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For 50 years ABCD has provided basic services and innovative programs that help empower individuals, families, and communities in Boston to overcome poverty, live with dignity, and achieve their full potential.

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  • Strengthen & Educate Families
  • Promote Self-Sufficiency
  • Build Community

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March 02, 2015

"The Boston Head Start program could close its classroom doors a week early this year due to budget cuts by Gov. Charlie Baker. In Western Massachusetts, Head Start expects to absorb the cut through classroom supplies." read more.

February 28, 2015

"It might seem like an insignificant cut next to a projected $1.5 billion state deficit, and the thinking on Beacon Hill might be that everyone will have to feel some pain, but to the children and families who have nothing, who at least get a fighting chance in life with the solid educational foundation that Head Start provides, the cuts of about $1 million pose enormous consequences (“Head Start program in Boston faces cuts,” Metro, Feb. 25)." read more.

February 26, 2015

"Worries about how the Affordable Care Act may affect 2014 returns could drive more filers to spend hundreds of dollars to get professional help from accountants and preparation services, tax specialists said." read more.

February 26, 2015

"The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) recently held its Valentine’s Party.  Nearly 60 members of the community, almost all of them seniors from the neighborhoods, came to the center at 1 Michelangelo Street in the North End to enjoy salad, chicken, potatoes, broccoli, cake, and coffee, despite the latest round of snowstorms!" read more.

February 25, 2015

"It’s been a tough winter for 80-year-old Renaud Mirville of Mattapan." read more.

February 25, 2015
"Calls for heating assistance in Brookline have gone up dramatically from last year, reflective of a brutally cold and difficult winter." read more.
February 25, 2015
“Housing Access Solutions We Don’t Want to Think About That Just Might Work”: An ABCD “Solutions Series” Seminar on Housing in MA WHAT: When one speaks of “Affordable Housing,” the important question to ask is, “for whom?” Lack of affordable... read more
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Thanks to Angie Liou of the @AsianCDC for bringing unique perspective to Tuesday's #ABCDSolutionsSeries! http://t.co/ScvZfh2znV
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ABCD Events
Monday, March 16, 2015
St. Patrick's Day Party for Seniors at ABCD North End/West End
Monday, April 06, 2015
Pasquetta/ Easter Monday Party for Seniors at ABCD North End/West End
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
ABCD Solutions Series: Regionalization: Is it a solution to gentrification?
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
ABCD Solutions Series: Cradle to Prison Pipeline

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