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AdvocacyCulturePeople

“Ciudadano” Fighting for Citizenship Through the Arts

Last Friday, our La Galería filled with people – of all ages and backgrounds – celebrating the opening of Fernando Ruíz Lorenzo’s exhibit, “Ciudadano,” or “Citizen.” The Gallery Opening honored “100 years of Puerto Ricans as citizens of the American empire;” and as one spectator said, the art [and accompanying …

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AdvocacyEditorial

A Special Holiday Wish for You

And what an amazing year of Acción 2016 has been! Your Acción, has sustained a legacy that helps empower individuals and families to improve their lives through affordable housing, education, and arts programs. PRESCHOOL Your acción prepares bilingual preschool graduates, like the 2016 class of 35 students, our largest graduating class to …

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AdvocacyAffordable Housing

Villa Victoria Study Featured on Mayor Walsh’s Reading List

As part of his Imagine Boston 2030 initiative, Mayor Martin J. Walsh recently released a recommended reading list designed to, according to the press release, offer “residents the opportunity to learn more about the background on some of the history and concepts that are helping to inform conversations about the …

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The One Hood All Stars and Boston Police were all smiles after the game (Photo by Mayan Tamang).
AdvocacyPeople

One Hood: Police & Youth Play For a Stronger Future

Music filled the South End neighborhood surrounding the Blackstone Community Center last Friday night. Community members mingled with one another – children and adults alike had their faces painted, everyone enjoyed hot dogs and sweet swirls of cotton candy, people danced, teenagers joked with their coaches, but what was most …

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AdvocacyPeople

Community Success: Senior Resource Fair

Last week, our community seniors had the chance to learn about all the assistance and benefits available to them during IBA’s resource fair held in partnership with Caregiver Homes. Caregiver Homes is a MassHealth program which provides support to family caregivers. A multitude of city organizations and private initiatives attended …

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AdvocacyPeople

Celebrating 10 Years of One Hood Unity

Friendly faces smile widely at the camera, as each teen holds up one finger — a symbol of One Hood unity. They pose for their family members and friends who are taking pictures to immortalize the moment and feeling. Young people from the Villa Park neighborhood joke with others from …

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Residents meeting with Senator Chang Diaz.
AdvocacyPeople

Giving Needed Assistance and Benefits to our Residents

During the course of our 50 years, IBA- Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, has been at the forefront of the fight towards equality. We believe that every individual is deserving of a high quality of life and it is our mission to advocate for those rights. This is why our Resident …

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AdvocacyEducation

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 …

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Team and family members with Mayan before the game (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Advocacy

One Hood, Uniting our Youth through Basketball

At first glance, it might not seem this way, but in some Boston neighborhoods the streets can be rough on our youth. “It’s hard to be a good kid now because there’s so much pressure from the bad kids to either join a gang or to be like them. It’s …

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Advocacy

For our Seniors, on National Senior Citizens Day

Today is National Senior Citizens Day, and although we love and honor the older members of our society every single day, it is the perfect opportunity to reflect on all their wonderful contributions to our society, as well as advocate for their rights. Senior Citizens Day came about thanks to …

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