Four R.E.M. Lyrics that help me in my work

I grew up listening to R.E.M.  It was the song “Don’t Go Back to Rockville” that first grabbed my attention.  To me, Michael Stipe’s...

Could 2020 be the year we make Community Development Policy History?

As we enter a new year and a new decade, MACDC is preparing for one of the busiest and hopefully most impactful policy years in recent memory.  The Massachusetts...

Are CDCs Racially Diverse?

A critical question when it comes to addressing racial equity is the diversity of the board, senior staff and staff of an organization.  To help provide some...

Promoting Racial and Economic Equity through Economic Development: Boston Pilot Program and Small Business Technical Assistance (SBTA) Program

Nuestra Comunidad's now completed Bartlett B Project was a part of the Boston Pilot Program. (Photo courtesy of Nuestra Comunidad)  MACDC has been committed to...

The Mel King Institute’s Public Housing Training Program is taking steps to ensure racial equity is intertwined in its trainings/activities

After two years of trainings, the Public Housing Training Program is updating its Resident Leader Training curriculum. A group of residents, trainers and partners...

Learning to Walk the Racial Equity Talk

Ever since the civil rights movement gave birth to the community development movement in the 1960s, racial justice has been at the core of our work. At times, this...

The Community Development Mentoring Program: Building inter-racial professional relationships and supporting the pipeline

 “The Mentoring program helped bring us to a deeper level I wish more people would have. It allowed me to be honest and candid in a way that I couldn’t...

Closing the Racial Homeownership Gap

At the MACDC Convention in October 2018, we gave Governor Charlie Baker (and his opponent at the time, Jay Gonzalez) a copy of a new book by Richard Rothstein called...

Advancing the Racial Equity Lens Within Healthcare

Image courtesy of the Boston Public Health Commission’s Racial Justice and Health Equity Initiative. Massachusetts recently opened the door for community...

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