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Charlestown Native and Longtime President and CEO of ABCD John Drew Set To Retire

For decades Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) John F. Kennedy Family Service Center office has been an oasis of help and hope for countless families in the neighborhood. Social service programs like ABCD’s Fuel Assistance have helped low-income residents and fixed income seniors heat their homes throughout the winter without having to worry if they would have enough money…

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Wraparound Services Spotlighted for Community Action Month

May is Community Action Month, and Community Action Agencies in Massachusetts are raising awareness about the wraparound services they provide to low-income residents. Community Action was started in 1964 by the Johnson administration to fight poverty, and agencies have been working ever since to help folks – both in crisis situations and with economic empowerment. Sharon Scott-Chandler, executive vice president…

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John Drew, Longtime President and CEO of ABCD, Set To Retire

For decades East Boston’s Action for Boston Community Development’s (ABCD) APAC office has been an oasis of help and hope for countless families in the neighborhood. Social service programs like ABCD’s Fuel Assistance have helped low-income residents and fixed income seniors heat their homes throughout the winter without having to worry if they would have enough money for both heat…

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Hispanic-serving colleges in Mass. support Latino students, but some schools fall short

Leer en español. When Jennifer Reyes emigrated from the Dominican Republic in 2016, she wanted to make a better future for herself. Upon entering the United States, she listed a few of her goals: to continue her education, find a better job and make more money. But at the time, she couldn’t speak English. “One of the reasons why I…

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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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