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Somerville Community Corporation Receives Second Bridge Loan for Affordable Housing Project

Founded in 1969 as a service center to assist low-income Somerville residents, the Somerville Community Corporation (SCC) has served as a community organizing hub and service provider for over fifty years. A membership-based organization rooted in the Somerville community, the SCC established Somerville’s first soup kitchen and has led numerous successful campaigns to improve access […]

BII Seeks Marketing Intern for Fall

Boston Impact Initiative is looking for a Marketing Intern for 8 to 10 hours per week during Fall Semester to write content for our website and social media channels and help with virtual event planning. This is a remote and unpaid internship, but we can provide support needed to get school credit and/or funding. Email […]


AllHere, a software startup founded and headquartered in Boston, combats absenteeism in public school districts through technological services. The platform helps educators document absences, recognize patterns of absenteeism, and create action plans. AllHere’s products have been shown to successfully recover 47% of truant students, reduce chronic absenteeism by 30%, and improve the attendance of 83% […]

EdTech Startup, AllHere, Receives Equity Financing from BII

We’re proud to announce an equity investment in AllHere, a software startup founded and headquartered in Boston that combats absenteeism in public school districts through technological services. Founded by Joanna Smith, a woman of color and a former district attendance and family engagement coordinator for the Boston Public Schools, this platform helps educators document absences, […]

BII is hiring an Investment Director

JOB DESCRIPTION Investment Director Location: Boston, MA Industry: Non-profit / Financial Services Employment Type: Full-time   Contact:  Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@bostonimpact.com.  Please include INVESTMENT DIRECTOR in the title of your email.    Overview The Boston Impact Initiative Fund is an impact investing fund dedicated to closing the racial wealth divide. […]

BII Releases its 2019 Impact Report

In the first quarter of 2020, 25 of BII Fund’s portfolio companies completed their impact assessments, providing data and analysis on how effective they were at increasing wealth and power for communities of color. Here are a few highlights from what we learned: The portfolio is majority governed, run and staffed by people of color. […]