Our capital campaign to build a welcoming place where Boston families can build assets and move toward long-term prosperity.
is our investment in a more inclusive city.
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Partnering with families to build income, credit, careers, and intergenerational assets
Providing small business owners with tools, technical assistance, and resources that will help them stabilize and grow
Ensuring that children in Boston get high-quality affordable childcare that prepares them for success in school and life
More than four times as many people come to JPNDC today as when our current offices in the historic Brewery complex were built out. Our space needs to be renovated to meet this increased need.
The challenges of our current space include:
- A maze of cramped rooms, halls, and cubicles.
- Stairs that fragment our services.
- A cramped reception area (even pre-COVID) that discourages people from extending their visit for multiple services and is not child-friendly.
- Two small meeting rooms (capacity of 25) that cannot accommodate the 100+ trainings we offer each year.
- Training rooms that aren’t designed for learning.
- No space for childcare during workshops.
- Not enough private, soundproofed space for simultaneous confidential coaching appointments.
Read JPNDC's statement regarding the CEP and the relocation of Brewery Tenant, 21st Century Foods here.
In these extraordinary times, JPNDC is ready to create a place where families can build assets, move toward prosperity, and make Boston a more equitable city.
- JPNDC has become a magnet for Latinx and other low-income families seeking to build financial stability and prosperity.
- Our numbers have tripled in less than ten years, driven by word-of-mouth referrals from enthusiastic participants.
- Our strategies resonate with people because we respect their own strengths, values and goals.
JPNDC’s approach is to recognize every person’s strengths, no matter their challenges. Our role is to partner with people so they can achieve their own goals.
- Our approach is based on the understanding that poverty is rooted in economic and social inequity.
- Our individualized strategies are matched by organizing and advocacy to change policies that perpetuate inequity.
- JPNDC can do it! Together with our communities, we have a track record of tackling challenges and achieving meaningful change.
For too many people in Boston today, the road to the American Dream is a treadmill.
- The racial wealth divide means children of color are likely to inherit poverty, not assets.
- It’s harder now for younger generations to move up the economic ladder than it was for earlier ones.
- People are working hard and falling behind anyway. A single parent earning minimum wage would need to work 100 hours a week to cover rent and basic expenses in Boston.
A new, permanent resource that will put thousands of Boston families on a trajectory of upward financial mobility.
- A 40% expansion of our current space in the historic Brewery complex, renovating more than 6,000 sq. ft. on the ground floor.
- All services on one floor, helping us seamlessly integrate services.
- A welcoming reception area featuring a family-friendly play space, encouraging people to take advantage of multiple services – a proven best practice.
- A training space designed for adult and two-generational learning, including state-of-the-art technology, ergonomic seating, warm and abundant lighting, capacity for 80 people, and a child care area.
- A technology center housing computers and printers that people can use to submit online applications, write resumes and cover letters, or work on their bookkeeping or family budget.
A Honduran immigrant building financial independence and security for her family
A veteran and BIPOC-owned locksmith business that opened a storefront in the height of the COVID-19 pandemic
An education professional and small business owner preparing children of color for academic success
The Center for Equity and Prosperity is more than a building.
This space will give JPNDC’s Economic Prosperity Services room to grow, introduce new services, and innovate to meet the increasing needs of our clients.
Within the first three years of the Center opening its doors:
a more equitable Boston.
Have questions or want more information on the capital campaign?
Contact Sally Swenson at [email protected] or 617-522-2424 x242.