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SUPPORTING THE GROWTH OF OTHERS

SUPPORTING THE GROWTH OF OTHERS

Providing financial security to the residents of Villa Victoria is one of the goals of the Financial Empowerment Program, which supports low-income families with the tools and knowledge they need to manage their finances, understand their credit and generate savings. Thanks to our new Financial Empowerment Coordinator, Nathaniel Arias, we will be able to contin...

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LAS VERDADES DE LA VACUNA CONTRA EL COVID-19

LAS VERDADES DE LA VACUNA CONTRA EL COVID-19

Las vacunas para prevenir el COVID-19 son quizás la forma más eficaz para acabar con esta pandemia. Pero también sabemos que cada vez que se autoriza el uso de emergencia de alguna vacuna contra el COVID-19, se escuchan historias por todos lados lo cual puede crear muchas preguntas acerca de la seguridad de las vacunas. A continuación ponemos a tu disposición informa...

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Community Power During Trying Times: Coronavirus Updates

Community Power During Trying Times: Coronavirus Updates

* This page will be continually updated as this is a developing situation Para ver esta información en español por favor siga este enlace. Updated Tuesday April 7th, 2020, 4:30pm Q: How does Governor Baker’s orders on COVID-19 impac...

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Massachusetts Special Elections: What You Need To Know

Massachusetts Special Elections: What You Need To Know

Your vote matters. Voting in the upcoming special election is not only important because you decide the next mayor, but you also have the power to create and modify laws in our state and city. At IBA, it is our mission to improve our communities through high-quality programs and this starts with the individual. Your vote gives a voice to our community and by exercising your right to vote you are p...

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Empowering Residents Through New Programing

Empowering Residents Through New Programing

In an effort to impart long-lasting financial security & success in our community, we recently introduced the improved College and Financial Empowerment Program (CaFe). Tiana Bonner, CaFe Director, is leading the change in the hopes that this new program will provide low-income families with the tools and knowledg...

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Diversity, A Key to Success for Our Children

Diversity, A Key to Success for Our Children

Integrating diversity in our classrooms means more than enrolling students from a variety of multicultural backgrounds; it means, including lessons about their heritages, languages, and customs. When teachers create an environment that not only acknowledges diversity but celebrates what makes all of these cultures unique, then students can grow socially and academically with a bet...

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One Hood: Forming Connections On & Off the Court

One Hood: Forming Connections On & Off the Court

On July 12th, we tipped-off our eleventh year of the One Hood Basketball League, providing a safe space for local teenagers to “just play ball and not worry,” as Angel Lopez, our One Hood Commissioner said. At first look, it may not seem that Boston’s neighborhood streets can be a “battleground” for some, but as former South End District Officer Jorge Dias explained, “It’s hard to be a good kid no...

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Create Memories, Lessons, & Ornaments with Your Child this Holiday Season

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 and make more that will last for many years to come by decorating your tree with some of these hom...

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Make the Holidays both Educational & Fun for Your Children

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 - your child will remember these moments forever and have the book to keep making memories all year long! And since No...

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Voting Tips to Prepare for Election Day

Voting Tips to Prepare for Election Day

Your vote matters. Voting in the upcoming election is not only important because you decide the next leader of our country, but you also have the power to create and modify laws in our state and city. At IBA it is our mission to improve our communities through high-quality programs and this starts with the individual. Your vote gives a voice to our community; by exercising your right to vote you a...

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When Should My Child Start Learning a Second Language?

When Should My Child Start Learning a Second Language?

As parents, at times we may experience the lingering thought, “Am I doing this right?” We’re worried about giving our children the best life possible as we make decisions for them every day. One of the greatest concerns shared by multicultural families is if we should expose our child to a second language. We share the same worries, often afraid a second language will cause confusion in our child’...

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Transitioning your Child into School

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 years at IBA’s preschool which you can do in preparation and also on the actual day. ...

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Don't Lose Year-Long Lessons: Tips for Keeping Education in your Child's Summer

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 something new. After doing some research we found that children lose the most knowledge in math, but reading also decl...

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Family Fitness Tips for All Ages

Family Fitness Tips for All Ages

It is always important to remember that education begins at home; parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts and anyone under your household are the ones responsible for the first habits and knowledge of our children. And that knowledge also means cultivating healthy habits that will go with us throughout life. At IBA, we promote the general wellbeing of the community and strengthening families' heal...

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What Happens After High School?

What Happens After High School?

Being in high school can be a difficult time due to academic pressures and social context; and accompanied by a feeling of uncertainty — a signature of an important transitional period. Being between 16 and 24 means that you have to start thinking about your future, how to be economically independent and what path to take in regards to a career or trade. In addition to these important life-alteri...

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