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Pressley meets with constituents in Roxbury

Student debt relief, maternal health among concerns heard Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley responded to constituent questions and concerns about student debt relief, Black maternal health, reparations and climate change at a Boston event on Oct. 19. The event, part of a series called Coffee with the Congresswoman where community members can meet with Pressley, was hosted by Action for Boston Community…

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Heating Worries Mount Amid Growing Costs

This week, a gallon of home heating oil in Massachusetts sold on average for $5.71 a gallon. Last year at this time, it was $3.30 a gallon – that’s a 73% increase “It’s a very, very high bill.” Shirlee Thurston’s latest heating oil bill is a frightening prospect only weeks before Halloween and the arrival of the winter months. “Close…

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ABCD on WBUR: LIHEAP benefits announced; more funding needed to help families stay warm and healthy this winter.


Clark Celebrates Opening of New Head Start in Medford, Child Care Funding

Assistant Speaker Clark joined Action for Boston Community Development to celebrate the new Head Start Center in Medford and highlight federal funding that’s helping families access affordable child care MEDFORD, MA. – Yesterday, on October 18, 2022, Assistant Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Katherine Clark (MA-5) joined representatives of Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) to celebrate Medford’s…

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Assistant Speaker Clark Celebrates Medford Head Start Grand Opening

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Food For The Soul, Mind and Body

Committed to strengthening our food security program, ABCD has several new initiatives underway. In February, upon completion of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) funding, ABCD received a $250,000 grant from the Office of Community Services (OCS) to continue our Food Delivery Program in partnership with Stop n’ Shop that was established during the height of COVID. Our Food Delivery Program is featured in an OCS Freedom from Hunger Initiative video,…

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In An Historic Appointment, ABCD Board Names Sharon Scott-Chandler, Esq., President and CEO

First woman to lead renowned antipoverty agency looks forward to opportunity in an era of new challenges and tremendous change. (BOSTON, MA) – The Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) Board of Directors has named long-time executive vice president/COO, Sharon Scott-Chandler, Esq., President and CEO of the largest social services agency in New England. Scott-Chandler succeeds John J. Drew, who…

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ABCD board names Sharon Scott-Chandler its new president and CEO

The Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) Board of Directors has named longtime executive vice president/COO, Sharon Scott-Chandler, Esq., president and CEO of the largest social services agency in New England. Scott-Chandler succeeds John J. Drew, who retired on June 30 after 51 years with the antipoverty agency, 13 as president and CEO.  With the passing of legendary ABCD President/CEO,…

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Good Food with Good Friends

ABCD’s 10th Annual Buona Sera: An Evening with Friends on October 6th, 2022, raised nearly $30,000 for low-income and senior clients of the North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center. Donations arrived just in time for the upcoming holiday season to support hot meal delivery, monthly food baskets and social services.   The Center’s Acting Director, Julia Power, said, “This event continues…

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Corporate Donors and Boston Celtics SuperFans Shoot Their Shot at ABCD’s Hoop Dreams to Support Boston’s Low-Income Youth

Players from sponsor teams comprised of generous Boston businesses and groups of SuperFans turned their dreams into reality last month at the 11th annual ABCD Hoop Dreams, the iconic charity basketball tournament played on the legendary TD Garden parquet.  Our incredible sponsors had the chance to drive the lane and shoot that buzzer three-pointer – while making a huge impact…

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