Author: Connor Mattson

ABCD, Bridge Over Troubled Waters Each Get $50K Donation

Each of two Boston nonprofits—Action for Boston Community Development, an anti-poverty agency, and Bridge Over Troubled Waters, which provides services to homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth—recently received a $50,000 donation from Astound Broadband to support their ongoing work. Sanford Ames, senior vice president and general manager of Astound Broadband, said both organizations “strengthen our community.” He lauded Action for Boston Community…

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College student has high HOPES after start at Cheesecake Factory

Shavonne Schofield believes patience is a virtue. Patience can help us achieve our goals and avoid making bad decisions. That’s the lesson she’s learned, and thanks to it, she’s finding out that now is finally her time to grow.  … Ryan Brennan, a case manager at Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), introduced her to HOPES and helped her navigate the training…

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Boston organization ABCD suddenly down millions in federal funds

The ubiquitous Boston social services organization ABCD says the feds suddenly have pulled the rug out from under it, informing the nonprofit that its normal $2.8 million family-planning grant just won’t be showing up this year. “Your application was reviewed favorably by the review panel based on the review criteria, however funds are not currently available to support your application,”…

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BioConnects New England and Action for Boston Community Development Announce Partnership

BioConnects New England (BCNE) and Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD) are excited to announce a partnership to create a robust biomanufacturing industry cluster in the New England region. With this partnership, BioConnects New England and ABCD aim to promote the growth and sustainability of the life sciences industry in New England through academic excellence and strategic programming.  Additionally, BioConnects New England…

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ABCD to hire 1K teens for summer jobs

BOSTON, Mass. — If you have a teenager looking for a summer job, the Anti-poverty agency, ABCD, wants to hear from them. They have a program that will pay your child more than $1,700, but they better hurry because slots for the one thousand positions are filling up fast. 17-year-old Kevin Williams loves sneakers and he has a pretty healthy…

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Senadora Warren y alcaldesa Wu en ABCD Head Start en Dorchester

Durante una de las más significativas visitas a ABCD Head Start de Dorchester en Boston, la senadora Elizabeth Warren y la alcaldesa Michelle Wu incidieron en la importancia de invertir en el cuidado de los niños. “Por esto debe ir más allá de la municipalidad o del estado. Se debe seguir insistiendo a nivel federal para invertir en la educación…

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Two years into the pandemic, rental assistance continues to climb

The amount of aid Massachusetts is providing to renters continues to increase each month, an indication that many residents of the commonwealth are still struggling financially two years after the COVID-19 pandemic began. … Anne Corbin, director of housing and homelessness prevention for Action for Boston Community Development, said uncertainty about the future of the funding may be contributing to…

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Wu deserves our support, and her neighborhood deserves quiet

As noted in Scot Lehigh’s column (“Demonstrations at their homes have crossed a line,” Opinion, Feb. 17), the courts have weighed in against disruption of homes and neighborhoods by loud protesters. The ongoing at-home intimidation of Mayor Michelle Wu over vaccine mandates for city workers — policy that is based on clear public health science — needs to stop. What other…

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ABCD, City’s EITC Program in Full Swing in South End and Chinatown

Most people don’t want to think about it but it’s the time a year to begin thinking about filing 2021 tax returns. For many working people in the South End and Chinatown there’s some relief from the confusing process of figuring out taxes. Action for Boston Community Development’s (ABCD) South End Neighborhood Service Center, 554 Columbus Avenue; the Asian American…

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ABCD, City’s EITC Program in Full Swing at Eastie’s APAC Office

Most people don’t want to think about it but it’s the time a year to begin thinking about filing 2021 tax returns. For many working people in East Boston there’s some relief from the confusing process of figuring out taxes. Action for Boston Community Development’s (ABCD) APAC office on Meridian Street, in partnership with the City of Boston, kicked off…

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