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Garrison Raises Eyebrows At Roxbury Candidates Forum

The event was hosted by Action for Boston Community Development, or ABCD, in the Thelma Burns Building in Roxbury. Aisha Washington, deputy director of legislative affairs for ABCD, said the forum was especially important in light of low voter turnout in the preliminary municipal election. “Boston is the biggest city in the commonwealth, and we drive a lot of initiatives…

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Boston Herald Letter to the Editor – Partnerships make a difference

Partnerships make a difference Longstanding partnerships, such as the one Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) has shared with United South End Settlements (U.S.E.S.) for more than half a century, provide struggling families with the comprehensive resources that they need to survive and thrive. When U.S.E.S. placed the Harriet Tubman House up for sale, ABCD did bid on the property…

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DOC RIVERS, BRAD STEVENS TALK B-BALL, PHILANTHROPY WITH BOB RYAN

Basketball Hall-of-Fame scribe Bob Ryan facilitates a fascinating conversation in the privacy of the Red Auerbach Center between two of Red’s biggest admirers, Los Angeles Clippers Head Coach Doc Rivers and Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens. Rivers, Stevens and Ryan co-host ABCD’s annual Hoop Dreams charity tournament.   CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Learn more about ABCD Hoop Dreams and the Youth…

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9th Annual “Buona Sera” Event to Benefit Local ABCD Center

Please join in an evening of networking and fine dining at the 9th Annual Buona Sera: An Evening with Friends, to take place on Thursday, October 3, 2019. All proceeds will directly benefit seniors and families in the North End, West End, and Beacon Hill neighborhoods. To purchase your ticket, visit bostonabcd.org/donate-NEWE Please contact Johannah Malone (johannah.malone@bostonabcd.org) or Maria Stella Gulla (mariastella.gulla@bostonabcd.org) for more…

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Celtics Coach Brad Stevens: ‘Last Year Was No Fault of Kyrie’

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens refuses to blame Kyrie Irving for last year’s failed season. “I like Kyrie and I wish him well,” said Stevens, speaking at a fundraiser in Boston at the Celtics practice facility. “Last year’s season didn’t go the way that we wanted it to, but that’s not on one person. That’s the responsibility of the whole…

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Brad Stevens sees advantages to World Cup experience for his Celtics

Brad Stevens said he has no issue with nearly half of his team playing high-level basketball so close to training camp, despite the risk of injury.(FILE/TIM BRADBURY/GETTY IMAGES) Brad Stevens’s day started off with angst. As he entered Boston Children’s Hospital to help usher the opening of the Fazzalari Sky Bridge, he watched on his phone as star forward Jayson…

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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 Head Start kicks off the new school year with summer Welcome Back Citywide

In a room filled with excitement and anticipation for the start of another new school year, the ABCD Head Start & Children’s Services Summer Welcome Back Citywide event on August 14th successfully balanced business with pleasure. Among the business items covered at the large gathering at the Marriott Boston Copley Place hotel were a presentation on the program’s Five Year…

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ABCD Keeps Kids & Families Fed All Summer

This summer ABCD has expanded its food security efforts to make sure all families have their nutritional needs met. In the Boston Public Schools 78% of all students qualify for free or reduced breakfast and lunch. Many families depend on these meals to provide their children with proper nutrition during the school year, leaving them vulnerable during the summer months….

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Asian American Civic Association rings in 52 years

The Asian American Civic Association (AACA) celebrated its “Their Courage to be New” gala on June 30 at the Spirit of Boston cruise ship. About 400 guests rang in 52 years of service. Social Justice Award recipient and ABCD president and CEO John Drew said, “Social justice to me means we’re all in this together.” Santander Bank was recognized as…

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