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“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars, to change the world." — Harriet Tubman


At ABCD, we open our doors each day to people struggling against poverty who dare to dream of a better life for themselves and their children…for warmth on winter nights and food on the table…for opportunities for work and education…for a place to call home and a little extra in the bank so a daughter can have a prom dress or a son on a college scholarship can buy books for his classes.

In this report you will meet Andrew who found his way back to life and hope and a dream of a future through the ABCD Ostiguy Recovery High School….Adell with five children, a full-time minimum-wage job and a dream fulfilled when ABCD’s help accessing the Earned Income Tax Credit paid for a prom dress for her beautiful daughter… Lany and her two small children saved from eviction by housing advocates and able to dream again within the four walls of their home…Dominique who dreams of becoming a doctor…and Lorena whose dreams may take her from activism in Boston neighborhoods to far-off lands where needs are even greater.

Pope Francis, in his address to Congress, said: “I am happy that America continues to be, for many, a land of ‘dreams.’ Dreams which lead to action, to participation, to commitment. Dreams which awaken what is deepest and truest in the life of a people.”

So dare to dream…in this land of dreams praised by the People’s Pope…where ABCD strives to provide each day the launching pad for dreams that make a difference for people and communities.