In 2009, we utilized New Market Tax Credits to purchase and renovate a long-abandoned city-owned fire station, transforming it into a state of the art creative youth development center. We employ over 50 artists, engineers and administrators, who serve close to 1,000 young people per year – dramatically improving their life trajectories. We are celebrating our 28th year, and with the support of the NMTC, own our building outright (with no debt). Hopefully this will provide the foundation for the next 28 years!

Madeleine Steczynski, Founder & Executive Director, Zumix, East Boston, Massachusetts, on the project.