via NorthEndWaterfront.com, September 13, 2014
Action for Boston Community Development rolls out the festivities on September 16 in a gala celebration of 17 outstanding community volunteers who embody the spirit of the landmark Economic Opportunity Act, celebrating its 50thAnniversary this year.
That historic 1964 EOA legislation launched the War on Poverty in America and gave birth to the nation’s community action programs, including ABCD. It spawned an era of opportunity and empowerment that moved millions out of poverty and created ongoing social institutions such as Legal Services, Head Start, Community Health Centers and more.
ABCD North End/West End NSC honors volunteer of the year Marian O’Neil
Lia Tota, North End/West End NSC Director explains, “Marian is an essential resource to the meal services offered at the center. As the lead cook for our Friday Hot Meals program and holiday feasts, Marian has filled thousands of plates with delicious and nutritious food.”