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The JP Greenhouse: Looking Ahead from the Inside Out

It’s been a long time coming, but the transformation of the abandoned Jack’s Store into a super-insulated, energy efficient home on the corner of Bourne and Catherine Streets in Jamaica Plain is complete... But what really sets this home apart is that the family welcomes others to come by and learn about the ongoing...
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Dave McLaughlin Discusses His Work With Boston World Partnerships

On August 6th, 2009, Dave McLaughlin, Executive Director of Boston World Partnerships, participated in NPi’s community dialogue, "Building Community Online and Offline" at City Year.
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Community-Based, Comprehensive Adult Education in South Boston

Community-Based, Comprehensive Adult Education in South Boston

The Notre Dame Education Center (NDEC) has been a place of hope for South Boston residents since it opened its doors in 1860. Started by a group of nuns called the Sisters of Notre Dame, the center began as a free high school for girls. While the school closed in 1992, the sisters remained...
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VIDEO: Boston leaders speak about what they gained from NPi’s last dialogue

Dave McLaughlin and Joseph Porcelli share their thoughts on NPi's community dialogue, “Building Community Online and Offline”
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Dollars and Sense: The Moving From Debt to Assets Program Proves Financial Stability is Attainable

Effectively combining financial classes, counseling, and peer support, Moving From Debt to Assets provides the tools for a debt-free life. And since classes are taught in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Cape Verdean Creole, language barriers shouldn’t deter community members from the Boston area from participating.
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VIDEO: NPi Speaks with The Cloud Foundation about the 100K ArtScience Innovation Prize

In this video we talk with Carrie Fitzsimmons of The Cloud Foundation about The ArtScience Prize, an award that provides opportunities for teens to develop breakthrough ideas in the arts and design at the frontier of scientific knowledge.
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A Conversation with Tina Chéry of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute

The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute was founded in 1994 to assist and support families of homicide victims in the City of Boston. Today, the Peace Institute works with schools, families (both of victims and offenders), and communities to promote peace and unity.
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A Conversation with Doreen Treacy, Director of the CivicHealth Institute at DotWell, Dorchester, Mass

Doreen Treacy is the Director of the DotWell CivicHealth Institute, where she works with other community activists to build social capital in the community... What we are still seeing in Codman Square are the residual effects of financial redlining from the 70s through early 90s. Those residual effects take a really, really long time...
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VIDEO: NPi speaks with Lakenya Johnson of FAMILY Movement

In this video we speak with Lakenya Johnson of FAMILY Movement in Dorchester Massachusetts about its vision to empower young moms, women, and men in homeless shelters and transitional living by providing self-worth and family values.
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Joel Schwartz Discusses His Work with Moving From Debt to Assets

I’m the director of the Moving from Debt to Assets program that is run by the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO). GBIO is an organization of 66 different institutions, mostly churches and synagogues, but also a Muslim organization, nonprofit organizations, particularly community development corporations and two union locals, all united for one purpose—to build...
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VIDEO: Bill Walczak on busing in Boston in the 70s and the city’s unique history

Watch Bill Walczak, CEO of Codman Square Health Center and Co-Founder of Codman Academy Charter Public School in Dorchester, Massachusetts speak about Busing in Boston in the 1970s and it's lasting impact today.
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December 11th, 2008 NPi community dialogue reflections, video, and photos

Thanks to everyone who turned out (in spite of the rain) for last night’s event at the Boston Public Library. Video by Nishima Chudasama. We enjoyed hearing our three speakers Herbert Gleason, lawyer and former corporation counsel for the City of Boston, 1968-1979; Melvin B. Miller, Editor and Publisher of the Bay State Banner; and...
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Jeanne Dasaro and NPi are featured in today’s Boston Globe!

Jeanne Dasaro and NPi are featured in today’s Boston Globe! Pick up a hard copy or scroll to the middle of the page here: http://www.boston.com/ae/celebrity/articles/2008/10/23/cage_moving_out_of_ri/?page=2. From the Boston Globe: Leading woman! “Check out Jeanne Dasaro in the November issue of ‘O, The Oprah Magazine,’ on newsstands now. The 27-year-old Dorchester resident won the O White...
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Pat Cooke, Tina Chery, Candice Gartley, and Bob MacEachern on life and activism in Dorchester, MA

On August 21st, 2008 Tina Chery, Pat Cooke, Candice Gartley, and Bob MacEachern gathered at Dot2Dot Cafe in Dorchester, MA for NPi’s first speakers panel and community dialogue. Topics discussed included Dorchester’s rich history, the many ways Dorchester has changed over the past few decades, lessons learned working in the community over the years,...
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