A Better Chance

253 West 35th Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 10001
tel: (646) 346-1310
fax: (646) 346-1311
EIN: 23-7173492
http://www.abetterchance.org/

A Better Chance is the oldest and only national organization of its kind changing the life trajectory for academically talented youth of color via access to rigorous and prestigious educational opportunities for students in grades 6-12. Founded in 1963, our mission is 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. We carry out our mission through our signature College Preparatory Schools Program, which annually recruits, refers and supports about 500 scholars at more than 300 member schools in 29 states. More than 13,000 alumni have now gone on to distinguished careers as physicians, artists, educators, lawyers, politicians and corporate executives.

Since 1963, A Better Chance has been opening the door to educational opportunities for thousands of young people of color in this nation.  Our mission is 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.  We carry out our mission through our signature College Preparatory Schools Program (“CPSP”), which annually recruits, refers and supports about 500 A Better Chance Scholars at more than 300 of the nation’s leading boarding, day and public schools.

The need for access to quality education is greater than ever. Gaps in academic achievement based on race continue.  Many students of color are unable to realize their full potential because they lack access to quality educational experiences.  This lack of educational access results in an inadequate pipeline of diverse leaders at the highest levels.  A Better Chance significantly contributes to the pool of leaders of color who can compete effectively in schools, colleges and the workplace.   In our long history, more than 14,000 Alumni have walked through the doors of opportunity and into leadership positions in all sectors of industry, science and the arts.

Together, we can help committed young people of color become future leaders for positive change in our global society.