Category: Press Release

ABCD Urges Struggling Elders, Families to Apply for Fuel Assistance as Pandemic Surges, Winter Cold Descends

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 13, 2020 CONTACT: Susan Kooperstein617.875.3619 Lee Phenner339.368.1140 HHS releases federal LIHEAP funds as COVID-19,unemployment expand need in low-income neighborhoods As the COVID-19 pandemic surges and cold temperatures descend on the region, ABCD encourages low-income individuals and families who are struggling to get by to apply for home heating fuel assistance. ABCD administers the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance…

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ABCD offers FREE virtual ESOL classes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 20th, 2020 CONTACT: Susan Kooperstein617.875.3619 Lee Phenner339.368.1140 Learn English online – get help with computer skillsSign up for September classes TODAY Do you need to learn English or improve your English-speaking skills so that you can find a new job, move up in your career, help your children with school assignments and meet other challenges of life in…

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ABCD Urges Boston Residents to GET COUNTED as Census Timeline Cut to September 30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 10th, 2020 CONTACT: Susan Kooperstein617.875.3619 Lee Phenner339.368.1140 Stresses need for all those from low-income neighborhoods, communities of color, to be represented in 2020 count ABCD President/CEO John J. Drew calls on Boston residents to make sure they send in theircensus forms and respond to Census door-knockers gathering detailed information on individuals and families. “The federal government just cut…

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ABCD steps up aid for struggling residents with federal CARES ACT grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 6th, 2020 CONTACT: Lee Phenner339.368.1140 (mobile)lee.phenner@bostonabcd.org 30 million unemployed due to COVID shutdown in deepening crisis after essential $600 per week federal payment ended July 31 ABCD continues frontline aid to low-income Boston-area residents, boosted now by federal CARES ACT grant to combat COVID-19 destruction On July 31 more than 950,000 Massachusetts residents lost the $600 per week federal unemployment…

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ABCD Board Reelects Community Leader Yvonne Jones as Chair, Elects Board Officers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 14, 2020 CONTACT: Lee Phenner339.368.1140 (mobile)lee.phenner@bostonabcd.org ABCD Board Reelects Community Leader Yvonne Jones as Chair, Elects Board Officers As COVID-19 disrupts and unsettles the city and the nation, anti-poverty agency’sdiverse, tripartite board inspires innovation, drives collaboration  (BOSTON) — The Board of Directors of ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development), Greater Boston’s anti-poverty agency, has reelected community leader, educator,…

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As Unemployment Spikes Due to COVID-19 Impact, ABCD Brings Expertise to Career Centers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 13, 2020 CONTACT: Lee Phenner339.368.1140 (mobile)lee.phenner@bostonabcd.org As Unemployment Spikes Due to COVID-19 Impact, ABCD Brings Operations and Workforce Development Expertise to MassHire Metro North Career Centers Serves job seekers and employers in 20 cities and towns*from hubs in Cambridge, Chelsea and Woburn BOSTON – With fortuitous timing, ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) has assumed operations of the…

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MassHire Metro North Workforce Board Announces Selection of New Career Center Operator

The MassHire Metro North Workforce Board (MNWB) is pleased to announce the selection of ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) as the next operator of the MassHire Metro North Career Center (MNCC), effective July 1. ABCD was selected after a comprehensive and competitive procurement process. The procurement committee was impressed with ABCD’s extensive experience with federal, state, and local grants and workforce development programs, strong ties…

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STATEMENT ON GEORGE FLOYD, ANTI-RACISM FROM ABCD PRESIDENT/CEO JOHN J. DREW

ABCD—Action for Boston Community Development—has fought poverty for nearly 60 years, and we recognize that systemic racism is at the root of it, certainly in cities across America. The death of George Floyd last week at the hands of Minneapolis police officers shook people of conscience throughout the country and the world. We acknowledge the horror of Mr. Floyd’s death,…

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Press Release – ABCD Emergency Fund Helps Medford Residents Pay Rent Due to Hardship Caused by COVID-19 Crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2020 CONTACT:  Lee Phenner 339.368.1140 ABCD EMERGENCY FUND HELPS MEDFORD RESIDENTS PAY RENT DUE TO HARDSHIP CAUSED BY COVID-19 CRISIS Partnership with the City of Medford and funding through the Community Preservation Act will sustain tenants at risk of homelessness   (BOSTON, MA) – ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development), in partnership with the City…

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ABCD URGES US HHS SECRETARY AZAR TO RELEASE CARES ACT CSBG FUNDS IMMEDIATELY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2020 CONTACT:  Lee Phenner 339.368.1140   Delays in distribution to 1,000 community action agencies nationwide jeopardize the health and well-being of tens of millions of vulnerable low income residents impacted by the coronavirus pandemic (BOSTON, MA) – On March 27th, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law by President…

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