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On the passing of Irvienne Goldson

It is with the deepest sadness that I share that Irvienne Goldson passed away suddenly this week. Irvienne joined ABCD in 1992 as manager of education and training and rose to become Deputy Director of our Health Services department. Her rare leadership and unflagging commitment to the Boston community made her not only respected but beloved. With more than 30…

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ABCD Head: More Help Needed from Washington

John Drew, President/CEO of ABCD, talks about emergency aid for local families and the need for agreement in more help from the federal government. Interview for BNN News. Watch Here

ABCD is offering free, virtual English language classes by ESOL instructors

Do you need to learn English or improve your English-speaking skills so that you can find a new job, move up in your career, help your children with school assignments and meet other challenges of life? Beginning September 21, ABCD will offer free, virtual English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses from its centers in Mattapan, Roslindale and Mission…

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Volunteers and Donors Provide Food, Technology, and Hope for Out of School Youth

The ABCD Youth Services Department serves in-school and out-of-school youth through a variety of year-round workforce development programs. Focusing on different industries, the programs provide youth with soft skills, job training, paid internships, and the support of caring adults through case management and mentorship. When all ABCD Youth programs shifted to distance learning, many youth found themselves without the proper…

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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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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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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 President…

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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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