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Red Sox Host ‘Field Of Dreams’ Charity Fundraiser For Summer Job Program

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Monday, even with rain moving in, donators paid to take the field at Fenway Park for a charity ballgame benefitting the advocacy group, ABCD’S SummerWorks jobs program. According to the anti-poverty organizations website, the event “Field of Dreams” has raised over $5 million for ABCD SummerWorks over the 20 or so years. At “Field of…

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Field of Dreams Charity Softball Tournament Held at Fenway Park

Money was raised to help hundreds of teens find jobs and develop career skills. WATCH HERE


ABCD’s Fenway Park event home run for Boston teens getting summer jobs

BOSTON —Playing ball at Fenway Park is usually reserved for the big leaguers. But today, the home runs are scoring summer jobs for Boston teens. It’s not every day that an average Joe can hear his or her name announced over the loudspeakers of Fenway Park. “They yell out, ‘Jim Burns No. 8.’ It’s such a cool experience to hear…

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“Music With Heart” Spreads Joy in Troubling Times, and John Drew Says Goodbye to ABCD

From prisons to homeless shelters, dozens of Boston-area amateur musicians are spreading joy through song to those struggling to get by, or searching for a second chance. Tim McHale, co-founder of “Music With Heart”, joins Nichole on the show this week to talk about the group’s three-decade history performing in and around the Hub, and how you can take part….

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John Drew reflects on long career with ABCD

President and CEO to retire after 51 years John J. Drew, the president and chief executive officer of Action for Boston Community Development, recently announced his intention to retire after 51 years of work with New England’s largest anti-poverty agency. Drew, who grew up in the Charlestown public housing projects, attended Bentley College while working as a security officer and raising…

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East Boston Legend John White Dies at 87

“Every time you do a good deed you shine the light a little farther into the dark. And the thing is, when you’re gone that light is going to keep shining on, pushing the shadows back.” John White, a man who selflessly gave back to the community he grew up in for over five decades, has died. Mr. White, who…

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‘I left it all on the field’: longtime head of Boston’s ABCD to retire this month

BOSTON — It’s one of the largest anti-poverty agencies in the country. It was also one of the first. ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) of Boston serves more than 100,000 people a year. And John Drew, who’s been a part of it for more than 50 years, is ready to retire. Boston 25 News anchor Kerry Kavanaugh recently sat down…

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ABCD’s 24th Field of Dreams Charity Event Set for Fenway Park

Thanks to the generosity of the Boston Red Sox, ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) will once again host its iconic summertime fundraiser, Field of Dreams, at Fenway Park to benefit Greater Boston’s underserved, low-income youth through the ABCD SummerWorks program. NESN’s Tom Caron will co-chair and serve as emcee. The event will take place on Monday, June 27, starting at 7 am….

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Kraft Family, Patriots Foundation and Gillette Donate $275,000 in the Names of 2022 Myra Kraft Community MVP Award Winners

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – For the past 25 years, the Kraft family and the New England Patriots Foundation have been recognizing volunteers for going above and beyond to give back to their communities through the Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards program. Formerly known as the Community Quarterback Awards, this volunteer recognition was renamed in 2011 in memory of Myra Kraft. On…

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John Drew, Longtime President and CEO of ABCD, Set To Retire

For decades Action for Boston Community Development’s (ABCD) Parker Hill Neighborhood Service Center has been an oasis of help and hope for countless families in the neighborhood. Social service programs like ABCD’s Fuel Assistance have helped low-income residents and fixed income seniors heat their homes throughout the winter without having to worry if they would have enough money for both…

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