News Service Category: Education & Training

Ostiguy and University High Schools Celebrate Generous Grant Support

Students at ABCD’s two alternative high schools, Ostiguy High and University High, come from an array of backgrounds, but they all share one trait in common: a desire to get their lives back on track and to enter adulthood with all of the tools they need to succeed. ABCD is proud to be there for these students as they work…

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ABCD Awarded Grant to Support Expansion of ESOL Program

ABCD has recently been notified of a generous grant from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to expand the capacity of its English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program. The new DESE grant supports a 33% increase in capacity through the addition of five classes, enabling 72 additional students to enroll in classes. ABCD currently offers…

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ABCD Head Start kicks off the new school year with summer Welcome Back Citywide

In a room filled with excitement and anticipation for the start of another new school year, the ABCD Head Start & Children’s Services Summer Welcome Back Citywide event on August 14th successfully balanced business with pleasure. Among the business items covered at the large gathering at the Marriott Boston Copley Place hotel were a presentation on the program’s Five Year…

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ABCD SummerWorks Prepares Hundreds of Boston Youth for Future Career Success

For most young people, getting their first job—often a summer job—is a fundamental step as they move toward adulthood, laying the foundation on which they can build future careers. However, in many low-income neighborhoods, summer job opportunities are almost nonexistent. ABCD’s SummerWorks program responds to this problem, helping hundreds of low-income Boston teens every year to get a paid summer…

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To Stem Tide Of Childcare Staff Turnover, Providers Try Increasing Benefits

Keeping good employees is a challenge for any industry. But for childcare centers the struggle is particularly acute, with a roughly 30 percent turnover rate each year. In a field where institutional knowledge translates to better quality care, industry leaders are straining to find ways to keep their staff for longer than a few years….

Brad Stevens: Celtics ‘can’t talk about being the favorite’

Celtics coach Brad Stevens and Clippers coach Doc Rivers on Tuesday teamed up for their annual Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) Hoop Dreams charity event at TD Garden. And as employees of the corporate sponsors played on the parquet floor, it was impossible for Stevens not to think about what has taken place here, and what might come next….

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Family Resource Center Prepares More than 300 Kids for School

Job Training Synced With Childcare Gets Boston Mothers Into New Careers

ABCD Insight – February 2018

Letters to the editor: Elect Hub school board

Boston Herald Jan 25, 2018 Letters to the Editor Elect Hub school boardThe Herald article describes requests by parents and elected officials for an open dialogue on returning to an elected Boston School Committee (“Council wants ‘dialogue’ on school board structure,” Jan. 10).The decision to abandon an elected committee, made 26 years ago in a very different era, is in…

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