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Bashier Kayou, Healing for Racial Equity

“Equality” is we all get the same. But when you’ve suffered the impacts of racism, getting the same is not enough. We have to change the paradigm and make it about equity." From the Jim Crow South to Harlem and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, from Outward Bound to the JP Neighborhood Trauma Team, [...]

Rose JP: How One JP business is Adapting to the Shutdown

"We literally went home and started gathering things from around the house, and asking our parents for items." Small businesses have probably never faced as difficult a time as they do today. Rose JP, a consignment store owned by Carina Lopez and her husband, is adapting to face these challenges and can't wait to [...]

The best thing a teacher can hear: Argentina Ulloa

‘Mi hijo está en lo más alto de su clase.’ Para una educadora—y para JPNDC—esa noticia hace que todo valga la pena. Argentina Ulloa es una de las 45 educadoras en el hogar, dueños de negocios con licencia independientes, en el sistema de cuidado infantil familiar de JPNDC. Juntos, atienden a 250 niños de [...]

JP & Coco Verde Vegan

“You won't believe you're eating something that's vegan.” Vegan Dominican food? That’s right, and it’s being made here in JP. Today we’re speaking with Cecilia Flores and Ivannoe Rodriguez Sierra, owners of the brand-new catering business Coco Verde Vegan (, about creating delicious recipes based on traditional dishes (and new ones), helping people get healthier, [...]

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