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Empowering Residents Through New Programing

In an effort to impart long-lasting financial security & success in our community, we recently introduced the improved College and Financial Empowerment Program (CaFe). Tiana Bonner, CaFe Director, is leading the change in the hopes that this new program will provide low-income families with the tools and knowledge they will need …

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Diversity, A Key to Success for Our Children

Integrating diversity in our classrooms means more than enrolling students from a variety of multicultural backgrounds; it means, including lessons about their heritages, languages, and customs. When teachers create an environment that not only acknowledges diversity but celebrates what makes all of these cultures unique, then students can grow socially …

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One Hood: Forming Connections On & Off the Court

On July 12th, we tipped-off our eleventh year of the One Hood Basketball League, providing a safe space for local teenagers to “just play ball and not worry,” as Angel Lopez, our One Hood Commissioner said. At first look, it may not seem that Boston’s neighborhood streets can be a …

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Create Memories, Lessons, & Ornaments with Your Child this Holiday Season

Spending time with family in December is one of the best parts of the season. You share old stories and make new memories while going through your holiday traditions together – like cooking special meals, watching your favorite holiday movies, and decorating the tree. This year, add to those memories …

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Make the Holidays both Educational & Fun for Your Children

We’re all thankful to spend more time with family over the holidays – we can enjoy delicious meals together, see distant relatives, and spend more time with our children while they’re on vacation for a few days. A great idea for making memories during this time is to read together …

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Voting Tips to Prepare for Election Day

Your vote matters. Voting in the upcoming election is not only important because you decide the next leader of our country, but you also have the power to create and modify laws in our state and city. At IBA it is our mission to improve our communities through high-quality programs …

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When Should My Child Start Learning a Second Language?

As parents, at times we may experience the lingering thought, “Am I doing this right?” We’re worried about giving our children the best life possible as we make decisions for them every day. One of the greatest concerns shared by multicultural families is if we should expose our child to …

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Transitioning your Child into School

Starting preschool can be nerve wracking for both the little ones and their parents. It is common for both parties to feel a bit of separation anxiety, but there are ways to make this transition easier and a positive experience. Here are a few tips we’ve picked up along the …

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Don’t Lose Year-Long Lessons: Tips for Keeping Education in your Child’s Summer

It is a common known fact among school teachers that children tend to forget a lot of material from the previous school year over the summer. On average they have to spend four to eight weeks re-teaching these same things and losing valuable time where your child could be learning …

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Family Fitness Tips for All Ages

It is always important to remember that education begins at home; parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts and anyone under your household are the ones responsible for the first habits and knowledge of our children. And that knowledge also means cultivating healthy habits that will go with us throughout life. At IBA, we …

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