"As a coalition of community-based and social justice organizations based primarily in communities of color, we are working for all people to have quality housing, good jobs and job access, environmental quality, and transportation access, among other things as steps to reach the society we want."
LET’S TALK ACTION!
Progress on Linkage—just a quick update
The city gets significant funding for job training from development linkage payments. But language in the linkage rules limited the use of the funding.We have been saying that more funding must be used for the services needed to connect BIPOC residents to quality jobs including for those residents who already have credentials, experience, and transferable skills, but who have been excluded.
We won a language change so there can be more flexibility. Now we need to work so the funds are used to create access.
We want to thank the city leaders who spent time with us, unpacking the issues, and crafting language that we hope to use in the future.
Read our statement here.
MBTA is redesigning bus routes—we have a Bus Network Redesign Community Survey. TAKE IT HERE!
Action for Equity awarded $250,000 by the
Massachusetts Office of Housing and Economic Development to “provide access to quality jobs for BIPOC along Boston's Fairmount Corridor by gaining access to jobs traditionally held by non-people of color such as the tech industry, elevate coordinated community leadership to drive the pipeline and communicate that residents have education and skills that are transferable and strengthen the network of community organizations.” This is an Intervention for Transformation. Read more
18 million sq. ft. of R&D/labs under development! 45,000 new jobs!
Who is getting those jobs? Action for Equity/Jobs Action Network is reaching out to all stakeholders to develop a plan for access and on-ramps for BIPOC and residents. Read more