A CAMPAIGN TO BUILD LA CASA AT IBA
Welcome to La CASA
Centrally located within the South End in IBA’s Villa Victoria (Victory Village), La CASA is designed to be an inclusive and welcoming space for the community and neighbors. To honor the past and look toward the future, the building blends brick and terra cotta to unite the beauty of our Latin-Caribbean culture with Boston’s 19th-century architecture. Additionally, La CASA’s glass elements communicate transparency and Accessibility.
The heart of La CASA is our main arts performance space, an open, two-story room, that will also allow for large community events and meetings. A large bi-fold glass door will connect this interior space to the adjacent O’Day Playground and amphitheater for larger events. Built in one phase, La CASA’s expected completion is early 2025.
La CASA Honoring the Past, Building the Future
About La CASA Campaign
La CASA: The Center for Arts, Self-determination, and Activism is Boston's home for Latinx Arts, Culture and Community Empowerment.
$28M: Total Cost
26.435 square foot, four-story building: Includes performance space, gallery spaces, classrooms, community spaces, accessible roof deck for programming and gathering.
$8.5M: Fundraising goal
$6M Raised to Date, including:
$3M Transformation Gift from The Yawkey Foundation
$1M Congressional Earmark
Breaking Ground: Q1 of 2024
Completion: Q2 of 2025
La CASA’S Programmatic and Community Impact
La CASA will have a profound impact on the community in three ways:
Reinvigorate IBA's Arts Program
La CASA will provide a new home for IBA's arts program, which is dedicated to supporting and advancing emerging and established Latinx artists. La CASA will allow IBA to expand its programming and offer more opportunities to artists and audiences alike.
Expand IBA's Education, Social and Economic Mobility Programs
La CASA will provide more space for IBA's education, social and economic mobility programs. This will allow IBA to serve more people and offer a wider range of services.
Strengthen IBA's Services
La CASA will bring most of IBA's programs and services together under one roof. This will make it easier for residents to access the services they need and will help IBA to better integrate its programs and services.
La CASA Artistic & Cultural Impact
- Advance, engage, preserve and share Latinx Arts and Culture, with a particular emphasis on Puerto Rican Art with the Greater Boston and New England Communities
- Provide an affordable space for emerging Latinx artists to grow and develop thorough performance, residency, collaboration, and supportive services
- Ensure Latinx Arts and Cultural programming is accessible to all with free and low-cost events and programs
Learn how you can support La CASA today!Ways To Give
IBA is the largest Latina-led nonprofit organization in New England. It is an award-winning community development corporation that empowers and engages individuals and families to improve their lives through high-quality programs and services. IBA is also recognized as New England's largest hub for Latinx arts.
- A community anchor institution for economic development and Latinx arts and culture
- To empower individuals and families to improve their lives and achieve socio-economic mobility through high-quality affordable housing, education, financial and residential empowerment, and arts programs.
- Affordable Housing
- Early Education Program (EEP)
- Financial Empowerment Program (FE)
- Resident Services Program (RSP)
PROGRAMS WITH IMPACT
Aixa Beauchamp and Thomas Meléndez
IBA Board of Directors, Chair
IBA Board of Directors
President & CEO Maloney Properties, Inc.
Nancy Levy-Konesky, PhD
Stephanie Shapiro Berkson, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago
IBA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
María Vasallo, President
Javier F. Flores, Vice-President
Pedro Miranda, Clerk
Jennifer Fauth, Treasurer
CAMPAIGN STAFF LEADERSHIP
Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Mayra I. Negrón-Roche
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Development Officer