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ABCD on WBUR: Government Shutdown Impact on Head Start Families

ABCD President and CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler joined Josie Guarino on WBUR to discuss the potential impact of a government shutdown on Head Start families who rely on multiple federally-run programs to get by.

ABCD President and CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler Talks Hoop Dreams on Java With Jimmy

ABCD President and CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler appeared on James “Jimmy” Hills’ podcast, Java With Jimmy, for a spirited conversation promoting the organization’s annual fundraising basketball tournament, Hoop Dreams. WATCH NOW

ARL Wellness Waggin’ helping more Boston families in need get medical care for pets

BOSTON — It may be small, but the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s Wellness Waggin’ plays a big role in reducing the number of surrendered animals in Boston. Five years ago, the nonprofit launched its mobile veterinary clinic to bring high-quality animal care directly to pet owners in neighborhoods with high levels of surrenders, including Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan and Easton Boston. “For…

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Rare Launches SHINE Community Solar Initiative to Bring Green Jobs, Lower Energy Bills to Greater Boston’s Underserved Communities

BOSTON, September 06, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rare, an international conservation organization specializing in social change for the environment, today announced the launch of Solar Helping Ignite Neighborhood Economies (SHINE), an initiative aimed at connecting solar power job opportunities and renewable home energy to underserved neighborhoods of Boston. The project is in partnership with Boston’s leading community action agency, Action for Boston Community Development…

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Climate change and poverty are complex problems. These solutions aim to address both.

Massachusetts — like most places — has a problem when it comes to climate solutions. The state has just a few years to drastically slash emissions and that means it needs more of everything, fast: more heat pumps, more electric vehicles and EV chargers, more solar panels. Just to get those things installed and working will require massive numbers of…

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Boston offers incentives to turn empty offices into affordable housing

The city of Boston will now offer developers up to a 75% reduction in the residential tax rate for 29 years if they convert offices into apartments. As cities and towns across the country grapple with ways to solve the affordable housing crisis, the city of Boston is hoping empty office spaces might be part of the solution. This year, office…

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Malden Delegation Secures Record Local Investments in FY24 Budget

House and Senate approve a compromise spending bill for the FY24 which includes $885,000 dedicated to funding local initiatives in Malden. BOSTON – Tuesday, August 1, 2023 – Yesterday, the Massachusetts Legislature passed, H. 4040, the Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) state budget. Funded at $56.2 billion, the compromise FY24 budget makes critical investments in areas of food insecurity, early education and…

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Year-Round Benefits from Summer Jobs

During the latter half of the 20th Century, the early blooms of spring were also a signal to the nation’s teenagers: it’s time to find a job. About half of all Americans between 16 and 19 years old spent part of their summer break bagging groceries or slinging ice cream until the early 2000s. Then, the youth employment rate fell…

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La Hora del Café: Martes de quedarte con nosotros

La directora médica de ABCD Health Services, la Dra. Frinny Polanco Walters, apareció esta mañana en el programa de transmisión en vivo La Hora del Café de El Mundo Boston para hablar sobre nuestros servicios gratuitos de planificación familiar. Mira su entrevista a partir de las 26:18. VEA AHORA

City invests $18.7m in summer jobs for youth

12,000 teens apply to jobs program, double that of last year Earlier this year, Mayor Michelle Wu announced a $18.7 million investment in the youth employment program. That means 5,000 youth jobs at local nonprofits and community organizations and 2,000 city positions, officials said. … The job prospects are also good at Action for Boston Community Development, which has connected…

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