News Service Category: Youth

How Doc Rivers Is Helping Fight Poverty While Leading the Clippers

Doc Rivers has built the Clippers into a legitimate title contender, while fighting for anti-poverty organizations that can’t fight for themselves. Following last night’s win against the Memphis Grizzlies, the Los Angeles Clippers sit third in the Western Conference with a 38-19 record and continue their pursuit of the franchise’s first-ever NBA championship. But basketball is not the only priority on…

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Liberty Mutual Insurance announces 19 East Boston community grants

East Boston APAC’s parent agency, Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), has received a grant from Liberty Mutual Insurance to address youth homelessness in Eastie and across Boston ABCD will be part of a $5 million effort by Liberty to support organizations in greater Boston working to reduce and end youth homelessness. ABCD was one of 19 organizations to receive…

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Guiding firefighter hopefuls

The men and women of the Boston Fire Department volunteer during their time off to increase community outreach and guide young adults on how to become firefighters one day. The Boston Fire Department has increased efforts to boost diversity among its ranks. A friendship between two firefighters on the basketball court led to the creation of the Community Enrichment Program. Young…

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ABCD’s 2019 YEA! graduates find their voice, take leadership skills to the community

This summer’s Youth Engaged in Action (YEA!) graduation was part celebration and part conference as groups from each Boston, Malden, Medford and Everett neighborhood shared their “Photo Voice” projects. YEA! is all about direct experience, and these 13-year-olds conducted field research not only to identify critical issues affecting their communities but to recommend solutions. The 2019 YEA! class of 100…

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ABCD SummerWorks Prepares Hundreds of Boston Youth for Future Career Success

For most young people, getting their first job—often a summer job—is a fundamental step as they move toward adulthood, laying the foundation on which they can build future careers. However, in many low-income neighborhoods, summer job opportunities are almost nonexistent. ABCD’s SummerWorks program responds to this problem, helping hundreds of low-income Boston teens every year to get a paid summer…

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ABCD’s 22nd Annual Field of Dreams Benefit Set for June 18th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2019                                   CONTACT: Joe Halpern 617.348.6236 office) 781.572.0755 (mobile) Lee Phenner 339.368.1140 (mobile)           ABCD’s 22nd Annual Field of Dreams Benefit Set for June 18th Partnering with the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox & corporate sponsors, money…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 29, 2018 Contact Lee Phenner Cell: 339.368.1140    abcd calls on families, organizations, and companies to “adopt a family” this holiday season Make the season bright for children, families, and seniors in need   (BOSTON, MA) – Too many Greater Boston families will face a bleak holiday season unless compassionate neighbors reach out. The need is huge. Right…

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State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz Honored at ABCD Community Heroes Celebration

On October 26, ABCD held its annual Community Heroes Celebration. This fundraising event pays tribute to the agency’s volunteers, people who make a world of difference in the lives of the most vulnerable among Boston’s diverse neighborhoods. The hero for the ABCD North End / West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) site was none other than the North End’s…

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Doc Rivers Q&A: The Clippers Coach Speaks on Sacrifice and the Value of Giving Back

by Justin Barrasso   Glenn “Doc” Rivers is the head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers but is best known for his work guiding the Boston Celtics to an NBA championship in 2008. Behind the scenes, Rivers’s humanitarian work with Boston’s ABCD anti-poverty group over the past decade has played a tremendous role in the group’s ability to impact the city’s youth…

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Doc Rivers wishes for mending of fences among 2008 Celtics

…”As years have gone on, things have been fractured, and I hate it. I hate seeing it,” Rivers said Tuesday while in Boston for the annual ABCD Hoop Dreams fundraiser that he runs with current Celtics coach Brad Stevens….