Who we are
ABCD is part of the Community Action Network, created with the passage of the Economic Opportunity Act, which was signed into law in 1964. The Act was a sweeping plan to improve the lives of all Americans, regardless of their circumstances. As a community action agency, ABCD has a tripartite board structure consisting of members from the local private sector, public sector, and low-income community who are democratically selected by a local ABCD Advisory Board of their peers. Leaders from each of these groups collaborate on developing responses to local needs for our most underserved and at-risk neighbors.
Reporting to the ABCD Board of Directors, President/CEO John J. Drew provides leadership that’s both visionary and pragmatic. Executive Vice President/COO Sharon Scott-Chandler, Esq. brings extensive experience and operational excellence to her role.