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Building Community Online | Resident Services Outreach

Building Community Online | Resident Services Outreach

We recently sat down with Yahaira Objio, Resident Services Program Director, to learn more about how residents are being engaged and informed during IBA's office closure. The IBA COVID-19 response has been rapid, structured, and organized across all programs. The Resident Services staff has remained in place to continue offering programming and support to residents and participants....

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Maintaining Community While Physical Distancing

Maintaining Community While Physical Distancing

The country has witnessed an unprecedented shift in everyday life as local, state and federal officials advise us to practice physical distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As we adjust to a lifestyle marked by reduced personal interaction and increased isolation, it is essential that local communities come together to serve as support systems and beacons of hope, so that no one feels th...

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IBA COVID-19 Response | Serving the Community Online

IBA COVID-19 Response | Serving the Community Online

With the country in the grips of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations have had to make dramatic and sudden shifts to leverage technology to continue operations. IBA is no exception. Despite the closure of all administrative offices on Tuesday March 17th, IBA has been able to make a near seamless transition to operating virtually and has kept all of their critical programs running. We re...

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Coronavirus - Resources

Coronavirus - Resources

Please contact us on our social media channels if you have more resources to share with our community.Sesión de Expertas en Español: En esta sesión informativa tenemos a 3 latinas de el Departamento de Emergencias del Massachusetts General Hospital y Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Estarán contestando preguntas en vivo...

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El Poder Comunitario en Tiempos Dificiles: Novedades del Coronavirus

El Poder Comunitario en Tiempos Dificiles: Novedades del Coronavirus

* Esta pagina será actualizada constantemente para reflejar la situación que se sigue desarrollando To read this information in english please click here. Actualizado el martes 7 de Abril, 4:30pm P. Cómo afecta a las operaciones de IBA las órdenes del Go...

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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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2020 | A Year of Perfect Vision

2020 | A Year of Perfect Vision

With 2020 in full swing, we sat down with IBA’s Chief Operating Officer, Mayra I. Negrón-Roche to learn more about IBA’s goals for the year. Can you share IBA’s 2020 goals? As we enter into 2020 with a year of perfect vision, our focus will be on points of accountability in all we do at IBA to achieve our intended impact and theory of change in our co...

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The Voice of the Community | Donuts With Delegates

The Voice of the Community | Donuts With Delegates

2020 is one of the busiest political years that we can recently remember. There are a number of pending housing and community development priorities in the legislature and we only have seven months before the end of the session. For those reasons, we have called our State Representative, Jon Santiago, and Eduardo Moreno Méndez, a representative from the office of the State Senator Sonia...

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Preserving a Place for Families

Preserving a Place for Families

Research recently published by the Boston Foundation and MetroCommon reveal that families with children are getting squeezed out of Boston. ...

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City Winery & IBA Present Grammy-Winning, Puerto Rican Star, iLe

City Winery & IBA Present Grammy-Winning, Puerto Rican Star, iLe

With the highly-anticipated February 10th event hosted by IBA & City Winery less than a week away, we had the rare opportunity to speak with 2017 Grammy Award Winner and 2020 Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album Grammy Nominee, iLe to learn more about the inspiration b...

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Frequently Asked Questions: Villa Victoria Center for the Arts (VVCA)

Frequently Asked Questions: Villa Victoria Center for the Arts (VVCA)

With the new year upon us, we wanted to provide an important update on the status of the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts.January/February 2020 Update What has IBA done historically to maintain Villa Victoria Center for the Arts? IBA has operated the building for more than 30 years as a multi-function community center with active d...

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Looking Ahead: IBA’s Affordable Housing Outlook for 2020

Looking Ahead: IBA’s Affordable Housing Outlook for 2020

When Mayor Martin J. Walsh took office, he pledged to add 53,000 residential units to Boston’s housing stock – a number that was increased to 69,000 in 2018 in order to keep pace with demand. In November 2019, Mayo...

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Strong for Puerto Rico

Strong for Puerto Rico

With each passing day, the situation is growing more dire. That's why IBA has partnered with Brigada Solidaria del Oeste to bring aide to those affected in Puerto Rico. Your donation will go to providing critical supplies to the island, offset the cost of home repairs, and to establish temporary housing for the hundreds that are displaced. 1. What’s happenin...

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Transit Woes: The State of Transportation in Massachusetts

Transit Woes: The State of Transportation in Massachusetts

Finding affordable, reliable transportation in Greater Boston can feel nearly impossible. Despite being ranked the third most “walkable” large city in the U.S., Boston is one of the most congested cities in the U.S. and possesses a public bus, subway, and...

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New Chief Development Officer: Rachel Madariaga

New Chief Development Officer: Rachel Madariaga

If you want results, Rachel Madariaga, IBA’s new Chief Development Officer is the person to turn to. Having joined the executive team in late-September, Rachel’s addition is sure to help catapult IBA in extraordinary ways. With a results-driven approach that has garnered her impressive success in her eight-year career with Jumpstart for Young Children, she is excited to bring her experience and...

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