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Author: Connor Mattson

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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ABCD’s 22nd Annual Field of Dreams Charity Event Set for June 16th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 18, 2021 CONTACT: Cherrelle Norris617.455.7212cherrelle.norris@bostonabcd.org Taking place at the legendary Fenway Park, Field of Dreams proceeds will benefit ABCD’s summer jobs program that provides low-income teens with paid work and career guidance (BOSTON, MA) — Thanks to the generosity of the Boston Red Sox, ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) will once again hosts its iconic summertime fundraiser, Field…

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High schools in Springfield, Boston and Beverly receiving $972,000 in grants for after-school programming for teens with substance use disorder

Massachusetts officials have announced $972,000 in grants going to high schools in Springfield, Boston and Beverly to allow for after-school programming for teens with substance use disorder or who are at risk for developing the disorder. The award recipients are the Springfield Public Schools, Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) and the Northshore Education Consortium in Beverly. READ MORE


ABCD announces summer job programs, urge eligible youth to apply immediately to earn, learn, and heal their communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2021   CONTACT:  Cherrelle Norris  617.455.7212 cherrelle.norris@bostonabcd.org                (BOSTON, MA) – ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) announced the launch of their summer job programs for Boston youth ages 14 to 21. Income-eligible youth are urged to apply to ABCD SummerWorks immediately.   Participants can earn a paycheck while…

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SUNDAY BASEBALL NOTES

“After a year off because of the pandemic, Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) will host its Field of Dreams event at Fenway Park on June 16. The event, which started 24 years ago, brings together corporate teams for softball games to raise funds for ABCD’s SummerWorks jobs program for teenagers. Contact Liz McCarthy at (617) 620-6949 for more information about entering…

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Agencies Expand Access to Food Relief

John Drew, President and CEO of ABCD, and Catherine D’Amato, President and CEO of the Greater Boston Food Bank, talk about a $2 million initiative to meet more need for emergency food relief. Interview for BNN News. Aired April 1, 2021. For more information, call ABCD Food Pantries (617 348-6329), or the Project Bread FoodResource Hot Line (1 800 645-8333);…

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ABCD and The Greater Boston Food Bank Announce a Joint Initiative

… Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD) and The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) jointly announced a groundbreaking $2 million initiative, designed to provide thousands of families affected by COVID-19 with more fresh fruits, vegetables, and other nutritious perishable foods. As experts in the field have noted, the demand for emergency food in Eastern Massachusetts has increased by 66%…

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Eversource and ABCD Energy Efficiency Project Underway at Housing for Seniors and Residents with Disabilities in Greenfield

Eversource Energy Efficiency Project Underway at Housing for Seniors and Residents with Disabilities in Greenfield $500,000 incentive from the energy company will help reduce energy use and improve residents’ comfort during pandemic SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (March 5, 2021) – As part of its commitment to affordable housing options for the community, Eversource is partnering with the Greenfield Housing Authority (GHA) on a…

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