Insight (& Goodbye) from our MSW Intern Skyler

As I end my internship at Urban Edge, I realize how grateful I am for the time I was able to spend with this organization. I moved to Boston on September 1st and joined the Community Engagement team as an MSW intern one week later, with little knowledge about Boston or its surrounding neighborhoods. I quickly learned about the history of Egleston...


Achieving Success through Financial Coaching

Long-time Urban Edge resident, Kiaralix began working with Community Engagement Officer, Stephanie Rodriguez in October 2017 on financial capability. Stephanie reflected on working with Kiaralix explaining, “When we first started financial coaching Kiaralix was unemployed. A few months later, she was able to get a job, open a savings account,...


Welcome Marty Jones!

Urban Edge is pleased to welcome Marty Jones as our interim Executive Director.  With more than 30 years in real estate development and affordable housing, including as president and CEO of MassDevelopment, Jones brings to Urban Edge a wealth of knowledge and experience.  We’re looking forward to working with her especially as we make a final push...


5 Free Resources for a Safe, Healthy & Enriching Summer

  Don’t Overheat! Check out these summer heat safety tips prepared by our Community Engagement Officer, Stephanie. 2. Did You Know: The Boston Public Health Commission and Boston Parks  & Rec are hosting The Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series. Check out the PDF Flier Visit their site to find a free class. 3. Reclaim Your Time &...


Is Making Rent Every Month a Challenge? Tips for Avoiding Crises

  Americans are more likely to rent their homes than at any time in the past 50 years. Nearly half of these individuals and families are spending a third or more of their incomes on rent (and more than one in four of those spend more than half—meaning they are “severely cost-burdened”). Combined, those facts mean a lot of people are worried...