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Category: Press Release

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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Join in the ABCD Winter Fund 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 11, 2020 CONTACT: Cherrelle Norris617.455.7212 Susan Kooperstein617.875.3619 Put a smile on a child’s face.Make a difference during a challenging holiday season. Join in the ABCD Winter Fund 2020 Emergency Heating AssistanceRental/Housing AssistanceToy Drive DonationsClothing/Food Drive Requests for help are out-pacing donations in this difficult time: WE NEED YOU!Call 617-348-6559 TODAY During a normal year, New England’s bitter cold…

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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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