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Carmen A. Pola papers

Identifier: M159
Overview Community activist Carmen A. Pola was born Carmen A. Villanueva Garcia in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, in 1939. In 1955 she moved to the continental United States with her family, settling briefly in the Bronx, New York, before moving to Oakland, California, where the family worked in agriculture. In 1960 she married Juan Pola, and they have five children. While in California, Pola became involved in community activism, participating in a number of grassroots organizations concerned with...
Dates: 1970-2006; Majority of material found within 1975-2000

El Colectivo Puertorriqueño de Boston newsletters

Identifier: M098

El Colectivo Puertorriqueño de Boston (CPB) was formed in March 1982 to raise awareness of issues facing the Puerto Rican community in Boston.

Dates: 1984-1999; Majority of material found within 1984-1987

Escuelita Agueybana Day Care Centers records

Identifier: M116
Overview In 1976, a group of parents living in Villa Victoria in the South End met to discuss the need for day care in their neighborhood. These parents, who were in the process of becoming economically self-sufficient, established Escuelita Agueybana, the first bilingual day care center in Massachusetts to serve primarily Hispanic children and their families. With funding from the City of Boston Public Welfare Department and Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA) acting as its fiscal agent, the center...
Dates: 1978-1996

Frieda Garcia papers

Identifier: M222
Abstract Frieda Garcia is a community activist and leader who has worked primarily in Boston's South End and Roxbury neighborhoods since the mid 1960s, when she first settled in Boston. She initially found work under Hubie Jones, who became a mentor, at the Roxbury Multi-Service Center. A few years later, in 1969, Jones urged her to become a part of a new organization that was forming to meet the needs of Boston's growing Hispanic community. Garcia became the first director of the resulting...
Dates: 1886-2022; Majority of material found within 1963-2014

Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation (HOPE) records

Identifier: M188
Overview For 40 years from 1971-2011 the Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation (HOPE) was a prominent community based organization with regional offices in Boston, Lawrence, and Springfield, Massachusetts. HOPE offered a variety of educational and health and human services programs for the Latino community of Massachusetts in the areas of college readiness, health promotion, prevention education, technology training, and workforce and leadership development. Program highlights included an annual...
Dates: 1957-2012; Majority of material found within 1982-2011

Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción records

Identifier: M111
Overview Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA) is a community development corporation whose mission is to guarantee residents of the Villa Victoria community long term control over their housing by offering programs in community organizing and development, human services, and art and culture. Located in the South End of Boston, IBA began in 1967 as a grassroots movement against the Boston Redevelopment Authority's urban renewal plan. IBA incorporated in 1968 as the Emergency Tenant's Council of Parcel...
Dates: 1967-2004; Majority of material found within 1974-1999

La Alianza Hispana records

Identifier: M055
Overview La Alianza Hispana was begun in 1968 by Ana Maria Rodríguez, teacher of English as a second language at the Winthrop Elementary School in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Noticing the impoverished conditions of her Latino students, Rodríguez, along with fellow teacher Betsy Tregar, started meeting at Denison House in Roxbury with Latino parents to begin addressing their needs. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Latino community of Boston became very active in the city's civic, social, and...
Dates: 1960-1999; Majority of material found within 1975-1995

Nelson Merced papers

Identifier: M125
Overview Nelson Merced, a Latino politician and activist, was born in New York City in 1948. Merced first became politically active in Puerto Rico in the early 1970s, working with squatters in San Juan. He moved back to the United States to attend the University of Connecticut, graduating with a bachelor's degree in anthropology. He did graduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, held positions at La Alianza Hispana and the Boston Public Facilities Department, and returned to politics...
Dates: 1966-2002; Majority of material found within 1988-1992

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