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News Service Category: Education & Training

ABCD to offer teenagers more summer jobs

At least 40% more young workers will be hired this year through the summer jobs program of Action for Boston Community Development, the local anti-poverty agency known by its acronym, ABCD. In the past few years, ABCD has offered between 1,000 and 1,200 summer jobs to Boston teens. This summer they are looking to hire 1,700. The program, called SummerWorks,…

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Editorial: Summer jobs are an investment worth making this year

Last month, outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. predicted that teens will gain 1.1 million jobs in 2023. That’s the smallest seasonal summer increase since 2011, at least partially due to the ongoing threat of an economic slowdown. But summer employment opportunities are also feeling the continued effects of the pandemic: Last July — typically the peak month for summer…

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Job fair focused on hiring 1,700 youth ages 14-21 for SummerWorks; hiring staff for Head Start early education and positions in fields like technology, social work, grant writing and energy services

Are you looking for a summer job in Boston? Want to move your career ahead? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of underserved and underrepresented people and communities in Greater Boston and the Mystic Valley? If so, join us at this hiring event from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. There is no cost to attend. ABCD is…

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ABCD is the City of Boston’s largest non-profit, community-based youth summer job program partner; will hire and place 1,700 youth

Study says employment bridges the achievement gap Youth ages 14 -21 are encouraged to apply and can earn between $2,112 and $2,812 (BOSTON, MA) – ABCD SummerWorks has increased capacity and calls on Boston youth toapply right away. Thanks to key partnerships and supporters, long standing and new,SummerWorks will provide summer jobs to 1,700 underserved youth ages 14-21.SummerWorks distinguishes itself…

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ABCD, Boston’s largest nonprofit youth summer job program partner will hire and place 1,700 youth

ABCD SummerWorks has increased capacity and urges Boston youth to apply right away. Thanks to key partnerships and supporters, long-standing and new, SummerWorks will provide summer jobs to 1,700 underserved youth ages 14-21.  SummerWorks distinguishes itself by placing youth in nonprofit and mission-driven organizations, allowing youth to give back to the community while obtaining career skills, earning a paycheck and being in community with their…

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ABCD’s WorkSMART Youth Program Included in 12 Individual NBA Foundation Grants totaling $4.8 Million to Advance Economic Empowerment in the Black Community

Greater Boston and Medford youth ages 14-21 in grades 7-12 are encouraged to apply to WorkSMART (BOSTON, MA) – ABCD is among 12 impactful organizations from coast to coast included in the NBA Foundation’s seventh round of grantees receiving a total of $4.8 million for their youth initiatives that align with the Foundation’s goal of furthering economic power in the…

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ABCD-operated MassHire Metro North Career Center partners with City of Medford on job readiness program for people in recovery

The City of Medford is launching its first Job Readiness Program (JRP) for job seekers in the early stages of substance use recovery, Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn announced. The program is run by the City Health Department’s Office of Prevention and Outreach, in collaboration with the Bridge Recovery Center and Mass Hire.  The program is a two-day training, taking place on…

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ABCD THANKS ASSISTANT SPREAKER KATHERINE CLARK, MASSACHUSETTS DELEGATION, FOR PASSAGE OF CSBG MODERNIZATION ACT

Vote marks critical step to strengthening low-income families and communitiest On Friday, May 13, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5129, the Community Services Block Grant Modernization Act of 2021-2022 on a 246-169 vote. The bill reauthorizes the Community Services Block Grant program through FY2031 and makes important changes concerning administration and leadership. performance measurement, and minimum and maximum…

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Hispanic-serving colleges in Mass. support Latino students, but some schools fall short

Leer en español. When Jennifer Reyes emigrated from the Dominican Republic in 2016, she wanted to make a better future for herself. Upon entering the United States, she listed a few of her goals: to continue her education, find a better job and make more money. But at the time, she couldn’t speak English. “One of the reasons why I…

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Astound Broadband announces $100,000 in donations to two Boston nonprofits

BOSTON , April 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Astound Broadband powered by RCN ,formerly known as RCN Boston, an award-winning provider of high-speed internet, TV and phone services, announced donations of $100,000 to two Boston nonprofit organizations: Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) and Bridge Over Troubled Waters. Each received $50,000. Astound Broadband is dedicated to ensuring equitable opportunities for all regardless of gender, ability, religion, orientation, socio-economic, racial, or ethnic background. Following a…

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