Author: Kyla Bossung

ABCD LOOKS FORWARD TO PARTNERING WITH MAYOR MICHELLE WU, LAUDS APPOINTMENT OF BRIANNA MILLOR AS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT CHIEF

During her seven years as a Boston City Councilor, Michelle Wu led the advancement of issues that aligned with the ABCD mission and daily operations. As she gets down to the work of being mayor, we anticipate countless opportunities to join forces for the betterment of under-resourced residents and for Boston overall. As the first elected woman and first Asian…

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SUCCESSFUL CHILD TAX CREDIT PROGRAM MUST CONTINUE

Millions of children lifted out of poverty once more face harsh conditions The significant and historic Child Tax Credit that this year lifted more than 3.6 million children in America out of poverty must be extended beyond December 2021. “On behalf of the millions of families and children who will be losing this life-saving benefit in January, we beg the…

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ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AWARDS ABCD $250,000 TO IMPROVE FOOD SECURITY OPERATIONS

ABCD is proud to announce that we have been awarded $250,000 from the Office of Community Services, an Office of the Administration for Children and Families. This funding will be used to launch the GoodBEANS program (Building Efficiency and Access in Nutritious Services), which is designed to bring more food to those in need by strengthening our food systems. GoodBEANS…

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Sharon Scott-Chandler testifies before Congress on the critical impact of the Community Services Block Grant; offers insights into early childhood education at state legislator’s invitation

ABCD Executive Vice President/COO Sharon Scott-Chandler shared her expertise at the state and federal levels recently. The National Community Action Foundation selected her to testify before the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor in favor of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) reauthorization. At the November 3rd hearing, Scott-Chandler highlighted some of ABCD’s major successes that are enabled by…

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10th ABCD Hoop Dreams raises funds for youth programs

Brad Stevens, Bob Ryan, Michael Holley welcome teams to TD Garden Generous businesses, groups of super fans, friends from the media, and two youth teams got their game on for ABCD Hoop Dreams, the iconic charity basketball tournament that benefits under-resourced young people in Greater Boston. The Vertex Pharmaceuticals-sponsored youth team, No Books, No Ball, walked away with the trophy….

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City of Boston and ABCD help homeowners avoid pandemic-related foreclosure

Since 2007, ABCD has partnered with the City of Boston to provide foreclosure prevention services to more than one thousand families at-risk of losing their homes. Throughout the pandemic the ABCD Foreclosure Prevention program has become all the more important, helping households negotiate with lenders and avoid not only the loss of their dwelling but also the loss of the…

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FROM STOP-GAP MEASURES TO LONG-TERM SOLUTIONS:

ABCD President/CEO John J. Drew urges vision, collaboration After 18 months of a global health crisis, our country and the world have been conditioned to respond. We train our focus on the next milestone in the hope that it will lead to a meaningful turnaround. But it’s time for leaders to transition from a reactive to a proactive mindset in…

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ABCD helps families in crisis pay past-due heating bills, urges extension of shut-off moratorium

As Greater Boston endures tropical weather patterns, from balmy days to torrential downpours, it’s easy to forget that the winter of 2020 – 2021 brought frigid temperatures at a time when many had lost jobs due to the pandemic. Heating bills spiked as families tried to stay healthy and warm. “The economic fallout of the pandemic has been severe for…

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ABCD’s signature summer jobs program helps youth chart a promising path, prepare for school this fall

After more than a year of isolation and hardship brought on by the pandemic, underserved youth in Boston are developing the skills and confidence to succeed when they’re back in the classroom this fall. ABCD SummerWorks is partnering with more than 100 mission-driven employers to provide youngsters with career readiness workshops, mentoring, and earnings of up to $1,600 from jobs…

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ABCD seeks early ed teachers, staff who want to make a difference, pursue a fulfilling career

Signing bonuses, paid training & development, and a pathway to leadership attract current and future educators As Greater Boston continues to rebuild and reopen after the pandemic brought much of life to a standstill, ABCD is recruiting early education teachers and staff who are looking for a clear path to a fulfilling career. Along with generous signing bonuses for teachers,…

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