Education keeps on giving. Celebrate forty-six years of success with Wellesley A Better Chance and our A Home of Our Own Capital Campaign to purchase a permanent home for our scholars in proximity to Wellesley High School. Better educational opportunities lead to better lives, and a permanent home will allow the ABC program to grow and thrive for decades to come.
Don’t miss the Wellesley A Better Chance Gala on Saturday, May 4, at Tishman Commons in the Lulu Wang Alumnae Center at Wellesley College to help raise funds for the Home of Our Own Capital Campaign. Get tickets here, $150/pp
A Home of Our Own
Your donation to A Home of Our Own Campaign is a chance to be part of the fabric that creates opportunities of a lifetime for future scholars. We hope that you will join us in funding A Home of Our Own so we can continue to give our youth the truly priceless gift of education. Your support is essential.
To support this campaign or to learn more about Wellesley ABC and the work that it does here in our community, please visit www.wellesleyabc.org. Wellesley ABC is nearly 100% supported by Wellesley residents and businesses. Without your support, there would be no Wellesley ABC.
Save the date for the Wellesley A Better Chance Gala on May 4, 2019
Our Past, Present, and Future
The “A Better Chance National Program” was inspired by President John F. Kennedy and since, has opened the doors of educational opportunity and changed the liv es of over 15,000 alumni nationwide. Wellesley ABC began in 1972, launched by two Wellesley College professors, Peter Sipple and Alice B. Robinson, in partnership with Wellesley High School and WHS teacher Jim Barr, as well as local volunteers. The Wellesley chapter was one of the first A Better Chance community school programs, created exclusively f or girls at a public high school and since, over seventy five scholars, women of color, have successfully graduated f rom the program. In addition, our scholars hav e all graduated from a f our-year college or university .
These scholars hav e progressed on to careers in medicine, law, education, business and more. Wellesley ABC continues to receive broad support from the community and, annually , over one hundred volunteers continue to support this effort to provide academic success for those in the program. Wellesley College, in partnership with Wellesley Public Schools has had an instrumental role in anchoring the program here in Wellesley.