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Education

HiSet: A Step Closer to Achieving the Impossible

In an increasingly demanding workforce environment where businesses require a more technical skill set and higher education degrees, what better time to continue your education than now? According to IBA’s HiSet Program Coordinator, Tiana Bonner, “all it takes is the motivation to excel.” The College and Workforce Program offers students …

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AdviceEducation

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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A Big Day Promoting Education and the Arts

Last Friday was an important day for our organization with two different celebrations: one for our little ones and their successful completion of the Afterschool Learning Program, and the other to mark the opening of a special exhibit, “Emerging Latino Artists,” featuring local Latino artists who are making significant contributions …

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IBA’s Bilingual Preschool Celebrates Spring with Talent Show

In recent studies it has been proven that children from a Hispanic background are not speaking Spanish at home anymore, in spite of their parents’ best efforts. Studies also show that bilingualism provides critical problem solving skills and helps develop a child’s mind as they grow into fruitful learners. This …

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Education

The Resources Latino Students Need for their Future

Our nation is experiencing a crisis in higher education; almost half of college students are leaving before they earn their degree. During the last decade, the city of Boston has made efforts to increase graduation and enrollment rates within the Boston Public Schools System, and although significant leaps have been …

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Education

Defining Youth Power through Art and Education

Although unemployment rates have generally declined, there is one age group who is still particularly affected. Youth unemployment rates are the highest compared to any other demographic. According to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2012, the rate of youth unemployment in our state was …

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Education

Big Brothers Big Sisters: A Family Partnership

Paul and Junior López are 9-year-old twin brothers. They both love to play basketball, explore new places, spend their free time doing a variety of activities, and as their mom, Merian López, says, “they like to talk very much.” They learn from their surroundings with the typical ease of children …

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Upcoming Bilingual Play with a Mission to Inspire your Family

Imparting our culture on to the next generation is a task in which we pride ourselves in. From traditions that span generations to the language we speak it is important that our children have the chance to experience it. With this same principle in mind was born a special theater …

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The Importance of the Arts in Early Childhood Development

At IBA we recognize the important role and the benefits of the arts in the development of people, whether adults or youth, It’s never too early to start or too late to take advantage of them. Art is a language that allows us to express and develop our ideas and …

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