Year: 2019

Bob Ryan talks ABCD Hoop Dreams on 98.5 The Sports Hub with Felger and Mazz


Animal Rescue League of Boston offering $10 pet exam with vaccines, microchip in Pet Wellness Waggin’ mobile program

  The Pet Wellness Waggin’ is a mobile veterinary unit outfitted with an exam room and a surgical suite. It’s a program provided thanks in part to the Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) and PetSmart Charities. The program, which is available to residents of Dorchester, Mattapan and Roxbury, will provide a care package to cats and dogs for $10….

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Wellness Waggin’: Boston Project Helps Families Afford Pet Care

A partnership between the Animal Rescue League of Boston and Action for Boston Community Development has created the Wellness Waggin,’ a mobile van that provides pet care to those who cannot afford it.

New Boston Wellness Waggin’ Provides Accessible, Affordable Pet Care

  A new project in Boston is bringing pet health care to where it’s needed most. The partnership between the Animal Rescue League of Boston and Action for Boston Community Development has set out to provide affordable pet care to those who cannot afford to pay the costs of veterinary care. Low income pet owners can now get their animals…

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AG Healey Funds Summer Jobs for Young People Across the State

Attorney General Maura Healey today announced that her office is awarding nearly $322,000 in grant funding to 100 organizations across the state to fund summer jobs for young people that are focused on health and wellness. “Our summer jobs program provides hundreds of young people across the state with an opportunity to challenge themselves, gain new skills, and make a…

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Asian American Civic Association rings in 52 years

  The Asian American Civic Association (AACA) celebrated its “Their Courage to be New” gala on June 30 at the Spirit of Boston cruise ship. About 400 guests rang in 52 years of service. Social Justice Award recipient and ABCD president and CEO John Drew said, “Social justice to me means we’re all in this together.” Santander Bank was recognized…

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Congratulations to our 2019 graduates

Anticipation fills each corner of the room as streamers hang next to banners that read “Congratulations Graduate” behind balloons with “Class of 2019” written on them. Family members sit in the audience as they anxiously wait for their graduate to come out. All of their hard work, sacrifices and choices have led to this moment – Graduation Day! Getting to…

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Field of Dreams hits it out of the park for youth

There was a plenty of cheer at Fenway Park on June 18, and this time it wasn’t because of the World Series Champion Red Sox. ABCD’s 22nd Annual Field of Dreams softball benefit event raised $240,000 for the ABCD SummerWorks program, helping make it possible for more than 700 low-income teenagers to secure paying jobs, while receiving invaluable education, mentoring…

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Learning English While a Parent

Imagine moving to a new country as a parent and trying to support your young children with their education in a new culture. Now imagine facing this challenge when you are not yet fluent in the local language. Thousands of immigrant parents in Boston face this challenge every year. Fortunately, ABCD offers ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) for…

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ABCD YEA! participants discover their limitless potential

Program designed for underserved 13 year olds kicks off July 15th Explaining how a good idea can be transformed into a law that changes lives for the better, Maia Raynor, legislative aide to State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, told a room full of 13 year olds that each of them can get involved and make a difference. Raynor’s presentation was part…

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