Category: Newsletter

ABCD helps families in crisis pay past-due heating bills, urges extension of shut-off moratorium

As Greater Boston endures tropical weather patterns, from balmy days to torrential downpours, it’s easy to forget that the winter of 2020 – 2021 brought frigid temperatures at a time when many had lost jobs due to the pandemic. Heating bills spiked as families tried to stay healthy and warm. “The economic fallout of the pandemic has been severe for…

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ABCD’s signature summer jobs program helps youth chart a promising path, prepare for school this fall

After more than a year of isolation and hardship brought on by the pandemic, underserved youth in Boston are developing the skills and confidence to succeed when they’re back in the classroom this fall. ABCD SummerWorks is partnering with more than 100 mission-driven employers to provide youngsters with career readiness workshops, mentoring, and earnings of up to $1,600 from jobs…

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ABCD seeks early ed teachers, staff who want to make a difference, pursue a fulfilling career

Signing bonuses, paid training & development, and a pathway to leadership attract current and future educators As Greater Boston continues to rebuild and reopen after the pandemic brought much of life to a standstill, ABCD is recruiting early education teachers and staff who are looking for a clear path to a fulfilling career. Along with generous signing bonuses for teachers,…

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ABCD urges families in need to sign up for assistance with food, rent, other essentials at ABCD Neighborhood Centers

ABCD is all about access: the organization’s community-based network of centers throughout Boston and Mystic Valley ensures that individuals and families experiencing financial strain and in need of vital resources can find the help they need without traveling far. And despite signs of economic recovery in Massachusetts, tens of thousands of disadvantaged people in Greater Boston are behind on their…

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ABCD VITA Program Returns $6 Million to Community Residents, Boosts Economy in Boston-area Neighborhoods

ABCD staff and volunteers sprang into action during tax season 2021, providing individuals, families and seniors with low to moderate income with expert assistance filling out and filing their  federal and state income tax returns. All eligible participants received the significant Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC). ABCD is part of the Internal Revenue…

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ABCD Field of Dreams raises $150,000 for youth jobs program

Businesses pay to play at Fenway, build team spirit On June 16th, a perfect summer day, physicians, client relations managers, and IT consultants became shortstops, left fielders, and catchers at the iconic annual ABCD fundraiser Field of Dreams. Thanks to the generosity of their companies and, of course, the Boston Red Sox, ABCD Field of Dreams raised an astounding $150,000…

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Unprecedented inter-agency coalition meets urgent needs of 100,000 residents

ABCD leads initiative to aid and empower those hardest hit by pandemic When Governor Baker declared a state of emergency in March 2020 due to the surging COVID-19 pandemic, ABCD was on the frontlines ramping up programs and services. But we quickly saw that, despite the broad spectrum of programs and services we offer, we could reach more people in…

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DPH awards Ostiguy High $324,000 to support students in recovery

Multi-year grant to help fund student-centered wellness and enrichment activities ABCD’s William J. Ostiguy Recovery High School has received a $324,000 multi year grant from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Addiction Services to expand comprehensive year-round, after-school and out-of-school, services and supports for youths with substance use disorder.  Recovery high schools in Beverly and Springfield also…

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ABCD’s COVID-19 Relief Fund raises an additional $430,000

In April, a group of donors saw the urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic and immediately made gifts to ABCD in support of relief efforts. Throughout May seven more institutional funders and numerous individuals have given $435,000 collectively.  Through contributions of all sizes, ABCD’s individual donors have raised more than $5,000 to support COVID-19 relief, emergency food needs, and housing supports….

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ABCD Helps Ensure Children Continue Learning

With the closure of schools and early learning centers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ABCD is using distance learning to support the continued progress of youth and children in its programs. ABCD’s two high schools, William J. Ostiguy High School and University High School, transitioned nearly overnight to distance learning after the schools closed their buildings on March 17th. The…

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