Action for Boston Community Development celebrates GATE on Jan. 24

Action for Boston Community Development Celebrates GATE (Generations Advancing Together through Education)

A Successful First Year Program Helping the Community through a Two-Generational Approach

ABCD’s breakthrough GATE program enables income eligible parents the opportunity to advance in the workforce by coupling childcare with training opportunities towards a career in banking and finance, office skills, computer technology, and certification in the pharmaceutical and healthcare field.

Join us 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Thelma D. Burns Building, located at 575 Warren StreetRoxbury/North Dorchester as we celebrate a year of achievement thanks in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, training & corporate partners, and first year students of GATE ready to share their stories of accomplishment.

Emceed by Boston Globe’s culture/social issues & City Hall reporter Meghan Irons, the forum styled – first year anniversary event will focus on the innovation and promise this program brings to communities in need within the Greater Boston area.

The GATE program is a solution for low income and struggling parents (particularly single mothers, young women, and people of color) granting them an educational opportunity and training while easing the burden of childcare concerns.

“As parents gain knowledge and pursue a successful career, they can focus without the stress of wondering if their child is being properly cared for,” said ABCD President/CEO John Drew. “This is an opportunity of advancement in education for the whole family.”

Topics & guests include:

HEALTHCARE CAREERS

Jewish Vocational Services/JVS

Manisha Rowell, Pharmacy Technician graduate

Amy Nishman, Vice President, Pay for Success – Skills Training

Ted Mower, Regional Training Center Coordinator, CVS Health

OFFICE CAREERS

YMCA Training, Inc.

Winda Ede, Office Skills graduate

Anne Meyerson, Executive Director, YMCA Training, Inc.

Maxence Metayer, Intake Coordinator, YMCA Training Inc.

BANKING AND FINANCE CAREERS

Asian American Civic Association/AACA

Silvia Guerrero, VP & Branch Manager, East Boston Saving Bank

CHILD CARE

Hayley Yaffe, Director of Family Support and Subsidized Services, Greater Boston YMCA

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Refreshments will be served and on-site childcare is available during the event.

For more information visit Bostonabcd.org/service/gate-program/

RSVP at celebrate-gate.eventbrite.com

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