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September 16, 2014

by Sue Scheible, The Patriot Ledger, September 16, 2014

Frances Johnson of Quincy is known as 'Nana Fran' to the children in the preschool program at Just Right Child Care in Weymouth. Johnson, 80, is receiving an award Tuesday night from Action for Boston Community Development as the longest serving Foster Grandparent from Quincy. She is in her 16th year with the federal program to help children thrive in their early years.

The kids at the Just Right Child Care Center love “Nana Fran,” and when you watch her with them, it’s easy to understand why. These are preschoolers, and Frances Johnson, 80, has a sweet, laid-back manner. She’s an accepting presence who watches and waits for the chance to be helpful.

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September 15, 2014

via Boston Neighborhood Network News, aired September 12, 2014

Sarah-Ann Shaw and Hubie Jones, to be inducted into ABCD's Hall of Fame at its community awards dinner September 16, talk about their experience with the agency and the contribution of community action programs in Boston. Interview for BNN News. Aired September 12, 2014.

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September 15, 2014

by Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein, Boston Globe, September 15, 2014

Mary Wilson won’t be lonely when she comes to town this week. “I have loads of friends in Boston,” said the singer, who will perform at the ABCD Annual Community Awards Dinner at the Boston Marriott Copley Place on Tuesday night. The evening celebrates community volunteers and advocates, including activist and former WBZ reporter Sarah Ann Shaw and City Year’s Hubie Jones, both of whom will be inducted into the ABCD Hall of Fame. Wilson told us that honorees and supporters will get a rock ’n’ roll show during Tuesday’s festivities, and by that she means some classics from her time with the Supremes. At 70, Wilson keeps a busy performance schedule; she called us from a few days off in Los Angeles and said she’ll head from Boston to Ohio for more gigs later this week. “They should do a reality show on my life,” she joked of her hectic schedule. Wilson told us that when she’s not singing, she’s listening to music — either to jazz stars or her contemporaries. “For me, I’m still with the young generation of the ’60s. That’s where my mind is and where my ears are.”

See the article on bostonglobe.com.

September 15, 2014

via NorthEndWaterfront.com, September 13, 2014

Action for Boston Community Development rolls out the festivities on September 16 in a gala celebration of 17 outstanding community volunteers who embody the spirit of the landmark Economic Opportunity Act, celebrating its 50thAnniversary this year.

That historic 1964 EOA legislation launched the War on Poverty in America and gave birth to the nation’s community action programs, including ABCD. It spawned an era of opportunity and empowerment that moved millions out of poverty and created ongoing social institutions such as Legal Services, Head Start, Community Health Centers and more.

ABCD North End/West End NSC honors volunteer of the year Marian O’Neil

Lia Tota, North End/West End NSC Director explains, “Marian is an essential resource to the meal services offered at the center. As the lead cook for our Friday Hot Meals program and holiday feasts, Marian has filled thousands of plates with delicious and nutritious food.”

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September 08, 2014

by Mary Moore, Boston Business Journal, September 5, 2014

With winter just a few months away, Action for Boston Community Development, or ABCD as it is known, has received a $104,000 grant from Brookfield Renewable Energy Foundation for an oil assistance program the nonprofit operates during the winter months.

The foundation is the philanthropic arm of Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners, which owns, operates and develops renewable power generation facilities, and is a division of Toronto-based Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE: BAM).

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September 05, 2014

via MYSouthEnd.com, September 3, 2014

Action for Boston Community Development rolls out the festivities on September 16 in a gala celebration of 17 outstanding community volunteers who embody the spirit of the landmark Economic Opportunity Act, celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year.

That historic 1964 EOA legislation launched the War on Poverty in America and gave birth to the nation's community action programs, including ABCD. It spawned an era of opportunity and empowerment that moved millions out of poverty and created ongoing social institutions such as Legal Services, Head Start, Community Health Centers and more.

ABCD South End NSC honors volunteer of the year.

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September 02, 2014

via YourArlington.com, September 2, 2014

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) rolls out the festivities Sept. 16 in a gala celebration of 17 outstanding community volunteers who embody the spirit of the landmark Economic Opportunity Act, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Among them is Arlington’s Michael Baker, to be honored by ABCD Jamaica Plain/Boston Hispanic Center as volunteer of the year. Baker serves as the district affairs director for state RepresentativeJeffrey Sanchez, Democrat of the 15th Middlesex District.

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