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

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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 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
October 03, 2014
As cold weather looms and electricity costs spike, Action for Boston Community Development urges the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to release all funding for the Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program now, so that fuel assistance ... read more
September 25, 2014
BOSTON – ABCD was recently awarded a $1 million dollar grant from the US Department of Labor to support ABCD’s “FairCHANCE” initiative. This initiative was inspired by Ostiguy High School’s “Changing Tracks” program and will provide educational and... read more
September 19, 2014

by Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein, Boston Globe, September 19, 2014

Singer Mary Wilson was indeed supreme during her performance at the ABCD Community Awards Dinner this week. A member of the legendary Motown group the Supremes, Wilson had the crowd of 600 people not only on their feet but also dancing in the aisles at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.

See the article and photo.

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.

Read more.

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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