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Past Events

A Better Chance celebrates together whenever we can - and with 16,500 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.  

A Better Chance and Stanley Black & Decker

On Wednesday, March 4, A Better Chance, in collaboration with Stanley Black & Decker, hosted community advocates, business leaders, school administrators, parents, and students for an evening reception to explore building the pipeline of leaders of color in Connecticut.

 

 

Build a Dream 2019 Honoring Sandra E. Timmons

On Wednesday, December 4, A Better Chance honored outgoing President & CEO Sandra E. Timmons. During her 16-year tenure, Ms. Timmons translated strategy into action that transformed the organization.  Her thoughtful leadership, high standards, energy and passion for the mission paved the way for thousands of talented young people to improve dramatically the future of our society.

 

 

Northeast Member School Fair, New York

On Saturday, October 5, 2019, A Better Chance hosted the Northeast Member School Fair for the Cohort in the NY Metro area at Nightingale-Bamford School. This event gave candidates an opportunity to meet representatives from Member Schools and explore potential fits for placement.

 

 

Rising Stars Awards Atlanta

On October 2, A Better Chance hosted the inaugural Rising Stars Awards Atlanta event at The Gathering Spot where we recognized and honored our incredible community of successful Alumni in the Atlanta region. 

 

 

Rising Stars Awards New York

On Wednesday, September 18, the A Better Chance National Advisory Council held Rising Stars Awards New York 2019. The event honored Alumna awardee Shani Sandy and the achievements of young A Better Chance Alumni and leaders in the New York area.

 

 

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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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