East Boston Ecumenical Community Council (EBECC) was founded in 1978 when a group of concerned religious leaders responded to racial antagonism and the resulting violence towards people of color that first occurred in the context of efforts to integrate African-Americans into the neighborhood’s all-white public schools and public housing developments.
Today, EBECC is a neighborhood-based organization that promotes the advancement of Latino immigrants of all ages through education, services, advocacy, community organizing, and leadership development. By participating in EBECC programs, individuals build support networks and acquire information and skills to achieve their own goals. By participating in EBECC organizing initiatives, Latino immigrants engage in collective action to improve the quality of life in East Boston and to advance immigrant rights at the local, state, and national levels.
50 Meridian Street, Suite B-1 P. O. Box 450 East Boston, MA 02128