Mayoral candidates discuss poverty issues at forum

(L to R) ABCD President John Drew, state Rep. Marty Walsh, city councilor Mike Ross and WCVB's Karen Holmes Ward at a forum on Sept. 11. (Image by Ling-Mei Wong.)

Ten of the 12 mayoral candidates participated in a forum on reducing poverty on Sept. 11 at 178 Tremont Street, Action for Boston Community Development’s headquarters. The candidates discussed youth jobs, neighborhood disparities, homelessness, nutrition, the planned Suffolk Downs casino and alternative education. Continue reading

ABCD SummerWorks program helps agencies in Chinatown

Norman Zeng (left), 14, and Shihua Wu (right), 14, teach at the Kwong Kow Chinese School. Both students work through the ABCD SummerWorks program for youth jobs. (Image courtesy of Sylvana Chan.)
Norman Zeng(左)與Shihua Wu(右)。(圖片由陳嘉韺提供。)

For most teenagers, the summer means no school, no work and lots of goofing off. Yet Shihua Wu, 14, a sophomore at the Boston Latin Academy, spends part of his summer in the classroom: he is a full-time teaching assistant for six weeks at the Kwong Kow Chinese School in Boston’s Chinatown. Wu is one of more than 800 young adults from ages 14 to 21 in the Action for Boston Community Development SummerWorks program. Continue reading

Event Calendar May 24 to June 6

JP Concerts, Chinese folk dance, The State of Asian Women’s Health in Massachusetts, Elder volunteer property tax work-off program, Action for Boston Community Development, ParkARTS watercolor, Rose Garden Party, Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization, BCYF Snap Shot Teen Photography Program Continue reading

ABCD celebrates 50 years of success

The Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) 50th Anniversary Gala took place at the Boston Marriott Copley Place on Nov. 2. More than 1,200 supporters turned out for a night of live jazz.

Legendary six-time Grammy award winner Natalie Cole delivered a fabulous performance at the gala. Her heartwarming melodies included “Unforgettable,” “Autumn Leaves” and other stirring favorites. Continue reading

Event Calendar (Oct. 26 – Nov. 8)

ATASK Silk Road gala and fundraiser Friday, Oct. 26 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. The State Room 60 State Street Boston, MA 02109 Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK) is holding its Silk Road gala and fundraiser. Go for an evening of great food and fun in support of the programs and services of ATASK. There will be bids on tickets for Broadway packages, dinner, hotel stays, spa services and more. Tickets: $200 Contact: (617) 338-2350 x 222 or jskypeck@atask.org Free kidney function test Saturday, Oct. 27 1 p.m.-4 p.m. CCBA 90 Tyler Street Boston, MA 02111 The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent … Continue reading