Mayor Walsh’s Universal Pre-K Partnership Between Community Based Programs and BPS

With a classroom full of happy and excited children laughing and running around behind him in the playground at ABCD Head Start Walnut Grove in Dorchester, and facing a long row of TV cameras, Mayor J. Walsh officially announced his administration’s commitment to universal early childhood education in Boston.     It was fitting that the … Continue reading Mayor Walsh’s Universal Pre-K Partnership Between Community Based Programs and BPS

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Welcome to Front Door

Front Door is a new, cutting edge initiative that will help maximize the number of ABCD services clients receive. By way of a comprehensive questionnaire, ABCD staff will be able to match clients with eligible services such as fuel assistance, housing and child care. Clients will soon be able to use the new online Front … Continue reading Welcome to Front Door

Melinda and Ayriah Thrive Thanks to Head Start’s Holistic Approach

When she was two months pregnant, Melinda Webb learned the baby she was carrying would be born with Down Syndrome -- and had a heart defect that would require open heart surgery. It was staggering news. Melinda, who works with the elderly and typically logged 60 hours a week, wondered how she would care for … Continue reading Melinda and Ayriah Thrive Thanks to Head Start’s Holistic Approach

Capital One Sponsors Computers and Online Banking Classes for Elders

The 21st century has brought sweeping changes. Just ask Alexa, and she’ll play your favorite song. Tap an app, and Lyft will pick you up in minutes. But many seniors have to resort to asking their grandchildren to look something up on “the Google.” They’re not comfortable with computers, and they’re certainly not at ease … Continue reading Capital One Sponsors Computers and Online Banking Classes for Elders

Join us for Hoop Dreams and Field of Dreams

You’ve smashed fastballs over your own Green Monster to win the World Series and swished three-pointers to beat LeBron in your driveway. You’ve dreamed of batting at Fenway Park, where Babe Ruth once roamed, or having Doc Rivers and Brad Stevens on your sideline as your basketball team battled for the title. Now, you can … Continue reading Join us for Hoop Dreams and Field of Dreams

Team ABCD participates in Project Bread’s 51st Walk for Hunger

Congratulations to Team ABCD who not only participated in Project Bread's 51st Walk for Hunger on Sunday, May 5th, but surpassed their goal of raising $1,500. The team of 23 walkers included ABCD employees, volunteers, family members and friends. The Walk for Hunger helps thousands of families in need by raising money to support and … Continue reading Team ABCD participates in Project Bread’s 51st Walk for Hunger

Thank You to the 2018 ABCD Adopt A Family Donors!

With your help, the 2018 ABCD Adopt A Family program was able to reach 145 families made up of more than 400 individuals! This year’s donors represented companies from across the country; local schools, colleges, and faith-based organizations; groups of friends; and of course, families. Not only does Adopt A Family provide much needed clothing … Continue reading Thank You to the 2018 ABCD Adopt A Family Donors!

ABCD’s Free VITA Income Tax Preparation Services

January is here, which means that tax season is not far away. ABCD is a leading partner in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which provides income tax preparation free of charge to low- and moderate-income residents of Boston, Everett, Malden, and Medford. This is an important service that helps households receive their tax … Continue reading ABCD’s Free VITA Income Tax Preparation Services

Keeping Families Warm and Safe this Winter

Winter has officially arrived. This past weekend, Boston experienced its coldest day since Thanksgiving and it’s only expected to get colder. As the heat cranks in our homes, our heating bills go up; and for many of the low-income households ABCD serves, this time of year can often lead to increased financial hardship and hard … Continue reading Keeping Families Warm and Safe this Winter