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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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Advocating on Beacon Hill

ABCD was gratified by the enthusiastic turnout at our annual Legislative Breakfast at Carrie Nation on March 8 for the first time in three years. Special thanks to our co-hosts, Rep. Paul J. Donato, Second Division Chair, and Rep. David Biele, Boston Delegation Chair. This important event provided an opportunity for dialogue between our elected state representatives and senators and ABCD’s community leaders, board members…

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ARL Joins ABCD for Mobile Food Pop-Up Program

Agency provides groceries and pet food for qualifying families and individuals at no cost (Boston, MA) — The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) is expanding its partnership with Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), by participating in two monthly ABCD FOOD POP-UPS to help distribute groceries and pet food for individuals and families in underserved and under-resourced communities in Greater Boston….

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Bridging the Racial Wealth Gap in Boston

ABCD Black History Month celebration features spirited panel discussion  In celebration of Black History Month, ABCD President and CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler was joined by City of Boston Chief of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion Segun Idowu, Accordia Partners Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Jill Lacey Griffin and ABCD Director of Workforce Development and Alternative Education Ron Marlow for a…

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An interview with ABCD President Sharon Scott-Chandler

Q. You are leading one of the country’s largest anti-poverty agencies, and you grew up in Mattapan, a neighborhood heavily influenced by the issues of poverty. How has your life there as a young woman informed your work at ABCD? A. Growing up in Mattapan established the foundation for who I am and the work I do. My family struggled to make…

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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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Cómo preparar tus impuestos: Todo lo que necesitas saber

En este video bilingüe, Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra y NBC10 Boston desglosan lo que necesitas saber para comenzar a declarar impuestos, incluido adónde ir si necesita ayuda. Es la temporada de impuestos y, a medida que comienzas a recibir el papeleo, saber exactamente lo que necesitas presentar puede ahorrarte tiempo y frustraciones. En primer lugar, es importante saber si estás obligado…

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What Do I Need to Know to Get Started on My Taxes?

In this bilingual explainer, NBC10 Boston and Telemundo NI break down what you need to know to get started on your taxes, including where to go if you need some help It’s tax season, and as paperwork starts coming in knowing exactly what you need to file can save you time and frustration. First of all, it’s important to know if you’re…

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ABCD-operated MassHire Metro North Career Center partners with City of Medford on job readiness program for people in recovery

The City of Medford is launching its first Job Readiness Program (JRP) for job seekers in the early stages of substance use recovery, Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn announced. The program is run by the City Health Department’s Office of Prevention and Outreach, in collaboration with the Bridge Recovery Center and Mass Hire.  The program is a two-day training, taking place on…

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