Category: News

Boston Praise Radio & TV’s What Now features ABCD, Union Capital Boston

Featured interview on the What Now broadcast with Eric Kennedy LIVE on Boston Praise Radio & TV, Boston’s first and only FCC licensed, church-based, Black-owned, WBPG-LP 102.9 FM Radio, Television, Social Media and Internet Multi-Media Network. We are the “media voice” of the church in Boston. We are now the #1 Gospel, News and Talk station in the Black community….

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Ferriabough Bolling: Thoughts on Nubian Square and more

This city is so lucky to have ABCD, an organization that fights hard for poor people and immigrants of all races in every neighborhood of the city They have been on the front lines since the war on poverty was declared in 1965. Today unfortunately there seems no sign of retreat. Poor people are sometimes collateral damage. ABCD fights on…

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College student has high HOPES after start at Cheesecake Factory

Shavonne Schofield believes patience is a virtue. Patience can help us achieve our goals and avoid making bad decisions. That’s the lesson she’s learned, and thanks to it, she’s finding out that now is finally her time to grow.  … Ryan Brennan, a case manager at Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), introduced her to HOPES and helped her navigate the training…

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Boston organization ABCD suddenly down millions in federal funds

The ubiquitous Boston social services organization ABCD says the feds suddenly have pulled the rug out from under it, informing the nonprofit that its normal $2.8 million family-planning grant just won’t be showing up this year. “Your application was reviewed favorably by the review panel based on the review criteria, however funds are not currently available to support your application,”…

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Dr. Gary Gross, Boston champion for reproductive justice, retires as ABCD medical director

ABCD will honor Dr. Gross at fall gala FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 7, 2022 CONTACTSusan Kooperstein                                     617.875.3619                                           skooperstein@comcast.net                          (BOSTON, MA) – John J. Drew, President/CEO, Action for Boston Community Development, today congratulated Boston physician Gary L. Gross, M.D., for his courageous and effective leadership of programs that enable individuals of all economic means to have access to…

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BioConnects New England and Action for Boston Community Development Announce Partnership

BioConnects New England (BCNE) and Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD) are excited to announce a partnership to create a robust biomanufacturing industry cluster in the New England region. With this partnership, BioConnects New England and ABCD aim to promote the growth and sustainability of the life sciences industry in New England through academic excellence and strategic programming.  Additionally, BioConnects New England…

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ABCD to hire 1K teens for summer jobs

BOSTON, Mass. — If you have a teenager looking for a summer job, the Anti-poverty agency, ABCD, wants to hear from them. They have a program that will pay your child more than $1,700, but they better hurry because slots for the one thousand positions are filling up fast. 17-year-old Kevin Williams loves sneakers and he has a pretty healthy…

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Senadora Warren y alcaldesa Wu en ABCD Head Start en Dorchester

Durante una de las más significativas visitas a ABCD Head Start de Dorchester en Boston, la senadora Elizabeth Warren y la alcaldesa Michelle Wu incidieron en la importancia de invertir en el cuidado de los niños. “Por esto debe ir más allá de la municipalidad o del estado. Se debe seguir insistiendo a nivel federal para invertir en la educación…

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Funcionarios buscan seguir proporcionando fondos para guarderías en Boston


ABCD calls for additional fuel aid funds

As home heating oil reaches an unprecedented high of $6 per gallon, a whopping 120,000-plus Massachusetts households receiving fuel assistance have used up their benefits. These tens of thousands of families with young children, seniors and others are scrambling to keep their homes warm as relentless March cold continues to hit Massachusetts. One working single mother served by ABCD said…

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