Yessy’s Success Story: A Happy Holiday for the Dogs

TAILS, Inc. is a daycare service for dogs located at 385 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain. It also provides services for cats, dog walking, overnight boarding, and retail sales. This was the brainchild and the dream of a young, Hispanic, female entrepreneur named Yessy Feliz. She opened up a very small storefront business for boarding […]


Sharon’s Success Story: How One Renter Achieved Her Financial Goals

Urban Edge’s Resident Financial Capability program provides integrated financial support services through its Community Engagement team. With support from NeighborWorks America, staff address issues from severe lack of income and tenancy instability to family budgeting, credit building for families with consistent rental payment history, free tax preparation, and short- and long-term goal setting. Urban Edge is […]


Urban Edge Residents Show Love for their Block

It’s easy to notice differences between neighborhoods in Boston. Some places have really nice parks, pop-up shops, and modern business districts. Others have bodegas, vacant lots, and endless pizza/sub shops. The latter is the reality of the community Urban Edge primarily serves, but it’s starting to change. For some people the community engagement team at […]


When Bad Things Happen: Addressing Trauma in Communities by Kavya Sekar

Original post: https://macdc.org/news/when-bad-things-happen-addressing-trauma-communities A few years ago, a fire caused by a tenant at Urban Edge Housing Corporation displaced over twenty families. Residents had to be evacuated and the organization had to deal with the fallout of the incident. With the complexities of relocating shocked residents, including staff members, Katie Provencher, Deputy Director of Urban Edge […]


Hands Around Egleston

Hands Around Egleston was a huge success! Urban Edge organized this event in order to bring peace and unity to the community. This historic annual celebration always showcased young people engaged in positive activities to counter the negative influences of drug and gang activity. This event is known to bring the community together, and was […]