Year: 2020

ABCD steps up aid for struggling residents with federal CARES ACT grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 6th, 2020 CONTACT: Lee Phenner339.368.1140 (mobile)lee.phenner@bostonabcd.org 30 million unemployed due to COVID shutdown in deepening crisis after essential $600 per week federal payment ended July 31 ABCD continues frontline aid to low-income Boston-area residents, boosted now by federal CARES ACT grant to combat COVID-19 destruction On July 31 more than 950,000 Massachusetts residents lost the $600 per week federal unemployment…

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Volunteers and Donors Provide Food, Technology, and Hope for Out of School Youth

The ABCD Youth Services Department serves in-school and out-of-school youth through a variety of year-round workforce development programs. Focusing on different industries, the programs provide youth with soft skills, job training, paid internships, and the support of caring adults through case management and mentorship. When all ABCD Youth programs shifted to distance learning, many youth found themselves without the proper…

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In the news: Yvonne Jones

The board of directors of ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development), Greater Boston’s anti-poverty agency, has reelected community leader, educator, and activist Yvonne Jones of Dorchester to a fourth year as chair. Jones will serve in that role for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. A retired educator and senior administrator, Jones holds a Bachelor of Science degree in human services management…

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Looking for a job? Check MassHire centers near you

As unemployment spikes because of Covid-19, greater Boston’s antipoverty agency ABCD brings its workforce-development  expertise for anyone via MassHire Metro North Career Centers, in Woburn and Cambridge. With fortunate timing, ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) has assumed operations of the MassHire Metro North Career Centers in Cambridge, Woburn, and Chelsea. With one million state residents unemployed, the result of record job losses since…

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ABCD launches MassHire MetroNorth Career Centers operations

Action for Boston Community Development has assumed operations of the MassHire Metro North Career Centers in Cambridge, Chelsea and Woburn. With 1 million state residents unemployed, the result of record job losses since the COVID-19 pandemic began, ABCD is working to meet this crisis with operational efficiency, workforce development experience and a history of program innovation. On June 2, the…

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ABCD Board Reelects Community Leader Yvonne Jones as Chair, Elects Board Officers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 14, 2020 CONTACT: Lee Phenner339.368.1140 (mobile)lee.phenner@bostonabcd.org ABCD Board Reelects Community Leader Yvonne Jones as Chair, Elects Board Officers As COVID-19 disrupts and unsettles the city and the nation, anti-poverty agency’sdiverse, tripartite board inspires innovation, drives collaboration  (BOSTON) — The Board of Directors of ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development), Greater Boston’s anti-poverty agency, has reelected community leader, educator,…

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As Unemployment Spikes Due to COVID-19 Impact, ABCD Brings Expertise to Career Centers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 13, 2020 CONTACT: Lee Phenner339.368.1140 (mobile)lee.phenner@bostonabcd.org As Unemployment Spikes Due to COVID-19 Impact, ABCD Brings Operations and Workforce Development Expertise to MassHire Metro North Career Centers Serves job seekers and employers in 20 cities and towns*from hubs in Cambridge, Chelsea and Woburn BOSTON – With fortuitous timing, ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) has assumed operations of the…

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Experts Say School And Childcare Reopening Presents Challenges And Opportunities

  Schools and childcare programs face significant challenges as they work towards reopening this summer and fall. But a panel of health and human services leaders agreed Thursday that those challenges can be met, and that the current situation presents opportunities to do things differently. The leaders spoke via a Zoom web conference hosted by the Greater Boston Chamber of…

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ABCD Ofreciendo Ayuda Adicional en Tiempos de COVID-19

Encuentro Latino host Angel Salcedo interviews ABCD Deputy Director Ivana Serret about the emergency programs that ABCD is providing during the COVID-19 crisis. Ms. Serret also discusses the broad range of services available now and in the coming year. Encuentro Latino trata los temas de mayor importancia para la comunidad Latina dentro y fuera de los Estados Unidos Watch Here


Allston-Brighton nonprofits awarded emergency response grants from Harvard

Harvard University recently announced that 27 Allston-Brighton nonprofit organizations and community groups were awarded emergency response grants for their continuing efforts in responding to COVID-19 related community needs. Harvard University Allston-Brighton Emergency Response Grants were awarded to local groups and organizations that proposed projects or programs that will address pressing community needs such as food delivery, equipment purchases, technology support…

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