Entries by Aliana Pineiro

Boston Impact Initiative Launches $20M Integrated Capital Fund for Entrepreneurs of Color and Community-Owned or Controlled Real Estate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 16, 2022 CONTACT:  Betty Francisco, Chief Executive Officer, BII betty@bostonimpact.com  617-702-9132   Boston Impact Initiative Launches $20M Integrated Capital Fund for Entrepreneurs of Color and Community-Owned or Controlled Real Estate Fund II doubles down on racial justice mission of building a sustainable, inclusive and equitable economy for communities of color Boston, […]

MathTalk raises $1.9 million in seed funding to increase access to math in communities nationwide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, October 27, 2022 For more information, contact Vishakha Mathur at vishakha@617mediagroup.com or 617-485-7709   MathTalk raises $1.9 million in seed funding to increase access to math in communities nationwide Financing will expand MathTalk’s innovative digital experiences and community-based installations helping young children and their families learn math, and mitigate the negative […]

Boston Impact Initiative, Lawyers for Civil Rights Launch Small Business Coaching for Entrepreneurs of Color

NEWS RELEASE CONTACT: Aliana Pineiro Impact Director, BII aliana@bostonimpact.com 617-702-9132 Boston Impact Initiative, Lawyers for Civil Rights Launch Small Business Coaching for Entrepreneurs of Color Boston — Boston Impact Initiative (BII) and Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) today announced a new small business coaching program and technical assistance for entrepreneurs and small business owners of color and immigrants who want […]

City of Boston and East Boston Neighborhood Trust Announce Acquisition and Expansion of Affordable Housing in East Boston

NEWS RELEASE October 13, 2022 CITY OF BOSTON AND EAST BOSTON NEIGHBORHOOD TRUST ANNOUNCE ACQUISITION AND EXPANSION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN EAST BOSTON The deal will create the state’s first mixed-income Neighborhood Trust, establishing affordability of 114 units in perpetuity. Building on the City of Boston’s commitment to expanding affordable housing in Boston, Mayor Michelle […]

BII and AIM Join Together to Accelerate Growth for Businesses of Color

NEWS RELEASE August 26, 2022 Boston Impact Initiative and Associated Industries of Massachusetts Join Together to Accelerate Growth for Businesses of Color  Boston, Mass. – The Boston Impact Initiative (BII) and Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) announced today that they are joining forces to support BII-funded businesses and help accelerate growth. Through the collaboration, BII […]

ChopValue Receives Equity Financing for Mircofactory in Charlestown

ChopValue Boston manufactures and sells a variety of commercial and residential wood products made out of previously discarded chopsticks. ChopValue’s business model exemplifies the concept of the circular economy: chopstick waste is recycled, converted to a useful good at a microfactory, then purchased by local customers. CEO, Elaine Chow, focuses on hiring young adults facing […]

Union shop, Synergy Contracting Receives Financing from BII

Synergy Contracting is a fully bonded, unionized, woman-owned construction company specializing in Environmental Remediation, Demolition, and Cleaning Construction Services based in Lawrence, MA. Jeysi Zuniga, the founder and CEO, is an immigrant from Guatemala and is determined to provide opportunities and entry points for women in the construction industry. In 2022, BII provided a line […]