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Year: 2023

Upgrades to Arlington public housing could cut energy use in half this winter

Action for Boston Community Development, known as ABCD, is an anti-poverty nonprofit, relies largely on donations to organize its annual toy drive, under its larger “Winter Fund” program, which assists families with basic necessities like clothing and food.


The Sponsors of Mass Save® and ABCD Host EOHLC Secretary Ed Augustus at Arlington Senior and Disabled Multi-Family Residence: $1.3M Project Exemplifies Low-Income Climate Equity Work Performed Statewide

The Sponsors of Mass Save® and ABCD Host EOHLC Secretary Ed Augustus at Arlington Senior and Disabled Multi-Family Residence: $1.3M Project Exemplifies Low-Income Climate Equity Work Performed Statewide


As poverty curbs families’ spending, need for holiday assistance soars

Action for Boston Community Development, known as ABCD, is an anti-poverty nonprofit, relies largely on donations to organize its annual toy drive, under its larger “Winter Fund” program, which assists families with basic necessities like clothing and food.


Report: Dot residents received $7.9 million in rental help in FY2023

In FY23, Metro Housing’s relationships with local community-based organizations continued to provide an invaluable resource for families, according to the report, which named Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) and Vietnamese American Initiative for Development (VietAID) as two key Dorchester partners.


ABCD’s Sharon Scott-Chandler and Andrea Mendoza talk fuel assistance on Java With Jimmy

Winter is upon us, and ABCD would like to let the community know that they are accepting applications for Fuel Assistance, how to apply and ways to save energy this winter. Jimmy Hills interviews ABCD President and CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler and Energy Services Director Andrea Mendoza.


NBA Foundation ‘Solveathon’ inspires Boston youth to think big

On Dec. 2, the NBA Foundation and MIT Solve partnered to host an inaugural ‘Solveathon’ for five Boston-based Foundation grantees. In the crevices of the MIT campus Innovation Hub, the NBA’s most pressing business questions are being posed. But don’t be fooled. This is not a board meeting with the league’s senior executives — these solutions are coming from some of…

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Your guide to food access in Roxbury

Nearly one-quarter of Roxbury households are food insecure — more than anywhere else in Boston — according to the city’s Food Access Agenda, released in 2021.

Statewide, one in three Massachusetts residents report running out of food or not having enough money to get more every month, according to findings from a 2023 report by the Greater Boston Food Bank.


La Hora del Café: La Directora de Energía de ABCD, Andrea Mendoza, le urge que aplique ahora para la ayuda de calefacción!

La Directora de Energía de ABCD, Andrea Mendoza, tiene toda la información que necesitas sobre la ayuda de calefacción, y la comparte con nuestros amigos en El Mundo Boston.


Gov. Maura Healey awards $380k to 13 restorative justice programs

Gov. Maura Healey announced on Friday that her administration awarded $380,000 in grants to 13 community-based organizations to support restorative justice programming. Restorative justice programming is a way of dealing with wrongdoing by bringing together those involved to talk, understand each other, and find solutions that repair harm. … The recipients of the grants are: READ MORE


Massachusetts food pantries seeing more need than ever, asking for help

Food pantries in Massachusetts are seeing a large increase in need this holiday season as more local families are trying to make ends meet. … Josh Young, vice president of field operations and legislative affairs at Action for Boston Community Development, also noted an uptick in need at the organization’s food access sites, where he said there were a few empty…

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