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).
Downstairs at the Frost Library archives, you can find all the bound Olio yearbooks lined up just so. Browse through them in sequential order, and you fall into a kind of time-travel fugue state: two centuries of in-jokes, plus an unsettling montage of fashion and hair choices. Crew cuts in one decade give way to […]
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 […]
Amherst A Better Chance welcomes two new scholars for the 2019-2020 school year! Ryan Mbugua is from Brockton, MA, and Joel Blandon is from The Bronx. We are confident they will be strong, contributing members of the Amherst ABC family.
To benefit Amherst A Better Chance (ABC) Grace Episcopal Church, Amherst April 9, 2019 7:30 p.m. Featuring: The Amherst Area Gospel Choir Amherst Regional High School Hurricane Singers The Gospel Choir at Amherst College Hampshire Young People’s Chorus Before the concert: Please gather with other ABC community friends and meet the ABC scholars at a […]
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, […]
Kleaver Cruz (ABC and ARHS Class of 2007) is on a mission to fill social media with as many uplifting images of black people as possible. Kleaver, a 27-year-old New York-based writer and organizer, started The Black Joy Project after he realized that personal matters and the taxing fight to affirm black lives and protest […]
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 […]