Author: Connor Mattson

In the news: Sean Daughtry

At its June 23 meeting, the Board of Directors of Action for Boston Community Development elected Roxbury resident and Vertex Pharmaceuticals PAT Scientist Sean Daughtry to serve as chair for a one-year term. Daughtry joined the ABCD Board in 2013, representing the NAACP Boston Branch, and currently serves as a public sector member representing State Representative Elizabeth A. Malia. He…

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Why Is The Mass. Unemployment Rate Twice As High As N.H.’s?

At the Waterhouse Restaurant in southwestern New Hampshire, soft shell crabs were on the lunch menu and business was brisk. But General Manager Linda Quintanilha said she can’t fully re-open the restaurant in Peterborough because she can’t find enough staff. … John Drew, chief executive officer of Action for Boston Community Development, a nonprofit that provides services to low-income residents,…

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Mass. should extend moratorium over utility bills

Thank you to Hiawatha Bray for drawing attention to the end, on June 30, of the state’s moratorium on utility shutoffs (“Utility bills come due as moratorium expires,” Business, July 1). There is an array of help available for those in danger of being left in the dark, but many families and seniors will not be aware of these resources or…

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BUSINESS/COMMUNITY LEADER SEAN DAUGHTRY ELECTED ABCD BOARD CHAIR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 30, 2021 CONTACT: Susan Kooperstein617.875.3619skooperstein@comcast.net Lee Phenner339.368.1140lee.phenner@bostonabcd.org Roxbury resident pledges to uphold ABCD mission, expand resources enabling low-income residents to reach highest potential New slate of ABCD Board Officers elected (BOSTON, MA) – At its June 23 meeting, the Board of Directors of Action for Boston Community Development elected Roxbury resident and Vertex Pharmaceuticals PAT Scientist Sean Daughtry to serve as…

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ABCD VITA Program Returns $6 Million to Community Residents, Boosts Economy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 23, 2021 CONTACT: Susan Kooperstein617.875.3619skooperstein@comcast.net Lee Phenner339.368.1140lee.phenner@bostonabcd.org Staff, volunteers provide virtual, drop-off tax assistance during pandemic, ensure inclusion of EITC, expanded CTC for eligible participants ABCD staff and volunteers sprang into action during tax season 2021, providing individuals, families and seniors with low to moderate income with expert assistance filling out and filing their federal and state income…

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ABCD SummerWorks Empleando a la Juventud

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ABCD Field Of Dreams Event At Fenway Park Raises Money For SummerWorks Youth Program

Money raised by the “Field of Dreams” event at Fenway Park helps young people from low-income families find work at non-profit organizations. WATCH HERE


Businesses Go to Bat for ABCD Summer Jobs

With support from local businesses and the Boston Red Sox, ABCD holds its annual “Field of Dreams” event at Fenway Park to raise money for youth jobs in the SummerWorks program. WATCH HERE


Softball teams at Fenway to raise money

Corporate softball teams were at Fenway Park Wednesday for a very important fundraiser. “Very unique experience to be on the field and to play. Whether it’s one year or every year — to get a hit to run the bases, it’s a lot of fun,” said Lew Eisenberg, chairman ABCD Field of Dreams. WATCH HERE


HEAD START EXPANSION Key to Achievement of Universal Pre-K in Biden Administration American Families Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 4, 2021 CONTACT: Susan Kooperstein617.875.3619skooperstein@comcast.net Lee Phenner339.368.1140lee.phenner@bostonabcd.org America’s proven gold standard early education program brings racial equity, economic opportunity to all of America’s families In Boston and across America, the community-based federal Head Start and Early Head Start programs serve as models for providing high quality early education and care set solidly in a racial-social equity framework that…

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