Cape Verdean Assoc. in New Bedford announces start of Island Park construction

“The Cape Verdean Association in New Bedford (CVANB) is thrilled to announce the commencement of construction on Island Park.

This exciting project promises to bring a new dimension of community vibrancy to our beloved city.

Acquired as an extension of CVANB’s commitment to fostering community engagement, Island Park is poised to undergo a remarkable transformation into a dynamic and inclusive community space. The Board of Directors at CVANB has played a pivotal role in steering this initiative, demonstrating its dedication to enhancing the quality of life for residents in New Bedford.

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Leading the charge in the realization of this ambitious project is our Vice President, Jan Baptist, whose exemplary leadership and tireless efforts have been instrumental in bringing the vision for Island Park to life. Jan Baptista’s strategic vision and project management skills have guided the process, ensuring that every step is taken with precision and a deep understanding of the community’s needs.

We sincerely thank the entire Board for their unwavering support, commitment, and guidance throughout this transformative journey. Their collective efforts have laid the foundation for a project that will undoubtedly leave a lasting legacy in the hearts of New Bedford residents.

In addition to the internal team at CVANB, we would like to express our gratitude to our valued local partners who have played a crucial role in making Island Park a reality. We thank the Waterfront Historic Area League (WHALE) and Studio2Sustain for their collaboration and shared commitment to community development. Their expertise and collaboration have enriched the project, ensuring it aligns seamlessly with the cultural and environmental fabric of the area.

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Furthermore, CVANB would like to recognize and extend heartfelt thanks to Tony Cabral, and Senator Mark C. Montigny. Both are local politician and staunch supporter of the Cape Verdean Association. Rep. Cabral’s advocacy and unwavering support have been instrumental in advancing the interests of CVANB and ensuring that Island Park receives the attention and resources it deserves.

As construction commences, CVANB is optimistic about completing the park phase by the summer of 2024. The community can look forward to a space that reflects Cape Verde’s rich cultural heritage and serves as a hub for social interaction, recreation, and the celebration of diversity.

I’d like you to please stay tuned for updates on Island Park’s progress as we work towards creating a space that will become a source of pride and joy for New Bedford residents.”-Cape Verdean Association in New Bedford.

Cape Verdean Association in New Bedford photo.

Cape Verdean Association in New Bedford photo.