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Category: Newsletter

ABCD Launches Free Tax Preparation Season in Collaboration With the Boston Tax Help Coalition to Put Cash Back Into the Community

On January 27, the Boston Tax Help Coalition of which ABCD is a co-founder, kicked off the 2023 tax season at the offices of coalition member Urban Edge in Roxbury. The Boston Tax Help Coalition is a public-private collaboration with the City of Boston, which seeks to ensure the full participation of all Boston residents in the City’s economic vitality…

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Bob Coard, Melnea Cass Honored at the Embrace Boston Memorial

ABCD is pleased to be an early major sponsor of The Embrace monument that was recently unveiled at the 1965 Freedom Plaza on the Boston Common honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. The Embrace monument symbolizes the hug that Dr. King shared with his wife Coretta after he won the Nobel Peace Prize. Long-time ABCD President/CEO Robert…

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ABCD and the Animal Rescue League of Boston Celebrate 10,000 Wellness Waggin’ Appointments

ABCD and the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) celebrated a major milestone, 10,000 Wellness Waggin’ veterinary appointments for ABCD clients! This high-quality, low-cost mobile pet wellness program launched in August of 2019 and has expanded to ABCD locations in Dorchester, Mattapan/Hyde Park and East Boston.    ABCD President and CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler, Esq., said that ABCD seeks to meet as…

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The Sound of Music at Ellis Early Learning and ABCD Head Start Program Enrollment Begins Fall 2023

A new pilot program made possible through a partnership with New England Conservatory (NEC) and the City of Boston to increase access to early music education will begin in the Ellis Early Learning and ABCD Head Start programs. Mayor Michelle Wu made the announcement alongside NEC President Andrea Kayln, Boston Public Schools Superintendent Mary Skipper, Ellis Early Learning CEO Lauren…

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‘The Ache for Home Lives in All of Us, the Safe Place Where We Can Go and Not Be Questioned’

During her keynote address at the ABCD Community Heroes Celebration last month, Secretary Marcia L. Fudge of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) said she is reminded of that quote by Dr. Maya Angelou when she reflects on her decision to join the Biden administration. “Growing up, my family did not have much, but we had a…

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Show Me the Money

ABCD Provides FREE Tax Preparation for Residents Earning $60,000 or Less Residents of Greater Boston and the Mystic Valley who earned $60,000 or less in 2022 are eligible for FREE tax preparation services and should make an appointment in early January, 2023, by calling the nearest ABCD neighborhood center or ABCD Connect at 617-348-6329. Tax preparation begins January 30, 2023….

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ABCD Thanks Corporate Sponsors and Generous Individuals for Supporting the Winter Fund: Seeks Donations for Children, Elders and Families in Need

ABCD’s Winter Fund is seeking cash as well as in-kind donations toward Fuel and Housing Assistance, winter clothing and food to help under-resourced and under-represented individuals and families across Greater Boston who are in need this winter season. A partial list of Winter Fund donors includes: Encore Boston, Environments at Work, Gaston Electrical, Highwire PR, MerlinOne, Pathai, RBC Wealth Management,…

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Community Heroes Celebration Commemorated ABCD’s Diamond Jubilee, 60 Years of Anti-poverty Work in Greater Boston

ABCD hosted the first in-person Community Heroes Celebration (CHC) in three years at the Omni Boston Hotel. Event Chair Russell Norris, General Manager, Slalom Boston helped honor 16 extraordinary community partners, collaborators, volunteers and leaders who uplift underserved and under-represented people and families throughout Greater Boston.  Former ABCD President and CEO, John J. Drew, a national leader in the community…

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Assistant Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Katherine Clark, tours ABCD’s Medford Head Start Early Learning Center

Last month, Assistant Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Katherine Clark, toured our Medford Head Start and Children’s Services Early Learning Center, and met with parents, and staff to discuss ongoing challenges within the early education system and the impact on families. The center is the result of a collaboration between Encore Boston Harbor and ABCD to increase access to early…

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Food For The Soul, Mind and Body

Committed to strengthening our food security program, ABCD has several new initiatives underway. In February, upon completion of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) funding, ABCD received a $250,000 grant from the Office of Community Services (OCS) to continue our Food Delivery Program in partnership with Stop n’ Shop that was established during the height of COVID. Our Food Delivery Program is featured in an OCS Freedom from Hunger Initiative video,…

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