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ABCD Awarded Grant to Support Expansion of ESOL Program

ABCD has recently been notified of a generous grant from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to expand the capacity of its English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program. The new DESE grant supports a 33% increase in capacity through the addition of five classes, enabling 72 additional students to enroll in classes. ABCD currently offers…

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Remembering Visionary ABCD leader Robert M. Coard

Ten years ago, the man who led ABCD for 41 of his 45 years with the organization passed away. Robert M. Coard, renowned as a builder of social institutions, was a catalyst in the national community action movement launched with the passage of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. Robert Coard “had ideas that the city could be better, that…

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ABCD trying to collect thousands of toys for children in need

BOSTON — A Massachusetts organization is in need of thousands of toys for the holidays. Action for Boston Community Development, or ABCD, is hoping to fulfill the dreams of thousands of children in need this holiday season. The group said Thursday that it is still in need of 3,000 toys. Organizers said they believe Christmas crept up on people this…

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ABCD Community Heroes Celebration brings over a thousand people together to celebrate community volunteers

On Friday, November 8th, ABCD held its annual Community Heroes Celebration (CHC) at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. Over a thousand people from all sectors, including business, government and not for profit, and people from different communities gathered in the hotel’s Grand Ballroom for a night of celebration and comradery. Emceed by WCVB’s Karen Holmes Ward, the CHC highlighted the…

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ABCD Honors Five 50-Year Partnerships at November Gala

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2019                                   CONTACT: Cherrelle Norris 617.348.6224 (office) 617.455.7212 (mobile) Lee Phenner 339.368.1140 (mobile)           ABCD Community Heroes Celebration to Honor Five 50-Year Partnerships that have served millions of low-income people in Greater Boston Marking a rare collaboration, ABCD honors Associated…

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DOC RIVERS, BRAD STEVENS TALK B-BALL, PHILANTHROPY WITH BOB RYAN

Basketball Hall-of-Fame scribe Bob Ryan facilitates a fascinating conversation in the privacy of the Red Auerbach Center between two of Red’s biggest admirers, Los Angeles Clippers Head Coach Doc Rivers and Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens. Rivers, Stevens and Ryan co-host ABCD’s annual Hoop Dreams charity tournament.   CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Learn more about ABCD Hoop Dreams and the Youth…

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9th Annual “Buona Sera” Event to Benefit Local ABCD Center

Please join in an evening of networking and fine dining at the 9th Annual Buona Sera: An Evening with Friends, to take place on Thursday, October 3, 2019. All proceeds will directly benefit seniors and families in the North End, West End, and Beacon Hill neighborhoods. To purchase your ticket, visit bostonabcd.org/donate-NEWE Please contact Johannah Malone (johannah.malone@bostonabcd.org) or Maria Stella Gulla (mariastella.gulla@bostonabcd.org) for more…

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Celtics Coach Brad Stevens: ‘Last Year Was No Fault of Kyrie’

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens refuses to blame Kyrie Irving for last year’s failed season. “I like Kyrie and I wish him well,” said Stevens, speaking at a fundraiser in Boston at the Celtics practice facility. “Last year’s season didn’t go the way that we wanted it to, but that’s not on one person. That’s the responsibility of the whole…

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Brad Stevens sees advantages to World Cup experience for his Celtics

Brad Stevens said he has no issue with nearly half of his team playing high-level basketball so close to training camp, despite the risk of injury.(FILE/TIM BRADBURY/GETTY IMAGES) Brad Stevens’s day started off with angst. As he entered Boston Children’s Hospital to help usher the opening of the Fazzalari Sky Bridge, he watched on his phone as star forward Jayson…

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ABCD’s 2019 YEA! graduates find their voice, take leadership skills to the community

This summer’s Youth Engaged in Action (YEA!) graduation was part celebration and part conference as groups from each Boston, Malden, Medford and Everett neighborhood shared their “Photo Voice” projects. YEA! is all about direct experience, and these 13-year-olds conducted field research not only to identify critical issues affecting their communities but to recommend solutions. The 2019 YEA! class of 100…

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