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How We're Recognizing Recovery Month

By Mayor Marty Walsh | Sep 20
I wouldn't be where I am today without the recovery community-and I know many other Bostonians have had the same experience as me.

ABCD Urges Legislatures to Help Homeless Families with Safer Access to Emergency Shelters

By . . | Sep 14
Action for Boston Community Development advocates for low-income residents and families struggling to overcome poverty.

A renewed focus on arts education

A renewed focus on arts education

Sep 9
The 2017-18 school year marks the first time the district will be operating under new state education guidelines written in response to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The law broadens student access to "a well-rounded education."

Public-private partnerships for ending poverty

Public-private partnerships for ending poverty

By Suzanne Kenney | Jul 13
The potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has resulted in something unexpected: a big boost in popularity for the government program. Few Americans, it turns out, think it makes sense to cut programs that protect the most vulnerable among us.

National budget proposals would harm the poor; pullback in local support will make things worse

National budget proposals would harm the poor; pullback in local support will make things worse

By Lonnie Powers | Jul 13
Across the country, recent headlines about the impact of the Trump administration's proposed federal budget cuts to social safety net programs are dire and worrisome.

How We're Investing in our Boston Public Schools

By Mayor Marty Walsh | Mar 30
Education provides a solid foundation for a growing and thriving city.

Don't Drape our Iconic Public Parks in Shadows

By . . | Mar 1
One of the world's most livable cities, Boston is known for the iconic parks that comprise its heart...

Washington proposals put survival of Head Start at stake

By . . | Mar 1
ABCD fighting for future of poor children, families

Dig in to preserve civil legal aid

Dig in to preserve civil legal aid

By Lonnie Powers | Jan 3
We don't know what to expect in terms of federal support for civil legal aid in the coming months. But attempts to weaken or dismantle federal civil legal aid must be met with principled advocacy and resistance.

Civil legal aid can help veterans struggling with homelessness

Civil legal aid can help veterans struggling with homelessness

By Lonnie Powers | Nov 9
If we truly want to honor all of our military veterans, we must ensure that the most vulnerable among them have the services and support they need and deserve to thrive as civilians.

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