News Service Category: Youth

This is the best time of the Boston sports year, and other thoughts

ABCD is holding its annual Field of Dreams Day at Fenway June 30. It’s a softball tournament in which companies can sponsor a team to play at the park, benefiting youth development programs to help Boston’s under-resourced young adults build better lives. For more information, call Abbie Cavalier at 617-348-6238 or go to www.abcdfieldofdreams.org. READ MORE

City touts available summer jobs for youth

The Mattapan Teen Center turned into a recruitment center on April 6 as city officials began publicizing a finely tuned youth summer jobs program that will offer up to 7,000 opportunities for youth ages 14-18. Gone are the days of the “red shirts” toiling in the weeds of the neighborhood’s many vacant lots through July and August. Now young people…

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This Program Connects Boston Teens With Their Community — And Earns Them a Paycheck

ABCD’s WorkSMART program is expanding thanks to a grant from the NBA Foundation Young people in Boston are earning a pay check, all while making a difference in their own community. ABCD’s WorkSMART program is helping to connect under-resourced teens in Boston and Medford to meaningful internship opportunities in the city with local employers and organizations. Now, thanks to a grant…

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ABCD on Urban Heat 98.1 FM’s “The Morning Cafe”

(BOSTON, MA) – March 2, 2023ABCD Deputy Director of Workforce Development, Jessica Rosario stopped by The Morning Cafe on Urban Heat 98.1 to thank the NBA Foundation for including ABCD’s WorkSMART program along with 11 other organizations across the country in grants totaling $4.8 million.  WATCH NOW

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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Summer jobs for youth pay off

Study shows boost in graduation rates WHEN THE TOPIC of the achievement gap comes up, the conversation invariably veers to all the out-of-school factors facing low-income students and students of color that are correlated with poorer outcomes on academic performance, high school graduation, and other measures.  New research evidence among Boston high school students points to an out-of-school factor that can…

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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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