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Free Tax Prep at the Connolly Center

Action for Boston Community Development, known as ABCD, is an anti-poverty nonprofit, relies largely on donations to organize its annual toy drive, under its larger “Winter Fund” program, which assists families with basic necessities like clothing and food.


Sharon Scott-Chandler, Esq. speaks at energy roundtable discussion with U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen and local leaders

ABCD President and CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler, Esq. joined an esteemed group of leaders at a roundtable discussion with U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen hosted by Roxbury Community College (RCC) to share the important and exciting efforts to promote clean energy and energy efficiency in Massachusetts. RCC Interim President Jackie Jenkins-Scott, Governor Maura Healey, Mayor Michelle Wu, and leaders…

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Climate equity and impact in action

To highlight the benefits of energy efficiency in advancing a more equitable clean energy future, ABCD and the Sponsors of Mass Save®  hosted Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC) Secretary Ed Augustus at Chestnut Manor, an Arlington Housing Authority property. Chestnut Manor received a $1.3 million investment in energy efficiency upgrades from ABCD and Eversource, a Mass…

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Chestnut Manor renovation to notably decrease energy costs during winter: AHA

Action for Boston Community Development, known as ABCD, is an anti-poverty nonprofit, relies largely on donations to organize its annual toy drive, under its larger “Winter Fund” program, which assists families with basic necessities like clothing and food.


Upgrades to Arlington public housing could cut energy use in half this winter

Action for Boston Community Development, known as ABCD, is an anti-poverty nonprofit, relies largely on donations to organize its annual toy drive, under its larger “Winter Fund” program, which assists families with basic necessities like clothing and food.


As poverty curbs families’ spending, need for holiday assistance soars

Action for Boston Community Development, known as ABCD, is an anti-poverty nonprofit, relies largely on donations to organize its annual toy drive, under its larger “Winter Fund” program, which assists families with basic necessities like clothing and food.


Report: Dot residents received $7.9 million in rental help in FY2023

In FY23, Metro Housing’s relationships with local community-based organizations continued to provide an invaluable resource for families, according to the report, which named Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) and Vietnamese American Initiative for Development (VietAID) as two key Dorchester partners.


ABCD’s Sharon Scott-Chandler and Andrea Mendoza talk fuel assistance on Java With Jimmy

Winter is upon us, and ABCD would like to let the community know that they are accepting applications for Fuel Assistance, how to apply and ways to save energy this winter. Jimmy Hills interviews ABCD President and CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler and Energy Services Director Andrea Mendoza.


NBA Foundation ‘Solveathon’ inspires Boston youth to think big

On Dec. 2, the NBA Foundation and MIT Solve partnered to host an inaugural ‘Solveathon’ for five Boston-based Foundation grantees. In the crevices of the MIT campus Innovation Hub, the NBA’s most pressing business questions are being posed. But don’t be fooled. This is not a board meeting with the league’s senior executives — these solutions are coming from some of…

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Your guide to food access in Roxbury

Nearly one-quarter of Roxbury households are food insecure — more than anywhere else in Boston — according to the city’s Food Access Agenda, released in 2021.

Statewide, one in three Massachusetts residents report running out of food or not having enough money to get more every month, according to findings from a 2023 report by the Greater Boston Food Bank.