Cenia and José Paulino
Mariposa Child Care Center, Dedham
MGCC was the partner we needed to grow our business and put our finances in place.
Mariposa Child Care Center is an immigrant-owned S-corporation created with the goal of bringing Spanish language and culture to the children of Dedham and its surrounding communities. Co-owners Cenia and José Paulino opened the day care center in 2011 at their Myrtle Street location, which initially had only one classroom with a maximum capacity of five children and two staff.
The Myrtle Street location has since grown to consist of four classrooms, 11 staff members and a maximum capacity of 28 children. The business reached a point where it needed to expand and hire more help in order to continue growing.
MGCC was able to provide the financing needed for Cenia and José to expand with a second location on Fairview Street in Dedham, which was built for a preschool program used for over 30 years. The building had been vacant for the past three years.
MGCC’s financing and technical assistance services enabled the business to:
- Expand into a second location
- Create new jobs in the Commonwealth - Mariposa’s growth will allow the creation of an additional 11 jobs in the first year
- Support economic development in its community through the businesses increased revenue