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News: The program will move during fall 2014 to its purchased and renovated home at 103 Tokeneke Road.

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To provide scholarships to academically talented girls of color from underserved areas allowing them to realize their academic and social potential while living in Darien and attending DHS.


History of Success


In 34 years of operation, ABC in Darien Scholars have been Presidents of the DHS student body, National Honor Society members and Captains of several athletic teams. 100% of graduates have gone on to four-year colleges. Many have continued on to graduate schools and careers in law, teaching and architecture.


A new house for ABC in Darien


The current ABC House has been rented (on a $1/year basis) to the program by The First Congregational Church since 1981. The Program will move next fall into its newly purchased home at 103 Tokeneke Road, and expand to accommodate 8 scholars. Learn more here.

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A Better Chance, Inc. is a national nonprofit organization whose 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. For more information or to apply to attend an A Better Chance program, go to the ABC National website, www.abetterchance.org.

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A Better Chance in Darien

P.O. Box 3204

Darien, CT 06820

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