John Drew, Longtime President and CEO of ABCD, set to retire

For decades Action for Boston Community Development’s (ABCD) partner site at the Putnam Community Center in Jamaica Plain has been an oasis of help and hope for countless families in the neighborhood.

       Social service programs like ABCD’s Fuel Assistance have helped low-income residents and fixed income seniors heat their homes throughout the winter without having to worry if they would have enough money for both heat and food or heat and medication.

       At the helm of the renowned antipoverty/community action organization since 2009 was a man that approached helping Jamaica Plain’s most vulnerable population with empathy, compassion and an unparalleled ability for being the voice of thousands of marginalized citizens both here and across the state.