The mission of the Abyssinian Development Corporation (ADC), founded in 1986, is to improve the quality of life in Harlem by increasing the availability of quality housing to people of diverse incomes; enhancing the delivery of social services, particularly to the homeless, elderly, families and children; fostering economic revitalization; and enhancing educational and developmental opportunities for youth and building community capacity. The thrust of ADC’s overall program is geographically focused in Central Harlem, from 126th to 139th streets, between Fifth and St. Nicholas avenues. ADC’s philosophy is a rejection of the “deficit model” view of Harlem. We see a place with many assets, both human and physical, that are the foundation for the community’s revitalization.
Address: 131 West 138th Street
New York, NY 10030