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Project of the Month: Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy

Our latest featured project is Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy (IHSCA), a charter school in the Pilsen community of Chicago. IHSCA aims to prepare youth to succeed in competitive colleges and careers, and continues to provide support services to students through their first two years of postsecondary education or training. Emphasizing health, it helps students to obtain job readiness certification for entry-level positions with higher wages in health care and gain awareness of healthier lifestyles.

NMTC financing allowed Instituto del Progreso Latino, the sponsor, to purchase and convert an existing timber loft building into the new home for the school, allowing IHSCA to serve more than 800 students.

We'd also like to congratulate Juan Salgado, the President and CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino, for being named a 2015 MacArthur Fellow!

Read more about the project here.

Healthy Futures Fund: A New Model for Care

The Kresge Foundation recently released a video highlighting one of our Healthy Futures Fund projects in Brockton, MA. The Fund provided financing to support the development of Brockton Neighborhood Health Clinic next door to Vicente's Super Market. Together the two are partnering together on health initiatives to improve the lives of local residents. The Healthy Futures Fund seeks to improve community health by expanding health care access through a co-location model that pairs health centers with other entities that promote health. To learn more, watch the video here.


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