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 […]
Please join us in welcoming Temistocles Ferreira and Nancita Alejandro, the Resident Directors of the Amherst ABC House! Together Tem and Nancita have 45 years of combined experience working with youth of color and economically disadvantaged young men. Temistocles has worked as the Residential Director (RD) for the Upward Bound Summer Program at UMass Dartmouth. […]
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 […]
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 […]