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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Please save this date: Tuesday, April 10th Gospel Choir Concert

To benefit Amherst A Better Chance (ABC) Grace Episcopal Church, Amherst April 10, 2018 7:30 p.m. Featuring: The Amherst Area Gospel Choir Amherst Regional High School Chorale 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 Welcome […]

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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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The Black Joy Project

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 […]

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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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Josiah Vasquez receives full scholarship to Tufts University

We are so proud to announce that Josiah Vasquez, ABC and ARHS graduating senior, received a four-year full scholarship to Tufts University through Questbridge! Questbridge is a non-profit program that links high-achieving low-income students with opportunities to attend leading colleges and universities with full funding (.http://www.questbridge.org/). Needless to say, to be admitted to one of […]

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