Welcome to our website Athletes for a Better Community, Inc. (ABC) was incorporated in August 2001 and is located in Jersey City, New Jersey. ABC, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization established by former Saint Anthony and Marquette University basketball star and Jersey City native Charles "Mandy" Johnson. It was his intent to establish a program that would provide structured quality initiatives and programs for inner city youths. Specifically trying to assist those who live-in and around public housing. Jersey City youth like many of their counterparts and/or peers from urban cities are often embattled with the fundamental challenges that they face on a daily basis to do right or do wrong. The streets are a magnet that engulfs the very essence of our young people and swallow them up into a world of disarray. It is indeed a fact that the participation of youth in structured and impacting activities can change their lives forever. ABC's year round programming offers a positive alternative to the streets.
With the 2020 relaunching of ABC, in addition to Summer Camp, Afterschool, and Basketball, we've added Girls Empowerment. All these programs designed to suit the youth needs by providing a safe quality environment for all participants. We at ABC, Inc. understand the importance of providing quality, structured activities that will engage the thought process of our youth and stimulate their holistic growth through education, recreation and social activities.