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Legacy of Love

A community activist named Melnea Cass is appointed as the only female charter member at Action for Boston Community Development. WATCH NOW


Legacy of Love

A community activist named Melnea Cass is appointed as the only female charter member at Action for Boston Community Development. WATCH NOW


Fighting the Good Fight

“Poverty is the original pandemic,” says Sharon Scott-Chandler, who was named the first woman president and CEO of Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) last summer. “It’s an incredible motivator and reason to get up every morning, to know that you are part of that fight to get people access to the things they deserve.” … READ MORE


The State of Race: Embrace Changemakers Then & Now

ABCD President and CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler joined distinguished panelists including Imari Paris Jeffries, Executive Director of Embrace Boston; Tanisha M. Sullivan, President of NAACP Boston Branch; Jha Amazi, Principal of MASS Design Group and architect of Embrace; and Adrian Walker, The Boston Globe Columnist/Associate Editor, for GBH’s forum “The State of Race: Embrace Changemakers Then & Now” hosted in honor…

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It’s All About Community

Food insecurity will be forever eliminated if Nick Owen and Mercy Robinson have their dream come true. READ MORE


ABCD Launches Free Tax Preparation Season in Collaboration With the Boston Tax Help Coalition to Put Cash Back Into the Community

On January 27, the Boston Tax Help Coalition of which ABCD is a co-founder, kicked off the 2023 tax season at the offices of coalition member Urban Edge in Roxbury. The Boston Tax Help Coalition is a public-private collaboration with the City of Boston, which seeks to ensure the full participation of all Boston residents in the City’s economic vitality…

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Bob Coard, Melnea Cass Honored at the Embrace Boston Memorial

ABCD is pleased to be an early major sponsor of The Embrace monument that was recently unveiled at the 1965 Freedom Plaza on the Boston Common honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. The Embrace monument symbolizes the hug that Dr. King shared with his wife Coretta after he won the Nobel Peace Prize. Long-time ABCD President/CEO Robert…

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Comienza la temporada de impuestos

El lunes inicia oficialmente la temporada de preparación de impuestos y realizar su declaración, podría salirle gratis este año, si cumple con ciertos requisitos. Para más información de dónde encontrar estos recursos en su comunidad visite este enlace. WATCH NOW


Free tax preparation starts Jan. 30 for residents earning up to $60,000

Call ABCD to schedule an appointment!Pay off debt, add to your savings with a lump-sum tax return payment (BOSTON, MA) — ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) urges all residents of Boston and the Mystic Valley who earned $60,000 or less in 2022 to schedule a FREE in-person tax prep appointment TODAY at one of our neighborhood sites by calling…

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“Friendship:” A Tribute to John White

John White passed away last June at age 87 after an impressive career of over 50 years running ABCD’s East Boston APAC. Tune in to Soterios Zoulas’ “Friendship” — a television special dedicated to John White and his overwhelming impact on the East Boston community. WATCH NOW