Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción’s Goes to the White House


Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción’s (IBA) Youth Development Program has been selected as one of the 50 Finalists for the 2016 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. On Tuesday, November 15th First Lady Michelle Obama will be announcing the winners and giving the awards in a ceremony at the White House.

IBA CEO, Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, will be at the White House with one of our Youth Program participants, representing IBA as one of the 50 finalists competing for the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award (NAHYP).

Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción is a non-profit organization and a dynamic community-building agency that started in the South End neighborhood of Boston, to address displacement of low-income families due to urban development. IBA offers affordable housing and supportive programming to improve the knowledge, life skills and health of participants of all ages.

One of the most important goals of IBA is urban planning. For more than four decades, IBA has facilitated housing that is associated and financed by different supportive programs, while developing leaders who support and encourage themselves, their families and their neighbors.  To learn more about IBA, click HERE.