ABCD Career Explorations

Older Youth explore careers in Health Careers, Financial Services, Multimedia Building Trades and Green Jobs, Early Child Education, Culinary Arts and others. Learn basic skills, visit worksites, recieve job placement and case management services. SummerWorks is a jobs and mentoring program for Boston Youth ages 14-21.

ABCD Dorchester Academy

Dorchester Academy is an innovative learning community operated in partnership with the Boston Public Schools.

William J. Ostiguy High School

The ABCD William J. Ostiguy High School is an alternative high school diploma program for young people whose capacity to succeed in a conventional public high school environment is limited by a history of substance abuse. Open since October 2006, the school offers a safe, sober and supportive school environment in which these kids in recovery can develop the skills and strengths needed for personal, academic and vocational success. Ostiguy High primarily serves students from Greater Boston, but accepts referrals from across Eastern Massachusetts.

University High School

ABCD University High School (UHS) is an alternative high school serving students who are over age, struggling academically or otherwise at-risk in the traditional school system. UHS allows kids to complete courses at ABCD and earn a Boston Public School (BPS) diploma from their original high school.

UHS provides an intensive learning experience, small classes of 15 students or less, case management, and computer and media labs. After school activities encourage to explore in-depth a number of careers and industries, and help students bridge the gap between high school and higher education.



About ABCD

Action for Boston Community Development is Boston’s antipoverty agency, serving more than 95,000 low-income Greater Boston residents annually through its city-wide network of neighborhood-based organizations. ABCD provides innovative, timely programs that promote upward mobility and a higher quality of life for people and communities.