Category: News

ABCD spells chance to change lives for the better

There’s a saying that is often attributed to Gandhi — that a society is best judged by how it treats the people who have the least — the homeless, jobless, working poor, immigrant communities, seniors, families and children. For more than half a century, Action for Boston Community Development — or ABCD — has taken their antipoverty mission and message…

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Leslie Odom, Jr. to perform at ABCD dinner

  “Hamilton” continues performances at the Boston Opera House through mid-November —but come Oct. 26, Boston will make way for another (former) Aaron Burr. Leslie Odom, Jr., who played Hamilton’s foe in the original Broadway production, will speak and perform at “In It Together,” an annual dinner hosted by Action for Boston Community Development honoring local volunteers and community leaders …….

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BOLD TYPES: Dial-an-entertainer

When the superstar who was the main draw at your upcoming fund-raiser cancels a month before the event, it helps to have concert promoter Don Law on speed-dial. Bob Elias learned that the hard way. As director of government relations at antipoverty agency Action for Boston Community Development, Elias takes it upon himself to ensure that ABCD’s annual gala comes off without a hitch…. (Read more.)


Mobile outreach van, team serving the homeless suspended until further notice

The Action for Boston Community Development Mobile Homeless Outreach Team (MHOT), a program serving homeless people in Greater Boston’s Mystic Valley region , has  temporarily suspended its services as the program looks for donations to keep the van running. Spare Change News highlighted the program in March when it lost  funding from the federal government due to low marks on a grading…

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To Stem Tide Of Childcare Staff Turnover, Providers Try Increasing Benefits

Keeping good employees is a challenge for any industry. But for childcare centers the struggle is particularly acute, with a roughly 30 percent turnover rate each year. In a field where institutional knowledge translates to better quality care, industry leaders are straining to find ways to keep their staff for longer than a few years….


Doc Rivers wishes for mending of fences among 2008 Celtics

…”As years have gone on, things have been fractured, and I hate it. I hate seeing it,” Rivers said Tuesday while in Boston for the annual ABCD Hoop Dreams fundraiser that he runs with current Celtics coach Brad Stevens….


Stevens: ‘Everybody’ should be ready to go to start camp

BOSTON – The eighth annual ABCD Hoop Dreams fundraiser was held at the TD Garden Tuesday afternoon. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens along with former Celtics head coach and current Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers and award-winning journalist Bob Ryan served as co-hosts of the event….


STEVENS TALKS AT ABCD

Celtics Coach Brad Stevens spoke with the media at this year’s ABCD event at TD Garden and spoke about the upcoming season.


Brad Stevens: Celtics ‘can’t talk about being the favorite’

Celtics coach Brad Stevens and Clippers coach Doc Rivers on Tuesday teamed up for their annual Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) Hoop Dreams charity event at TD Garden. And as employees of the corporate sponsors played on the parquet floor, it was impossible for Stevens not to think about what has taken place here, and what might come next….

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Family Resource Center Prepares More than 300 Kids for School