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ABCD, Bridge Over Troubled Waters Each Get $50K Donation

Each of two Boston nonprofits—Action for Boston Community Development, an anti-poverty agency, and Bridge Over Troubled Waters, which provides services to homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth—recently received a $50,000 donation from Astound Broadband to support their ongoing work. Sanford Ames, senior vice president and general manager of Astound Broadband, said both organizations “strengthen our community.” He lauded Action for Boston Community…

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Failure to Fund Successful Health Services Program Leaves 30,000 Vulnerable Residents, Communities of Color Without Vital Care

On March 29, 2022, ABCD—Action for Boston Community Development—received the shocking news that the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Population Affairs, was terminating funding of the anti-poverty organization’s Title X Family Planning program as of March 31, 2022. For more than 50 years, in collaboration with a vital community health center network, ABCD has done an…

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Astound Broadband announces $100,000 in donations to two Boston nonprofits

BOSTON , April 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Astound Broadband powered by RCN ,formerly known as RCN Boston, an award-winning provider of high-speed internet, TV and phone services, announced donations of $100,000 to two Boston nonprofit organizations: Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) and Bridge Over Troubled Waters. Each received $50,000. Astound Broadband is dedicated to ensuring equitable opportunities for all regardless of gender, ability, religion, orientation, socio-economic, racial, or ethnic background. Following a…

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Cursos de inglés gratis en Boston

A medida que la cantidad de inmigrantes aumenta en Boston, la demanda de cursos de inglés como segundo idioma supera la oferta, según un nuevo informe. Hay aproximadamente 240,000 adultos en edad laboral en el área metropolitana de Boston con dominio limitado del inglés. Es probable que esa estadística sume 7,000 más cada año. Sin embargo, solo hay alrededor de 100 opciones…

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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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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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