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 […]
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 […]
Amherst ABC alumnus Kleaver Cruz ’07 has traveled the world asking the same question: “What does Black joy mean to you?” Amherst A Better Chance alum Keith Hill ’81 died unexpectedly this summer.
Information about the “event” and how you can participate will be published soon. Stay tuned!!!!
We’re looking forward to the return of this wondrous community event in the spring of 2021.
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 […]