Boston Fed Chairman Rosengren Visiting Haverhill’s Mount Washington Thursday

The Working Cities Challenge was won by Haverhill’s Mount Washington Alliance in 2015. (Courtesy photograph)

Eric Rosengren, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, is headed to Haverhill Thursday to tout the progress of the city’s Mount Washington Alliance, a 2015 recipient of funding to improve the neighborhood.

The Alliance, backed by Community Action, nabbed a $475,000 grant aimed at “improving the lives of low-income people in the Commonwealth’s smaller cities” as part of the Working Cities Challenge.

Grant money came from a consortium of partners including the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, the Barr Foundation, the Smith Family Foundation and Living Cities. The winners of the competition were selected by an independent jury that does not include the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

Using the funds, the Alliance has implemented several community outreach efforts, including the recent “Quality of Life Campaign,” inviting residents to develop proactive solutions to problems that plague their neighborhood of about 11,000 residents.

During Rosengren’s afternoon in Haverhill, he’ll take a bus tour of the neighborhood and meet with Alliance staffers during a feedback session at Fantini Bakery.