Fuel AssistanceWinter Emergency CampaignTax Prep
Friends of Head Start

Friends of Head Start - Donate

For 50 years ABCD has provided basic services and innovative programs that help empower individuals, families, and communities in Boston to overcome poverty, live with dignity, and achieve their full potential.

ABCD works to:

  • Strengthen & Educate Families
  • Promote Self-Sufficiency
  • Build Community

And we make a real difference.

Join Us!

The ABCD Community Awards
& the ABCD Annual Report

link to the ABCD Community Awards and ABCD Annual Report


Smile for ABCD! Shop online through Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate .5% of your purchases to ABCD.

Amazon Smile

Amazon and the Amazon logo and AmazonSmile and the AmazonSmile logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

March 20, 2015
Discussion, book-signing by creators of remarkable chronicle of history, humanity and resilience in Boston’s African-American community at ABCD Black History Month Celebration delayed by snow! Award-winning photojournalist and longtime ABCD... read more
March 18, 2015
BOSTON— Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. will host US Congresswoman Catherine Clark and US Congressman Michael Capuano at the ABCD William J. Ostiguy Recovery High School on Friday, March 20 at 9:30AM. Their visit will shine a light ... read more
March 11, 2015

"Boston faces some of the highest electricity prices in the nation, and in January, rates increased by 29 percent." read more. 

March 02, 2015

"The Boston Head Start program could close its classroom doors a week early this year due to budget cuts by Gov. Charlie Baker. In Western Massachusetts, Head Start expects to absorb the cut through classroom supplies." read more.

February 28, 2015

"It might seem like an insignificant cut next to a projected $1.5 billion state deficit, and the thinking on Beacon Hill might be that everyone will have to feel some pain, but to the children and families who have nothing, who at least get a fighting chance in life with the solid educational foundation that Head Start provides, the cuts of about $1 million pose enormous consequences (“Head Start program in Boston faces cuts,” Metro, Feb. 25)." read more.

February 26, 2015

"Worries about how the Affordable Care Act may affect 2014 returns could drive more filers to spend hundreds of dollars to get professional help from accountants and preparation services, tax specialists said." read more.

February 26, 2015

"The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) recently held its Valentine’s Party.  Nearly 60 members of the community, almost all of them seniors from the neighborhoods, came to the center at 1 Michelangelo Street in the North End to enjoy salad, chicken, potatoes, broccoli, cake, and coffee, despite the latest round of snowstorms!" read more.

Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 > >>


Get involved today!


Locate ABCD Services

Featured Video

abimage BostonABCD
Thanks @GladlyDo for helping prepare food for our mobile pantry based out of our #AllstonBrighton NOC! #fighthunger http://t.co/rWK2UWjgNv
5 days ago
RT @bosmeansbiz: #FF #BMB0215 Business Advocates @BostonABCD @AdvantagePay @gilbanebuilding @bostonfdn http://t.co/WVImBqTyn8 http://t.co/n…
5 days ago
Happy International Day to #EndRacism! WATCH: ABCD #SummerWorks and @MattapanUnited youth dialogue to end racism: http://t.co/aWEXmNDOcT
4 days ago
Join us tomorrow to celebrate #PortraitsOfPurpose creators Don West and Ken Cooper! http://t.co/gCBu9b6vLo @blackboston
3 days ago
@AndrewSchweige "Action for Boston Community Development, Inc." and "Boston, MA". Thanks again! #globeGRANT #giveback
2 days ago
RT @GladlyDo: @BostonABCD Thanks for the post! We were so happy to help. Anything for ABCD! #fighthunger #ABCD #GladlyDo
2 days ago
RT @naaapboston: Join #BostonMeansBusiness on 23 designed to facilitate enhanced business relation among gov, corp entities, #SMBs Biz.http…
2 days ago
Congrats to recent grads of our #CareerExplorations training program! #youthjobs #investinyouth http://t.co/WnaWBJUzPT
1 days ago
RT @kristiLou42: Get your taxes done at @BostonABCD! They just did mine for free and absolutely rocked it. #stressfreeday
0 days ago
RT @NCAFNews: Good morning #CommunityAction! We're excited about our Legislative Conference program officially starting today!
0 days ago
@NCAFNews Our President/CEO and Executive Vice President are pleased to be in attendance!
0 days ago
RT @GladlyDo: @BostonABCD We had a blast, and we were so happy to do it! #fighthunger #giveback #GladlyDo
0 days ago
Interested in helping connect working families with quality childcare? ABCD's CCOB Program is #hiring! #Boston http://t.co/ZapvuQdiRx
0 days ago
Got writing skills and a desire to do meaningful work? We're #hiring a Copywriter/Marketing Specialist. #Boston http://t.co/gZQuBiXTDW
0 days ago
Join us on 4/7 for our #ABCDSolutionsSeries: Cradle to Prison Pipeline, moderated by City Councilor @titojackson! http://t.co/rgjpTg3Uoi
Today at 4:28 PM
ABCD Events
Friday, March 27, 2015
ABCD William J Ostiguy High School Career Day
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
ABCD Solutions Series: The Cradle to Prison Pipeline
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
ABCD Solutions Series: Cradle to Prison Pipeline

Connect with Us Online

Follow us on Twitter   Become a fan on Facebook   Follow us online

Follow us on Instagram   Follow us on LinkedIn