ABCD, Bridge Over Troubled Waters Each Get $50K Donation

Each of two Boston nonprofits—Action for Boston Community Development, an anti-poverty agency, and Bridge Over Troubled Waters, which provides services to homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth—recently received a $50,000 donation from Astound Broadband to support their ongoing work.

Sanford Ames, senior vice president and general manager of Astound Broadband, said both organizations “strengthen our community.” He lauded Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) and Bridge Over Troubled Waters for working to advance diversity, equity and inclusion.

The donation to ABCD will support its WorkSMART program that offers paid internships to Boston high school students in grades 9-12 to provide career opportunities and educational support.

ABCD President/CEO John J. Drew said, “We are beyond grateful for this generous grant, which will support WorkSMART, a vital program that gives youngsters who were born with no advantages and who face the toughest economic and social barriers a viable path to success in school, at work, and in life.”