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January 14, 2015

Chinatown/South End Collaborative Opens New Pathway to Whole Foods Jobs

Chinatown/South End organizations and Whole Foods released hiring results as the new Whole Foods store in the South End opened at the Ink Block development. The Chinatown/South End Collaborative launched an effort last year to increase local and minority hiring at new retail stores in the neighborhood. In total, 108 new hires were made with 64% living in the City of Boston with 19% living in the Chinatown and South End area. The new hires are also particularly diverse with 75% of them being people of color. Asian Americans are 26% of new hires.

December 17, 2014

Apply for Project AAIYA!

Project AAIYA: Asian American Initiative for Youth Action! is Chinese Youth Initiative's 10-week volunteer program that engages high school aged youth in becoming active leaders in Chinatown. Applications are now available for 2015 cycle! Application deadline is December 29th. Apply here: http://bit.ly/1s4F10x

September 11, 2014

Support R Visions!

The Wong/Yee Gallery of the Chinese Progressive Association is excited to announce a new project, entitled R Visions for Chinatown. R Visions for Chinatown will be a one-week series of temporary art interventions in Boston's Chinatown sited on or highlighting public parcels or vacant properties with potential for community development. Help us meet our goal of $7,000 to provide a stipend for artists!

June 20, 2014

Up with the Wages, Down with the Rents!

"Stop evictions and rent inflation—hear the call of the renter nation!" On June 10, Chants echoed down the street as Right to the City and the Boston Tenant Coalition held a rally and press conference today, announcing the release of The Rise of the Renter Nation, a national report on affordable housing. The press conference in the Four Corners neighborhood was one of nine actions taking place in cities across the country.

April 8, 2014

Community Rallies for Millennium Partners to Provide Affordable Housing and Good Jobs for All

On Monday March 31st, over 250 people gathered in Downtown Boston to protest Millennium Partners. As the developer of the $500 million luxury housing tower at Filene's Basement downtown, members and allies of the Boston Jobs Coalition called on Millennium to ensure community access to good construction and permanent jobs, and to pay $5.9 million in unpaid affordable housing funds for their previous luxury tower in Chinatown.

March 18, 2014

Tenant & Community Groups Highlight Displacement Crisis

Over 100 residents attended Speak-Out about the housing crisis and delivered a petition to the Mayor urging him to expand the Inclusionary Development Program (IDP) and target resources to neighborhood stabilization.

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