Boston resident Helen had lived in her single-family home in Roslindale with her husband and son for 15 years. Her husband owned their home and had been self-employed for over a decade. However, Helen suffered two major financial hardships within just a few years that threatened her ability to stay in her home: The family’s […]
Helen came to Dorchester from Vietnam in 1991 to start a new life in the United States. She was determined to succeed and began working in medical records at the Upham’s Corner Health Center, where she has been for the past 14 years. A single mother with a 12-year-old daughter, Helen started working with Urban Edge’s […]
During a meeting last summer with Walk Boston, a pedestrian advocacy nonprofit, the staff was invited to Egleston Square to conduct a walk audit. Walk Boston had never done an audit in the Roxbury area, so they were excited to journey to our neighborhood to learn more about how to better serve local pedestrians. In […]
Last September, Ginnette was very discouraged about her ability to improve her credit. She was in a position in which she had to pay for all of her transactions with cash and, even though she was working, needed a co-signer in order to buy a car. She lived in Hyde Park and had recently paid a […]
Urban Edge staff, residents, and community members came together under the tent in Jackson Square on Wednesday, April 25th to celebrate. Photos by Allana Taranto.