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A Better Chance is the only national organization of its kind.

Since 1963, our goal has remained to change the life trajectory of academically talented youth of color in grades 6-12 through access to rigorous and prestigious educational opportunities.

To continue holding open the door to a better future, we need your help.

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The A Better Chance Annual Fund

Support A Better Chance’s greatest needs right now with a gift to our Annual Fund.

Please be aware that our Annual Fund donors enjoy certain benefits in addition to the satisfaction of helping a vital cause.  Giving level is based on combined annual giving totals, including but not limited to: one-time and monthly donations, event sponsorships, matching gifts, and stock gifts.

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Development Team

Nicole Bouknight Johnson

National Director of Development and Communications

Joseph Khammar

Digital Communications Manager

Kate Malakoff

Development Manager

Gianna Santelli

Annual Fund Manager