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Experts Say School And Childcare Reopening Presents Challenges And Opportunities

  Schools and childcare programs face significant challenges as they work towards reopening this summer and fall. But a panel of health and human services leaders agreed Thursday that those challenges can be met, and that the current situation presents opportunities to do things differently. The leaders spoke via a Zoom web conference hosted by the Greater Boston Chamber of…

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ABCD Ofreciendo Ayuda Adicional en Tiempos de COVID-19

Encuentro Latino host Angel Salcedo interviews ABCD Deputy Director Ivana Serret about the emergency programs that ABCD is providing during the COVID-19 crisis. Ms. Serret also discusses the broad range of services available now and in the coming year. Encuentro Latino trata los temas de mayor importancia para la comunidad Latina dentro y fuera de los Estados Unidos Watch Here


MassHire Metro North Workforce Board Announces Selection of New Career Center Operator

The MassHire Metro North Workforce Board (MNWB) is pleased to announce the selection of ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) as the next operator of the MassHire Metro North Career Center (MNCC), effective July 1. ABCD was selected after a comprehensive and competitive procurement process. The procurement committee was impressed with ABCD’s extensive experience with federal, state, and local grants and workforce development programs, strong ties…

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ABCD selected to operate MassHire Metro North Career Center

The following was issued by the MassHire Metro North Workforce Board:   The MassHire Metro North Workforce Board (MNWB) is pleased to announce the selection of ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) as the next operator of the MassHire Metro North Career Center (MNCC), effective July 1, 2020. ABCD was selected after a comprehensive and competitive procurement process. The procurement committee was impressed with ABCD’s extensive experience with federal, state, and local…

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Short-term Relief Available to Medford Residents Struggling to Pay Rent

Medford residents struggling to pay their rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic can get some short-term relief through a new program Action for Boston Community Development has launched in partnership with the city. Under the initiative, funded through $250,000 appropriated by Medford from its Community Preservation Act fund, households that have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and earn up to…

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Emergency fund helps Medford residents pay rent due to coronavirus hardships

ABCD partners with city and funding through Community Preservation Act to sustain tenants at risk of homelessness ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development), in partnership with the city of Medford and with funding through the Community Preservation Act, is offering temporary financial assistance to eligible Medford residents struggling to pay their rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Medford residents can…

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Medford Partnership Offers Rent Assistance During Pandemic

ABCD is offering temporary financial assistance to eligible residents struggling to pay rent due to the coronavirus pandemic.   MEDFORD, MA — Action for Boston Community Development, in partnership with the city of Medford and with funding through the Community Preservation Act, is offering temporary financial assistance to eligible Medford residents struggling to pay rent due to the coronavirus pandemic….

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Low-income families get a headstart during the pandemic with food delivered to their doorstep

The COVID-19 pandemic is hitting everyone differently, but some of the most affected are the people in lower-income households. With every household Is a different story. “It’s really helpful, really helpful,” said Heidi, a Chelsea resident. “We appreciate it.” However, the story of how the food arrived at hundreds and hundreds of doorsteps started at ABCD Head Start. Read More…

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ABCD Pivots to COVID-19 Response

  To learn more about ABCD’s efforts to serve our neighbors in need during the coronavirus crisis, click here.   Stay up to date with Boston Neighborhood Network News for in-depth stories devoted to issues of concern to the full range of the Boston communities. Learn More.


ABCD limits services, temporarily closes centers due to COVID-19 (Cambridge)

During the escalating threat of COVID-19 and the State of Emergency in Massachusetts, Action for Boston Community Development — a Boston nonprofit — continues to serve “those most in need” in a way that can help protect the health and safety of clients and staff. In coordination with the suggestion to practice social distancing, ABCD has temporarily closed all neighborhood…

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