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Bashier Kayou, Healing for Racial Equity

June 3rd, 2020|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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

April 8th, 2020|Comments Off on 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, [...]

JP & Tomas Gonzalez

December 11th, 2019|Comments Off on JP & Tomas Gonzalez

"This is a hot topic and a lot of people want to be in it. I just felt like I could do it. I know the city, I know the neighborhood." Tomas Gonzalez reconnects [...]

The best thing a teacher can hear: Argentina Ulloa

November 7th, 2019|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Wise Words from Women Entrepreneurs in JP

April 9th, 2019|Comments Off on 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 [...]

JP & Anne St. Juste

February 20th, 2019|Comments Off on 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. [...]