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 […]
Our annual Fall Foliage event, held on October 15th, was a great success thanks to the enthusiastic participation of our walkers and runners, the enormous generosity of our donors and sponsors, and the on-going support of the Amherst community. The sunshine and brilliant colors of the autumn leaves certainly added to the luster of the […]
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. […]
The Amherst A Better Chance Program will host a reception at the Red Barn at Hampshire College on Thursday, May 19th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Local doctor Kate Atkinson and her staff at Atkinson Family Practice will be honored as 2016 Amherst ABC Local Heroes. Dr. Atkinson is a Fort River alumni parent. A reception will […]
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 […]
Thanks to all who participated in and sponsored the Fall Foliage Event last year. We really appreciate your participation and support of this major fundraising event! We are already in the planning stages for the 2016 event, so please watch for updates and details on our Facebook page and on this site.
Learn what our ABC scholar, Larenz Harris, has to say about his experiences at ARHS, along with sports, and community activities at Voices From Our Schools.