ABCD Annual Gala | November 7, 2014Play on the Parquet at Hoop Dreams | December 4, 2014Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

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  • Promote Self-Sufficiency
  • Build Community

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October 23, 2014

When Griselda Polanco pushed through the door of 640 Washington St., she had nearly lost hope. read more. 

October 23, 2014

Danny Glover, celebrated actor and social justice advocate, will deliver the keynote address at the ABCD Annual Gala on Nov. 7 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. read more.

October 22, 2014
First Woman and African-American to Lead the Government Printing Office speaks to ABCD about keeping Low-Income Americans informed in the Digital Age Action for Boston Community Development is honored to host Davita Vance-Cooks, first woman and... read more
October 17, 2014

Of the five candidates running for governor of Massachusetts, Republican Charlie Baker is the only one who explicitly mentions welfare reform as a campaign issue. read more.

October 13, 2014

Charlestown resident Jane Reitz was recently honored by the Boston ABCD John F. Kennedy Family Service Center as its volunteer of the year. read more.

October 09, 2014

ABCD collaborates with the Boston Police Department to create the Teen Police Academy for some of the city's most at-risk youth. see video.

October 08, 2014
Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. will honor the Boston Red Sox and Don Law, President, Live Nation New England, at the ABCD Annual Gala on Friday, November 7th at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. Danny Glover, celebrated actor and... read more
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Massachusetts Election: Go Vote!
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
ABCD Board of Directors Meeting

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