Month: September 2022

The Changing Face of Poverty

Poverty in Boston is changing, and as a result, the ways in which ABCD responds to poverty are evolving. ABCD’s mission remains the same – providing low-income households with the tools needed for economic success. But a deeper understanding of what poverty means today can make our work more effective. Poverty is often defined by a single number: the Federal…

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Five things you need to know today, and real-life hoop dreams

Your very own hoop dreams Ever wonder what it would be like to shoot hoops on the Celtics’ historic parquet floor? A week from this Wednesday — on Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. — the 11th annual Hoop Dreams takes place, the charity basketball tournament to raise money for human services nonprofit ABCD at TD Garden.  I recently spoke with the…

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Steeper Winter Heating Bills Loom, With Less Federal Aid

Energy costs are expected to rise even faster than overall inflation, but a key assistance program will lack the extra funds it got for Covid relief. The struggle for low-income families to heat their homes is familiar, but for many, this winter will be even tougher than last. Energy costs have been a source of significant pain for Americans who…

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