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Events

Join us to learn and celebrate.

Alumni, Partners, Scholars, prospective Scholars, and their families can find an array of events throughout the year right here. On our calendar of events, you can learn about what's coming up - and for a general list of traditional and important featured events, read below.

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Featured Events

These events happen from year to year at A Better Chance, and so while the next one may not yet be scheduled, you can learn about what to expect here while you await your invitation and all the details.

Rising Stars Awards New York

Join A Better Chance's National Advisory Council on September 18 at Taj II Lounge from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and recognize the talent and achievements of our exceptional young Alumni and friends of A Better Chance. 2019 Rising Stars New York will bring together the best and the brightest of our vast Alumni community for a celebration of progress in creating new paths for people of color in America. The event is open to friends of A Better Chance, corporate partners, parents and other members of the community. You do not need to be an Alumni to attend, we welcome everyone to join us in celebration.

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Rising Stars Awards Atlanta

Join A Better Chance and the Atlanta Regional Alumni Committee for the inaugural Rising Stars Awards Atlanta event on October 2 at The Gathering Spot from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM The event looks to bring together Atlanta community members, A Better Chance Alumni, Corporate Partners and friends for a night celebrating A Better Chance's mission and honoring trailblazing leaders of color. The event will feature a DJ and attendees will be treated to hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine. You do not need to be an A Better Chance Alum to attend, all are welcome to join us in celebration and recognition.

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Meet the Small but Mighty Team

Our Program Team Members from around the country come off the road a week in October to gather in our New York Headquarters. The most important reason for their convening is to review the pool of applicants and discuss potential placement opportunities nationwide. This passionate team of 16 works all year long to successfully place around 500 Scholars in our nation’s top preparatory schools. We invite you to come meet the skilled professionals who make that possible and learn more about A Better Chances goals for the upcoming years.

Build a Dream

In December, we end each year with a celebration of cocktails and holiday merriment where we honor our DreamBuilders, The 1963 Society members, and The Ron and Mary Pressman Continuous Giving Society donors.

News About Events

Discussion with Ursula Burns

On Wednesday March 6, 2019, A Better Chance Alumni met for a Discussion with Ursula Burns, celebrated CEO and former Obama STEM appointee, hosted by the Moody's Diversity Council and Women's History Month Committee. Attendees also had a chance to network with Moody's employees ahead of an upcoming internship opportunity.

Dynamic Paths to Career Success Event hosted by the Dow Jones Black Employee Resource Group

On Thursday, February 28, 2019, Dow Jones Black Employee Resource Group hosted Dynamic Paths to Career Success. Mark DeCambre, Editor at MarketWatch (and a 1992 Alumnus of Simsbury A Better Chance), led the panelists in a lively conversation. A Better Chance Alumni and Scholars asked questions that will help them blaze their own path to a successful and meaningful career!