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July 13, 2015

"For Evelyn House, 73, watching President Obama speak on television was not enough. The Brookline woman said she wanted to communicate with the president directly. Sitting in a canary-yellow conference room at the Action for Boston Community Development, her finger pushed a computer mouse that sent Obama her first-ever tweet." Read more here.

July 10, 2015
Thirty ABCD Foster Grandparents will use state-of-the-art “virtual” technology to join with President Obama and other federal hosts as well as FGP programs across America to celebrate 50 years of the heartwarming, intergenerational Foster... read more
July 10, 2015
WHAT: Thirty ABCD Foster Grandparents will join “virtually” with President Obama, their federal program hosts and other FGP programs across the nation to participate in the White House Conference on Aging that celebrates 50 years of the ... read more
July 10, 2015
WHAT: Kick-off event for ABCD’s Youth Engaged in Action or YEA! program where 150 inner-city youngsters in their early teens – too young to work and too old for camp – take part in an ABCD summer program that provides job readiness, civic... read more
July 08, 2015
Passage by MA elected officials highlights the need for a federal increase Today, the Massachusetts Legislature approved its Fiscal Year 2016 budget which contains an increase in the state Earned Income Tax Credit from 15 to 23 percent. ABCD... read more
July 04, 2015

"On Thursday, June 18, 2015, ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) honored  49 students from over 16 countries for their success in completing the 2014/2015 Adult Education Program." Read more here.

July 01, 2015

"Around Town highlights the Head Start program of Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) celebrate a half-century of providing the pioneering early education and care program that has put tens of thousands of Boston’s low-income children and families on the road to success in school and life." Watch here.

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