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by Mary Moore, Boston Business Journal, September 5, 2014
With winter just a few months away, Action for Boston Community Development, or ABCD as it is known, has received a $104,000 grant from Brookfield Renewable Energy Foundation for an oil assistance program the nonprofit operates during the winter months.
The foundation is the philanthropic arm of Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners, which owns, operates and develops renewable power generation facilities, and is a division of Toronto-based Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE: BAM).
via MYSouthEnd.com, September 3, 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 50th Anniversary 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 South End NSC honors volunteer of the year.
via YourArlington.com, September 2, 2014
Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) rolls out the festivities Sept. 16 in a gala celebration of 17 outstanding community volunteers who embody the spirit of the landmark Economic Opportunity Act, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
Among them is Arlington’s Michael Baker, to be honored by ABCD Jamaica Plain/Boston Hispanic Center as volunteer of the year. Baker serves as the district affairs director for state RepresentativeJeffrey Sanchez, Democrat of the 15th Middlesex District.
by John Lynds, East Boston Times - Free Press, August 26, 2014
While John White has been the unofficial face behind East Boston APAC since the 1970s, one of the neighborhood’s most vital social service programs, Amy Lima was the agency’s heart.
Since 1996, Lima, a lifelong Eastie resident who recently moved to Saugus, dedicated her time and energy to helping underprivileged families in the neighborhood. It was the same neighborhood where Lima was born and raised.
However, after 18 years on the job Lima is leaving her post as APAC’s executive director for a job with Saugus Public Schools.
by Paul Burton of WBZ-TV, August 16, 2014
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by Boston Neighborhood Network Television, August 16, 2014
by Jessica Heslam, Boston Herald, August 16, 2014
Growing up in Dorchester, Tina Lewis-Ware watched her single mother scramble to pay the bills and raise four daughters. Her mom had dropped out of high school, worked at a dry cleaners and tirelessly cooked and cleaned.
“I used to hate seeing her struggle,” Tina recalled yesterday.
Yesterday, Tina was among 150 youngsters honored at the Mattapan Family Service Center for taking part in this year’s SummerWorks program run by Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD).
ABCD Awards Gala Tickets
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