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Introduction to Research: BOSTON COMMUNITIES

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Community Profiles and Statistics

DataCommon - The MetroBoston DataCommon provides a wealth of information about the region’s people and communities through a variety of topics -- from arts and education to the environment and transportation.

Map the Impact - This map shows how current US immigration policies are choking job growth in each of the states, and how the job growth might improve if US immigration policy were more in line with our economic needs.

Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Health - Excellent resources available for LBGTQ youth speaking languages other than English.

A New Bostonian's Guide to Boston - Guides to assist immigrants to access city and community resources.

City of Boston Immigrant Resources - Resources for legal aid, community resources, and ESOL directories. 

Boston Gentrification Map - Put out by Governing Magazine, the tracts that gentrified the most fell within six Boston neighborhoods: Jamaica Plain, Fenway, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, and the South End.

Feminine Empowerment Movement (FEM) a community-based grassroots initiative that culminates in the first annual poetry national competition and festival for feminine-identified people in Boston, MA. The group was co-founded by Zenaida Peterson, Simmons '15 alumna.