For over 30 years, ABC has fought for the right of every child to a joyful and nurturing childhood through advocacy and comprehensive, cost-effective model programs.

 

OUR MODEL

All of ABC's programs adopt a "whole family" approach that responds to the unique, urgent, and often changing needs of each child and family. With programs in early childhood education for at-risk infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, supportive housing, health and mental health services, crisis intervention, family support and preservation, year-round youth development, and an open door to the community, ABC is a refuge for impoverished families.

  • RESEARCH-BASED

Our innovative programs are grounded in research-based models designed to break the cycles of poverty while serving the whole family and community. ABC collaborates with researchers, community-based organizations, and local service consortia to promote best practices.

  • HIGH-IMPACT

Results from ABC's annual program evaluation show that our work significantly improves the lives of the children and families served. ABC employs a rigorous set of quantitative and qualitative evaluation tools to measure progress and determine the impact of its services. This past year, ABC has seen nearly 90% of its preschool children become school-ready, has celebrated the graduation of 100% of its high school seniors, and has served thousands of nutritious meals to hungry children.

  • INVESTMENt

ABC has earned the highest 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for nine consecutive years – an achievement reached by only 2% of charities across the nation.

Studies show that every initial $1 invested in high-performing early childhood programs can yield a $4 - $17 dollar return to society. By providing crucial services to at-risk children during the most critical growth stage and throughout childhood, ABC aims to secure a brighter future for children while decreasing tax spending. The best investments are easy to spot.


Impact by the Numbers

  • 100% OF seniors IN ABC'S YOUTH PROGRAM GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL.

  • 96% OF FAMILIES THAT RECEIVED OUR PREVENTIVE SERVICES REMAINED INTACT.

  • QualitySTARSnY RATED ABC IN THE TOP 5% OF ALL EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS IN NEW YORK CITY. 


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