Let’s create a place where struggling families become thriving families.

Join us in raising $2.5 million to build The Center for Equity and Prosperity
and help Boston families achieve true financial security.

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A Time to Act.

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 client numbers have tripled in less than ten years, driven by word-of-mouth referrals from enthusiastic clients.

  • Our strategies resonate with people because we respect their own strengths, values and goals.

Family Prosperity Services

  • Financial Security: individualized financial coaching from certified coaches to improve credit, reduce debt, build assets and achieve financial goals
  • Employment: job search, retention, and advancement; career development; enrollment in training, ESOL, or higher education leading to family-sustaining income
  • Service Navigation: resources, referrals, and support for people in crisis or unstable situations

System of Licensed Family Childcare Providers

  • Early Educator Services: professional development, higher education, program evaluation and improvement, curriculum, facilities, networking, and support
  • Parent Services: enrollment, subsidies, transportation, counseling, referrals, workshops, and social activities
  • Child Assessment and Referral to ensure children and families get the resources they need

Small Business Services

  • Technical Assistance on all aspects of business planning, growth, and stabilization
  • Business Education: planning, accounting, marketing
  • Loan Facilitation and Microloan Fund
  • Mentoring from experienced business people
  • Advocacy for policy and practice changes to support independent small businesses

All services are bilingual in Spanish and English.

Equity AND Prosperity.

  • 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!  We have a track record of accomplishments that are based in community voices.

  • 1,117 affordable homes built for families, seniors, and people who have been homeless
  • The Brewery: transformation of a 19th-century industrial complex into a home for small businesses, a community gathering place, and an award-winning national model
  • 2,000+ people connected to jobs, job training, and or post-secondary education
  • 200+ small businesses, primarily immigrant-owned, created or expanded
  • One of the largest family childcare systems in Massachusetts serving Spanish-speaking families and educators
  • Estimated economic impact: $570+ million

Why Now?

For too many people in Boston today, the road to the American Dream is a treadmill.

  • The 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.

  • The real income of Black and Latinx households in Boston has decreased over the past two decades, while White household income has increased (American Community Survey and US Census data).

No Elbow Room.

JPNDC’s offices at the historic Brewery complex are a maze of cramped stairways, halls, and cubicles.

  • Our cramped reception area (even pre-COVID) discourages people from extending their visit for multiple services and is not child-friendly.

  • Stairs fragment our services

  • Our two small meeting rooms (capacity of 25) cannot accommodate the 100 trainings we offer each year.

  • The training rooms aren’t designed for learning, and there’s no space for childcare during workshops.

  • We don’t have enough private, soundproofed space available for simultaneous confidential coaching appointments.

A Beautiful Vision

The Center for Equity and Prosperity will be a welcoming, child-friendly space where 1,000+ families per year can build long-term financial security.

  • All services on one floor, helping us seamlessly integrate services.
  • A welcoming reception area featuring a family-friendly play space, encouraging clients 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 clients can use to submit online applications, write resumes and cover letters, or work on their bookkeeping or family budget.

GENERATING LONG-TERM IMPACT

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.

In the first three years, some of the anticipated impacts include:

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people will raise their credit score by a meaningful increment, opening doors to jobs, housing, affordable loans, and homebuying opportunities
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small businesses, primarily owned by immigrants and African-Americans, will open or expand, creating 100+ jobs and building assets for their owners
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at-risk businesses will stabilize, preserving 300+ jobs and building assets for their owners
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in new contracts obtained by small construction businesses owned by people of color or women
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families will increase their net income through new jobs, career advancement, expense reduction, and access to benefits
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low-income children will be on track for success in kindergarten

EMPOWERING BOSTON FAMILIES

STRENGTHENING ENTREPRENEURS

Edison’s Story:
“I needed assistance and confidence to make my dream of owning my own business come to life.”

EARLY EDUCATION OUTCOMES

Argentina’s Story:
“The best day is when a parent calls me to say ‘my son is at the top of his class now’ or ‘my daughter just won a prize.'”

PARTNERING WITH IMMIGRANTS

Karla’s Story:
“I was struck with how JPNDC staff encouraged people to speak up, name my own strengths, and set my own goals.”

BUILDING THE CENTER FOR EQUITY AND PROSPERITY

We hope you will join us in making a generous pledge or contribution to JPNDC to help us reach our goal of raising $2.5 million to build The Center For Equity and Prosperity.

*Campaign donations over $1,000 are eligible for a 50% state tax credit through Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC).
Learn more at jpndc.org/citc.

If you have questions or would like to discuss further, please contact Randi Sayers,
Resource Development Specialist, at rsayers@jpndc.org or 617-522-2424 ext. 256.