College & Financial Empowerment

The Program supports low-income residents of the South End/Lower Roxbury neighborhood with employment opportunities.

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Our College and Workforce Program proud graduates

IBA’s College and Financial Empowerment Program is an innovative educational development and financial empowerment partnership with Bunker Hill Community College. Serving as a mini-satellite campus of Bunker Hill Community College, IBA offers a unique model of a college campus in the heart of an affordable housing community.

The program has a strong coaching, case management component. The success Coaches guide students through the enrollment process and financial aid system; link students with tutors and learning specialists; help students create educational plans and walk them through the required courses for completion of a certificate or degree program; and connect students with employers. The program offers scholarships, childcare, books and test fees, as well as academic advising.

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The Program offers: 

Financial Empowerment and Credit Building Services

Need help with money? We have the best advice here at IBA!

Managing your money can be complicated, from loans, credit cards, part-time work, and bank accounts. Knowing how to handle these things can save you time and money! At IBA, we understand these things are important to keeping your family healthy.

How do I set up an appointment? Please contact Jeff Paddock, Financial Empowerment Coordinator at (617) 535-1758. 

High School Equivalency and College Bridging Services 

Read about how our High School Equivalency  program is helping people achieve goals and obtain accredited education credentials! How do I set up an appointment? Please contact Kay MazaraAcademic Coordinator at (617) 399-1964.

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