Sid and Isabel Ferreira with ABC Board President Keith Nesbitt We owe a great deal of our success over the past 5 years to Sid and Isabel Ferreira, resident directors extraordinaire. But the Ferreira’s involvement with and support of Amherst ABC goes back almost 30 years. In that time we could not have asked for […]
On a beautiful day in late September, the Amherst A Better Chance (ABC) community celebrated the life and legacy of Keith Hill, Amherst Regional High School (ARHS) and ABC alumnus, Class of 1981. Members of Keith’s family (his wife Linda, daughter McKenzie, and sister Tyjuana) were in attendance from Virginia and Indiana for the dedication […]
With so much time at home during lockdown/COVID, Quyhn and her father learned how to create flowers using an assortment of paper headed to the recycling center. She used the proceeds from the hundreds of flowers they’d made to support causes dear to her heart–Amherst A Better Chance and the Amherst Survival Center. Here she […]
Thanks to the generosity of two local donors, Amherst A Better Chance is now able to provide funding and logistical support for each scholar to participate in one summer enrichment program while attending Amherst Regional High School (either between sophomore and junior year or between junior and senior year).
It was a joyful evening of “celebrating the past and building for tomorrow.” The Top of the Campus (Marriott Center) at UMass was standing room only, as founding members of Amherst ABC, Scholar graduates spanning the 50 years of the program, and a vast array of community members and supporters all gathered to recognize this […]
Congratulations to our ABC/ARHS graduates, Honore and Jonathan! Bravo!!!! A good time was had by all who attended the graduation party picnic at the ABC House on Saturday, June 9th. Many thanks to Andrew’s Greenhouse (South Amherst) for lending us these beautiful hanging baskets to decorate the ABC House for graduation weekend.
At a conference celebrating its 10-year anniversary, the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Amherst ABC alum Michael Weekes (’71). Michael is the President and CEO of the Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers. He lives in Longmeadow and is a member of the Board of Directors of Amherst A Better Chance. Congratulations, […]
A big shout-out to the Mi Tierra restaurant in Hadley! The ABC fundraising event there was a huge success. Thanks also to all the ABC friends in the community who dined there (great food!) and celebrated Amherst ABC. It was a terrific party! Mi Tierra donated ALL the profits from dinner that night — a total […]
We are delighted that Sid and Isabel Ferreira are the new Resident Directors at the ABC House. Sid and Isabel are surely familiar to many of you. Long-standing and outstanding members of the Amherst community, Sid and Isabel exemplify the ideals of the ABC program through their lives of service and commitment to social justice. […]