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Proud Mother on IBA’s Bilingual Preschool and her Children

Jennifer Velasquez has been involved with IBA’s bilingual preschool for the past five years. First with her daughter Neveah who graduated and went on to the school system and now with her younger daughter Jayna. We sat down with her, as she came to pick up one of her daughters, …

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Two Women Artists with Unique Perspectives about Life

Two artists are currently showcasing some of their artwork in the “MUJERES: Poetic Revelations of our Lives” exhibit in place until April 22. Both Nora Valdez, from Argentina and Silvia Lopez Chavez, from the Dominican Republic discovered art at a very young age. Valdez studied in an academy of the …

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Honoring Women’s Day, through the History to the Present

IBA is an institution that honors women. We strive every day to put women back into the workplace by giving them support and education, providing programs for single mothers who are looking for a job and offering day care for their children as part of our College and Workforce Development …

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Home Depot Helps Remodel IBA’s Afterschool Space

IBA Staff and volunteers from Home Depot at South Bay Station decided to spend a full day improving the space for our afterschool program located at the Blackstone School. They set out to create a more enjoyable and exciting atmosphere for IBA’s first and second graders. Their goal was to brighten …

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A Few Minutes with Domingo Barreres

IBA’s La Galería in Villa Victoria Center for the Arts is currently showcasing a group of paintings by Spanish-born, Boston artist Domingo Barreres. The paintings are all part of the exhibit, “Two Spaces in One – Bridging the Distance,” which will be on until February 21. Barreres was born in …

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Impacting lives, sharing experiences. This is the story of Jovany Meléndez

For us, at IBA, it’s important and gratifying to realize that we are making a difference in the lives of the participants of our community, that every day we forge a better future through each of the people who are or were part of our programs. We feel very happy …

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Communicating through art. Interview with Silvina Mizrahi

The Arts are an important vehicle to built community and to communicate emotions, experiences and our interpretation for society. For 40 years, IBA has used the arts to do this, among other things. In the fall of 2014, Boston-based Argentinian artist Silvina Mizrahi, showed her work at IBA’s La Galeria. …

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