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Abyssinian Development Corporation provides resources and services that empower Harlem residents to realize their goals and dreams.

Our Mission

For over 25 years, the Abyssinian Development Corporation (ADC) has accomplished a great deal through its mission to “rebuild Harlem, brick by brick, block by block.” As we continue our commitment to uplifting the Harlem community through comprehensive programs and services, fortifying the family unit from early childhood to seniors is crucial to completely fulfilling this charge.

ADC’s Goals

  • Increase the availability of quality housing to people of diverse incomes.
  • Enhance the delivery of social services, particularly to the homeless, elderly, families, and children.
  • Foster economic revitalization.
  • Enhance educational and developmental opportunities for youth.
  • Build community capacity through civic engagement.

Our Programs

ADC addresses complex, interconnected challenges facing the Harlem community. To do this, we have created a range of resources and services that fit into three core pillars:

Educational Programs

ADC continues its aggressive plan to transform education in Harlem into a system of high-quality top-performing public schools that ensure all children are prepared for college, the workplace, and success.



To engage and inspire the entire Harlem community, ADC works with residents of all ages. Our programs include workforce development for young adults, social services for families, facilities for elderly citizens, and housing for the homeless.


Community Development

ADC’s real estate division manages a portfolio of  rental and homeownership opportunities for the Central Harlem community.


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