Category: Press Release

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…

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Press Release – ABCD’s response to the COVID-19 crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2020 CONTACT:  Cherrelle Norris  617.455.7212 cherrelle.norris@bostonabcd.org ABCD LIMITS SERVICES AND TEMPORARILY CLOSES CENTERS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 ABCD CONTINUES TO PROVIDE THE MOST VULNERABLE POPULATION WITH EMERGENCY SERVICES DURING THE COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) CRISIS (BOSTON, MA) – During the escalating threat of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the State of Emergency in Massachusetts, ABCD continues to fulfill our commitment…

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PRESS RELEASE: ABCD Urges Families in Need to APPLY Now for Heating Assistance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 16, 2020 Months of winter cold ahead put Massachusetts’ most vulnerable low-income elders, children, and families at serious risk 20,000 households statewide are already out of home heating oil and will be left in the cold without more help ABCD urges residents in need to APPLY NOW! CONTACT: Cherrelle Norris: 617.455.7212 (mobile) Lee Phenner: 339.368.1140 (mobile) (BOSTON,…

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ABCD Honors Five 50-Year Partnerships at November Gala

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2019                                   CONTACT: Cherrelle Norris 617.348.6224 (office) 617.455.7212 (mobile) Lee Phenner 339.368.1140 (mobile)           ABCD Community Heroes Celebration to Honor Five 50-Year Partnerships that have served millions of low-income people in Greater Boston Marking a rare collaboration, ABCD honors Associated…

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ABCD’s 22nd Annual Field of Dreams Benefit Set for June 18th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2019                                   CONTACT: Joe Halpern 617.348.6236 office) 781.572.0755 (mobile) Lee Phenner 339.368.1140 (mobile)           ABCD’s 22nd Annual Field of Dreams Benefit Set for June 18th Partnering with the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox & corporate sponsors, money…

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ABCD urges Baker administration to release full $30 million in fuel assistance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT:  Cherrelle Norris  617.348.6224(office) 617.455.7212 (mobile)              ABCD urgently calls on Governor Baker’s administration to release the full $30 million in fuel assistance as promised In a surprise turnaround, the Baker administration will impound majority of funds, putting tens of thousands of the most vulnerable low income households at risk  …

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ABCD Calls on Governor, Legislature for Fuel Assistance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             Contact: Cherrelle Norris 617.455.7212   With bitter cold blanketing Mass., ABCD Calls on Governor, Legislature, to provide $30 Million for Fuel Assistance Tens of thousands of low-income families, seniors at risk as bitter cold hits state; many have used up their heating benefits   (BOSTON, MA) — Action for Boston Community Development joins fellow community…

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