News Service Category: Youth

‘Incredible Experience’ as Softball Players Raise Funds at Fenway Park

The 23rd annual Field of Dreams charity softball tournament took place Monday at Fenway Park; Action for Boston Community Development — or ABCD — uses the event to raise money to help underserved teens with paid jobs, mentoring and workshops Amateur athletes had the chance to “play ball” inside historic Fenway Park — while also helping underserved teens. Action for…

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Red Sox Host ‘Field Of Dreams’ Charity Fundraiser For Summer Job Program

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Monday, even with rain moving in, donators paid to take the field at Fenway Park for a charity ballgame benefitting the advocacy group, ABCD’S SummerWorks jobs program. According to the anti-poverty organizations website, the event “Field of Dreams” has raised over $5 million for ABCD SummerWorks over the 20 or so years. At “Field of…

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Field of Dreams Charity Softball Tournament Held at Fenway Park

Money was raised to help hundreds of teens find jobs and develop career skills. WATCH HERE

ABCD’s Fenway Park event home run for Boston teens getting summer jobs

BOSTON —Playing ball at Fenway Park is usually reserved for the big leaguers. But today, the home runs are scoring summer jobs for Boston teens. It’s not every day that an average Joe can hear his or her name announced over the loudspeakers of Fenway Park. “They yell out, ‘Jim Burns No. 8.’ It’s such a cool experience to hear…

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ABCD’s 24th Field of Dreams Charity Event Set for June 27th at Fenway Park

Proceeds benefit ABCD’s summer jobs program that provides underserved 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 host its iconic summertime fundraiser, Field of Dreams, at Fenway Park to benefit Greater Boston’s underserved, low-income youth through the ABCD SummerWorks program. NESN’s Tom Caron…

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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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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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Astound Broadband Powered by RCN Boston Announces $50,000 Donation to ABCD

                                Boston, MA – April 27, 2022– Astound Broadband powered by RCN, formerly known as RCN Boston, an award-winning provider of high-speed internet, TV, and phone services, announced today a donation of $50,000 to Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD.) ABCD is a nonprofit human services organization that each year provides more than 100,000 low-income residents in the Greater Boston region with tools…

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Boston Praise Radio & TV’s What Now features ABCD, Union Capital Boston

Featured interview on the What Now broadcast with Eric Kennedy LIVE on Boston Praise Radio & TV, Boston’s first and only FCC licensed, church-based, Black-owned, WBPG-LP 102.9 FM Radio, Television, Social Media and Internet Multi-Media Network. We are the “media voice” of the church in Boston. We are now the #1 Gospel, News and Talk station in the Black community….

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Dr. Gary Gross, Boston champion for reproductive justice, retires as ABCD medical director

ABCD will honor Dr. Gross at fall gala FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 7, 2022 CONTACTSusan Kooperstein                                     617.875.3619                                           skooperstein@comcast.net                          (BOSTON, MA) – John J. Drew, President/CEO, Action for Boston Community Development, today congratulated Boston physician Gary L. Gross, M.D., for his courageous and effective leadership of programs that enable individuals of all economic means to have access to…

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