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AmeriCorps Member Spotlight: Maria Elena Guallpa de Bastian

Marial Elena Guallpa de Bastian is a LISC Boston AmeriCorps member serving at the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council (GLCAC) as an English as a Second Language (ESOL) Coordinator. Here, she describes in her own words the work she does and what it means to her.


Boston Herald Fare Hike Letter

Today, LISC Boston Executive Director Bob Van Meter and MACDC President Joe Kriesberg have a letter to the editor in the Boston Herald about the proposed MBTA fare hikes.  In it, they argue that "This increase will hit transit-dependent low-wage workers the hardest. And such a large fare hike is not necessary to address the T’s operating deficit."  If you agree, you can speak up too!  Click here to learn how you can make your voice heard.


Building a bridge to better jobs for Bostonians

A federal program that fuels grassroots solutions to community challenges is helping close the skills gap that traps millions of people in poverty, even in a growing economy.

Through a partnership with LISC, the Social Innovation Fund (SIF)—part of the federal Corporation for National and Community Service—has awarded $1.2 million to the new Bridges to Career Opportunities programs at Jewish Vocational Services(JVS) and the Roxbury Center for Financial Empowerment (CFE).


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Boston LISC Staff Blog

Boston LISC Staff members share their perspective on LISC's work, the community development world. and many other topics.

Joe Kriesberg Receives Community Service Award Last night, I had the pleasure and honor of presenting Joe Kriesberg, President and CEO of the Massachusetts Association...
Better Buildings Challenge Kickoff at Powdermill Village Better Buildings Challenge Kickoff at Powdermill Village Michael Davis - December 8, 2014  Yesterday Peabody Properties held a tour of their energy retrofit project at Po...
Highlights from LISC/Bank of America’s Forum on Greening Affordable Housing Highlights from LISC/Bank of America’s Forum on Greening Affordable Housing On October 3rd LISC and Bank of America hosted a forum in Boston on “Greening Affordable Housing” that was...
“El Barrio Tours” Screening - Rebecca Schofield On Monday, August 18th, a group of over 60 Boston area residents came together to watch “El Barrio Tours: Gentrifi...
Mattapan United Walking Tour: Highlights - Rebecca Schofield On July 23rd, Mattapan United led a walking tour of Mattapan for the Social Justice Funder’s Network and Associate...
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