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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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Education

Visitors Day: The ‘Push’ Students Need

Our Afterschool and Summer Learning Programs are doing their best to make an impact on the lives of elementary aged children in our community through focusing on their socio-emotional development as much as their academics, and no one understands the importance of this mission more than parents. That’s why we …

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AdvocacyEducation

Now More Than Ever, We Must Unite

Since Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States 68 days ago,  we have seen many changes; but we have also seen the power that many voices have when they join together. These changes have motivated people of all ethnicities, ages, and genders to be informed …

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Education

College and Financial Empowerment: Shifting Focus to Inspire

Our mission here at IBA is to empower and engage individuals and families to improve their lives through our housing and programs. We know that as our community grows & changes, so must our programs; which is why we are re-introducing our College & Workforce Development (CWD) as College and …

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Teaching Youth to Use Art for Social Justice

Arts Education increases learning engagement, self-confidence, and cultural acceptance; it empowers our Youth to discover their voices and speak out through creative expression, so one day they will be the leaders our community wants to see. Today, our Youth Development Program is transforming young people’s lives by providing quality arts education …

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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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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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Education

Teaching Youth: “We All Have the Power to Make a Difference”

The future of our community lies in the hands of our youth. This is why our Youth Development Program (YDP) gives them opportunities to participate in dynamic workshops, lead groundbreaking conversations, and express their opinions creatively – through visual art, poetry, film, and more. We strive to give our youth …

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CultureEducation

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About el Español

October 12th celebrates Spanish Language Day – a day highlighting the importance of the Spanish Language. Started by the United Nations in 2010, we couldn’t agree more with the reason for its creation, with an “aim to promote and support initiatives that promote multiculturalism and multilingualism.” At IBA we want …

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