At the El Corazon opening event OneHolyoke set up a photo booth. Did you get your photo taken?
Ribbon cutting ceremony at the Flats Community Building. OneHolyoke envisions Flats Community Building as a resource to the community. At over 2000
square feet, 43 Canal Street is an ideal space for socializing and creating unforgettable memories for you and your loved ones.
Flats Community Basketball Tournament
OneHolyoke CDC Is happy to give Luis Soria the new principal at Kelly School and Nicole Arnold, ER nurse at Holyoke Hospital and all of the other Pioneer Valley ER nurses that came down with her from all over Hampden County to help beautify the streets of the Flats community. #KeppITClean2K18
Please join us in our next Community Clean-up which will take place on Saturday July 28th. Volunteers will meet at our Community Center located at 43 Canal Street, formerly known as the Portuguese American Club. Community Clean-ups are scheduled as follows: August 25th and September 29th. from 12-30pm to 3pm. Or at your convenience if you share our hashtag #KeepItClean2k18
For team or volunteer registration please contact Isabella Cámara Torres Community outreach Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or call work cell 413-409-2006. For sponsorship donations and or registration forms, please contact Nayroby Rosa-Soriano, Community Engagement Director at email@example.com or call work cell 413-409-2009.
Nayroby Rosa-Soriano joined OneHolyoke CDC in November of 2018 as the Resident Services Coordinator for Veterans Park Apartments. Nayroby is now our Director of Community Engagement and Resident Services. Nayroby has served as a human service provider in Hampden County for over ten years. Graduate of both Holyoke Community College and UMASS, Nayroby has worked very closely with many community providers. As a Holyoke resident, Nayroby, has collaborated frequently with many local agencies to provide great services to the population she has served. From case management for teen parents, to domestic violence and sexual assault shelter director to resident services, Nayroby comes to us with a multitude of experiences. Nayroby enjoys motivating residents to reach their full potential.
OneHolyoke Community Development Corporation Partners With AmeriCorps To Hire Outreach Specialist.
We are excited to have a new volunteer coordinator on staff thanks to AmeriCorp LISC
Boston. Isabella Cámara Torres calls home a small town in Puerto Rico called San
Sebastián. Isabella is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Policy at the University of
Massachusetts of Amherst. Isabella is really excited to be working for this community
and helping every resident succeed. Welcome Aboard Isabella! Thank you, LISC-
Boston, for the opportunity.
Mobile Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
Our organization is partnering with the Mobile Food Bank of Western Massachusetts with a shared goal to increase access to nutritious foods and to reach families and individuals in need. The Food Bank is held every second and fourth Friday of every month rain or shine on the corner of Mosher and N. Bridge St. In The Flats.
Project Asset Map (PAM) Survey
Quality of Life Surveys and Reports: In partnership with the UMass School of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, Nueva Esperanza Inc. and several other Holyoke-based agencies, OneHolyoke has sponsored the Project Asset Mapping (PAM) Survey. The results provide detailed information about resident perceptions of the quality of life, safety and needs of their neighborhoods. Westfield State University (WSU) prepared a detailed report about the impact of Community Development Corporations on learning in their communities, and heard community voices in Holyoke about a “Learning in Place” plan OneHolyoke is creating. Thank you to Professor Marijoan Bull and all WSU students for their great work, and to our partner on this project, Nueva Esperanza Inc. To view the report please click on the link provided.