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SummerWorks & YEA! – Youth Summer Programs 

7/30/2013 Categories: SummerWorks YEA! Initiative

Yadires Nova-Salcedo | Channel 4 "Centro"

ABCD's Eric Mitchell speaks out on SummerWorks and the new "YEA!" program for 13-year-olds.

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Patrick Administration Announces $4.5 Million In Grants To Improve Skills For Job Seekers And Employed Workers 

7/25/2013

AmericanTowns.com

BOSTON, MA---The Patrick Administration on Jul 17, 2013 announced the release of $4.5 million through the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund to improve the skills of job seekers and incumbent employees in Massachusetts. This latest round of Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund grants is designed to address the gap between the skills held by workers and the skills needed by employers for jobs that require more than a high school diploma but less than the equivalent of a 4-year degree.

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Patrick Administration Awards $3.17 Million In Grants To Increase Quality In Early Education Programs And Support Learning Outcomes For Children 

7/25/2013

AmericanTowns.com

Boston, MA -- The Patrick Administration announced $3.17 million in grant awards statewide to strengthen the capacity of the early education and care and out-of-school time field to support improved outcomes for children and youth.  These grants provide enhanced child services across Massachusetts.  

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The sequester isn’t hurting you? Think again 

7/25/2013 Categories: sequestration

By Timothy Noah | msnbc

If you don’t think Washington’s budget sequestration is hurting you financially, you’re probably wrong. But before considering why you’re wrong, let’s think about how you acquired that foolish sense of invulnerability.

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ABCD “YEA!” a shout-out for young teens! 

7/19/2013 Categories: YEA! Initiative

VALARIE SEABROOK · JULY 19, 2013

ABCD kicks off its “YEA!” program for 13-year-olds from low-income, inner-city families on July 22 at eight neighborhood sites.

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Wealth gap limits equality of education 

7/8/2013

By Megan Woolhouse | The Boston Globe

High-income families are spending more time and money than ever on their children’s education, further widening the gulf between rich and poor students, according to a new report. 

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Eric Mitchell discusses ABCD's new "YEA!" program on NNN 

7/8/2013

BNN News

Eric Mitchell, Director, ABCD Dorchester NSC, is interviewed on Neighborhood Network News regarding the ABCD's "Youth Engaged in Action" or "YEA!" program serving 250 middle-school youngsters at neighborhood sites this summer.

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Recovery high schools provide hope for teens 

7/2/2013 Categories: ABCD

By David Selden | www.examiner.com

On June 6, the Recovery High School in Boston graduated 18 students, all of whom experience some form of alcohol or other drug dependency. The day before, the North Shore Recovery High School in Beverly graduated 14 students in various forms of recovery. These two schools are among four in the Commonwealth and less than 50 across the country that provide a safe haven for high school students with alcohol and other drug problems.

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Foster grandparents program honored 

7/2/2013 Categories: Foster Grandparents Program

By David Wilson | Boston Herald

Carol Stamper’s eyes filled with tears as she recounted the joy of being a foster grandparent. "Sometimes children tell me grandma, I just need a hug today," Stamper said, "I just can't explain how I feel, but it's a happy feeling." Action for Boston Community Development hosted a breakfast for those participating in its Foster Grandparents Program last week to honor those like Stamper. The program matches low-income adults over the age of 55 with children from the Boston area.

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ABCD Says Thank You to Foster Grandparents 

7/2/2013 Categories: Foster Grandparents Program

Posted by Chris Lovett | BNN News

One hundred fifty-five volunteers get recognition from ABCD for their contribution as "foster grandparents." Report for BNN News. Aired June 27, 2013.

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