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Treasurer Deborah Goldberg pushes for board diversity, financial literacy

Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg has launched the Office of Economic Empowerment, an effort aimed at teaching financial literacy in Massachusetts schools, as part of an ambitious reform agenda.

Nuestra Comunidad awarded $2 million to build 16 affordable for-sale homes in Roxbury

Nuestra Comunidad has been awarded $2 million in funding from the Boston Department of Neighborhood Development to build 16 homeownership opportunities on a long-vacant lot on Edgewood Street, just off of Blue Hill Avenue in Roxbury. The new homes will ...

Taking on foreclosure in Four Corners

The Coalition for Occupied Homes in Foreclosure finalized the purchase of ten formerly foreclosed properties in the Four Corners neighborhood of Dorchester. The purchase is part of COHIF’s plan to acquire thirty occupied, foreclosed properties in the area to help ...

Empowering the next generation

Founded in 2003 by Denise Korn, Youth Design’s mission is “to empower talented urban youth to pursue higher education and a promising career by engaging the professional design community to mentor, educate, train and employ the next generation.”

Entrepreneur bottles family recipes

Founded late last year, Makomas makes three traditional juice drinks that harken back to founder Magbè Savané’s youth in Africa: Ginger Drink, Baobab Drink and Hibiscus Tea. Her mother sold similar beverages in small plastic bags to neighbors and town ...

Immigrant youth summit forges new connections

Youth leaders organized an immigrant youth summit that took place on Saturday at the Margarita Muniz Academy in Jamaica Plain, bringing together about 40 young people from across the city, representing the Latino, Asian, African and other immigrant populations of ...

School officials soliciting ideas for high schools of the future

What should the high schools of the future have? That was the question posed at a meeting Monday night at the Boston Public Schools administrative headquarters in Dudley Square. The discussion, attended by a mix of educational professionals, parents, and ...

Forming Boston’s future 15 years in advance

City of Boston officials rolled out a planning initiative, dubbed Imagine Boston 2030, which was introduced at last week’s Innovative Design Alternatives Summit in Faneuil Hall. The last time Boston had such an all-encompassing blueprint for its growth was in ...

Mayor rolls out Brother’s Keeper effort

City officials are ready to marshal public, corporate and nonprofit resources in an unprecedented effort to improve outcomes for boys and young men of color in education, in the workforce and in criminal justice, as part of Boston’s version of ...

Merging arenas

David Beckham. Russell Westbrook. Cristiano Ronaldo. What do they have in common? Not only are they all respected and talented athletes but all three have entered into the highly competitive world of fashion with their own clothing lines, endorsement deals ...

Sobering statistics on diversity

The latest diversity scorecard from The American Lawyer, published last May, showed that the already low numbers of African American partners at large law firms nationwide further decreased.

Lyndigo Spice

Lyndigo Spice’s line of products are full of flavor with a spicy attitude! Offering small batch, locally made, all-natural, preservative free chutneys, relishes, fruit spreads and spice rubs. All products are in low sugar, low in sodium, fat free, vegan ...

Defining company culture

Starting your own business can be both thrilling and terrifying. Most entrepreneurs are confident that they possess the skills and knowledge to provide their products or services. But when it comes to the business operation, many owners think, “It’s my ...

Tapping the mobile market

We live in a mobile world. Consumers live in a mobile world. And today’s small businesses better live in a mobile world. Specifically, whether brick and mortar, old or new, b2b, b2c, tech savvy or tech weary, mobile apps can ...

Upham's Corner teen has President's ear

President Obama turned last week to a panel of black and Latino youth in New York City for insight. The answer that appeared to stick with the president came from Boston Latin Academy junior Malachi Hernandez.