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MassHire Metro North Workforce Board Announces Selection of New Career Center Operator

The MassHire Metro North Workforce Board (MNWB) is pleased to announce the selection of ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) as the next operator of the MassHire Metro North Career Center (MNCC), effective July 1. ABCD was selected after a comprehensive and competitive procurement process. The procurement committee was impressed with ABCD’s extensive experience with federal, state, and local grants and workforce development programs, strong ties…

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ABCD selected to operate MassHire Metro North Career Center

The following was issued by the MassHire Metro North Workforce Board:   The MassHire Metro North Workforce Board (MNWB) is pleased to announce the selection of ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) as the next operator of the MassHire Metro North Career Center (MNCC), effective July 1, 2020. ABCD was selected after a comprehensive and competitive procurement process. The procurement committee was impressed with ABCD’s extensive experience with federal, state, and local…

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MassHire Metro North Workforce Board Announces Selection of New Career Center Operator

The MassHire Metro North Workforce Board (MNWB) is pleased to announce the selection of ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) as the next operator of the MassHire Metro North Career Center (MNCC), effective July 1. ABCD was selected after a comprehensive and competitive procurement process. The procurement committee was impressed with ABCD’s extensive experience with federal, state, and local grants and workforce development programs, strong ties…

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STATEMENT ON GEORGE FLOYD, ANTI-RACISM FROM ABCD PRESIDENT/CEO JOHN J. DREW

ABCD—Action for Boston Community Development—has fought poverty for nearly 60 years, and we recognize that systemic racism is at the root of it, certainly in cities across America. The death of George Floyd last week at the hands of Minneapolis police officers shook people of conscience throughout the country and the world. We acknowledge the horror of Mr. Floyd’s death,…

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ABCD’s COVID-19 Relief Fund raises an additional $430,000

In April, a group of donors saw the urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic and immediately made gifts to ABCD in support of relief efforts. Throughout May seven more institutional funders and numerous individuals have given $435,000 collectively.  Through contributions of all sizes, ABCD’s individual donors have raised more than $5,000 to support COVID-19 relief, emergency food needs, and housing supports….

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Short-term Relief Available to Medford Residents Struggling to Pay Rent

Medford residents struggling to pay their rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic can get some short-term relief through a new program Action for Boston Community Development has launched in partnership with the city. Under the initiative, funded through $250,000 appropriated by Medford from its Community Preservation Act fund, households that have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and earn up to…

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Emergency fund helps Medford residents pay rent due to coronavirus hardships

ABCD partners with city and funding through Community Preservation Act to sustain tenants at risk of homelessness ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development), in partnership with the city of Medford and with funding through the Community Preservation Act, is offering temporary financial assistance to eligible Medford residents struggling to pay their rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Medford residents can…

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Medford Partnership Offers Rent Assistance During Pandemic

ABCD is offering temporary financial assistance to eligible residents struggling to pay rent due to the coronavirus pandemic.   MEDFORD, MA — Action for Boston Community Development, in partnership with the city of Medford and with funding through the Community Preservation Act, is offering temporary financial assistance to eligible Medford residents struggling to pay rent due to the coronavirus pandemic….

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Press Release – ABCD Emergency Fund Helps Medford Residents Pay Rent Due to Hardship Caused by COVID-19 Crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2020 CONTACT:  Lee Phenner 339.368.1140 ABCD EMERGENCY FUND HELPS MEDFORD RESIDENTS PAY RENT DUE TO HARDSHIP CAUSED BY COVID-19 CRISIS Partnership with the City of Medford and funding through the Community Preservation Act will sustain tenants at risk of homelessness   (BOSTON, MA) – ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development), in partnership with the City…

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ABCD Helps Ensure Children Continue Learning

With the closure of schools and early learning centers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ABCD is using distance learning to support the continued progress of youth and children in its programs. ABCD’s two high schools, William J. Ostiguy High School and University High School, transitioned nearly overnight to distance learning after the schools closed their buildings on March 17th. The…

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