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Year: 2023

Local groups will split $352k in Dot Block community funding

The Boston Planning and Development Agency’s board signed off last week on the list of 16 entities that will share in $352,000 in funding from an agreement struck between the city and the developers behind the Dot Block apartment complex. Samuels & Associates and Gerald Chan’s Wintergold LLC work together on plans for the project. Dot Block’s boundaries are Dorchester…

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ABCD on the Radio: Sharon Scott-Chandler Comments on City of Boston’s Tax Break Plan to Encourage Business Owners to Convert Empty Office Space to Housing

“It’s incredibly important for all of us to kind of think outside the box and come up with new solutions and work together to solve this housing crisis for everybody,” said ABCD President and CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler.


ABCD hails University High graduates

On Friday, June 16, ABCD honored its University High School graduates with all due pomp and circumstance. University High School is the agency’s alternative high school for Boston students ages 16 to 22 who, at minimum, are repeating 10th grade, have fallen behind at least one grade level in traditional high school settings, or have left high school without completing their diploma…

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ABCD promotes Josh Young II to VP of field operations and legislative affairs        

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) has announced the promotion of Josh Young, II to vice president of field operations and legislative affairs. He is a 24-year veteran of the anti-poverty agency with experience in program development, implementation, administration and legislative affairs.  “Josh has dedicated his life to community and public service. His 20 plus year career at ABCD has…

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Action for Boston Community Development Promotes South End native Josh Young, II to vice president of field operations and legislative affairs        

Food access and referral programming expanded during his tenure (Boston, MA) – Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) is pleased to announce the promotion of Josh Young, II to vice president of field operations and legislative affairs. He is a 24 year veteran of the anti-poverty agency with experience in program development, implementation, administration and legislative affairs.  “Josh has dedicated…

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ABCD Denounces Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions

Underscores commitment to equity to ensure that progress gains momentum As we finish celebrating the values of the Declaration of Independence with 4th of July cookouts and fireworks, we are ironically left with the devastating impact that three successive decisions, recently made by the United States Supreme Court, will have on the future of diversity, equality and justice in our…

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Good News Tuesday: Boston youth overcome barriers to achieve academic success

Good News Tuesday highlights the good works that make our community stronger: companies or employees going the extra mile for employees or customers or unique volunteer & charitable efforts. Students from ABCD’s University High School graduated recently with well-deserved pomp and circumstance. Massachusetts-based nonprofit human services organization ABCD provides disadvantaged residents in the Boston and Mystic Valley areas with the tools,…

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ABCD’s Field of Dreams Charity Event Set for Friday, June 30 at Fenway Park

Proceeds from this one-of-a kind sports event benefit ABCD SummerWorks (BOSTON, MA) — Thanks to the partnership with the Boston Red Sox, on Friday, June 30, 2023 from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ABCD will  host its iconic summertime fundraiser, Field of Dreams, at Fenway Park to benefit underserved Boston youth participating in the ABCD SummerWorks program. Whether sponsor teams strike out or hit a…

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ABCD CELEBRATES AND STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY DURING PRIDE AND EVERY DAY

As Pride flags are raised and a month of celebration Pride continues locally and nationwide, I wanted to take this moment to celebrate in the diversity – and to recognize the ongoing struggles – of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQIA+) community that continue throughout our city, state, country and world.  Even as the LGBTQIA+ community has made…

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ABCD Congratulates the University High Class of 2023

Boston Youth overcome barriers to achieve academic success  (BOSTON, MA) — On Friday, June 16, students from ABCD’s University High School graduated with all due pomp and circumstance. University High School is ABCD’s alternative high school for Boston students ages 16 to 22 who at minimum are repeating 10th grade, have fallen behind at least one grade level in traditional high…

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