Category: News

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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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


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


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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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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