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Congratulations to our 2019 graduates

Anticipation fills each corner of the room as streamers hang next to banners that read “Congratulations Graduate” behind balloons with “Class of 2019” written on them. Family members sit in the audience as they anxiously wait for their graduate to come out. All of their hard work, sacrifices and choices have led to this moment – Graduation Day! Getting to…

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Field of Dreams hits it out of the park for youth

There was a plenty of cheer at Fenway Park on June 18, and this time it wasn’t because of the World Series Champion Red Sox. ABCD’s 22nd Annual Field of Dreams softball benefit event raised $240,000 for the ABCD SummerWorks program, helping make it possible for more than 700 low-income teenagers to secure paying jobs, while receiving invaluable education, mentoring…

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Learning English While a Parent

Imagine moving to a new country as a parent and trying to support your young children with their education in a new culture. Now imagine facing this challenge when you are not yet fluent in the local language. Thousands of immigrant parents in Boston face this challenge every year. Fortunately, ABCD offers ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) for…

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ABCD YEA! participants discover their limitless potential

Program designed for underserved 13 year olds kicks off July 15th Explaining how a good idea can be transformed into a law that changes lives for the better, Maia Raynor, legislative aide to State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, told a room full of 13 year olds that each of them can get involved and make a difference. Raynor’s presentation was part…

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ABCD Hosts Field of Dreams 2019 at Fenway Park

  


Mayor Walsh announces Boston’s Complete Count Committee ahead of 2020 Census

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the City of Boston’s Complete Count Committee, a group of cross-sector leaders that will work to ensure that all Boston residents are aware of the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census, know why it’s important, and are prepared to participate. Census day is April 1, 2020, starting the decennial count that determines everything from representation in…

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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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Action for Boston Community Development to hold summer program

Action for Boston Community Development will hold a three week course, Youth Engage in Action!, for 13 year olds. Participants will learn about money management and financial wellness, civics and how to be an engaged citizen and how to be safe online. The session includes field trips, games and guest speakers. Lunch is provided every day. Those who complete the…

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‘It’s why I’m still moving’: 95-year-old finally retires from foster role

Some moments deserve a dance party. A unique celebration for a special group of volunteers who, despite their age, never lost sight of what they have to offer. Among them is 95-year-old Miriam Manning. We first met Manning in 2015. At 91, she set out every day for the Dorchester Headstart on Geneva Avenue, where she volunteered as a ‘foster…

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‘It’s why I’m still moving’: 95-year-old finally retires from foster role

A unique celebration for a special group of volunteers who, despite their age, never lost sight of what they have to offer. Among them is 95-year-old Miriam Manning. We first met Manning in 2015. At 91, she set out every day for the Dorchester Headstart on Geneva Avenue, where she volunteered as a ‘foster grandparent.’ On Friday, dozens gathered at…

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