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News Service Category: Youth

Photos: The Hoop Dreams Fundraiser

Check out the scenes from the September 21, 2022 event at the TD Garden parquet. The Hoop Dreams annual fundraiser took place on September 21st, 2022, benefitting the ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) through a tournament on the legendary TD Garden parquet. The event was founded by Doc Rivers, and this year Brad Stevens, the Celtics President of Basketball…

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In An Historic Appointment, ABCD Board Names Sharon Scott-Chandler, Esq., President and CEO

First woman to lead renowned antipoverty agency looks forward to opportunity in an era of new challenges and tremendous change. (BOSTON, MA) – The Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) Board of Directors has named long-time executive vice president/COO, Sharon Scott-Chandler, Esq., President and CEO of the largest social services agency in New England. Scott-Chandler succeeds John J. Drew, who…

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Despite injuries, Brad Stevens is confident in Celtics roster, but he will make a move if necessary

Despite injuries to key addition Danilo Gallinari and starting center Robert Williams, Celtics president of basketball operations Brad Stevens remains confident in his roster yet is open to adding another key piece. During the ABCD Hoop Dreams tournament at TD Garden, Stevens told the Globe Williams and Gallinari will have surgery Thursday to repair knee issues. Williams will miss at…

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Five things you need to know today, and real-life hoop dreams

Your very own hoop dreams Ever wonder what it would be like to shoot hoops on the Celtics’ historic parquet floor? A week from this Wednesday — on Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. — the 11th annual Hoop Dreams takes place, the charity basketball tournament to raise money for human services nonprofit ABCD at TD Garden.  I recently spoke with the…

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Support ABCD Hoop Dreams at TD Garden by Becoming a $10,000 Corporate Sponsor or SuperFan Team to Benefit Boston’s At-Risk Youth

Exclusive access to event co-hosts Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations, Brad Stevens, and Sports Columnist & basketball guru Bob Ryan Event Chair: Peter Damato, CEO, Merchant Resource Group (BOSTON, MA) – On Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at 6:00 p.m., players from sponsor teams comprised of generous Boston businesses and groups of SuperFans will turn their dreams into reality at…

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Why ABCD’s ‘Hoop Dreams’ is such an important event

You grew up around here and you are a basketball fan. You might have played high school basketball, maybe even some college. At the very least you cherish those three-on-three or four-on-four games at the local Y. And when you’ve gone to TD Garden and seen the banners and the parquet floor, you’ve fantasized about what it would be like…

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ABCD in The Provider: Summer Programs for Youth, President/CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler on Gun Violence


A Message from Sharon Scott-Chandler

Dear ABCD family, As I reflect on this first few weeks as your new President and CEO, I am both humbled and inspired. Bob Coard’s passion and determination built ABCD. His longtime deputy, John Drew, succeeded him, leading ABCD to new accomplishments. I feel deeply honored that the torch has been passed to me to lead this incredible organization on…

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ABCD President and CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler Reaffirms Agency’s Commitment to Reproductive Rights

As we all continue to advocate against the Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, ABCD is proactively trying to do its part to minimize the effects of this devastating decision. We are gravely concerned about the disproportionate impact it will have on under-resourced communities, particularly those of color: it is only the latest threat to our…

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Reinvestment grant will help three nonprofits doing work in Jamaica Plain

Last week District Attorney Kevin Hayden announced the distribution of $60,000 in grants to Suffolk County nonprofit organizations dedicated to promoting the health and safety of the county’s residents. Three nonprofits doing work in Jamaica Plain were among the 13 nonprofits to receive grants between $2,500 and $5,000 through Hayden’s Community Reinvestment Grant (CRG).  “Throughout my career as a prosecutor…

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