As president of Action for Boston Community Development, or ABCD, John J. Drew oversees more than 100 different community and social service programs — from food pantries to fuel assistance programs to two high schools for students who might otherwise drop out. The $135 million antipoverty operation relies almost entirely on federal funding. As Congress considers sequestration — across-the-board spending cuts taking effect in March unless lawmakers modify them — Drew spoke with Globe reporter Megan Woolhouse about what the reductions would mean for social services in Boston.
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