Member Highlight: Jessie Cruz

“We are in a crisis. Not just here in Holyoke, but a global crisis. And I know we have the power to make this place better, starting right here.” – Jessie Cruz, N2N Member Jessie was in her 20’s when she received the call to serve her community. A near-death experience made clear for her […]

What it means to grow resiliency

Members at a tenants’ union meeting hosted at the Dwight Street Garden.  Growing season is coming to a close at our Dwight Street Garden in Holyoke. But in some ways, you have just planted the seeds. Resiliency, to us, means three things. First, it means being able to grow our own food if and when […]

When you have a housing crisis, build tenant power

Renters at Springfield Gardens Apartment held their first press conference to bring attention to needed repairs.  As I’m sure you saw, this summer, the median price for a single-family home in Massachusetts hit an all-time high. In response, Neighbor to Neighbor led a campaign for homes we all can afford – because housing is meant […]

Jeannette Rivera receives first-ever award commemorating Jafet Robles

The award recognizes activists who follow in the footsteps of beloved organizer, murdered five years ago this month Jeannette Rivera received the first-ever Jafet Robles Advocacy Award at the 5th annual raising of the Puerto Rican flag at Linda Park located in Springfield’s Northend. The award was presented to her by Noemi Arguinzoni-Jimenez, the mother […]

Member Highlight: Nancy Lopez

Meet Nancy Lopez, a N2N member who spent hours and hours knocking on doors and talking to neighbors in Springfield last fall. Nancy first got involved with N2N seven years ago – she remembers coming to our office in downtown Springfield, on the second floor above a restaurant. The first campaign she worked on was […]

Celebrating 25 years of Neighbor to Neighbor

With you by our side, Neighbor to Neighbor has won countless victories over the last 25 years. You’ve helped us back the leadership of N2N members, who align with our values, to step up to run for office. You’ve helped us champion policies to raise the minimum wage and win paid medical leave. You’ve helped […]

Take action for housing justice statewide

Get ready to take action: N2N is launching a campaign to fight for housing justice statewide! We know our people are facing a housing crisis, made worse by racism, COVID-19, and the climate crisis. The rent is too high, and our communities are being displaced from the cities we call home. Last fall, you supported […]

Lower Valley Mutual Aid Press Release

Contact: Katie Talbot, Organizer, Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts, (413) 270-4694, Katie@n2nma.org  Zulma Rivera, Organizer, Neighbor to Neighbor, Massachusetts, (413)364-4247 Zulma@n2nma.org  [FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ] Lower Valley Mutual Aid LOWER VALLEY- Eleven months into a global pandemic, and our communities throughout the lower valley continue to struggle to make ends meet. During the early months of […]

For Immediate Release

Contact: Environmental Justice Press Contacts María Belén Power, Associate Executive Director, GreenRoots, Inc., (617) 466-3076 mariabelenp@greenrootschelsea.org Andrea Nyamekye, Co-Executive Director, Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts, (508) 505-6748 andrea@n2nma.org Environmental Justice Organizations, Grassroots Groups, and Allies Angered by Squandered Opportunity. Boston – Environmental justice was dealt a devastating blow today by Governor Baker’s veto of the much-anticipated […]

We are Neighbor to Neighbor

You‌ ‌continue‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌an‌ ‌integral‌ ‌part‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Neighbor‌ ‌to‌ ‌Neighbor‌ ‌community, importantly anchoring us ‌‌through‌ ‌our‌ ‌recent‌ ‌Executive‌ ‌leadership‌ ‌transition.‌ ‌ ‌ ‌We‌ ‌are‌ ‌excited‌ ‌to‌ ‌continue‌ ‌building‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌power‌ ‌of‌ ‌Neighbor‌ ‌to‌ ‌Neighbor:‌ ‌building‌ ‌power‌ ‌with‌ ‌and‌ ‌in‌ ‌“New‌ ‌Majority”‌ ‌communities‌ ‌to‌ ‌bring‌ ‌about‌ ‌‌real‌ ‌‌change‌ ‌in‌ ‌people’s‌ ‌lives‌ ‌and‌ ‌cities.‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ And‌ ‌we‌ ‌are‌ ‌excited‌ ‌to‌ ‌usher‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ […]