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May 05, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: May 5, 2015 Isabel Garcia Deirdra Dostou 617-348-6243 617-348-6527 617-823-1922 (c) ... read more
May 02, 2015

"The largest fundraiser in the neighborhood, Taste of the North End, was a roaring success on Friday night with record attendance to support local non-profits." read more.

May 02, 2015

"More than a quarter of families renting homes in Massachusetts spend at least half their income on housing, according to a new study, making saving to buy a place of their own nearly impossible." read more

May 01, 2015

"THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives' votes on two roll calls from prior sessions on the debate on legislative rules for when the fiscal 2016 $38 billion budget is debated." read more.


April 30, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: April 30, 2015 Isabel Garcia Deirdra Dostou 617-348-6243 617-348-6527 617-823-1922 (c) ... read more
April 27, 2015

"John Drew, president of Action for Boston Community Development, noting that Massachusetts residents have until May 15 to apply for fuel assistance to help pay their utility heating bills and avoid shut-off." read more


April 27, 2015

"Summer was anything but a vacation for Henry Smith, who managed Action for Boston Community Development’s employment and training program, ensuring that at-risk youths had jobs during the months when school was out." read more.

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Great summary of #HeadStart at 50 years via @CoalitiononHN. #earlyedchat https://t.co/PeD8dfWxRx
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A2. #HeadStart focuses on kids 0-5 because research shows extra support at this time is most effective. #EarlyEdChat https://t.co/kZUDUb2JO0
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RT @NatlHeadStart: A3: Over the past 50 years 32M+ Americans have been served by #HeadStart. Join the network! http://t.co/cIjB78t2p6 #Head…
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RT @NatlHeadStart: A4: #HeadStart and #EarlyHeadStart agencies served 1,076,109 children and pregnant women in 2013-2014. #HeadStart50 #Ear…
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A5. Out of the 17,534 #HeadStart centers in the US, ABCD operates 17 throughout Boston. #EarlyEdChat https://t.co/C78FF0cpRe
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RT @NatlHeadStart: A6 1/4: #EarlyEdChat There are many long-term benefits from #HeadStart - check out http://t.co/V3zXm8YNUc for a longer l…
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RT @NatlHeadStart: A6 4/4: Children who attended EHS/HS are more ready for kindergarten than children who didn’t #HeadStart50 #EarlyEdChat
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@MomsRising Thanks for hosting #EarlyEdChat!
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RT @ChildrenNow: A6: Head Start ensures kids & families are connected to ongoing, accessible care to meet their basic health needs #HeadSta…
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A8. #HeadStart is unparalleled in how much it engages parents in every area of the program. #earlyedchat https://t.co/F9Ox3XoYsf
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RT @NatlHeadStart: A9: Check out our website for info and tools for getting involved! https://t.co/xwODDZCNDD #HeadStart50 #EarlyEdChat
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#tbt1965- 50 years ago Monday, President Lyndon B. Johnson created #HeadStart! #tbt #EarlyEdChat @massheadstart http://t.co/T8ZLRDtNH4
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RT @nonprofitorgs: It's #RedNoseDay! A day dedicated to raising funds for children living in poverty: https://t.co/Fvp4XlGAxw http://t.co/B…
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Happy #RedNoseDay! Tag your own red nose posts with #rednose25 and @melindagates will donate $25 to children in need! http://t.co/M5aaCcuwv4
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ABCD Events
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Field of Dreams SummerWorks Fundraiser at Fenway Park
Thursday, June 11, 2015
ABCD's Foster Grandparents Program: Celebrating 50 Years!
Monday, June 15, 2015
Father's Day Celebration at the ABCD North End/West End NSC
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Hoop Dreams! Fundraiser at TD Garden to Benefit Dorchester Academy

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