Foundation grant will buy textbooks for Urban College downtown 

4/23/2013 Categories: Urban College

April 18, 2013 | By Jeremy C. Fox, Town Correspondent

A charitable foundation established by lawyers at a downtown firm has awarded a two-year college for underserved students with a grant to purchase textbooks for use by students who cannot afford their own.

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South Boston native to lead Urban College of Boston  

11/14/2012 Categories: Urban College

By Patrick D. Rosso, Town Correspondent | November 13, 2012

Michael Taylor, a South Boston native, was recently tapped to lead the Urban College of Boston.

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Urban College to offer classes in Creole at Mattapan center 

8/27/2012 Categories: Urban College

By Reporter Staff
Aug. 24, 2012

Urban College of Boston brings its “Child Growth & Development” course to Mattapan this fall. The three-credit college course will be taught in Haitian Creole as part of UCB’s cutting-edge bilingual program that provides access to college courses in their native language to new Americans who then transition to English-speaking classes.

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Urban College presses on — in the Coard manner 

8/9/2012 Categories: ABCD Urban College

Dorchester Reporter

By Ed Forry | Aug. 9, 2012

Bob Coard, the late champion of poor people, devoted his life to building Boston’s own anti-poverty/community action agency into a formidable presence. Under his guidance, Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) reached out to every neighborhood, offering a hand-up to lower income residents with programs like Head Start, winter home heating assistance, neighborhood employment and job training centers, and foster grandparents programs.

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New York Times reports on ABCD's Urban College 

8/6/2012 Categories: Urban College

The Urban College of Boston will remain open and new students will be admitted, despite fears of a critical budget shortfall, the chairman of the college’s board of trustees announced last week. 

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ABCD's Urban College "In the News" 

8/2/2012 Categories: Urban College

President of Urban College of Boston, Bob Regan, smiles as he addresses students, faculty and community supporters at college headquarters at Action for Boston Community Development after announcing that Urban College will stay open. 

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Gifts Will Keep Massachusetts College for Needy Women From Closing 

8/2/2012 Categories: Urban College

The Chronicle of Higher Education
July 30, 2012

Officials at the Urban College of Boston, a private, two-year institution serving some 600 adult women from low-income backgrounds, said on Monday that the college had received enough donations to narrow its budget deficit and prevent it from canceling..

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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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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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