ABCD’s North End/West End NSC Celebrates Thanksgiving

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) held its annual Thanksgiving luncheon on Friday, November 16th.  The turnout was impressive, with nearly 70 seniors from both the North End and West End neighborhoods coming together to enjoy a hearty meal of turkey, stuffing, potatoes, corn, salad, and pie! NE/WE NSC Advisory Board … Continue reading ABCD’s North End/West End NSC Celebrates Thanksgiving

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ABCD’s Annual Winter Fund Brings Warmth and Hope to Greater Boston’s Most Vulnerable This Season

As the holidays approach, many of us eagerly anticipate celebrations that bring light and joy into our lives despite the long nights and cold weather. However, winter can be a time of crisis for many low-income families when tight budgets are stretched, often beyond their limits. The bitter cold weather of New England combined with … Continue reading ABCD’s Annual Winter Fund Brings Warmth and Hope to Greater Boston’s Most Vulnerable This Season

ABCD Works to Address Hunger in Boston

Today, more and more families are struggling to put food on the table and dealing with hunger’s devastating impact. According to the USDA Economic Research service, 11.8% (15 million households) were food insecure at some time during 2017. At the state level 10.3% of Massachusetts households, approximately 726,000 adults and children, were food insecure. Currently, … Continue reading ABCD Works to Address Hunger in Boston

Trump Administration Proposes Change to the Public Charge Rule

The Trump Administration has proposed a change to the “public charge” rule that has the potential to impact close to 20,000 Boston residents, including many of ABCD’s clients. According to federal immigration law, a “public charge” is a person who is likely to become dependent on the government. The proposed rule would expand the definition … Continue reading Trump Administration Proposes Change to the Public Charge Rule

In It Together: ABCD Honors its Local Heroes at Annual Dinner  

ABCD ended the month of October on a celebratory note at its annual Community Heroes Celebration. The 2018 dinner and celebration, themed “In It Together,” drew a crowd of over 1,000 supporters of ABCD and featured special guests like Hamilton star Leslie Odom, Jr., Senator Ed Markey, and former Boston Globe sportswriter Bob Ryan. Senator … Continue reading In It Together: ABCD Honors its Local Heroes at Annual Dinner  

A New Start in the U.S.: Razvan’s Journey

Immigrating to the United States and re-establishing stability and self-sufficiency can be difficult for anyone, even those with a high level of education and professional experience in their home country. Sometimes all that’s needed for a newcomer to the U.S. to get off to a good start is a connection to the right program. Razvan, … Continue reading A New Start in the U.S.: Razvan’s Journey

ABCD University High School Graduates Forge New Path in Africa

This article was written by Savvas Papadopoulos, lead teacher, ABCD University High School and Ghana trip chaperone On July 10, two alumni of ABCD University High School joined six other Boston Public Schools students and their chaperones on a learning tour of the West African nation of Ghana. For twelve days, ABCD UHS graduates David … Continue reading ABCD University High School Graduates Forge New Path in Africa

ABCD’s Neighborhood Advisory Boards – Looking for new members!

Are you interested in serving on the Advisory Board of your community’s ABCD Neighborhood Service Center?  ABCD is seeking volunteers for several neighborhood advisory board positions! Members of the Advisory Board share their input on various policies and directions, assisting with the general promotion of their neighborhood ABCD center in order to support the organization’s … Continue reading ABCD’s Neighborhood Advisory Boards – Looking for new members!

Hamilton Star, Leslie Odom Jr. to Headline the Community Heroes Celebration

Photo by Nathan Johnson ABCD is  excited to share that the man who originated the role of Aaron Burr in the groundbreaking Broadway hit Hamilton — a Grammy and Tony winner —Leslie Odom, Jr. will be headlining the Community Heroes Celebration on Friday, October 26th at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. Best known for his breakout role as … Continue reading Hamilton Star, Leslie Odom Jr. to Headline the Community Heroes Celebration

ABCD’s William J. Ostiguy High School Receives Prestigious Boston Children’s Hospital William L. Boyan Award for Excellence in Community Health

This article was written by Steve Ulfelder. On September 25, ABCD’s William J. Ostiguy High School received the 2018 Boston Children’s Hospital William L. Boyan Award for Excellence in Community Health. The William L. Boyan Award recognizes a community organization, community health center, advocacy group or Boston school for their work and commitment to the … Continue reading ABCD’s William J. Ostiguy High School Receives Prestigious Boston Children’s Hospital William L. Boyan Award for Excellence in Community Health