Celebrations For Good

2019 Social Justice event

Celebrating Our Community Heroes

Recognizing the outstanding work of community leaders and partner organizations who give their time and talent to improve our communities is part of our annual celebrations of good.


2023 Celebration of Social Justice


Vanessa has shoulder-length brown hair, wears a white shirt with a black jacket and long beaded necklace and smiles at the camera

2023 marks our 35th annual Celebration of Social Justice, recognizing individuals and organizations that have made an outstanding impact on addressing vital social justice issues. We are delighted to honor Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, CEO of Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA) and an outstanding civic leader and champion for Latino and diverse communities over the past two decades. Vanessa and her IBA team have built the acclaimed community development corporation into the largest Latino-led nonprofit organization in Eastern Massachusetts managing over 660 units of safe and affordable housing and developing and driving innovative wraparound services for education, economic mobility and community engagement.

To learn more about the inspiring work of Vanessa and IBA, please watch this tribute video.

Previous Social Justice Award Honorees




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