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April 09, 2015
ABCD Urges Low-Moderate Income Working Residents to File for EITC by April 15 Governor Charlie Baker visits ABCD, highlights proposal to double state EITC With the tax deadline looming on April 15, Action for Boston Community Development urges ... read more
April 03, 2015

"Action for Boston Community Development hosted a Chinese New Year Party celebrating hopes and aspirations for the New Year on March 19 at its headquarters." read more.

April 02, 2015
MEDIA ADVISORY Governor Charlie Baker to visit ABCD VITA site WHAT: Governor Charlie Baker will visit an Earned Income Tax Credit site where tax preparation services, including filing for federal and state EITC credits, are provided to... read more
March 31, 2015
ABCD Solutions Series presents The Cradle to Prison Pipeline: How can we break the chain? New thinking on dilemmas of social justice and economic opportunity for low-income youth BOSTON – ABCD’s Solutions Series introduces seminars for new... read more
March 30, 2015

"Near busy Park Street T station, beyond sightseeing tourists and harried workers, sits a haven that has literally changed and saved the lives of teens struggling with addiction: Action for Boston Community Development’s William J. Ostiguy High School." read more.

March 27, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ABCD hosts Winter Emergency Donor Appreciation Day ABCD celebrates the generosity and compassion of supporters who helped thousands of low-income residents... read more
March 25, 2015
ABCD Ostiguy High School hosts third annual “Career Day” Students who found a second chance at life to look to their dream careers and discover the tools they need to achieve their goals WHAT: Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.... read more
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