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Culture

The Greased Pole Around the World

Every year IBA holds a weekend long cultural festival, Festival Betances,  in which people from all over New England come to the South End to enjoy live music, food, arts and crafts, sports tournaments, a parade, among other activities. This year it will be held on the weekend of July …

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EducationPeople

Proud Mother on IBA’s Bilingual Preschool and her Children

Jennifer Velasquez has been involved with IBA’s bilingual preschool for the past five years. First with her daughter Neveah who graduated and went on to the school system and now with her younger daughter Jayna. We sat down with her, as she came to pick up one of her daughters, …

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AdvocacyEducation

IBA’s Youth Organizers Actively Defend Youth Jobs Funding

IBA believes in the importance of youth jobs, they offer opportunities for young people to support their assets and build others, provide structure, responsibility, and build upon professionalism. IBA’s youth, from 13 to 19 years old, have formed a group which is part of the Youth Jobs Coalition. They receive …

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Education

IBA announces bid for 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant

3-year funding opportunity from MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education would fund program expansion for IBA’s Afterschool and Summer Learning Program BOSTON, Mass: IBA – Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción will be submitting a full proposal to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, seeking a 21st Century Community …

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Education

What You Didn’t Know about Bilingual Education

IBA is an institution that provides an ample selection of programs for social advancement across all ages, as well as affordable housing. For the youngest of our community we have a bilingual preschool to serve their needs best. Through the years we have seen first hand the advantages a bilingual …

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Education

Nurturing Creativity and Appreciating Reading on World Book Day

It all started 18 years ago when UNESCO decided we needed a day to celebrate authors, illustrators, books, copyright, and most of all: reading.  Nowadays over 100 countries participate in the fun on April 23rd, marking the date of the anniversary of the death of two prominent authors: Inca Garcilaso …

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Advice

Getting Ready for Tax Day

IBA offers help to all of their residents by providing them with legal and administrative assistance. Following this notion, we believe that everyone should be prepared with the tools they need to navigate the taxing system with ease. With two weeks before Tax Day on April 15th, it’s a good …

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