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ABCD hails University High graduates

On Friday, June 16, ABCD honored its University High School graduates with all due pomp and circumstance. University High School is the agency’s alternative high school for Boston students ages 16 to 22 who, at minimum, are repeating 10th grade, have fallen behind at least one grade level in traditional high school settings, or have left high school without completing their diploma…

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ABCD promotes Josh Young II to VP of field operations and legislative affairs        

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) has announced the promotion of Josh Young, II to vice president of field operations and legislative affairs. He is a 24-year veteran of the anti-poverty agency with experience in program development, implementation, administration and legislative affairs.  “Josh has dedicated his life to community and public service. His 20 plus year career at ABCD has…

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Good News Tuesday: Boston youth overcome barriers to achieve academic success

Good News Tuesday highlights the good works that make our community stronger: companies or employees going the extra mile for employees or customers or unique volunteer & charitable efforts. Students from ABCD’s University High School graduated recently with well-deserved pomp and circumstance. Massachusetts-based nonprofit human services organization ABCD provides disadvantaged residents in the Boston and Mystic Valley areas with the tools,…

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ABCD promotes Dot native Corbin-Fennell to COO post

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) has announced the promotion of Anne Corbin-Fennell to chief operating officer for the anti-poverty agency. The Dorchester native has 29 years of experience in program development, implementation and administration. “Anne brings a wealth of experience in nonprofit administration to the COO role, having led a variety of ABCD programs including Child Care Choices of…

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ABCD promotes Anne Corbin-Fennell to chief operating officer

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) is pleased to announce the promotion of Anne Corbin-Fennell to Chief Operating Officer for the anti-poverty agency. She has 29 years of experience in program development, implementation and administration.  “Anne brings a wealth of experience in nonprofit administration to the COO role, having led a variety of ABCD programs including Child Care Choices of…

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ABCD SUMMERWORKS – GRAN OPORTUNIDAD PARA NUESTROS JÓVENES

Esta semana en Encuentro Latino: Ya el verano está a la vuelta de la esquina, y cada año, en Encuentro Latino nos complace poder comentarles sobre “SummerWorks”, un programa de empleos para el verano, que ayuda a muchos jóvenes en nuestra comunidad. Para contarnos más se encuentra con nosotros Jessica Rosario, de la organización sin fines de lucro ABCD en…

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ABCD to offer teenagers more summer jobs

At least 40% more young workers will be hired this year through the summer jobs program of Action for Boston Community Development, the local anti-poverty agency known by its acronym, ABCD. In the past few years, ABCD has offered between 1,000 and 1,200 summer jobs to Boston teens. This summer they are looking to hire 1,700. The program, called SummerWorks,…

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Editorial: Summer jobs are an investment worth making this year

Last month, outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. predicted that teens will gain 1.1 million jobs in 2023. That’s the smallest seasonal summer increase since 2011, at least partially due to the ongoing threat of an economic slowdown. But summer employment opportunities are also feeling the continued effects of the pandemic: Last July — typically the peak month for summer…

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Job fair focused on hiring 1,700 youth ages 14-21 for SummerWorks; hiring staff for Head Start early education and positions in fields like technology, social work, grant writing and energy services

Are you looking for a summer job in Boston? Want to move your career ahead? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of underserved and underrepresented people and communities in Greater Boston and the Mystic Valley? If so, join us at this hiring event from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. There is no cost to attend. ABCD is…

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ABCD President and CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler Talks Field of Dreams on NESN

NESN host Tom Caron interviewed ABCD President and CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler at the Red Sox pregame show on May 16, 2023 about ABCD Field of Dreams – our annual fundraising softball event at Fenway Park for Boston’s youth. To learn more about Field of Dreams and draft your own corporate team, go to abcdfieldofdreams.org. WATCH HERE