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News Service Category: Education & Training

ABCD’s Walnut Grove Head Start takes part in ‘African Explosion’

ABCD’s Walnut Grove Head Start participated in the African Explosion that featured cultural dance by performer Sir Taylor, a self defined peacemaker and an original member of the Jesse White Tumblers in Chicago – a training program that provides a positive alternative for urban youth ages 6-16. The African Explosion closed out ABCD University High School’s ( UHS) Light Saver week, a  component of their Commonwealth…

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Applications for futureBOS —  Boston’s youth jobs program — now open

Mayor Michelle Wu and the Office of Youth Employment and Opportunity (YEO) today launched futureBOS, the 2024 Summer Youth Employment Program, including all Successlink job opportunities, for Boston youth and young adults ages 14 – 24.


Massachusetts Senate Unveils Early Education Reform Amid MASS MoCA Strike

Senate President Karen Spilka, alongside Sen. Jason Lewis and other influential figures, is set to announce a groundbreaking early education and childcare proposal. This move coincides with a significant strike at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), where workers are demanding better wages. Both events underscore the state’s focus on pivotal societal and cultural reforms. Transforming Early Education in Massachusetts…

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Senate plans another push for major early ed bill

Plan aims to layer unknown subsidy, grant costs on top of $1.5B in fiscal 2024 budget BOSTON (SHNS) – Despite a tightening state budget picture, the Senate next week plans to take up a pricey early education and child care bill aimed at expanding access to education for the state’s youngest learners and making it more affordable for families, with…

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Senate plans another push for major early ed bill

Despite a tightening state budget picture, the Senate next week plans to take up a pricey early education and child care bill aimed at expanding access to education for the state’s youngest learners and making it more affordable for families, with Senate President Karen Spilka saying the state can’t afford not to take action. The Senate plans to put the…

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Massachusetts Senate eyeing early education, child care proposal

Senate President Karen Spilka plans to announce Thursday an early education and childcare proposal during a tour of a childcare center in Malden, according to an event advisory. Spilka and Sen. Jason Lewis, who co-chairs the Legislature’s Education Committee, are scheduled to tour the Action for Boston Community Development childcare center in Malden alongside ABCD CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler, and Executive…

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US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCES NEW COMMUNITIES IN INITIATIVE TO IMPROVE WORKFORCE OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the second cohort of its Youth Systems Building Academy, an innovative effort to increase and enhance employment opportunities for youth. The 10 additional communities and their partners will receive individualized training and tailored technical assistance from the department to help develop, test, implement or scale systems that engage and support young people entering the workforce.


NBA Foundation ‘Solveathon’ inspires Boston youth to think big

On Dec. 2, the NBA Foundation and MIT Solve partnered to host an inaugural ‘Solveathon’ for five Boston-based Foundation grantees. In the crevices of the MIT campus Innovation Hub, the NBA’s most pressing business questions are being posed. But don’t be fooled. This is not a board meeting with the league’s senior executives — these solutions are coming from some of…

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ABCD among organizations assisting migrants receiving work authorization

GBH News spoke to ABCD Chief Operating Officer Anne Corbin-Fennell about how the organization is assisting migrants seeking work authorization as supported by Governor Maura Healey. ABCD is stepping up both as operator of the MassHire Metro North Career Centers and by providing essentials to families in need of food, clothing, diapers, and more. The conversation begins at 0:59: The…

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Rare Launches SHINE Community Solar Initiative to Bring Green Jobs, Lower Energy Bills to Greater Boston’s Underserved Communities

BOSTON, September 06, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rare, an international conservation organization specializing in social change for the environment, today announced the launch of Solar Helping Ignite Neighborhood Economies (SHINE), an initiative aimed at connecting solar power job opportunities and renewable home energy to underserved neighborhoods of Boston. The project is in partnership with Boston’s leading community action agency, Action for Boston Community Development…

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