1. How do I contribute to Abyssinian Development Corporation?
Donating to ADC is easy! You can make a contribution through our website or send a check payable to Abyssinian Development Corporation to 4 West 125th Street, NY, NY 10027. All contributions are tax-deductable. If you would like to donate in-kind goods or services, please contact the Resource Development Department at 646-442-6599.
2. Do I need to be a member of The Abyssinian Baptist Church to be eligible for programs and services?
No. The programs and services of Abyssinian Development Corporation are open to residents of the Harlem Community, and in some cases, programs and services are open to residents citywide, regardless of Church membership or religious affiliation.
3. How do I apply for an apartment?
ADC’s rental units are reserved for very low-income to moderate-income Harlem residents. To find out if you are eligible or to inquire about the application process and any vacancies, you must contact our Real Estate Office at 646-442-6599.
4.How do I learn about purchasing a home?
Through the Harlem Economic Literacy Program (HELP), ADC provides community residents with financial literacy and homeownership counseling services. You can also learn about ADC’s upcoming homeownership opportunities, down-payment assistance programs and other resources. For more info, please contact our HELP Office at 646-442-6545.
5. How do I enroll my child in one of ADC’s schools?
ADC sponsors three high-performing academic institutions in Harlem: The Abyssinian Head Start, the Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School, and the Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Change, a middle- and high school. Unfortunately, due to a high volume of applications and limited spaces, we cannot accommodate every family that would like to enroll in one of our schools. We do encourage every family to complete an application however, and to learn how to begin the process, please contact the school directly.
For The Abyssinian Head Start, serving children ages 3-5 years-old, please call: 212-690-2869. For TMALS, educating children from K through 5th Grade, please call: 212-368-8710. For TMA, educating middle (6th-8th) and high school (9th - 12th) students, please call: 212-283-8055.
6. How do I learn more about the services offered to Seniors?
ADC is committed to the health and well-being of Seniors in Harlem. Recently, ADC opened a Senior Center, A Harlem NNORC Office (Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community.) The Harlem NNORC staff support Seniors, 60 and older, through case management services, referrals, social and health activities, support services and advocacy surrounding housing & benefits. Please call 646-368-6373 for more information.
7. How do I participate in your Workforce Development program?
ADC’s workforce development programs are for out-of-school youth and young adults ages 16-24. Based on the national YouthBuild model, ADC operates the ADC Youthbuild Program and the ADC Literacy Build Program. For more information, please contact our workforce development office at 646-442-6561.