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ABCD Allston-Brighton NOC volunteer recognized 

by Chrissie Long, Allston Brighton Tab
Posted by ABCD Public Information 10/23/2014

When Griselda Polanco pushed through the door of 640 Washington St., she had nearly lost hope. read more. 

Danny Glover to headline ABCD Annual Awards Gala Nov. 7 

The Bay State Banner
Posted by ABCD Public Information 10/23/2014

Danny Glover, celebrated actor and social justice advocate, will deliver the keynote address at the ABCD Annual Gala on Nov. 7 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. read more.

Two takes on Charlie Baker’s welfare focus 

by Akilah Johnson, The Boston Globe
Posted by ABCD Public Information 10/17/2014

Of the five candidates running for governor of Massachusetts, Republican Charlie Baker is the only one who explicitly mentions welfare reform as a campaign issue. read more.

Jane Reitz Honored at ABCD Community Awards Dinner 

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge
Posted by ABCD Public Information 10/13/2014

Charlestown resident Jane Reitz was recently honored by the Boston ABCD John F. Kennedy Family Service Center as its volunteer of the year. read more.

ABCD and BPD Join Together for the Teen Police Academy (video) 

bpdnews.com
Posted by ABCD Public Information 10/9/2014

ABCD collaborates with the Boston Police Department to create the Teen Police Academy for some of the city's most at-risk youth. see video.

Maria Stella Gulla, New Director at the ABCD North End/West End NSC 

North End Waterfront News
Posted by ABCD Public Information 10/8/2014

To My Friends and Colleagues in the North End, West End, and Greater Boston Communities:

I am writing this letter to announce that I have taken over as director of the ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) read more.

Mary Wilson gets them on their feet at ABCD Dinner 

Posted by ABCD Public Information 9/19/2014 Categories: ABCD Community Awards Dinner

by Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein, Boston Globe, September 19, 2014

Singer Mary Wilson was indeed supreme during her performance at the ABCD Community Awards Dinner this week. A member of the legendary Motown group the Supremes, Wilson had the crowd of 600 people not only on their feet but also dancing in the aisles at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.

See the article and photo.

ABCD volunteers Anne Brennan and Audrey Downey recognized  

by Joe Dilworth, Boston Bulletin
Posted by ABCD Public Information 9/18/2014

A longtime resident of South Boston has been recognized for her endless dedication to the community she loves. read more.

 

 

 

A Good Age: 'Nana Fran' of Quincy wins ABCD Foster Grandparent Award 

Posted by ABCD Public Information 9/16/2014 Categories: ABCD Community Awards Dinner

by Sue Scheible, The Patriot Ledger, September 16, 2014

Frances Johnson of Quincy is known as 'Nana Fran' to the children in the preschool program at Just Right Child Care in Weymouth. Johnson, 80, is receiving an award Tuesday night from Action for Boston Community Development as the longest serving Foster Grandparent from Quincy. She is in her 16th year with the federal program to help children thrive in their early years.

The kids at the Just Right Child Care Center love “Nana Fran,” and when you watch her with them, it’s easy to understand why. These are preschoolers, and Frances Johnson, 80, has a sweet, laid-back manner. She’s an accepting presence who watches and waits for the chance to be helpful.

Read more.

ABCD Honors Hubie Jones and Sarah-Ann Shaw (Video) 

Posted by ABCD Public Information 9/15/2014 Categories: ABCD Community Awards Dinner

via Boston Neighborhood Network News, aired September 12, 2014

Sarah-Ann Shaw and Hubie Jones, to be inducted into ABCD's Hall of Fame at its community awards dinner September 16, talk about their experience with the agency and the contribution of community action programs in Boston. Interview for BNN News. Aired September 12, 2014.

Click to see video.

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