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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.


Awardee Jenny Yao Headshot

Jenny Yao Harrison

The Lovett School, 1991



The Gathering Spot
384 Northyards Blvd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30313


October 2, 2019
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Contact Us:

For more information about Rising Stars Awards Atlanta or to answer any questions you may have, contact events@abetterchance.org or call 646-346-1377.

About A Better Chance

A Better Chance works to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society.

Since our inception in 1963, A Better Chance has graduated over 16,000 individuals. These Alumni have gone on to become policy makers, CEOs, academics, innovators and more. 

Meet the Atlanta Regional Alumni Committee


Leota Amsterdam

Pace Academy, 2008

Angel Davis

Marist School, 2002

Taylor Benford

Whitefield Academy, 2012

Tasha McCall

Suffield Academy, 1992

Lauren Vick Burthey

Lawrenceville School, 2005

o'Neal Wanliss

Holy Innocents' Episcopal School, 2011