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Category: Press Release

East Boston Legend John T. White Dies on June 7

Beloved, longtime community leader headed ABCD East Boston APAC since 1970s Legendary East Boston community leader John T. White Jr. died June 7 in Syracuse, New York,at age 87, surrounded by his loving family. For more than 50 years he served as ExecutiveDirector of the East Boston APAC of Action for Boston Community Development. John was oftenreferred to as the…

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ABCD thanks Boston City Council, officials for stepping up to support its longtime status as Title X grantee

After shocking shutout, organization regains funding to secure critical family planning and reproductive health services for marginalized communities ABCD to continue serving 30,000 under-resourced residentsthrough extensive family planning and health services network (BOSTON, MA) – Thanks to a unanimous resolution by the Boston City Council and urgent appeals from Greater Boston’s congressional delegation, as well as from state and municipal…

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ABCD’s 24th Field of Dreams Charity Event Set for June 27th at Fenway Park

Proceeds benefit ABCD’s summer jobs program that provides underserved teens with paid work and career guidance (BOSTON, MA) — Thanks to the generosity of the Boston Red Sox, ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) will once again host its iconic summertime fundraiser, Field of Dreams, at Fenway Park to benefit Greater Boston’s underserved, low-income youth through the ABCD SummerWorks program. NESN’s Tom Caron…

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ABCD PRESIDENT/CEO JOHN J. DREW TO RETIRE JUNE 30

Champion for the poor came to ABCD “start-up” in 1971 Renowned antipoverty agency now serves 100,000 annually; Board Chair Sean Daughtry says Drew leaves ABCD “stronger than ever” (BOSTON, MA) — John J. Drew, President/CEO of Action for Boston Community Development and longtime fighter for the low-income and underserved, will step down from his top role at ABCD on June…

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ABCD THANKS ASSISTANT SPREAKER KATHERINE CLARK, MASSACHUSETTS DELEGATION, FOR PASSAGE OF CSBG MODERNIZATION ACT

Vote marks critical step to strengthening low-income families and communitiest On Friday, May 13, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5129, the Community Services Block Grant Modernization Act of 2021-2022 on a 246-169 vote. The bill reauthorizes the Community Services Block Grant program through FY2031 and makes important changes concerning administration and leadership. performance measurement, and minimum and maximum…

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Astound Broadband Powered by RCN Boston Announces $50,000 Donation to ABCD

                                Boston, MA – April 27, 2022– Astound Broadband powered by RCN, formerly known as RCN Boston, an award-winning provider of high-speed internet, TV, and phone services, announced today a donation of $50,000 to Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD.) ABCD is a nonprofit human services organization that each year provides more than 100,000 low-income residents in the Greater Boston region with tools…

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Fuel Assistance Benefit Levels Increased for Utility-Heated Homes

ABCD Urges Community Residents to Apply for Home Heating AId NOW as Funds Available, Deadline Approaches FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2022  CONTACT: Susan Kooperstein at 617.875.3619 or Lee Phenner at 339.368.1140                                 (BOSTON MA) – An increase in home heating benefits for utility-heated homes translates to as much as $1,525 to homeowners and renters. The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community…

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No fooling! Utilities moratorium ends April 1; ABCD urges residents to apply for fuel aid as bills come due

Urges state to move at least $20 million through conference committee; Calls on feds to provide remaining funds from LIHEAP increase FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29, 2022  CONTACT: Susan Kooperstein at 617.875.3619 or Lee Phenner at 339.368.1140                                 (BOSTON, MA) — With bitter cold weather returning this week, Action for Boston Community Development urges Boston-area and Mystic Valley residents to apply immediately…

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ABCD Calls for Additional Fuel Aid Funds as Spike in Heating Costs Creates Crisis Across Massachusetts

Home heating oil reaches $6/gallon high; More than 120,000 MA fuel assistance households out of benefits FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 14, 2022  CONTACT: Susan Kooperstein at 617.875.3619 or Lee Phenner at 339.368.1140                                 (BOSTON, MA) — As home heating oil reaches an unprecedented high of $6 per gallon, a whopping 120,000-plus Massachusetts households receiving fuel assistance have used up their benefits. These…

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Hey Teens, Apply now for ABCD SummerWorks! Mayor Wu praises program, calls it “essential experience”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2022  CONTACT: Susan Kooperstein at 617.875.3619 or Lee Phenner at 339.368.1140                                 Don’t miss out! Put dollars in your pocket, obtain career skills, receive mentoring, social supports. If you are 14 to 21, income-eligible, and live in Boston, you can earn and learn in the ABCD SummerWorks program this year! Plan now to spend your summer with…

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