SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2023

11 AM – 1 PM

Merriam St parking lot

See map | Ver mapa

*** FREE *** GRATIS ***

Please RSVP so we can put on the best event possible!

¡Favor de confirmar su asistencia para que podamos planificar el mejor evento posible!

  • Food trucks | Camiones de comida

  • Community awards | Reconocimientos

  • Art activity | Actividad de arte

  • Petting zoo | Zoológico pequeño

  • Juggler | Malabarista

  • Ice cream truck | Helados

  • Raffles | Rifas

  • Family and friends!

  • ¡Familiares y amigos!

Announcing our Award Winners!

Every year, JPNDC is happy to honor people who have gone above and beyond to make our communities better and advance the values of racial and economic equity.

We hope you’ll join us to honor these community members and young JPNDC leaders!

Friends of Blessed Sacrament

Due to the complexity and high cost of redeveloping this kind of structure, the former Blessed Sacrament church had for years been in danger of crumbling and/or turned into market-rate housing. Thanks to these dedicated community members, it will now be redeveloped as affordable housing plus community arts space for the Hyde Square Task Force.

Given JPNDC’s tremendous investment in the rest of the Blessed Sacrament campus (83 affordable homes), we are deeply appreciative that this group of volunteers never gave up, and achieved the best possible outcome imaginable!

Jackson Square Building Captains

After participating in leadership training and speaking with hundreds of households in Jamaica Plain and Roxbury, the Jackson Square Building Captains launched the JS LOVS (Jackson Square Lifting Our Voices for Safety) campaign. Their mission is “to promote safety within the Jackson square neighborhood to protect and save our children! We wish to utilize our voices to come together to find solutions and provide resources for all Jackson square community members.”

Their work makes the future brighter for all of us.

Ricky Guerra

JPNDC’s Associate Director of Real Estate has extraordinary expertise, perspective, and insight in the areas of design, construction, and operations, and is generous in sharing these talents and wisdom with her colleagues. We deeply appreciate how she lives her commitment to racial equity through mentoring, training and leveraging real estate projects to build opportunity and equity for Boston’s people and small businesses.

Enrique Ponce

JPNDC’s Senior Career Coach brings invaluable benefits to JPNDC and the people we serve. He has an exceptional combination of positive attitude, work ethic, attention to detail, humility, kindness, and general willingness to go above and beyond for the success of the program and for his clients.

Cristal Martinez

From helping residents who were dealing with health and food insecurity during the COVID shutdown to the community engagement efforts that led to the Cheney projects’ approval, JPNDC’s Senior Community Organizer demonstrated initiative and leadership that made a difference. Her work in developing community power among the Jackson Square building captains is a fulfillment of our mission to amplify the voices of Boston residents who have been excluded from prosperity by economic and racial inequities.


JPNDC Buildings in Jamaica Plain

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JPNDC Buildings in Dorchester & Roxbury

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Sponsorship donations do more than support this event.

They help JPNDC offer free economic mobility services and advance an ambitious affordable housing pipeline.

Sponsorships of $1,000+ are eligible for a 50% state tax credit through the Mass. Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC). Click the button below to sponsor.