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Revere’s Leandra Rivera Lauded by ABCD at Community Heroes Celebration

HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge offered keynote address  On Friday, November 18, 2022, at the Seaport’s Omni Boston Hotel, Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) honored 16 Community Heroes – volunteers, partners, collaborators and leaders who uplift underserved and under-represented people and families throughout Greater Boston and advocate for social, racial, economic and reproductive justice. This Community Heroes Celebration (CHC)…

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Revere’s Leandra Rivera Lauded by ABCD at Community Heroes Celebration

On Friday, November 18, at the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport, ABCD honored 16 Community Heroes – volunteers, partners, collaborators, and leaders who uplift underserved and under-represented people and families throughout Greater Boston, and advocate for social, racial, economic and reproductive justice. The Community Heroes Celebration (CHC) is the first ABCD awards gala since 2019, and featured keynote speaker,…

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Photos: The Hoop Dreams Fundraiser

Check out the scenes from the September 21, 2022 event at the TD Garden parquet. The Hoop Dreams annual fundraiser took place on September 21st, 2022, benefitting the ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) through a tournament on the legendary TD Garden parquet. The event was founded by Doc Rivers, and this year Brad Stevens, the Celtics President of Basketball…

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To Boston, Thelma D. Burns ‘was love personified’

Speakers shared stories of perseverance, dedication, and care at the late activist’s memorial service As she lay in her death bed, Thelma D. Burns had one request: someone needed to distribute free Thanksgiving turkey vouchers in her absence. “In the last hours of her life, she . . . was making sure that other people would have the meal she…

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East Boston resident Felix Bezeredy lauded by ABCD at Community Heroes Celebration

HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge Offered Keynote Address (BOSTON, MA) – On Friday, November 18, 2022, at the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport, ABCD honored 16 Community Heroes – volunteers, partners, collaborators, and leaders who uplift underserved and under-represented people and families throughout Greater Boston, and advocate for social, racial, economic and reproductive justice. The Community Heroes Celebration (CHC) is the…

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ABCD President and CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler talks Fuel Assistance on Boston Neighborhood Network News

ABCD President and CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler joined Boston Neighborhood Network News anchor Faith Imafidon on Nov. 18 to encourage Greater Boston families to get relief from rising energy costs this winter through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. WATCH HERE


Scott-Chandler: ABCD celebrates 60 years of fighting poverty

For 60 years, ABCD has been many things to many people. The words people use to describe our Boston-area antipoverty and community action agency brim with hope for the future.  ABCD means opportunity and pathways to economic mobility, they say. It is an investment in people and communities. ABCD lifts up our most vulnerable residents through education and innovation, equity…

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ABCD celebrates 60th anniversary with Community Heroes Celebration

BOSTON —The organization that offers much-needed assistance to at-risk kids and families in need will highlight more than a dozen people at its annual gala on Friday. For more information on the celebration at the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport, click here. WATCH NOW


In the news: Sharon Scott-Chandler

The Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) Board of Directors has named long-time Executive Vice President/COO, Sharon Scott-Chandler, Esq., president and CEO of the largest social services agency in New England. Scott-Chandler succeeds John J. Drew, who retired on June 30, 2022 after 51 years with the antipoverty agency, as president and CEO. With the passing of legendary ABCD President/CEO,…

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Editorial: Hurrah for John Drew

One of the city’s finest leaders of the last half-century will be feted on Friday at a gala dinner that benefits the organization he served with distinction starting in 1971. John Drew, 85, retired from his top role at Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) in June, but Friday’s Community Heroes Celebration will serve as John’s big send-off in front…

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