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ABCD names new officers at Annual Meeting, re-elects Sean K. Daughtry as board chair

The Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) Board of Directors elected new officers at the June 2024 annual meeting. ABCD’s tripartite board consists of individuals from the private sector, public sector and from low-income Boston neighborhoods.  Leaders from each of these groups collaborate to respond to the needs of underserved neighbors in Boston and the Mystic Valley.  ABCD President and…

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ABCD names new officers at the Annual Meeting

Biotech leader Sean K. Daughtry re-elected as board chair (BOSTON, MA) – The Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) Board of Directors elected new officers at the June 2024 annual meeting. ABCD’s tripartite board consists of individuals from the private sector, public sector and from low-income Boston neighborhoods.  Leaders from each of these groups collaborate to respond to the needs…

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United Way Honors Sen. Edwards as Legislative Champion Advancing thriving, Equitable Communities   

United Way of Massachusetts Bay recently recognized State Senator Lydia Edwards as one of the organization’s seven inaugural Legislative Champions for her exceptional leadership and steadfast commitment to advancing  thriving, more equitable communities.       In recognition for her initiatives to further economic justice in the Commonwealth, United Way of Massachusetts Bay honored Senator Lydia Edwards as a Legislative Champion for her…

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Local teacher teams with students to revive Houghton’s Pond stand

For many years, visitors to Houghton’s Pond in Milton were able to get a snack at the concession stand near the playground equipment while enjoying their time outdoors at the recreation area. The stand closed, however, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now a Milton couple has reopened the stand by creating a nonprofit, Rise & Thrive Education, Inc. They also…

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BOSTON TAX HELP COALITION: PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

So far, the Boston Tax Help Coalition (BTHC) has served over 11,000 clients and completed nearly 11,500 tax returns during the 2024 tax season, a 12% increase from last year. The tireless work has put over $17 million back in the pockets of low to moderate-income Boston area families. This effort was carried out across 31 community-based tax sites with seven of our sites still preparing…

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ABCD University High School hails graduates

UHS Head of School & Director Sherann Jackson-Alkins, the UHS class of 2024, and ABCD President and CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler. ABCD photo On June 14, seniors from ABCD’s University High School (UHS) crossed the graduation stage at the ABCD Thelma D. Burns Building in Roxbury with diplomas in hand and plans for the future in mind. The alternative high school for Boston students…

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Gov. Healey  Appoints ABCD President and CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler to New Office of Energy Transportation Advisory Board

The Healey-Driscoll Administration today announced the formation of the Energy Transformation Advisory Board to advise and guide the state in the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy. The Advisory Board will include a broad range of stakeholders, including labor, business, finance, environmental justice advocates, utilities, technology providers, building owners, developers, and generators, among others. ABCD President and CEO Sharon…

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ABCD University High School Celebrates the Class of 2024

Keynote exhortation to graduates – use life’s challenges as a springboard to success     (BOSTON, MA) — On Friday, June 14, students from ABCD’s University High School (UHS) crossed the graduation stage with diplomas in hand and plans for the future. UHS is ABCD’s alternative high school for Boston students ages 16 to 22 whose needs aren’t met in…

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ABCD President and CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler talks SummerWorks, WorkSMART, and more on Java with Jimmy


Happy Pride Month!

ABCD is committed to equity and inclusion in all its forms and celebrates the legacy of the LGBTQIA+ community in Boston. This year, the month of June, known to many as Pride Month, kicked off less than two weeks after the 20th anniversary of same sex marriage in Massachusetts—a first in the nation. As we marked that important milestone, RAND…

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