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Urban College receives enough donations to remain open in fall, officials say 

7/30/2012 Categories: Urban College

By Johanna Kaiser, Town Correspondent | Boston.com

July 30, 2012

The Urban College of Boston will open for the fall semester, school officials announced Monday, assuaging fears that the two-year school for low-income and immigrant women would close amid financial difficulties.

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Troubled Urban College merits chance to repair its finances 

7/30/2012 Categories: Urban College

EDITORIAL | July 28, 2012

Boston Globe

The Urban College of Boston, through struggling financially, is not beyond repair. The mission of the college — higher education for older students with low incomes and difficult lives — remains intact. There is no evidence of financial wrongdoing.

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US poverty rate projected to hit highest level since ’60s 

7/24/2012 Categories: Poverty

July 23, 2012 | Boston Globe

WASHINGTON — The ranks of America’s poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century, erasing gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s amid a weak economy and fraying government safety net.

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ABCD supporters have a night with Carlos Santana 

7/23/2012 Categories: ABCD Santana

Anti-poverty agency ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) hosted a VIP reception before Carlos Santana ’s gig at the Bank of America Pavilion last week.

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Small College in Mass. That Serves Low-Income Women Faces Closure 

7/20/2012 Categories: Urban College

The Urban College of Boston, a private two-year institution that serves roughly 600 students, faces closure over financial troubles and a failed merger with another Massachusetts college, according to The Boston Globe. 

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Endicott changes mind on merger  

7/20/2012 Categories: Urban College

July 20, 2012

BY PAUL LEIGHTON, STAFF WRITER The Salem News 

BEVERLY — Endicott College has backed out on its plan to merge with a two-year college in Boston, due to concerns about taking on the school’s financial problems. 

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College for working women faces closure over deficit of $250,000 

7/19/2012 Categories: Urban College

By Peter Schworm | Globe Staff    July 19, 2012

The Urban College of Boston, a two-year school that educates working women from low-income and immigrant backgrounds, is on the verge of closing amid deep financial troubles and a scuttled alliance with Endicott College.

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ABCD comes up with a ‘Dream’ pairing 

7/2/2012 Categories: Field of Dreams Hoop Dreams

By Bob Ryan |  Globe Columnist  
July 01, 2012

This just in: Sales of luxury items are booming again.  We in the 99.95 percent are so happy to hear that.

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Mattapan language and GED program loses state funds, state cites poor performance 

7/2/2012 Categories: ESOL Programs

June 29, 2012|By Patrick D. Rosso, Town Correspondent, Globe Staff

The Mattapan Family Service Center has lost state funding for its Mattapan Adult Education Literacy Partnership, effectively eliminating the neighborhood’s only state-funded program to teach non-native English speakers and help them receive a high school equivalency diploma.

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