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Past Events

A Better Chance celebrates together whenever we can - and with 16,000 Alumni leaders, and so many more talented young students to help along their way, there's a lot to talk about, and a lot to be grateful for.  

High School Summer Leadership Academy, New York

On July 29- August 1, 2019, A Better Chance hosted the High School Summer Leadership Academy for the Northeast Cohort at the Nightingale-Bamford School. The Cohort received training and guidance on finding success academically and professionally.

 

 

Middle School Summer Leadership Academy, New York

On July 25 and 26, 2019, A Better Chance hosted the Northeast Cohort for two days of activities at the Nightingale-Bamford School. The Cohort learned what is expected of them over the next school year to ensure placement into one of A Better Chance's member schools.

 

 

New Scholar Orientation, New York

On July 22 and 23, 2019, A Better Chance welcomed a new generation of Scholars into our family. These new Scholars visited Nightingale-Bamford School and were treated with two days of training and preparation for their placements.

 

 

NAC Summer Alumni Social

On July 17, 2019, the A Better Chance National Advisory Council hosted the Summer Alumni Social at a rooftop lounge in Downtown Brooklyn. The networking event attracted Alumni from around the New York Metropolitan area for a night of new connections and fun.

 

 

2019 A Better Chance Awards Luncheon

Each year A Better Chance recognizes its top high school senior Scholars and honors leaders in the community who are committed to promoting education and diversity. Every spring in New York City over 400 of our closest supporters, Alumni, and Scholars gather together to salute our honored guests.

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Jim Loree and His Wife at the A Better Chance Luncheon
Chairman's Award Winner Jim Loree receiving his award
Becky Sykes and Bertha at the 2019 A Better Chance Luncheon
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Bertha Coombs Remarks
Kurt Van Wagenen Speaking at the 2019 A Better Chance Awards Luncheon
Sarah Camacho speaking at the 2019 A Better Chance Luncheon
Caitlin Chen Speaking at the 2019 A Better Chance Luncheon
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Dominic Yin Speaking at the 2019 A Better Chance Awards
Bertha Coombs and Gabrielle Battle