Partners for Community in the News

Puerto Rico Philharmonic Orchestra

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BDC Opens Food & Agro- Processing Facility in Puerto Rico

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Heriberto Flores-Making A Difference

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New England Farm Workers' Council buys Springfield's Paramount Theater

The New England Farm Workers Council has bought the historic Paramount Theater building downtown for $1.725 million. » Learn more...

Brightwood Development Corp Receives Federal Grant in Puerto Rico

Brightwood Development Corporation (BDC) of Springfield has been awarded an $800,000 federal grant to establish and operate the Western Puerto Rico Food and Agro Processing Center (FAPC), a production facility program for emerging agro-processing firms in Puerto Rico. The grant, provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Community Services, will fund the Western Puerto Rico Food and Agro Processing Center in the Porta del Sol region. It is part of PfC’s participation the new federal Healthy Foods Financing Initiative. »Learn more  

New England Farm Workers' Council buys The Fort building

The New England Farm Workers’ Council has purchased the massive downtown building housing The Fort and Student Prince Restaurant and an adjacent parking lot for $2 million with an eye toward renovating the unoccupied upper floors. Learn more...

Bridgeport CT's Mayor Finch Visits Union House

L to R:  Heriberto Flores, Mayor Lynch, Diane Lepper, Bruce Young-Candelaria Rear:  Jim GreenCorporation for Justice Management’s Union House-Project Green held a luncheon for Bridgeport’s Mayor, Bill Finch, on June 21, 2010. Mayor Finch visited the Union House to thank the community service staff and residents for all the work they have completed in the City of Bridgeport. Program Manager, Diane Lepper, and staff provided a beautiful and delicious buffet of food, desserts and beverages. CJM’s President, and senior staff as well as CSSD staff were also in attendance.

L to R: Lorraine Montalto, Heriberto Flores, Mayor Finch, Diane Lepper, Bruce Young-Candelaria
Rear: Jim Green
Partners for Community Launches Job Creation Initiative in Puerto Rico

Partners for Community is undertaking an innovative job creation initiative in the “Porta del Sol” region of Western Puerto Rico. This most recent project in the island is aimed at providing training and business counseling to small enterprises in order to enable them to expand their businesses. This exciting and much-needed project has been named “Crece tu Empresa” (Grow your Enterprise) and is part of the Job Opportunities for Low Income Individuals (JOLI) Program of the Department of Health and Human Services (HSS). It is expected that the initiative will result in the creation of 76 new, full-time, sustainable jobs occupied by TANF recipients and other low-income individuals.  »Learn More

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