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A Win for Early Education in Massachusetts

High-quality early education is critical to the well-being and future success of children, but high costs keep it out of reach for too many families. A recent report found that the average annual cost for full-day child care is $17,000 for infants and $13,000 for four-year-old children in Massachusetts, making …

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Affordable HousingEditorial

Closing the Gender Gap in Boston’s Real Estate Industry

Diversity is a critical topic in today’s local real estate industry, and a recent Banker & Tradesman series examines attempts made to improve opportunities for women and minorities. It notes two recent studies highlighting both the progress among women in the industry, while also the wage gap that persists. For …

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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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Spreading Hope for the Future

Last Thursday, our community gathered in Plaza Betances for our annual Tree Lighting. Residents – young and old – were joined by friends, family, and city officials as they came together to enjoy traditional Puerto Rican parrandas music, a visit from Santa, and, of course, light the beautiful tree. Our …

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Legacy into Acción

  A letter from our CEO Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, Ph.D.   In 1968, when our Inquilinos set out in organizing a fight to stop the displacement they were facing, they could never have imagined what they would set into motion. They set out to share their beliefs about the importance of …

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Youth Program Wins the 2016 NAHYP Award!

You could feel the burst of joy, appreciation, and excitement spread throughout the room when First Lady Michelle Obama presented us with one of the 2016 National Arts & Humanities Youth Program (NAHYP) Awards. Many gathered for our live viewing party to celebrate all of the hard work of our …

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Affordable HousingEditorial

Our CEO Vanessa Calderón-Rosado is Awarded as a Woman of FIRE

This past Friday, IBA CEO Vanessa Calderón-Rosado was honored as one of Banker & Tradesman’s Women of FIRE at the Courtyard Marriott in downtown Boston. The award recognizes women who have made a lasting impact on the financial, insurance and real estate industries. Vanessa joined 13 other esteemed women, who are mentors, philanthropists, leaders and innovators, who have devoted their …

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Leaders in Diversity: Vanessa Calderón-Rosado Makes Community Impact

The Boston Business Journal has published an article about our CEO, Dr. Vanessa Calderón-Rosado. Education: Bachelor’s degree in education, University of Puerto Rico, 1986; master’s degree in speech language pathology, 1989; master’s degree in public policy, University of Massachusetts Boston, 1996; doctorate in public policy, Mass Boston, 2000. Residence: Milton …

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2015 a Year of Progress for our City

As the year comes to an end we wanted to take a moment to reflect on all the advances that we have made as a city, ranging from housing, to education, workforce development, and more. At IBA, we strive to provide affordable housing for our community, we consider it the …

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This Giving Tuesday Light up the Orgullo at the Villa

Orgullo (pride) is a powerful thing. Orgullo can empower individuals to do great things in life. To feel orgullo, we need to believe first in ourselves and that is where the magic starts to happen. In the 60’s, this sense of pride led a group of Puerto Ricans to fight …

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