Enduring Ties: The Human Connection Between Greater Boston, Latin America and the Caribbean

Theme:
Global Philanthropy

This report maps the demographics and economic data of Greater Boston. It explores how these demographics have shifted over time and shares analyses of the economic data for these communities. It also examines the experiences of transnational communities in the Greater Boston area, exploring the assets these communities bring and the challenges they face. It looks at the types of connections communities here have to their countries of origin and considers the financial flows back and forth, both remittances made directly to families and friends, as well as more structured institutional connections through philanthropy and the work of Hometown Associations. Finally, it explores recommendations made through eighteen interviews as to how the Boston Foundation and BBCA can continue to support and engage transnational communities.