Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción

Requisition ID
# of Openings
Youth Engagement & Employment
Posted Date
11/29/2021 12:32:00 PM
Post End Date
12/12/2021 11:59:00 PM
Position Type
Temporary Part-Time


Established in 1968, IBA is a non-profit organization whose original mission focused on addressing the displacement of low-income Puerto Rican families due to urban development in the South End neighborhood of Boston. Over the past half-century, IBA has grown into a dynamic Community Development Corporation that cultivates and preserves culturally diverse affordable housing communities and provides residents with opportunities to reach their full potential through innovative programmatic offerings. In addition to developing the Villa Victoria (Victory Village) community and securing 667 units of affordable housing, IBA administers five community programs: Preschool, Youth Development, Financial Empowerment, Resident Services, and Arts Program. Annually, IBA’s programs serve over 1,100 people. IBA is a national model for the integration of affordable housing with comprehensive, culturally responsive and bilingual (English/Spanish) programming strengthened by social supports. The organization’s Youth Development Program prepares participants for college, professional careers, and involvement in the community by developing leadership abilities, self-confidence, positive relationships, and job skills through participation in high-quality learning experiences. The strength of the program relies on an arts-integrated approach, allowing young people to learn, explore and express themselves in non-traditional ways. IBA's Peer Leaders partake in arts education, civic engagement, life skills, and job readiness workshops in which they study social justice issues and learn through various artistic disciplines, such as photography, poetry, painting, and dance.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

•Participating in daily social justice and life skills workshops focused around issues in their community and job readiness. •Attending daily art workshops that aim to create art for social change. •Planning and hosting an end-of-program event for the community to showcase all of the work they have done.

The Ideal Candidate for this Job:

The kind of young person that would be perfect for the Peer Leader position is someone who is: · Committed and passionate about social justice, art, and community service · Looking for and could benefit from the supportive, structured program that IBA offers · IBA prioritizes youth from Villa Victoria and the South End/Lower Roxbury neighborhoods. · Youth that are interested in building or already have the foundation for strong interpersonal skills


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