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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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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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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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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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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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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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LEGIT.Yoga: Haciendo de la Paz Interior algo Accesible

LEGIT.Yoga: Haciendo de la Paz Interior algo Accesible

A lo largo de la historia, las personas han utilizado el yoga para relajarse y encontrar la paz interior. Este ejercicio con su enfoque en respiración y mantener el control corporal, tiene un cualidad relajante que puede ser muy difícil de encontrar en la vida cotidiana. Esto lo sabía Theresa Okonkon, como también sabía que las clases de yoga no son una realidad disponible en muchas comunidades. ...

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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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Fotógrafo Latino de Villa Victoria Anima la Creatividad con su Arte

Fotógrafo Latino de Villa Victoria Anima la Creatividad con su Arte

El artista, Pedro Cruz, deja que el ambiente familiar de la ciudad guíe sus piezas. Se dedica a crear poemas, prosa, pinturas y fotografías, su medio más reconocido. El se describe a sí mismo como un “chico de ciudad,” nació en Villa Victoria, donde aún reside. “El español es el lenguaje materno de mis padres, son estadounidenses de primera generación,” explicó. Cruz se identifica como un artista...

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Inspiring to Create, A Latino Photographer from Villa Victoria

Inspiring to Create, A Latino Photographer from Villa Victoria

Artist Pedro Cruz let’s the familiar city environment guide his pieces. He creates poems, prose, paintings, and what he is most well known for: photography. Cruz describes himself as a “city kid,” born and raised in our own Villa Victoria. “Spanish is my parents’ first language, I'm a first generation American,” he explained. Cruz describes himself as a Latino artist, and underlines the importanc...

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Los Reyes Magos Están Aquí

Los Reyes Magos Están Aquí

En algunos países de Latinoamérica y en España, el Día de Reyes es una celebración a lo grande. Como latinos, nos encanta cualquier excusa para reunirnos y celebrar; en Puerto Rico las fiestas de navidad duran casi dos meses. La emoción de Santa Claus no nos parece suficiente, pero afortunadamente, después del 25 los niños puertorriqueños tienen el consuelo de que “todavía faltan los reyes.” El D...

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The Three Kings Are Finally Here

The Three Kings Are Finally Here

In some Latin American countries and Spain, The Day of the Three Kings is quite the celebration. As Latinos, we make the most out of any excuse to gather and celebrate, and in Puerto Rico the Christmas Holidays are almost two months long. The excitement of Santa Claus is not nearly enough, and that is why after the 25th has come and passed Puerto Rican Children can hold on to the fact that, “Todav...

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Latino New Year’s Eve Traditions you Need to do this Year

Latino New Year’s Eve Traditions you Need to do this Year

New Year’s Eve is a day when most Latino households become a little superstitious, and we love it. Whether we are trying to eat 12 grapes in 12 seconds during the final countdown, or burning imaginary people made of straw, our rituals never cease to amuse and delight us. The truth is, no matter how bizarre some of them might be, when the 31st comes around there are more than a few which we wouldn’...

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2015 a Year of Progress for our City

2015 a Year of Progress for our City

As the year comes to an end we wanted to take a moment to reflect on all the advances that we have made as a city, ranging from housing, to education, workforce development, and more. At IBA, we strive to provide affordable housing for our community, we consider it the foundation of the rest of our programs which all contribute to improve the quality of life of every individual. In our fight to e...

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2015 un Año de Progreso para nuestra Ciudad

2015 un Año de Progreso para nuestra Ciudad

Ya que se acerca el fin de año queríamos tomar un momento para reflexionar sobre todos los avances que hemos hecho como ciudad, en educación, viviendas, el ámbito laboral y más. En IBA, nos esforzamos para proporcionar viviendas asequibles para nuestra comunidad, ya que lo consideramos la base del resto de nuestros programas, los cuales todos contribuyen a mejorar la calidad de vida de cada indiv...

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