give our Youth the Opportunities they Deserve

We know the important role of youth in our communities. We also know that young minds need stimulating opportunities in order to grow and become leaders. This is why at our Youth Development Program young people participate in dynamic workshops, thought and planned yearly in accordance with their interests. Our youth is also very politically involved. To facilitat...

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Tomando Pasos para darles a Nuestros Jóvenes las Oportunidades que Merecen

Tomando Pasos para darles a Nuestros Jóvenes las Oportunidades que Merecen

Los jóvenes son una parte esencial de nuestras comunidades. Sabemos que sus mentes necesitan oportunidades para crecer y aprender a ser líderes. Es por ello que en nuestro Programa de Desarrollo para la Juventud participan en talleres programados anualmente de acuerdo a sus intereses. Nuestros jóvenes también están altamente involucrados en la política de la ci...

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We Can Help You Leave Unemployment Behind

We Can Help You Leave Unemployment Behind

Lately, economists have claimed that our country’s status is “Full Employment.” This term doesn’t mean that there is absolutely no unemployment, but as an article in NPR stated: “there are enough jobs for the number of job seekers.” However, an overwhelming number of people still feel that this explanation does not accurately represent individual stories of what is actually happening to those eage...

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Podemos Ayudarle a Dejar Atrás el Desempleo

Podemos Ayudarle a Dejar Atrás el Desempleo

Últimamente los economistas han denominado el estado de nuestro país como de “Pleno Empleo.” Esta terminología no quiere decir que no exista el desempleo, pero un artículo en NPR lo explicó de la siguiente forma, “existen suficientes empleos para la cantidad de personas que están buscando.” Sin embargo, muchas personas sienten que esta explicación no representa de manera precisa a las numerosas hi...

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IBA Moves Forward in 2016

IBA Moves Forward in 2016

[caption id="attachment_4366" align="alignright" width="267"] IBA CEO, Dr. Vanessa Calderón-Rosado[/caption] As we continue into the New Year, we’re excited to see some of the progress being made, both here at IBA and more broadly in Boston to preserve affordable housing. First, we are thri...

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Winter: an Important Season in your Child’s Development

Winter: an Important Season in your Child’s Development

Nowadays stress is something that affects us socially and health-wise; and our children are not immune. Actually, they deal with many stressful situations on a daily basis, and we might not notice the impact that our busy environment has on their minds, but it has been proven that the current fast paced and busy rhythms of daily activities affect children negatively in their abilities to cope and ...

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El Invierno: Una Temporada Importante en el Desarrollo de su Hijo

El Invierno: Una Temporada Importante en el Desarrollo de su Hijo

Hoy en día el estrés es algo que afecta nuestra salud y estado emocional; y nuestros hijos no son inmunes. La realidad es que ellos tiene que enfrentarse a situaciones que provocan ansiedad todos los días. Aunque no sea aparente a simple vista, nuestros estilos de vida tan ocupados tienen un impacto negativo en nuestros hijos y en sus habilidades de aprendizaje. Muchas investigaciones han demostr...

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LEGIT.Yoga: Making Inner Peace Accesible

LEGIT.Yoga: Making Inner Peace Accesible

For centuries people have been using yoga as a means to relaxation and finding inner peace. This exercise, with its extreme focus on breathing and taking control of your body, has a calming quality that can sometimes be hard to find elsewhere. Theresa Okokon knew this, and she also knew that yoga classes are not readily available in some communities. After managing a group home for young men and ...

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