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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, [...]

By |2020-06-03T11:06:54-04:00June 3rd, 2020|JP and Me|Comments Off on Bashier Kayou, Healing for Racial Equity

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 [...]

By |2020-04-17T13:07:19-04:00April 8th, 2020|JP and Me|Comments Off on Rose JP: How One JP business is Adapting to the Shutdown

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 [...]

By |2020-04-15T15:23:02-04:00November 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The best thing a teacher can hear: Argentina Ulloa

Wise Words from Women Entrepreneurs in JP

Is Instagram a great marketing tool? What if I can't get a loan? Do I really need to plan? Carina Lopez (right) with Marie Michl of JPNDC Voices of experience answered these and other questions on March 21st, when five small business owners and experts formed a panel at the #SheMeansBusiness pop-up [...]

By |2019-04-10T14:10:18-04:00April 9th, 2019|JP and Me|Comments Off on Wise Words from Women Entrepreneurs in JP

JP & Anne St. Juste

“I saw kids running around outside when they should have been in school. I thought, what is this? And so, I wanted to do something about it.” Sometimes JPNDC's work goes to unexpected places. Anne St. Juste took a business class at JPNDC to strengthen her non-profit. Now she's doing more than ever to [...]

By |2019-02-20T16:18:52-05:00February 20th, 2019|JP and Me|Comments Off on JP & Anne St. Juste

JP & Arnold Johnson

“It’s not just banging nails. It’s engineering. It’s architecture. We need young people to realize they can make a good living.” Boston is in a building boom. Did you know most of the workers on the city’s construction sites today are neither Boston residents nor people of color (who make up at least 53% of [...]

By |2018-09-10T15:14:59-04:00September 10th, 2018|JP and Me|Comments Off on JP & Arnold Johnson

JP & Michael Mulcahy

Michael Mulcahy, 1928-2018 In this post we celebrate the life of Michael Mulcahy, a pillar of the neighborhood for more than 50 years. First, in a 2007 interview, Michael reminisces about JP in the 1960s, living two blocks from the Haffenreffer Brewery, and facing down some bigots who opposed JPNDC in the early days. Michael would [...]

By |2018-08-20T13:44:20-04:00August 10th, 2018|JP and Me|Comments Off on JP & Michael Mulcahy

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 (https://cocoverdevegan.com/), about creating delicious recipes based on traditional dishes (and new ones), helping people get healthier, [...]

By |2018-08-20T13:44:20-04:00July 18th, 2018|JP and Me|Comments Off on JP & Coco Verde Vegan