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Category: Press Release

BUSINESS/COMMUNITY LEADER SEAN DAUGHTRY ELECTED ABCD BOARD CHAIR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 30, 2021 CONTACT: Susan Kooperstein617.875.3619skooperstein@comcast.net Lee Phenner339.368.1140lee.phenner@bostonabcd.org Roxbury resident pledges to uphold ABCD mission, expand resources enabling low-income residents to reach highest potential New slate of ABCD Board Officers elected (BOSTON, MA) – At its June 23 meeting, the Board of Directors of Action for Boston Community Development elected Roxbury resident and Vertex Pharmaceuticals PAT Scientist Sean Daughtry to serve as…

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ABCD VITA Program Returns $6 Million to Community Residents, Boosts Economy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 23, 2021 CONTACT: Susan Kooperstein617.875.3619skooperstein@comcast.net Lee Phenner339.368.1140lee.phenner@bostonabcd.org Staff, volunteers provide virtual, drop-off tax assistance during pandemic, ensure inclusion of EITC, expanded CTC for eligible participants 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…

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HEAD START EXPANSION Key to Achievement of Universal Pre-K in Biden Administration American Families Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 4, 2021 CONTACT: Susan Kooperstein617.875.3619skooperstein@comcast.net Lee Phenner339.368.1140lee.phenner@bostonabcd.org America’s proven gold standard early education program brings racial equity, economic opportunity to all of America’s families In Boston and across America, the community-based federal Head Start and Early Head Start programs serve as models for providing high quality early education and care set solidly in a racial-social equity framework that…

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Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) awarded $100,000 Cummings grant

Greater Boston-based nonprofit receives 3 years of fundingfrom Cummings Foundation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 26, 2021 CONTACT:   Lee Phenner, ABCD339.368.1140lee.phenner@bostonabcd.org Alison Harding, Cummings Foundation781.932.7093aeh@cummings.com                          BOSTON, MA, May 26, 2021- Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) is one of 140 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 to $500,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s $25 Million Grant Program. The Greater…

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ABCD’s 22nd Annual Field of Dreams Charity Event Set for June 16th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 18, 2021 CONTACT: Cherrelle Norris617.455.7212cherrelle.norris@bostonabcd.org Taking place at the legendary Fenway Park, Field of Dreams proceeds will benefit ABCD’s summer jobs program that provides low-income 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 hosts its iconic summertime fundraiser, Field…

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ABCD announces summer job programs, urge eligible youth to apply immediately to earn, learn, and heal their communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2021   CONTACT:  Cherrelle Norris  617.455.7212 cherrelle.norris@bostonabcd.org                (BOSTON, MA) – ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) announced the launch of their summer job programs for Boston youth ages 14 to 21. Income-eligible youth are urged to apply to ABCD SummerWorks immediately.   Participants can earn a paycheck while…

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$2 million partnership between major Boston-area agencies promotes food security for thousands of hungry low-income households

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2021   CONTACT:  Cherrelle Norris  617.348.6224(office) 617.455.7212 (mobile)              Hunger During the Pandemic Action for Boston Community Development and The Greater Boston Food Bank announce a joint initiative to improve nutrition for families affected by pandemic Action for Boston Community Development and The Greater Boston Food Bank announce a joint…

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Eversource and ABCD Energy Efficiency Project Underway at Housing for Seniors and Residents with Disabilities in Greenfield

Eversource Energy Efficiency Project Underway at Housing for Seniors and Residents with Disabilities in Greenfield $500,000 incentive from the energy company will help reduce energy use and improve residents’ comfort during pandemic SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (March 5, 2021) – As part of its commitment to affordable housing options for the community, Eversource is partnering with the Greenfield Housing Authority (GHA) on a…

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Fuel Assistance Funding Increase Brings Critical Relief to Families in Crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 1, 2021 CONTACT: Cherrelle Norris617.455.7212cherrelle.norris@bostonabcd.org Fuel Assistance Funding Increase Brings Critical Relief to Families in Crisis ABCD urges struggling Boston-area and Mystic Valley residents to APPLY NOW (BOSTON, MA) –ABCD, Greater Boston’s antipoverty agency, announces a fuel assistance increase that bumps the maximum benefit to $1,110. The funding brings critical relief to families pushed to the financial brink…

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ABCD offers FREE tax return preparation for eligible residents who earned under $57,000 in 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 11, 2021 ABCD offers FREE tax return preparation for eligible residents who earned under $57,000 in 2020 COVID-related Tax Relief Act of 2020 allows for use of 2020 OR 2019 income for EITC and the Additional Child Tax Credit; Eligible filers can claim Recovery Rebate Credit (BOSTON, MA) – ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) urges local…

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