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Barbara Bush: A Remembrance

Gretchen Buchenholz remembers Barbara Bush's second visit to ABC, in June 1990, as shared with NYN Media:

Why do ABC Kids love Krav Maga?

"You learn martial arts, and courage to not be afraid." ABC's Youth Services - Krav Maga Program has been selected to present at Future Now! on May 21st at St. John’s University. Check out our kids in action!


New Artwork at the Keith Haring School

ABC thanks the Keith Haring Foundation for making our school bright and joyful!

NYC Convening on the Future of Child Welfare

This week, ABC—introduced as a gold-standard child welfare advocate—was thrilled to participate in a convening of leaders in the child welfare sector hosted by the NYC Administration for Children’s Services, the Sirus Fund, and the Center for New York City Affairs, and moderated by Errol Louis, Political Anchor NY1 News and host of The Road to City Hall. As a panelist, ABC’s Dr. Eri Noguchi highlighted the significant positive impact of evidence-based models in child welfare, providing a framework for both staff and families to understand and work toward shared goals. Dr. Noguchi also emphasized the importance of building a robust system of primary prevention among frontline staff and investing in a stable, highly-trained child welfare workforce. A video of the full convening can be found here, with the panel featuring ABC beginning at 2:17:20. 




Sharing ABC's Work with Danish Representatives

This week, twenty-seven Danish representatives from various organizations including the Danish Ministry of Education, Red Cross, Danish Refugee Council, and public and private schools visited ABC to learn about the organization’s strategies for program quality assurance and impact evaluation. ABC’s leadership shared details on our quality control protocols and the challenges and merits of creating an organization-wide culture of data-informed planning. ABC was thrilled to host the group’s annual visit and share best practices with our partners from across the globe.


Bridging the Gap Between Police Officers and the Youth

On Thursdays, four to six police officers from the 25th precinct visit ABC for a day of fun activities with our kids, from dancing in ballet class to cooking pumpkin donuts and reading to us sweet story books. Their visits—which our children love—help bridge the gap between police officers and youth, removing the negative misconception that kids may have towards police officers.

ABC parents, staff and friends featured in Speaking to Peace: Portraits from Maputo and New York City Columbia University photo exhibition

Longtime friend and ABC Advisory Board Member Abigail Disney's film The Armor Of Light  nominated for Emmy for Outstanding Social Issue Documentary 

Now available on Netflix, iTunes, and Amazon!

Check out what's happening at ABC's beautiful Bunny's Garden this summer!


ABC Photographs on Display to Celebrate Mayor Dinkins' 90th Birthday

Beloved ABC Board Member Marian Wright Edelman Wins 2017 Inamori Ethics Prize

Read more about the distinguished prize here

Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Awards ABC's "Someone to Watch Over Me" 3-year $1.33 Million Grant to Boost Youth Programming

As part of the Manhattan DA's Criminal Justice Investment Initiative ("CJII"), Cyrus Vance has awarded $12 million to community-based service providers and organizations specializing in family and youth development. With a generous $1.33 million over the next three years, ABC will expand its capacity to support at-risk young people and their families, hopefully lowering overall justice system involvement throughout the city. Thank you to the Manhattan DA!  Check out the full press conference here.

ABC's Parenting Programs in Full Swing

Pictured here are ABC's Adult Cooking Class (Wednesdays 3-4:30) and Shape Up NYC's Fitness Class (Thursdays 1:15-2:15). Both classes are located at Echo Park and open to all ABC families and community members, so please join us!

ABC Receives Eighth Consecutive Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Cassidy's Children Thank the Today Show, Kathie Lee, and Hoda!

As a holiday treat, the ABC children at Cassidy's Place received gifts from the Today Show, Kathie Lee, and Hoda! Click here to see the full video. 

ABC Supports iSow and the #KidsHelpingKids Campaign


The #KidsHelpingKids campaign asks kids what they want for the holidays, then celebrates the answers that reflect the everyday spirit of iSow -- kids using special occasions as opportunities to improve the lives of those less fortunate. Through this campaign, iSow’s goal is to reach at least 10,000 kids who will sign up for iSow.com and identify a sharing goal benefiting children in need. Click here to learn more and be sure to support ABC through this wonderful campaign!

Check out Uptown Grand Central!

An art gallery in a grocery store? Of course! A big shout-out to students, teachers, and staff from Harlem Children's Zone for collaborating with ABC to create the brand-new shop healthy gallery at Wild Olive Market. Click here to learn more.

ABC Mentioned in the Washington Post

"Trump boasts about his philanthropy. But his giving falls short of his words." Click here to read the full article.

ABC Remembers 9/11

ABC Partners With TrulyMAD!

We are so excited to announce our partnership with TrulyMAD!

Be part of the movement! Shop activewear at trulyMAD.org this month and over 20% of the profits will go straight to ABC. Use the checkout code GIVE50ABC and they’ll donate 50% of the profits on any purchase you make! Visit the website above to make a contribution today!

Columbia holds 19th Annual David N. Dinkins Leadership & Public Policy Forum 

For the past 20 years, this annual forum has addressed many of the challenging issues including education, the environment, labor, tourism, immigration and fiscal crises that successful and urban ecosystems must contend with.

Board member Marian Wright Edelman to Receive Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Citizen Leadership

ABC is thankful to have Ms. Edelman on its Board of Directors and is inspired by her leadership and vision.

ABC in New York City Food Policy Center's Community Partner Spotlight:

Read the article with ABC's Health Justice Coordinator, Leslie Anagnostakis, here!

Columbia University Honors Former Mayor David N. Dinkins

Columbia University's David N. Dinkins Archives and Oral History Project honors NYC's former mayor and cherished ABC Board member. Read the full article here!

Beloved Board Member Rose Styron Publishes Newest Poetry Book

Learn more about the collection or buy the book here!

ABC, the Viola W. Bernard Foundation, and the Columbia University School of Social Work Host Panel Discussion

"Empathy and Innovation: A Model for Implementing Child-Parent Psychotherapy in the Child Welfare System."  Watch a recording here!