Anne Brennan, Eugenia Smith recognized for work with BHA residents

Recipients of ABCD’s Community Awards, Brennan and Smith have spent countless hours volunteering on behalf of residents at the West Broadway public housing development

At its annual Community Awards Dinner (September 16, 2014), Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) recognized two members of Boston Housing Authority’s South Boston community: Anne Brennan and Eugenia Smith. The dinner celebrated over a dozen community volunteers and highlighted their success as a product of the Economic Opportunity Act legislation of 1964.
A South Boston native, Anne Brennan began her journey serving lunches for seniors at the Kit Clark Center and later found her way to the West Broadway Community Task Force where she has spent the last two decades working. Her work continues to be greatly appreciated and felt throughout the neighborhood, as she is a friendly and caring advocate for the neighborhood’s most vulnerable residents. Organizing grocery shopping trips and outings throughout the city, Anne shows her sincere devotion to ensuring that residents feel supported. Her open door policy and ability to listen to others never fails to directly improve the quality of life for seniors in the community.
Born and raised in Boston, Eugenia Smith has served as chair of the Community Committee for Health Promotion (CCHP) since 2009. The mission of CCHP is to provide community engagement expertise to the Boston University School of Public Health, Partners in Health, and the Housing-Prevention Research Center. Since 1978, Eugenia has worked with residents in the BHA portfolio to address both social and physical health and wellness concerns, providing answers to complex questions and resources to families in need of guidance.
ABCD is Boston’s antipoverty agency that provides innovative programs that promote upward mobility and a higher quality of life for people and communities. For fifty years, ABCD has provided basic services that help empower individuals, families, and communities in Boston to overcome poverty, live with dignity, and achieve their full potential.

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