Quynh’s Funky Flower Fundraiser

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 […]

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Resident Director Opening

Our beloved Resident Directors, Sid and Isabel Ferreira, will be moving on to their next chapter at the end of this school year. We thank them both for the earnest dedication to Amherst A Better Chance that they have shown for decades, and especially for their strong and loving presence in the ABC House for […]

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Amherst A Better Chance 50th Anniversary Gala a Huge Success!

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 […]

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Congrats to the graduates!

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.

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ABC Alum Receives Prestigious Award!

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, […]

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Thank you, Mi Tierra!

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 […]

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New Resident Directors at the ABC House

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. […]

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