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IBA's Reopening Plan | COVID-19 Q & A

IBA's Reopening Plan | COVID-19 Q & A

We are excited to reopen our offices at IBA! Please note that we will be scheduling meetings by appointment only. Read here to learn more about our scheduling and safety protocols. Q: Is IBA reopening? A: Yes, IBA will be reopening slowly over the next couple months. Starting on Monday, June 15...

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2020 Census: Help Give Your Community the Resources it Needs

2020 Census: Help Give Your Community the Resources it Needs

Every 10 years, the Federal Government is constitutionally required to count every person living in the United States through the Census. This data helps inform the process of redistricting and Congressional representation and provides residents across the country with a once-in-a-decade opportunity to help their community gain the resources it needs to thrive. The 2020 Censu...

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We Stand United Against Injustice of All Kinds

We Stand United Against Injustice of All Kinds

Our hearts are heavy for the families and communities reeling from the recent killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. Black lives matter. We also honor the anger of so many who are protesting systematic and institutionalized racism across the country. IBA was born more than 50 years ago from the power of protest. Facing discrimination and displacement, our founders ...

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Creating a More Equitable Post-Pandemic Society

Creating a More Equitable Post-Pandemic Society

Throughout the past few months of uncertainty, we’ve heard one question asked repeatedly: when will life return to normal? As states contemplate a phased reopening of the economy, it’s important to consider the aspects of our pre-pandemic “normal” that created and enforced systemic inequalities, which have left low-income families and people of color disproportionately exposed to the negative e...

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Building Community Online | Resident Services Outreach

Building Community Online | Resident Services Outreach

We recently sat down with Yahaira Objio, Resident Services Program Director, to learn more about how residents are being engaged and informed during IBA's office closure. The IBA COVID-19 response has been rapid, structured, and organized across all programs. The Resident Services staff has remained in place to continue offering programming and support to residents and participants....

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Maintaining Community While Physical Distancing

Maintaining Community While Physical Distancing

The country has witnessed an unprecedented shift in everyday life as local, state and federal officials advise us to practice physical distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As we adjust to a lifestyle marked by reduced personal interaction and increased isolation, it is essential that local communities come together to serve as support systems and beacons of hope, so that no one feels th...

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IBA COVID-19 Response | Serving the Community Online

IBA COVID-19 Response | Serving the Community Online

With the country in the grips of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations have had to make dramatic and sudden shifts to leverage technology to continue operations. IBA is no exception. Despite the closure of all administrative offices on Tuesday March 17th, IBA has been able to make a near seamless transition to operating virtually and has kept all of their critical programs running. We re...

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Coronavirus - Resources

Coronavirus - Resources

Please contact us on our social media channels if you have more resources to share with our community.Sesión de Expertas en Español: En esta sesión informativa tenemos a 3 latinas de el Departamento de Emergencias del Massachusetts General Hospital y Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Estarán contestando preguntas en vivo...

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El Poder Comunitario en Tiempos Dificiles: Novedades del Coronavirus

El Poder Comunitario en Tiempos Dificiles: Novedades del Coronavirus

* Esta pagina será actualizada constantemente para reflejar la situación que se sigue desarrollando To read this information in english please click here. Actualizado el martes 7 de Abril, 4:30pm P. Cómo afecta a las operaciones de IBA las órdenes del Gobern...

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Community Power During Trying Times: Coronavirus Updates

Community Power During Trying Times: Coronavirus Updates

* This page will be continually updated as this is a developing situation Para ver esta información en español por favor siga este enlace. Updated Tuesday April 7th, 2020, 4:30pm Q: How does Governor Baker’s orders on COVID-19 impact IB...

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2020 | A Year of Perfect Vision

2020 | A Year of Perfect Vision

With 2020 in full swing, we sat down with IBA’s Chief Operating Officer, Mayra I. Negrón-Roche to learn more about IBA’s goals for the year. Can you share IBA’s 2020 goals? As we enter into 2020 with a year of perfect vision, our focus will be on points of accountability in all we do at IBA to achieve our intended impact and theory of change in our co...

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The Voice of the Community | Donuts With Delegates

The Voice of the Community | Donuts With Delegates

2020 is one of the busiest political years that we can recently remember. There are a number of pending housing and community development priorities in the legislature and we only have seven months before the end of the session. For those reasons, we have called our State Representative, Jon Santiago, and Eduardo Moreno Méndez, a representative from the office of the State Senator Sonia...

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Preserving a Place for Families

Preserving a Place for Families

Research recently published by the Boston Foundation and MetroCommon reveal that families with children are getting squeezed out of Boston. ...

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City Winery & IBA Present Grammy-Winning, Puerto Rican Star, iLe

City Winery & IBA Present Grammy-Winning, Puerto Rican Star, iLe

With the highly-anticipated February 10th event hosted by IBA & City Winery less than a week away, we had the rare opportunity to speak with 2017 Grammy Award Winner and 2020 Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album Grammy Nominee, iLe to learn more about the inspiration b...

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Frequently Asked Questions: Villa Victoria Center for the Arts (VVCA)

Frequently Asked Questions: Villa Victoria Center for the Arts (VVCA)

With the new year upon us, we wanted to provide an important update on the status of the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts.January/February 2020 Update What has IBA done historically to maintain Villa Victoria Center for the Arts? IBA has operated the building for more than 30 years as a multi-function community center with active d...

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