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ABCD selected to operate MassHire Metro North Career Center

The following was issued by the MassHire Metro North Workforce Board:   The MassHire Metro North Workforce Board (MNWB) is pleased to announce the selection of ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) as the next operator of the MassHire Metro North Career Center (MNCC), effective July 1, 2020. ABCD was selected after a comprehensive and competitive procurement process. The procurement committee was impressed with ABCD’s extensive experience with federal, state, and local…

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STATEMENT ON GEORGE FLOYD, ANTI-RACISM FROM ABCD PRESIDENT/CEO JOHN J. DREW

ABCD—Action for Boston Community Development—has fought poverty for nearly 60 years, and we recognize that systemic racism is at the root of it, certainly in cities across America. The death of George Floyd last week at the hands of Minneapolis police officers shook people of conscience throughout the country and the world. We acknowledge the horror of Mr. Floyd’s death,…

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ABCD’s COVID-19 Relief Fund raises an additional $430,000

In April, a group of donors saw the urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic and immediately made gifts to ABCD in support of relief efforts. Throughout May seven more institutional funders and numerous individuals have given $435,000 collectively.  Through contributions of all sizes, ABCD’s individual donors have raised more than $5,000 to support COVID-19 relief, emergency food needs, and housing supports….

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ABCD Helps Ensure Children Continue Learning

With the closure of schools and early learning centers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ABCD is using distance learning to support the continued progress of youth and children in its programs. ABCD’s two high schools, William J. Ostiguy High School and University High School, transitioned nearly overnight to distance learning after the schools closed their buildings on March 17th. The…

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ABCD URGES US HHS SECRETARY AZAR TO RELEASE CARES ACT CSBG FUNDS IMMEDIATELY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2020 CONTACT:  Lee Phenner 339.368.1140   Delays in distribution to 1,000 community action agencies nationwide jeopardize the health and well-being of tens of millions of vulnerable low income residents impacted by the coronavirus pandemic   (BOSTON, MA) – On March 27th, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law by…

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Press Release – ABCD’s response to the COVID-19 crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2020 CONTACT:  Cherrelle Norris  617.455.7212 cherrelle.norris@bostonabcd.org ABCD LIMITS SERVICES AND TEMPORARILY CLOSES CENTERS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 ABCD CONTINUES TO PROVIDE THE MOST VULNERABLE POPULATION WITH EMERGENCY SERVICES DURING THE COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) CRISIS (BOSTON, MA) – During the escalating threat of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the State of Emergency in Massachusetts, ABCD continues to fulfill our commitment…

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ABCD PROVIDES EMERGENCY SERVICES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 – IN BRIEF

This information is current as of 4/6/20.   Please check back here for the latest information or visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates as the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation changes frequently.   During the escalating threat of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the State of Emergency in Massachusetts, ABCD will continue to fulfill our commitment to serving those most in need…

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Ostiguy and University High Schools Celebrate Generous Grant Support

Students at ABCD’s two alternative high schools, Ostiguy High and University High, come from an array of backgrounds, but they all share one trait in common: a desire to get their lives back on track and to enter adulthood with all of the tools they need to succeed. ABCD is proud to be there for these students as they work…

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Lovin’ Spoonfuls Holds Cooking Demo at ABCD Neighborhood Center

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) was pleased to have its partner Lovin’ Spoonfuls conduct a nutrition/healthful cooking workshop to the seniors. Lovin’ Spoonfuls is dedicated to facilitating the rescue and distribution of healthy, fresh food that would otherwise be discarded. They deliver this food weekly in trucks to community organizations like the NE/WE NSC, which…

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Liberty Mutual Insurance announces 19 East Boston community grants

East Boston APAC’s parent agency, Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), has received a grant from Liberty Mutual Insurance to address youth homelessness in Eastie and across Boston ABCD will be part of a $5 million effort by Liberty to support organizations in greater Boston working to reduce and end youth homelessness. ABCD was one of 19 organizations to receive…

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