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ABCD promotes Anne Corbin-Fennell to chief operating officer

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) is pleased to announce the promotion of Anne Corbin-Fennell to Chief Operating Officer for the anti-poverty agency. She has 29 years of experience in program development, implementation and administration.  “Anne brings a wealth of experience in nonprofit administration to the COO role, having led a variety of ABCD programs including Child Care Choices of…

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ABCD SUMMERWORKS – GRAN OPORTUNIDAD PARA NUESTROS JÓVENES

Esta semana en Encuentro Latino: Ya el verano está a la vuelta de la esquina, y cada año, en Encuentro Latino nos complace poder comentarles sobre “SummerWorks”, un programa de empleos para el verano, que ayuda a muchos jóvenes en nuestra comunidad. Para contarnos más se encuentra con nosotros Jessica Rosario, de la organización sin fines de lucro ABCD en…

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ABCD’s free tax assistance yields $5.4 million in state and federal refunds for low-income Greater Boston taxpayers

(Boston, MA) – Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) recently closed out the 2023 tax season having helped 3,103 residents complete their state and federal tax returns, resulting in $5.4 million in federal and state refunds combined, and $498,691 in Child Tax Credits (CTC). There were nearly 500  Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) eligible returns, 16% of the total number…

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ABCD to offer teenagers more summer jobs

At least 40% more young workers will be hired this year through the summer jobs program of Action for Boston Community Development, the local anti-poverty agency known by its acronym, ABCD. In the past few years, ABCD has offered between 1,000 and 1,200 summer jobs to Boston teens. This summer they are looking to hire 1,700. The program, called SummerWorks,…

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Editorial: Summer jobs are an investment worth making this year

Last month, outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. predicted that teens will gain 1.1 million jobs in 2023. That’s the smallest seasonal summer increase since 2011, at least partially due to the ongoing threat of an economic slowdown. But summer employment opportunities are also feeling the continued effects of the pandemic: Last July — typically the peak month for summer…

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Job fair focused on hiring 1,700 youth ages 14-21 for SummerWorks; hiring staff for Head Start early education and positions in fields like technology, social work, grant writing and energy services

Are you looking for a summer job in Boston? Want to move your career ahead? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of underserved and underrepresented people and communities in Greater Boston and the Mystic Valley? If so, join us at this hiring event from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. There is no cost to attend. ABCD is…

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ABCD President and CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler Talks Field of Dreams on NESN

NESN host Tom Caron interviewed ABCD President and CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler at the Red Sox pregame show on May 16, 2023 about ABCD Field of Dreams – our annual fundraising softball event at Fenway Park for Boston’s youth. To learn more about Field of Dreams and draft your own corporate team, go to abcdfieldofdreams.org. WATCH HERE


ABCD on WBUR: Apply for ABCD SummerWorks

ABCD President and CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler joined Yasmin Amer on WBUR to promote recruitment for ABCD SummerWorks – our youth workforce development program open to Boston 14-21 year olds. Interested parties can apply online at summerworks.net or in person on Monday, May 22nd, at ABCD’s Job Fair at Roxbury Community College from 2 – 6 p.m.


ABCD is the City of Boston’s largest non-profit, community-based youth summer job program partner; will hire and place 1,700 youth

Study says employment bridges the achievement gap Youth ages 14 -21 are encouraged to apply and can earn between $2,112 and $2,812 (BOSTON, MA) – ABCD SummerWorks has increased capacity and calls on Boston youth toapply right away. Thanks to key partnerships and supporters, long standing and new,SummerWorks will provide summer jobs to 1,700 underserved youth ages 14-21.SummerWorks distinguishes itself…

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1,700 summer jobs for Boston-area high schoolers

The nonprofit Action for Boston Community Development, or ABCD, is offering more than a thousand summer job placements for young people. The organization says the jobs will not only help kids make money, but also build skills for future careers. We talk with ABCD’s SummerWorks program director Jessica Rosario, along with SummerWorks alum Juan Echevarria-Ruiz. This segment aired on May…

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