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Author: Connor Mattson

ABCD is Offering FREE Tax Preparation for Melrose Residents Who Earned up to $60,000 Last Year

Qualifying residents are urged to call ABCD to schedule an in-person appointment. Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) urges all residents of Mystic Valley, including Melrose residents, and Boston who earned $60,000 or less in 2022 to schedule a FREE in-person tax prep appointment TODAY at one of their neighborhood sites by calling 617-348-6329 or visiting bostonabcd.org/tax. ABCD is a co-founder of the Boston Tax Help…

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Free Tax Preparation for Boston and Mystic Valley Residents Offered

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) urges all residents of Boston and the Mystic Valley who earned $60,000 or less in 2022 to schedule a FREE in-person tax prep appointment  at one of our neighborhood sites by calling 617-348-6329 or visiting bostonabcd.org/tax. ABCD is a co-founder of the Boston Tax Help Coalition, a public-private collaboration with the City of Boston,…

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ABCD Launches Free Tax Preparation Season in Collaboration With the Boston Tax Help Coalition to Put Cash Back Into the Community

On January 27, the Boston Tax Help Coalition of which ABCD is a co-founder, kicked off the 2023 tax season at the offices of coalition member Urban Edge in Roxbury. The Boston Tax Help Coalition is a public-private collaboration with the City of Boston, which seeks to ensure the full participation of all Boston residents in the City’s economic vitality…

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Bob Coard, Melnea Cass Honored at the Embrace Boston Memorial

ABCD is pleased to be an early major sponsor of The Embrace monument that was recently unveiled at the 1965 Freedom Plaza on the Boston Common honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. The Embrace monument symbolizes the hug that Dr. King shared with his wife Coretta after he won the Nobel Peace Prize. Long-time ABCD President/CEO Robert…

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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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