MACDC Annual Meeting

Thank you for attending the


Thursday, November 18th

Two hundred and fifty community development leaders and professionals from across the Commonwealth joined us in-person and on Zoom to network, share and reflect on the past year.


Here are some highlights:

CDC Roll Call: Since the beginning of the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis, MACDC members have stepped up and are responding to the crisis in various ways. In this video, they tell us about one thing they have done/are doing to help their communities recover and rebuild from the pandemic. This is a must watch!

Community Development Awards

Yahaira Objio from Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción received the Ricanne Hadrian Award for her outstanding community engagement work.

Joselyn Feliciano of  the Community Economic Development Center; Liam Gude, Board Member of Hilltown CDC; and Miriam Ortiz of Just-A-Start were honored with Rising Star awards.

Congratulations to all awardees!

Spoken Word Performance 
María Luisa Arroyo performed her original poem "Nineteen Months In, Your Actions Fuel Hope & Thriving,"​ dedicated to all CDCs in Massachusetts. Watch the video of the poem.​​​​​​

Walking Tours
Special thanks to Main South CDC, the Southeast Asian Coalition of Central MA and Worcester Common Ground for leading walking tours of their projects in Worcester.

​​​​​​Check out our 2021 Program Book to learn more about our work and accomplishments
over the past year!


We officially launched the MACDC Racial Equity Pledge!

Check out the Racial Equity Pledge webpage to learn more.

We hosted workshops on the days leading up to the Annual Meeting. If you missed them, you can watch the recordings here:








  • Boston Private
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • MHIC
  • MHP
  • NeighborWorks America
  • The Boston Foundation
  • United Way


  • African Community Economic Development of New England
  • Baystate Health
  • Beth Israel Lahey Health
  • Children’s Hospital
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Dellbrook JKS
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • NeighborWorks Housing Solutions
  • WinnCompanies


  • Cambridge Trust
  • Coastal Community Capital
  • Dedham Savings
  • Harborlight Community Partners
  • Kevin P. Martin & Associates
  • Klein Hornig LLP
  • M&T Bank
  • Massachusetts Competitive Partnership
  • Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation
  • Needham Bank
  • NEI General Contracting
  • New Ecology, Inc.
  • Peabody Properties
  • TD Bank
  • Tufts Health Plan Foundation
  • Winslow Architects


  • Codman Square NDC
  • Cooperative Fund of New England
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
  • Fenway CDC
  • Home City Development 
  • Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción
  • Licata Risk Advisors
  • Maloney Properties, Inc.
  • MassDevelopment
  • Munkenbeck Consulting
  • POAH
  • Revitalize CDC
  • Schwarzchild Consulting
  • The Life Initiative






Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm


College of the Holy Cross, Worcester & Virtual

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