People in Boston want a chance to prosper.
JPNDC is their partner.
Small Business Services
The name of Abdelgadir Ibrahim's business means "health and beauty," and his transportation service is a kind of community building.
Jade Wilkins and Fit4Life
When Jade Wilkins moved to Boston nine years ago, she looked around and recognized a gap she could fill by creating an inclusive, community-centered holistic wellness small business. For seven years she ran it outside, depending on weather and season. Now she has a beautiful year-round place in Roslindale.
Los Magicos & LV Home Improvement
Magic seems to follow Harlen wherever he goes. He earned his nickname, “La Magia” (The Magic), because of his skills as a barber, but the enchantment hasn’t stopped there. Today Harlen and his wife, Argentina, own two businesses that have thrived and grown during the pandemic.
NHK Electrical Contracting
When Marquita and her husband took over her uncle's business in 2004, they were eager to get to work growing the company. But after 10 years of hard work, they felt stuck in the same place where they had started, until she connected with JPNDC.
Andres' entrepreneurial journey started in his kitchen making Colombian hot dogs. Since then, he grew into a successful food truck and has opened his first restaurant location in East Boston.
JP Lock and Security
2020 was a year of struggle and loss for most small businesses. But Brian and Trish took on the daunting challenge of opening their small business during the pandemic.
New Chapter Home Improvement
Access to capital is critical for construction businesses like Vicki's. After connecting with JPNDC, she has overcome this barrier, building a strong growing business and empowering female entrepreneurs along the way.
Family Prosperity Services
Karla came to the U.S. to build a better life for her and her three sons. Since Karla came to JPNDC, we continue to celebrate her determination and perseverance.
Five years ago, Yvette was discouraged. She had a job in Boston, but was commuting from Rhode Island because it was impossible to find an apartment she could afford. But this is much more than a story about affordable housing.
By the age of 73, everyone’s life has taken a few twists and turns. But COVID-19 has been a twist that too many people are struggling to navigate. For Fabio, it felt like the life in Boston that he had spent decades building was falling apart.
As the world seemed to close in 2020 due to COVID-19, Eduardo was determined to better his future and make the most out of a very challenging year.
Willie Mitchell grew up in Jackson Square, pursued a career and life outside JP, and now is happily back - organizing with others for a safer community.
Edwina Cloherty fought the highway, pushed for bank accountability, helped found JPNDC, and much more.
De Jesús Family
After two decades of renting in Boston, Yoelis and Abner dreamed of owning their own home. Most of all, they dreamed of finding that home in a safe, welcoming neighborhood where their growing family could plant roots.
Julia Martin organized and advocated for decades for her community at the Mildred Hailey Apartments. She's still at it today, in the affordable senior apartment building that bears her name.