Category: News

ABCD is offering free, virtual English language classes by ESOL instructors

Do you need to learn English or improve your English-speaking skills so that you can find a new job, move up in your career, help your children with school assignments and meet other challenges of life? Beginning September 21, ABCD will offer free, virtual English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses from its centers in Mattapan, Roslindale and Mission…

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Boston polling places open this week

Election department taking COVID precautions Source: Yawu Miller, Bay State Banner Last Saturday and Sunday, Boston voters with mail-in ballots could drop their envelopes in receptacles outside one of nine community centers across the city. Inside the community centers, voters checked in and voted early with the standard paper ballots. For those unwilling to make a trip to a local…

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ABCD Head: Relief Impasse Hurts Needy

John Drew, President/CEO of ABCD, talks about ongoing relief efforts in the Boston area and how needs might increase because of disagreements in Congress over pandemic aid. WATCH NOW

In the news: Yvonne Jones

The board of directors of ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development), Greater Boston’s anti-poverty agency, has reelected community leader, educator, and activist Yvonne Jones of Dorchester to a fourth year as chair. Jones will serve in that role for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. A retired educator and senior administrator, Jones holds a Bachelor of Science degree in human services management…

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Looking for a job? Check MassHire centers near you

As unemployment spikes because of Covid-19, greater Boston’s antipoverty agency ABCD brings its workforce-development  expertise for anyone via MassHire Metro North Career Centers, in Woburn and Cambridge. With fortunate timing, ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) has assumed operations of the MassHire Metro North Career Centers in Cambridge, Woburn, and Chelsea. With one million state residents unemployed, the result of record job losses since…

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ABCD launches MassHire MetroNorth Career Centers operations

Action for Boston Community Development has assumed operations of the MassHire Metro North Career Centers in Cambridge, Chelsea and Woburn. With 1 million state residents unemployed, the result of record job losses since the COVID-19 pandemic began, ABCD is working to meet this crisis with operational efficiency, workforce development experience and a history of program innovation. On June 2, the…

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Experts Say School And Childcare Reopening Presents Challenges And Opportunities

  Schools and childcare programs face significant challenges as they work towards reopening this summer and fall. But a panel of health and human services leaders agreed Thursday that those challenges can be met, and that the current situation presents opportunities to do things differently. The leaders spoke via a Zoom web conference hosted by the Greater Boston Chamber of…

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ABCD Ofreciendo Ayuda Adicional en Tiempos de COVID-19

Encuentro Latino host Angel Salcedo interviews ABCD Deputy Director Ivana Serret about the emergency programs that ABCD is providing during the COVID-19 crisis. Ms. Serret also discusses the broad range of services available now and in the coming year. Encuentro Latino trata los temas de mayor importancia para la comunidad Latina dentro y fuera de los Estados Unidos Watch Here

Allston-Brighton nonprofits awarded emergency response grants from Harvard

Harvard University recently announced that 27 Allston-Brighton nonprofit organizations and community groups were awarded emergency response grants for their continuing efforts in responding to COVID-19 related community needs. Harvard University Allston-Brighton Emergency Response Grants were awarded to local groups and organizations that proposed projects or programs that will address pressing community needs such as food delivery, equipment purchases, technology support…

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MassHire Metro North announces new career center operator

The MassHire Metro North Workforce Board has announced the selection of Action for Boston Community Development, ABCD, as the next operator of the MassHire Metro North Career Centers located in Cambridge, Chelsea and Woburn, effective July 1. The career centers serve the 20 cities and towns north of Boston with both jobseeker services and helping local businesses find employees. ABCD…

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